kitchen island bench

If you are considering re-modelling your kitchen, there are lots of different layouts you can choose, one of which is an island kitchen design. These have become very popular with home owners and renovators, particularly with the makeover reality shows on TV (think of The Block) and they can be the ideal solution for lots…

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Open shelves are not for everyone.  If you are an untidy person, it may not be the best option for you.  Some people prefer to be able to hide, a not so perfect cupboard with a door.  They can add a lot of style and functionality without too much work. If you are going to…

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spring kitchen

There is nothing like the arrival of Spring to get you in the mood for just about anything.  It brightens our day and our mood.  It’s always nice to make some updates that give us that renewed feeling, but particularly in Spring.  Here are some easy and affordable ways to add a touch of Spring…

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outdoor kitchen

Spring is just around the corner, followed by our glorious long Summers.  In Australia, our outdoor lifestyle includes BBQs, parties and dining outside on balmy nights. This is why outdoor kitchens are becoming a natural extension of the home. Here are the essential considerations for a super outdoor kitchen. Layout It’s important to consider the…

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Kitchen Design

You want a new kitchen but you are worried about hidden costs and the overall cost.  It is possible to create a beautiful kitchen without breaking the bank.  It’s all about knowing where to rein in your spending and where to splash out. Follow this guide to realise your own dream kitchen without blowing the…

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kitchen reno - fridge

A fridge is an item you may not immediately consider when thinking about your kitchen reno.  Or you may just think that can be sorted later.  Of course, you need to go for quality as it is used daily by all family members.  You need to make sure it is reliable and long lasting.  However,…

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Modern kitchen with black furniture and wooden floor

The kitchen really is the heart of the home, even more so than the living room and is the place where families spend a majority of their time together. Once the work-horse of the house, the kitchen is now treated as a social hub. Everything happens in this space from cooking and entertaining to planning,…

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kitchen, recipes, soup, winter

There is nothing quite like a bowl of warm home made soup on these chilly days.  We have picked out a few easy yummy recipes to warm the family up this Winter.  Team up with crunchy bread rolls there is nothing better. CHICKEN, CORN & RISONI SOUP (source: taste.com.au) Ingredients 30g butter 1 brown onion,…

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kitchen, kitchen island bench, styling

Do you walk through those display homes and prize homes and wonder why your kitchen doesn’t quite look the same?  It’s all in the styling.  There are many ways to style your kitchen but today we are going to focus on 3 simple ones and particularly for your kitchen island bench. A Group of Vases…

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u-shaped kitchen

Ideal for small spaces, the U-shaped kitchen is one of the most common. As its name suggests, this configuration features a horseshoe-shaped work area, with cabinets and counters running around three sides with an open end for access with just enough width to utilise efficiency within the work triangle (stove, refrigerator, and sink). The U-shape…

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