galley kitchen

The galley kitchen layout has lost popularity in recent years, partially due to changes in lifestyle of modern families. Families view kitchens as a room to hang out, do homework, pay bills, entertain and eat. However, the galley kitchen can be one of the best uses of space, engaging the best layout for cooking. Galley…

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kitchen, queenslander, design, everything cabinets.

If you are fortunate enough to live in a traditional Queenslander home there will no doubt come a time where the kitchen will need an upgrade.  How do you design a new kitchen but hang on to the unique charm of the Queenslander.  Even though the Queenslander is a traditional home there are a few…

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bathroom taps

You would think the little things like taps choices wouldn’t make much difference to your bathroom design, however these can make or break your bathroom. GETTING STARTED The first step is to have a plan, budget and style. It is important to ensure your bathroom will work with the style of the rest of your…

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The Kitchen triangle

The key principle used for functional kitchen design for many, many years has been ‘the working triangle’ concept.  This is still the case however, more modern elements can also be included in your design to make your kitchen truly versatile and functional. What is the triangle? The kitchen work triangle is a concept used to…

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corner kitchen sink

Do you think you don’t have room for certain features in your new kitchen design?  Nothing is impossible!  There are some great options to allow you to include all your wants into your small space.  Here are a few you may like to consider: SLIDE OUT WORK SURFACE Pull out benchtops are a popular feature…

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bath tub, bathroom renovation

A long, relaxing soak in the bath tub remains one of the most effective and affordable ways of relieving stress and tension. Beyond simply cleansing the body, bathing enhances our physical and emotional wellbeing, combining the calming properties of water with the soothing effects of a little ‘you’ time. Bath tubs help to define both…

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kitchen splashback

A splashback not only needs to complement the style and design of a kitchen, but also be tough and robust enough to deal with everyday use.  It also needs to meet mandatory fire safety standards. This list should help you with your choice – or may make you realise you had no idea how many…

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designing your walk in wardrobe

You might think there is not much to designing your walk in robe.  However, your walk in robe layout should be planned with the same attention to detail as your kitchen and bathroom.  Particularly if you have a small space to work with, you want to ensure you achieve maximum functionality and storage capacity.  These…

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summer decor guide for bathrooms

Summer has well and truly arrived.  As temperatures heat up, so should your bathroom style.  Winter can leave your bathroom feeling a bit dull and drab, and this can influence our moods. COLLECT SHELLS IN A BIG GLASS VASE Start the season by filling a big glass vase with sand, and gradually add shells as…

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Feng Shui for the Bathroom

Feng shui is the Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture or determining the siting of a house. Many real estate agents will tell you that prospective buyers ensure the home has good feng shui prior to purchasing.  These feng shui tips…

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