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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It is not the first thing that comes to mind with your kitchen design however, lighting is a key component of smart design; it affects the way you use the space but also how it feels. Here are some tips to consider when choosing your kitchen lighting. ACCESSORISE Lights need to look good during the…

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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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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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ergonomic bathroom

Include these tips along with your renovation design to ensure your bathroom works to full ergonomic function. Raise the height of vanities Did you know that most people are taller these days than when 850 millimetres became the standard height for bathroom vanities – in fact, it is not uncommon for some designs to reach…

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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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shower screens, bathroom, bathroom renovation, everything cabinets, bathroom

If you’re undergoing a bathroom renovation, no doubt you’re thinking of getting a shower screen installed. However, there are many areas to consider when choosing a shower screen.  Is your main priority design or functionality? Glass shower enclosures are a designer favourite with clear being a classic, but coloured or textured glass offering more privacy.…

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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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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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