IS A KITCHEN ISLAND BENCH REALLY A GOOD IDEA?

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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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STYLING & STORING ON OPEN KITCHEN SHELVES

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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ADD A TOUCH OF SPRING TO YOUR KITCHEN

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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CHOOSING A FRIDGE FOR YOUR KITCHEN RENO

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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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EASY FAMILY SOUP RECIPES TO GET YOU THROUGH WINTER

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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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STYLING YOUR KITCHEN ISLAND BENCH

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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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RENOVATING THE ‘U’ SHAPED KITCHEN

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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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BUT FIRST, COFFEE!

coffee machine in kitchen renovation

Many people start their day with a freshly brewed coffee.  Coffee has not only become an essential part of modern life, but can be made from a variety of espresso machines, plungers and pod machines, right in your own kitchen. If you are considering a kitchen renovation, this would be a good time to think…

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5 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR MUM’S KITCHEN

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Does your Mum love pottering in the kitchen and making meals and treats to spoil everyone else?   If so, here are some awesome gifts that can help make her cooking and eating experience even better (and you may even benefit from some of them). 1. FLAVOURED OLIVE OILS Everyone who loves cooking knows how useful…

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THE GALLEY KITCHEN

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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