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How To Survive A Kitchen Renovation – The 3 Ps

By | 2018-04-20T16:47:19+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Kitchen Renovations|

If you want to make it through your kitchen renovation with your sanity intact, you’ll have to grit your teeth and make the best of it.  Nobody likes the dust, the noise, and the chaos, but thankfully there are things you can do to make your life easier and get through without having to alter your daily schedule too much.  You need to: Plan Prepare and be Positive You’ve been [...]

Homes Of The Future – What You Can Expect Over The Next 10 Years

By | 2018-04-20T16:31:46+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Kitchen Showrooms|

What will our homes look like in the future? - there’s enough ideas out there to sink a ship! Some designers predict modern takes on old ideas; some imagine living spaces that look like they’ve emerged from the realms of science fiction.  But there’s one thing of which you can be certain: regardless of what else changes, we’ll still need to eat.  So, our homes will still need kitchens! A [...]

French Provincial Style That Compliments The Rest Of Your Home

By | 2018-04-13T14:24:27+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Designer Kitchens|

French Provincial: one of our favorite styles!  What is it that makes this style so gorgeous?  And how can you blend your new French Provincial kitchen into the rest of your home?   Let’s take a step back in time.  After WW1, soldiers returning home brought with them inspiration gathered from the homes and decor they had seen in rural France during their time there.  And the homely, rustic, country [...]

What Makes A Contemporary Bathroom?

By | 2018-04-13T14:10:44+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Bathrooms|

Let’s take a moment to look at what makes a contemporary bathroom.  But wait!  Before I launch into this blog, there’s something I want to clear up - it’s a simple and common misunderstanding: the word ‘contemporary’ does not have the same meaning as the word ‘modern’.  In fact, these terms, when it comes to bathroom design, refer to quite different styles.   Contemporary(a): existing or occurring at the same [...]

Why Not Add Some Greenery To Your Living Spaces?

By | 2018-04-13T13:34:41+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Designer Kitchens|

Indoor plants are beautiful ornaments, but that’s not all.  They’re natural healers, air filters, and humidifiers. So, it’s no wonder potted indoor plants have been popular since the early Roman times - they provide significant physical and mental health benefits as well as adding a refreshing splash of color to any living space. Greenery in the kitchen is a must.  Whether it’s a vase of fresh flowers or a selection [...]

Remodelling Your Bathroom- Practicality Vs. Prestige

By | 2018-03-15T14:38:45+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Bathrooms|

It's a balancing act. Getting the perfect harmony between prestige and practicality can be tricky, but it's not impossible. In fact, it's quite possible to have a bathroom that's as functional as it is beautiful… Whether you're remodeling your bathroom as your own private sanctuary or wanting a room that'll leave your guest's and friends swooning, it's not hard to achieve. There are thousands of ideas floating around out there [...]

3 Reasons Why We Love Pendant Lights In The Kitchen

By | 2018-03-13T13:29:42+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Kitchen Design|

Whether you’re focused on functionality or style, pendant lighting works perfectly.  Practical; beautiful; modern; traditional.  It doesn’t matter if your’s is a simple or prestigious kitchen - lighting is super important for any culinary space, for creating both a workable and aesthetically pleasing area. In layman’s terms: we love pendant lights in the kitchen.  And here are 3 of our top reasons:   Functionality There’s a simple reason why pendant [...]

Creating A Contemporary Feel In An Older Kitchen

By | 2018-03-13T13:42:32+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Kitchen Renovations|

Let’s face the facts: your tired old kitchen is getting on your nerves.  The cabinetry is scratched and dented, the benchtops are outdated, the tiling has seen better days and it’s dark and dingy. When you have friends over, you really don’t like them to spend time in the kitchen area - it’s just downright embarrassing.   Ideally, you’d love to rip the whole thing out and start again, but [...]

The Experts Weigh In – How Important Is A Kitchen Layout?

By | 2018-02-09T12:28:33+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Kitchen Design|

If there’s one piece of advice that we as professionals can give you, it’s this: don’t underestimate the importance of your kitchen layout.  In fact, we believe that kitchen layout is one of the most important areas of design.  Regardless of the color, style or the quality of the appliances, if the layout just doesn’t work, the kitchen is bound to be a disappointment. Today’s kitchen has become the central [...]