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Wonderful Kitchens Renovation Survival Guide

The new kitchen you have dreamed of is finally coming true. Congratulations! But hang on, there’s just one small transitional step…did anyone tell you that you might be without your kitchen for a small while? Let’s be honest – kitchen makeovers aren’t pretty in the making. Of course, the ideal scenario is to leave town while your re-hash is underway. And if this is an option for you, well, by all means, go for it! However, for most of us, life has to go on regardless, and even though you are trying hard to focus on the big picture and remember this is a temporary inconvenience, it’s still a living nightmare. Survival during a renovation is literally a means to an end. And even if you dine out sometimes, nobody [...]

By | 2017-10-02T14:35:13+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Kitchen Renovations|Comments Off on Wonderful Kitchens Renovation Survival Guide

Where To Invest The Top Dollars in Kitchen Renovations

The kitchen is probably one of the most exciting rooms in your home to renovate. But it can also be a ‘make or break’ room – one that creates a real ‘wow’ factor or one that brings down the whole value of your house. That’s why it’s so important to know where to spend the big dollars. There’s no denying it: kitchen renovation costs money, so let’s make sure yours is spent wisely. Whether the renovation is for your family home or a rental property, the kitchen is going to get a workout. So, it needs to be built to last. Cabinetry Is there anything more frustrating than cabinet doors that don’t latch properly, come off their hinges or draws that stick or break under the weight of the contents?  [...]

By | 2017-09-18T13:39:35+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Kitchen Renovations|Comments Off on Where To Invest The Top Dollars in Kitchen Renovations

The Evolution of Kitchen Design – A Look Through The Eras

Next time you flick the kettle on for a cuppa, grab meat out of the freezer, look up a dessert recipe on your phone or unpack the dishwasher, just take a moment to think about all the modern conveniences in the kitchen that make your life easier. From the microwave to the tiled floor, there is so much we take for granted that saves us time, effort and space. But, ask your mum or your grandma - this hasn’t always been the case! Let’s take a moment to look at kitchens through time… The kitchen, perhaps more than any other room in the house, has always been subject to constant change and innovation. New ideas, better functionality, space saving designs and colours have evolved over the years to produce today’s [...]

By | 2017-09-18T13:57:23+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Designer Kitchens|Comments Off on The Evolution of Kitchen Design – A Look Through The Eras

How To Create An Energy Efficient Kitchen

Homeowners are often thinking, "How can I cut my living costs?" Sometimes we feel like we’ve got our hands tied when it comes to utility bills, but there are things you can do to help. One of them is creating a modern contemporary kitchen that is also an energy efficient kitchen. Whether you are renovating an existing space or designing a new one from scratch, the basics are the same. Here are a few tips to help you make your new kitchen as energy efficient as possible: 1. Appliances When you start your hunt for appliances you’ll see that most of them are now rated for energy efficiency. In fact, all appliances sold through Australia’s major retailers are required by law to be energy rated. Using a 5-star system, it [...]

By | 2017-09-18T14:13:07+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Designer Kitchens|Comments Off on How To Create An Energy Efficient Kitchen

5 Tips to Make Your Kitchen Appear Bigger

A great kitchen design layout can make your kitchen appear bigger than it really is, whereas other kitchen layouts may make your kitchen feel cramped and tight. You may not always be able to alter the space your kitchen takes up, but there are things that you can do to make your kitchen appear bigger than it actually is. Here are just a few tips: Stick to white cabinets and walls or brighter colours. White reflects the most light and can help increase how big the space feels by making it bright and airy. This can go a long way to creating a more spacious feeling room. Reduce the footprint of the cabinets. Nowhere is it stated that cabinets have to be a standard size. If the room doesn’t allow [...]

By | 2017-09-18T14:25:13+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Kitchen Design|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Make Your Kitchen Appear Bigger

2017 Kitchen Trends- Stay Up to Date with the Latest Styles

Each year brings with it many new trends and styles in award-winning kitchens. Australia designers are hot on the heels of many other world-renowned designers when it comes to kitchen design and trends. Each trend brings different elements to life within the kitchen space and serves its own purpose. Some trends will last the test of time, some may disappear as quickly as they appeared. Here are a few of the upcoming trends and styles for kitchens in Australia. Gold faucets and tapware. Rose gold is said to be all the rage this year and something that you will likely see in many show homes as well as higher end properties. Bright chromes and polished silvers will still be on trend but gold seems to be taking over the tapware [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:33:58+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Kitchen Design|Comments Off on 2017 Kitchen Trends- Stay Up to Date with the Latest Styles

What’s the Difference Between a Kitchen Designer and Stylist?

When it comes to remodeling and renovating your kitchen, one of the biggest questions that come’s up is what is the difference between a kitchen designer, and a stylist? Knowing the differences can help you decide which one is better for your renovation and which one will better suit your needs. Design tends to deal more with the actual elements of a kitchen - where things go, the specific layout and materials. A stylist is someone who makes a room look good. Often this means preparing it to be at a staged level for sale. Interior designer kitchens can benefit from having both a designer and stylist involved in their upgrade and remodel; even if the end goal is not to sell it, but to have that beautiful showroom wow [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:51:23+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Designer Kitchens|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between a Kitchen Designer and Stylist?

Which Way is Up? Why Laying Tiles Should be Left to the Experts

Kitchen planners, designers, and contractors have years of experience and expertise in doing everything kitchen related. This, of course, covers laying tiles. Be it for the backsplash, the floor or the countertop, there are lots of places tiles can be utilised in a kitchen. This is why it should be left to the experts who know the best ways to do it, and the tricks of the trade to ensure you have the best-looking tiles possible. What can go wrong with not hiring an expert? The tiles can have improper spacing that can cause cracking or shifting of tiles. This can cause all sorts of issues in the future and require new tiles to be installed. Another issue that can arise with improper spacing is an improper amount of grout. [...]

By | 2017-08-29T13:42:19+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Kitchen Design|Comments Off on Which Way is Up? Why Laying Tiles Should be Left to the Experts

5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Renovation Costs Down

Though we may not congregate in them, and usually we try to spend as little time as possible in them, the reality is, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. It is no wonder then, that in a smaller room where so much time is spent we will quickly notice the things that need to be renovated. The word renovation though can strike fear through our bank accounts. When we think of renovations, we usually think of high costs that we just can’t fit into our budget. That doesn’t mean to say it cannot be done on a budget, it just means it may take some creativity on your part. Reuse whatever you can. This should go without saying, but honestly, reusing anything you can in the bathroom [...]

By | 2017-08-29T13:42:28+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Bathrooms|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Renovation Costs Down

Colours and Patterns: Tips to Bring Your Old Kitchen Back to Life

Nothing dates a kitchen quicker than old colours and patterns splashed across the kitchen tiles. Old looking cabinetry and outdated countertops can make your kitchen look like it is caught in the past. That doesn’t mean you need an entire kitchen renovation though. With some simple changes to the colours and patterns in the kitchen, you can bring it all up to date and make it look fresh and new. One of the areas that typically needs attention to change the feel and age of it, is the kitchen tiles. Does your floor still scream of the 1970’s? Changing out the old patterns for newer ones can change the entire feel of the room. How do you pick to ensure that in 5 years you are not needing to redo [...]

By | 2017-08-29T13:42:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Kitchen Design|Comments Off on Colours and Patterns: Tips to Bring Your Old Kitchen Back to Life