Timber Kitchen Cabinets for Every Budget

Timber has long been a classic finish in any kitchen, from the solid timber cabinets we all know and love to stunning timber feature cabinetry paired with a variety of finishes for maximum effect. Today we’re taking a look at a few different ways of incorporating timber in your new kitchen that will suit every budget!

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A Review of Caesarstone’s White Attica

Caesarstone’s most recent additions to their already extensive catalogue of benchtop finishes have caused quite a stir in the world of kitchen design in Melbourne. Click here to view all their new colours, including the spectacular Statuario Maximus and Calacatta Nuvo. One of my personal favourites is White Attica: a stunning marble-look engineered stone that provides an amazing substitute to the real thing! Today we’ll be taking a better look at the pros and cons of this particular surface. We’d love to hear what you think!

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7 Amazing Scandinavian Kitchens to Inspire You

Crisp whites paired with natural timbers are two classic elements of a Scandinavian kitchen. Add in your own personal touches to make this timeless kitchen design style truly yours. For more tips on carrying the Scandinavian style through your home, click here to read our Style Guide.

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Each of these examples features a unique twist on the stylish Scandinavian kitchen; which is your favourite? 

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Interior Design Myth: Solid Surface Benchtops are Seamless

When designing a kitchen that will include a benchtop over 3000mm in length, Corian or other solid surface products (such as Staron) are the go to option; the reason for this is that solid surface benchtops can be seamlessly bonded together thus ensuring no visible joins across the length of your new benchtop.

But, is this always the case?

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4 Reasons Why we LOVE Galley Style Kitchens!

With its origins in ship kitchens, the Galley Kitchen Layout includes two parallel counters designed to maximise both functionality and storage space in tight quarters, making the style an ideal solution for chefs on the sea and home cooks alike!

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The simple ease and elegance of a galley style kitchen has made it a classic go-to kitchen layout however, it has lost a bit of its appeal over recent years in favour of layouts that will allow for an island, ‘L’ or ‘U’ shape. Although different layouts work best for different people, here’s why we LOVE the old galley style kitchens!

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5 Stylish Grey Kitchens to Inspire you!

A versatile, elegant and oh so styilish grey colour scheme can create a dramatic impact in any kitchen. From classic country to contemporary kitchen design, we’ve selected our top five kitchen design from around the web to inspire your grey kitchen colour scheme! Continue reading “5 Stylish Grey Kitchens to Inspire you!”

Engineered Stone Myth #4: Engineered Stones Stain Easily

Welcome to Myth-Busting Mondays where we DEBUNK the myths surrounding popular products used around the home!

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For our fourth post, we’ll be discussing the likelihood of stains occurring on your Engineered Stone benchtop and the best way to matintain

Myth #4 – Engineered Stones will never stain

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Engineered Stone Myth #3: The Accuracy of Samples

Welcome to Myth-Busting Mondays where we DEBUNK the myths surrounding popular products used around the home!
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For our third post, we’ll be discussing just how accurate sample ships really are, to be followed next week by staining concerns in Engineered Stone products.

Myth #3 – Your new benchtop will look just like the sample you picked it out from

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A Kitchen Designer’s Guide to Porcelain Benchtops

Porcelain benchtops are fast taking over the world of kitchen design. Engineered and Natural stones have  long been the go-to option for every kitchen benchtop however, all that seems about to change with the ever growing popularity and availability of porcelain benchtops. Read on to find out more about the many qualities of porcelain benchtops.

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The REAL Cost of a New Kitchen

With the introduction of more sophisticated and durable finishes and materials in the world of kitchen design, there has been a steady increase in the overall costs of renovating or building a brand new kitchen. Today, we’ll be exploring the REAL costs of a new kitchen and how you can SAVE! Continue reading “The REAL Cost of a New Kitchen”

Kitchen Trends to Look out for in 2017

This article is brought to us by Amelia Atkins, an author on the site smoothdecorator.com

Are you decorating your house, but don’t really know where to start? The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home: it needs to be practical, but it also needs to look great! The kitchen is the place where our families spend quality time together – over breakfast, making meals together and doing chores. With all the time you spend in the kitchen, cooking, eating and cleaning up, the ambiance is very important.

Here are some of the hottest new trends designers are suggesting for 2017.

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Engineered Stone Myth #2: Engineered Stone cracks easily

Welcome to Myth-Busting Mondays where we DEBUNK the myths surrounding popular products used around the home!

For the next few weeks, we’ll be focusing on Engineered Stone products such as Caesarstone, Quantum Quartz, Smartstone and Essastone. Our first myth covered chipping in Engineered Stones – Click here to read!

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Myth #2: Engineered Stone cracks easily

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Black Tapware: Just a fad or here to stay?

Black tapware has been around for some years now: what started as yet another colour trend we thought we’d forget all about, has proceeded to make a huge impact on kitchen and bathroom design.

But, will it last?

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Engineered Stone Myth #1: Chipping

Welcome to Myth-Busting Mondays where we DEBUNK the myths surrounding popular products used around the home!

Engineered or Composite stones such as Caesarstone, Quantum Quartz, Smartstone and Essastone are used in most new kitchens or kitchen renovations these days. These popular benchtop products are highly durable, stylish and easy to maintain, especially when compared to natural stones such as marble and granite.

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However, there are some mixed reviews out there causing consumers to question the overall quality and durability of engineered stones. We thought we’d target some key concerns raised by clients in the past and hopefully DEBUNK some of the myths surrounding this popular benchtop option.

For our first post, we’ll be discussing concerns chipping in Engineered Stone products, followed in the next few weeks by: cracking, staining and the accuracy of samples, all key concerns regarding Engineered Stone products.

Myth #1 – Engineered Stone chips easily

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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Tiles

Selecting tiles can be an overwhelming task! Whether you are working on a new bathroom, updating your kitchen splashback or re-tiling your whole house, there truly is a world of possibilities available in the tiling industry. So where do you start? How do you make the decision less daunting?

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