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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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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Limited Edition Caesarstone Wall Clocks

Can’t get enough of Caesarstone’s stunning range of marble and concrete inspired stones? With a newly released collection of limited edition wall clocks in all your favourite colours, its now even harder to choose!

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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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Tiling Ideas for an Art Deco Inspired Bathroom

The Art Deco style has, and always will be a timeless look – learn more about the Art Deco movement in our Art Deco Style Guide. A luxe combination of metallic surfaces, structured geometric lines and high gloss finishes, the style represents a glamorous, high end lifestyle that introduces a sophisticated elegance to any space.

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Today, we’ll be looking at the different types, styles and colours of tiles that will help you achieve an Art Deco inspired bathroom.

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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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The Rebirth of Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been used to introduce both colour and texture in interior spaces since the early 1800s, peaking in popularity in the Victorian era. Since then, we have seen great developments in the world of wallpaper, from various materials and textures now available, and new ways of both gluing and removing wallpaper in a way that will be simple and cost effective.

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These surprising new ways of using wallpaper have reintroduced the material into the world of interior design as it provides a simple and effective way of inserting instant personality and colour into a space.

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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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Bisazza’s NEW Wooden Tile Collection + 2017 SNEAK PREVIEW!

Bisazza first began producing mosaic tiles in Alte Vicenza, Northern Italy back in 1956 and has since become the world leader in the design and manufacture of glass mosaics. Bisazza has collaborated with many influential designers over the years, including Marcel Wanders and Jaime Hayon to create the masterpiece collections they are well known for. Since their founding, Bisazza has expanded their product offering to include luxurious Designer Bathware Collections, Cement Tiles, and the new Wooden Tile Collections.

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Materials & Finishes: Caesarstone’s Concetto Collection

Caesarstone is internationally popular for their exquisite quartz based engineered stones, but did you know they also have an exciting collection of semi-precious hand made stones too? Using quality materials ranging from natural quartz, amethyst and crystal, the Concetto Collection is sure to add a glamorous WOW factor to any design!

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