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Structural Elegance

  Providing smart solutions for kitchens, laundries and bathrooms is just one aspect of this evolving renovations company, writes Jessica Deotto. Published in HOUSING - November 2014. [column width="six" place="first" ]For Melbourne-based company Smarter Bathrooms, bathrooms are really just the beginning. Using its detailed knowledge of the building industry to...

My beautiful laundry and other winning HIA designs

Smarter Bathrooms and Smarter Kitchens have come up trumps in the 2014 HIA Kitchen and Bathroom awards, taking first place in the Victorian Laundry of the Year category and second place in the Renovated Bathroom over $60,000 and Renovated Bathroom $30,000 to $60,000 categories.   In a big win against...

Nothing is Too Much Trouble

2014 HIA Award Nominations It is rare that a Kitchen and Bathroom renovation company is nominated for an HIA award; it is even more rare that it is in the customer service sector, but that is exactly what Smarter Bathrooms & Smarter Kitchens have done and they couldn’t be happier....

How to Choose a Kitchen Splashback

Steph O’Donohue When it comes to kitchen design, I like to think of the splashback as the trendy accessory that finishes the outfit. Due to the nature of kitchen design, there are often no details at eye height. Benchtops reach to 900mm high and overhead cabinetry is just that, overhead....

Kitchen and Bathroom transformation – a case study

Just metres away from bustling Chapel St is Liisa William’s home, which thanks to a renovation by Smarter Bathrooms and Smarter Kitchen, looks every bit the modern inner city dwelling. “Everyone who comes in to my home comments that my laundry is the best room in the house,” said Liisa...

How to have an Eco Friendly Bathroom

 “Greening” your bathroom is a great way to save money, conserve water and eliminate the health risks of chemical ridden cleaners. Store bought bathroom products can often leave potentially harmful residue on your bathroom’s tiles and surfaces. Wasteful, water-guzzling toilets and shower heads can leave a significant dent in your...

Clifton Hill Bathroom Renovation Blues

Greenwood Bathroom in Clifton Hill Losing the main bathroom area to make way for a new kitchen the clients required a suitable replacement. What was a fernery/porch area under the first floor balcony was the site for this new bathroom.  Challenges included a critical window that allowed precious light into...

Footscray Bathroom – from poky to spacious

Scala Hadden Bathroom in Footscray What was once a small laundry accessed from the outside and a poky bathroom was opened into one great hall – which surprised everyone once cleared.  The clients wanted a large shower area and a vanity with functional storage.  Laundry facilities needed to be accommodated...

10 tips for saving space in your bathroom renovation

[caption id="attachment_297" align="alignright" width="83" caption="Andrew"][/caption] I often say, if I had a dollar for every time someone tells me they have a small bathroom, then I wouldn’t need to renovate bathrooms for a living! But seriously, everyone thinks they have a small bathroom. Andrew Crawshaw - Design Director This makes...

Renovating

Renovating? You’re not alone…. This year, renovations overtake new home builds in Victoria More Victorians are choosing to update and renovate their homes instead of building new ones, the latest statistics from Master Builders reveal. This trend is expected to continue as high stamp duty fees and the inconvenience of...

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