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Kitchen splashbacks – what you need to know

Kitchen splashbacks have moved from being strictly practical to being an essential part of, if not the focal point of, a contemporary kitchen. Whether you are undertaking a massive renovation project or simply thinking of updating your kitchen with a few remodelling ideas, the splashback is a major consideration. Wondering...

Goodbye Cupboard – Hello Drawer: 5 Kitchen Drawer Types to Make Your Life Easier

One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when they design their kitchen is overlooking practicality in favour of a ‘look’. When it comes to functionality and style however, one thing is certain: cupboards are out and drawers are in. In fact, the drawer solutions of today are now not...

Colour Trends for Kitchens of the Future

If you are unhappy with the look of your kitchen, incorporating some on trend colour ideas into your kitchen renovation project will be sure to give you a working and entertaining space that you’ll love. However, when it does come to colour, it is always a good idea if you...

A Kitchen for under $25,000 in a brick veneer home in Melbourne’s East – 10 hot tips

1: Spend time on the design We are all creatures of habit, and lets face it the kitchen has been fine for the last 15 years right. Wrong. Now if the time to seek and expert and get some serious design help. You will be amazed at how a clever...

The Top 10 Celebrity Kitchen Designs

For those who can cook, the kitchen is one of the most exciting areas of the house to be in. For those who can’t cook, the kitchen should still represent a functional space that helps you relax with a strong cup of coffee and a good book. If you are...

10 Eco-Friendly Practises to Adopt in your Kitchen Today

1: Select a rated dishwasher. Using an Energy Star-rated dishwasher is proven to be more energy-efficient than handwashing, using 10-20% less energy than standard models. However if you only have a few dishes to clean, do it by hand. 2: Set your fridge temperature at 3ºC to 5ºC. Check your...

5 Considerations When Selecting a Kitchen Bench Top

Deciding on a kitchen bench is a delicate balance of aesthetics and durability; it’s an element that must look appealing, and last the distance. When considering this addition, write a list of qualities you expect from your bench top in order of priority, for example: a large family may choose...

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...

Designers talk about how to get “the look”

All I want is an island! Russell Henderson Russell Henderson says: The original kitchen left everything on show and there was a lack of effective storage and workspace.  The laundry component was separately zoned but also inadequate.  The solution of creating an Island that appears to “float” on deep recessed...

Who needs a new home? Get me a new kitchen! – And a laundry while you’re at it…

Old kitchen featuring wall removal between dining room and kitchen When Angela first met Teresa, they were not sure just what would happen. Angela came down to the Smarter Kitchens showroom and had a chat with Teresa, one of our designers. Angela was not really sure whether to sell or...

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