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PLANNING A NEW KITCHEN
Kitchen Shape

The shape of the kitchen, eg. U-shape, galley style, island type, is a good place to start. Do you want more than one entry point? Are there normally one or many people in the kitchen at one time? Consider designated areas for storing food, preparing food, cooking and serving and the spaces needed for each.
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KITCHEN RENOVATION - YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE
The kitchen is often the most expensive room to renovate in the house. Not to mention, time consuming, demanding and requiring co-ordinated efforts from various trade contractors. When planning a kitchen renovation, it is important to know exactly what you want.
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HOW TO SELECT NEW KITCHEN APPLIANCES
"I am building a new house and I want all new kitchen appliances. Where do I start?"
Browsing around several electrical stores and looking at many different products available can lead you into much unnecessary confusion. A blur of stainless steel and sales people wanting to put your name on a box becomes more visible instead of what you really need.
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BLUM - PERFECTING MOTION
Fulfill the desire for more storage space and better organisation in your kitchen.
Dynamic Space
The goal of dynamic space is to create a new kitchen standard that provides improved utilisation of storage space and a better quality of motion. It also helps to focus on what is important for you regarding your comfort in the kitchen.
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AN EXPLORATION OF BENCHTOP SURFACES
Engineered Stone (eg. Smart Stone, Quantum Quartz, CaesarStone)
What is it? These products are all very similar being engineered stone made from natural quartz (one of the strongest elements in nature), pigments and polyester resins which are specifically ratioed to a required blend.
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BATHROOM DESIGN BASICS
Bathrooms can be a costly room in the home and having permanent fixtures means it is vital to get the layout right. Maxismising every bit of space and further giving the illusion of more space is paramount in what is often a small room. Whilst a bathroom must be functional it can be a great place to express your style.
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THE LAUNDRY ROOM - KEEPING IT CLEAN
The laundry room has evolved to become a multi-purpose area. Not forgetting the traditional tasks of where to wash and iron clothes, but also as a means of a place for storage, craft work and indoor gardening activities. Furthermore, the laundry room is a transitional area for those re-entering the house after from being outside.
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COLOUR FOR THOUGHT
Successful use of colour is not a hit-and miss business. By following some basic rules you can become more confident creating colour schemes and knowing the reasons for your colour choices. It is equally important to consider the inherent characteristic of each colour (that is, is the colour cool or warm?), when choosing which colours to use together.
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DECORATION + DESIGN
Australia's Leading Soft Furnishings & Interior Products Trade Fair
2 – 4 February 2011
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Sydney
>> More info visit  www.decorationdesign.com.au

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR
Australia’s First Furniture Trade Fair on the Australasia Calendar
2 – 4 February 2011
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Sydney
>> More info visit  www.aiff.net.au

DESIGNEX
Prestigious Event for the Interior Design & Architecture Industry
13 – 15 April 2011
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
>> More info visit  www.designex.info


HIA Sydney Home Show
Featuring the Building and Renovation Expo
19 – 22 May 2011
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Sydney
>> More info visit  www.sydneyhomeshow.com.au

TREND JOURNAL
A new business dedicated to making global design trend information accessible and relevant to Australians. The first edition of trendjournal, journey through Eurocucina 2008, showcases the latest European kitchen trends and is available now.
>> More info visit  www.trendjournal.com.au

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