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Is it time to remodel your kitchen?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Is it time to remodel your kitchen?

Scratched countertops, scuffed floors and outdated, worn cabinets are the usual signs that a kitchen remodel is due, but there are some other good reasons to consider making over the heart of your home. Think about these: Child friendly If you’re about to add to your family, then it may be time to make your kitchen safe and comfortable for raising little ones. No more sharp-edged cabinets and shiny surfaces for sticky hands – also, elevated storage space for dangerous appliances. Adequate space Have you been putting up with a difficult kitchen – awkwardly designed and not enough storage...

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Choosing finishes for your kitchen cabinets

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Choosing finishes for your kitchen cabinets

You’re putting in new kitchen cabinets and you’ve found the perfect style and colour – but what about the finish? The type of finish on cabinets can change the look and impact maintenance, so here are some tips to help you choose. Find out about the pros of cons of different cabinet finishes. Some finishes can be lower maintenance, while others show wear and tear very easily. As an example: high-gloss finishes reflect lots of light, so fingerprints, dirt and scratches are much more noticeable than they would be on semi-gloss or matte cabinets. Maintenance is a key issue. Glossy...

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Buying new appliances for your renovated kitchen

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Buying new appliances for your renovated kitchen

You’ve chosen the countertops and cabinets for your new kitchen, and now it’s time to pick the appliances. With so many ranges out there, how do you choose the right items to complete your renovation? Your lifestyle is the most important guiding factor. Do you love to cook? If you’re opting for gas, look into a variety of heat options for cooking. Choose a range hood with adequate ventilation and extraction to stop grease or moisture build-up. Do some research into new technology, such as steam ovens. Make sure that extra plug-points for small appliances are worked into your new...

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Kitchen colours that don’t go out of style

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Kitchen colours that don’t go out of style

You’re renovating your kitchen and grey is currently the fashion, but will it still be trendy five years from now? Remodelling your kitchen is a big spend, and you want to get at least ten years of happiness out of the changes you make! Choosing colours and finishes that have staying power is important – here are some tips on how to keep it fresh for longer. Chooses muted tones for fixtures It’s not easy to change cabinets, so pick a finish that can match up to colour changes over the years. Natural wood stains and finishes keep their appeal and, if you have painted cabinets, opt...

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Have you considered concrete counter tops?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Have you considered concrete counter tops?

You may be thinking of remodelling your kitchen, or maybe just changing worn cabinets and countertops, but everything you see looks the same. Granite, Formica, marble – what if you could install something unique for the same cost? Concrete could be your answer – here’s what you need to know. Easy to personalise With concrete, you can have finishes and colours created that just aren’t possible with other materials. A professional can fashion a wide choice of finishes, and use added pigments to match your countertop to a specific paint colour. Will the concrete crack? Concrete...

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5 things to know about bathroom remodelling

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 things to know about bathroom remodelling

5 things to know about bathroom remodelling

You’ve been living with someone else’s idea of the perfect bathroom for years – the sky-blue tiles and outdated cabinets just don’t work for you anymore. So, what should you be thinking about before you renovate your bathroom? 1. Count the cost Start with your budget – it will determine the scale of your remodel and help you to choose the correct fittings and materials. Leave yourself a little extra for the unexpected expenses that can crop up with renovations. 2. Do the research It is fun to look at great bathrooms in magazines or online, but visiting showrooms will give you...

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