Bamboo kitchen floors

What would you think if your kitchen designer said to you “Hey, I really think that we should lay some grass down in your kitchen as a floor”? How would you react to such an outrageous idea? I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be looking forward to mowing the kitchen floor every week!…

How to Paint Laminate Cabinets and Doors

With the right preparation you CAN paint laminate. However, you just can’t use any type of ordinary household paint. It needs to be specifically formulated in order to adhere to it. Laminate paint is available in a large range of colours but can be tinted to virtually any colour that you desire. Painting the cabinets…

Big Brother 2012 shows off retro kitsch kitchen

Big Brother 2012 gives us a sneak preview of the kitchen inside the house. Housemates will be polarized by the kitsch, retro overload styled kitchen reminiscent of the 1950′s.  Featuring kitchen cabinets built with face-frame construction techniques, it even includes round plastic vents to the doors, laminated benchtops with chrome edges and rounded open shelves…

Compact Kitchen by Kitchoo

The K1 Kitchen from Kitchoo is a beautiful and sophisticated compact kitchen. It has an uniquely original softly closing benchtop that hides the kitchen when not in use. This clever, compact kitchen was awarded the prestigious reddot design award in 2011. Features of the K1 kitchen are; Stainless steel (Inox) sink inset flush into the…

Sliding benchtop for kitchen islands

Whilst visiting the Taste Living (Hacker kitchen) showroom at Brookvale recently, I had the opportunity to witness a sliding benchtop in action. Dubbed the Double Flybridge, this sliding benchtop sits on top of the kitchen island cabinets and effortlessly slides apart to reveal an induction cooktop as well as a sink and pop up tap….

Granite Paint by Giani

Get the look of granite benchtops cheaply and easily by using a specially formulated granite paint by Giani. There are other laminate paints on the market but they generally offer only a solid colour. Giani differs from the rest by offering a 3 step paint process using a primer coat, a sponge on mineral paint…