You’ve achieved the Kiwi dream and now own you first home! It’s time to start thinking about home DIY, but where should you start and what can you do? In this third article of our Life Stages of Home Ownership series, we’ll walk you through the tasks you can do and those you should call on a tradie to do for you.
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There’s no use denying it. Kitchen tiling is back and better than ever before. Interior designers are going crazy about the wide range of patterns, styles, colours and sizes available. Homeowners are loving the clean, minimalist and upmarket feel tiles bring into their kitchens. Though there is one problem – how do you know which kitchen tiles to use and where should they go?
Tiles have been traditionally used for kitchen floors and walls. While we can certainly see this trend remaining, there is another even more popular one. The clever use of kitchen tiling on the walls has taken the average ho hum kiwi kitchen and turned it into a designer masterpiece. But how do they do it? That’s the secret…
If you are still struggling with what tiles to choose and where to use them within your kitchen, don’t worry. We’ve got a large team of professional tilers ready to help you from tile design and colours through to installation and maintenance.
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Having your washing machine and dryer or laundry in the kitchen isn’t that common here in New Zealand, yet. It’s a trend that is seen in European cities and is catching on in the USA in big cities and smaller apartments where space is at a premium.
Does having the extra counter space over under counter appliances make up for the inconveniences of having your laundry in the kitchen or do you still prefer it to be in the garage or separate room? (more…)
Welcome to Part Two of our kitchen layout guide. Now that you’ve settled upon the floor plan that will work best for your family, space and needs, it’s time to consider what luxuries you can include to transform even the most basic of kitchen layouts into your dream design.
Consider features in your kitchen layout such as an eat-in area, small computer nook/home office, entertainment center, walk in pantry or other specialised meal preparation areas.
Here’s two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life. Let’s get cracking!
Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you’d like your new kitchen to look like. Pinterest is a great tool to create a pinboard of your favourite kitchen ideas. It also helps a kitchen contractor understand what you want the finished result to look like. (more…)
Kitchen trends revolve around a mix of beauty and function. Having a great kitchen designed for easy of use has dictated the kitchen trends we see today. Like all home decor, trends do change.
This makes it important to ensure your kitchen styles can be easily changed. An open plan kitchen is popular nowadays. With large open spaces, it gives homeowners plenty of entertaining options. But there are many small aspects of your kitchen style which need to be considered too.