Minimalist style doesn’t have to mean monochrome or marble. Instead add warmth to a space by using plywood.
Readily available, cost effective & lightweight this sustainable material has become the finish du jour. Used in a variety of applications from ceilings, kitchen cabinetry, walls, furniture & stairwells, ply is extremely versatile & can be paired with the most luxe of materials or the most industrial, ensuring the look is unique- no matter what your style.
Good design is highly personal- A design element that one person can’t get enough of may be strongly regarded as unpleasant by others.
With fashion & trends coming & going so quickly, it can be difficult to establish which trends you should adopt & which ones you should forget about. The easiest approach is the one you take when it comes to choosing your own clothing - some things are a perfect fit, others take more convincing and some things are just best left for someone else to embrace. Like all fashion items, elements should work together as a whole rather than against each...
Looking to start your home renovations? Or simply looking for a way to freshen your space? We bring you the biggest design trends to watch for 2015!Mixing Metals
Matching your metals is a thing of the past, well for now anyway. This year it’s all about the calculated clash. A strategic mix of metals creates depth within a space & provides an altogether more stylish aesthetic. Try mixing warmer metals such as copper & rose gold with a cooler silver & stainless steel, or go for an all over combination such as gold, black & silver. At...
Can you believe it's this time year already? They say time flies when you are having fun!
A huge thank you to those of you who continue to read the inspiration page regularly. We hope your homes have been inspired by the beautiful kitchens & bathrooms posted here each week as well as on our Facebook & Pinterest pages.
Never forget that small things can make a huge difference to the look & feel of your home. Seasonal changes, such as towels in a new/different...
Planning on entertaining friends and family over the Christmas/New Year break?
Well the Coil Sink mixer is the entertainers dream & the ideal addition to all kitchens lucky enough to have a sizeable sink. Designed to make dishwashing that much less of a chore, the easy to use handpiece delivers a strong stream of water making the whole process that much less tedious.
Plus it may also encourage the youngsters (or those less inclined to take up the dishwashing duties!) to lend a helping hand, making your job so much easier.
Available from your local hardware store or plumbing merchant....
Looking for a way to add a bit of luxury for your guests staying over the Christmas holidays? Why not install a Double Head Shower Rose. The ultimate in showering luxury these showers are extremely versatile in that they cater for a range of different desires- depending on your mood!
With the two heads situated on the same sleek slide, the understated simplicity is right on trend, yet won’t date. A rain head shower from the top rose gives a soothing all over wash, with the benefit of a handshower for the young...
Creative kitchen design is all about making the most of what you have in the required space. Creating good flow with lots of storage is certainly the biggest priority for any kitchen, and there are some clever ways to achieve this within a limited space:
- Use the center of your kitchen- this large space is often wasted (especially if you are lucky enough to have an open plan home!) Adding a small butchers block or some other form of kitchen island creates more counter space and storage within a convenient nearby location.
- Smaller, more compact appliances are a great option for smaller...
We are halfway through November already & this means Christmas (yes, the dreaded C word!) will be upon us before we know it.
In preparation for the season of silliness, before the extended family & friends pile through your front door, why not replace that old tap or slide shower that won’t stop dripping?
We have a number of end of line products that we are clearing out over on Trademe. Numbers are limited so get in quick for these one-time only deals!
Vessel basins are definitely not anything new. But they are certainly becoming far more widespread than ever before, proving they are so much more than just another crazy design fad. Today we dish on the pros and cons of vessel basins!
There are two types of vessel basin installations:
Above Counter Installation- Basin rests completely on top of the counter or vanity. Only a hole for the drain is required (this is the most common version of the Vessel Basin).
Recessed Installation- A larger hole is required for this type of installation- one that is bigger...
The Foreno range has extended to include bathroom accessories too, which makes your life so much easier!
No longer will you need to scout around for the perfect towel rail or toilet roll holder to match your new tapware, making the buying process that much more streamlined.
Check out the range here.