The Auckland Home Show is here again! From Wednesday 10 September to Sunday 14 September the Home Show doors will be open to all ,with the Foreno stand aiming to inspire & educate.
For all home owners & renovators, the Home Show is the perfect opportunity to check out the latest technologies, design trends & styles. It's our 45th anniversary this year, so the Home Show is extra special for us. We look at just how far we have come, with a special tribute to our market leading technologies of past...
Wall mounted basin mixers are a great way to maximise the use of the vanity top & save on space at the same time- especially good if you have a small bathroom & limited space!
Whilst wall mounted basin mixers can often be hard to come by, there is no reason you cannot use a wall mounted sink or bath mixer instead. Here at Foreno we have an excellent range of mixers you could use for your basin- depending on your style of course!
The Fusion mixer is a sleek all-in-one combination...
We want to see Y O U R Foreno tap... Just post a picture of your kitchen or bathroom with a Foreno tap or mixer installed to our Facebook page & you are in the draw to win one of two Mitre 10 vouchers- how easy it that!?
Are you building or renovating your kitchen? Or simply looking for ways to make a more functional space? Here are a few handy tips & tricks:
A pull out knife block drawer is a great use of a narrow space which is otherwise not quite big enough for a normal-size cupboard. Whilst practical, this also ensures cooking tools are still within reach, but saves on bench space.
Cords can often look messy on the counter tops and with the number or devices we seem to have these days, cords can be a real annoyance. The solution for this is a drawer that holds a power board. All the cords can be kept...
Whilst free standing bath tubs are the must-have bathing solution of the moment, a lot can still be said for built in bath tubs.
The benefit of built-ins is that they blend in to your interior instead of standing out from it. Free standing baths often don’t make the most of the surrounding space & can sometimes look awkward & out of place.
Built ins work well when tucked into corners or along entire bathroom walls. They are also suited to a wide range of interior styles, from traditional with detailed panelling to a more modern & sleek aesthetic & everything...
Kitchens with central islands have come to be the most requested feature for those looking to buy a new home. A kitchen island offers many benefits to comfortable home living:
As the hub of the home, the kitchen attracts family members for food, chats and often family time. A central kitchen island provides extra seating for the kids to do their homework or pitch in with dinner preparations. It is a great way to keep the kids involved & within close supervision.
The extra seating can also act as an informal dining area for small family meals or provide additional seating...
Whilst the traditional white marble with grey veins is having a major moment, the inverse of this marble seems all but forgotten. With a dark background & beautiful white veins, this black marble absolutely oozes old school Hollywood glamour.
Pump up the luxe feel with seamless blocks of this richly veined grey/black marble. Discreet ceiling spotlights help to illuminate the gorgeous veins & reflect in the glossy surface. Pair with double ceramic vessel basins & polished chrome tapware,(like these Read More
Colour plays such a sub-conscious role in our everyday lives. It not only affects our moods & emotions, it is the biggest influence on the human state of mind (except perhaps the weather!)
As a fundamental aspect to our everyday lives, it is important to surround ourselves with colours that make us feel good & create peace & harmony.
Here a few examples of colours & the feelings they evoke:
- Red symbolises happiness & contentment, emotion & passion. It can also generate a sensation of warmth. As it heads toward pink, it becomes more relaxed & feminine.
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There is something so effortlessly cool about a butchers block. Not only does it bring warmth to a kitchen, the wooden finish also adds a bit of rustic charm, perfect for a farmhouse or more traditional styled kitchen. Of course, the block would still look great in a contemporary kitchen, but can also have a stainless steel finish, creating a more industrial chic vibe.
A butchers block, or mini island also helps to create more bench space & is a great solution for extending work space in a smaller kitchen, like the image above shows. The industrial feel is extended further to the kitchen...