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Your Kitchen Renovation and Covid19

Being in lockdown or working from home has sparked an increased interest in kitchen and home renovation. Cooking in a new kitchen and your kitchen being used so much more to whip up delectable meals, is definitely a plus at this time. This is when you realise that your kitchen appliances don’t really do the... Read more »

How To Ruin A Beautiful Kitchen

We are always figuring out ways to save money. This is a good thing but when it comes to your new kitchen, cheap handles can spoil a beautiful kitchen design. If this is your forever home, invest in good quality kitchen handles. After all they are used day in day out and you want them... Read more »

Kitchen Showroom Makeover In Bayswater

We are very excited to announce our Bayswater Kitchen Showroom has been totally renovated from top to bottom. There are 5 brand new state of the art Kitchen Displays showcasing the latest Kitchen trends. Each kitchen display is loaded with all the top quality kitchen accessories and space saving ideas that you can try out… Read more »

Kitchen Space Saving Ideas

When embarking upon a Kitchen Renovation, there are many things to consider in your Kitchen design phase. Over the last 10 years, Kitchen hardware companies have developed many space saving ideas and smart gadgetry for different areas of the kitchen workspace. German companies such as Blum & Hafele have lead the way in terms of… Read more »

The hearth of the home

It’s funny how everyone seems to gravitate to the kitchen. I’ve been thinking about this lately and decided to do my own investigation where this idea originally came from. Turns out it goes back a hell of a long way.. The kitchen was used for cooking and for warmth. The open fire, the combustion stove;… Read more »

Is a new Kitchen Renovation 123 Like in the Block?

I was watching The Block last Sunday night and thinking to myself how easy they make a Kitchen Renovation look, as if  there`s very little time between the start and finish and everything just magically happens in an instant. Unfortunately this is not reality, even though this show is  supposedly Reality TV. A Kitchen Renovation… Read more »

Calcatta Nuvo Released

Caesarstone & Calacatta Marble Benchtops. Caesarstone`s interpretation of natural Calacatta marble – Calacatta Nuvo™, brings wide, elegant, cascading, grey veins on a soft white base. In Kitchens , this large scale design  compliments both Modern Kitchens & French Provincial Kitchens. Calacatta Nuvo  Benchtops work beautifully with a  range of complimentary Kitchen materials including modern white… Read more »

Tomato Relish

  There’s nothing like this time of year to prepare and preserve your fruit and vegetables. Living in the Yarra Valley I am privileged to have easy access to organic tomatoes and so I organized a sauce making day with my daughter , my girlfriend, and her daughter. We had so much fun cooking in… Read more »


I came across this recipe- Chocolate, Beetroot, and Raspberry Brownies whilst looking for a dessert to make for my Gluten and Dairy intolerant daughter. It’s always a challenge to find something which is not only sugar free, dairy free, and gluten free, but also tastes delicious. My daughter and I decided to give it a… Read more »

I Want To Renovate My Kitchen… Where Do I Start?

I have found time and time again with people visiting our Kitchen Showrooms or enquiring about a Kitchen Renovation, that there has been a confusion about where to begin. In other words, there is such a bombardment of information, ideas and choices given via the Media that people can easily get overwhelmed by it all…. Read more »