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The Perfect Pantry with Expert Storage Tips

The Perfect Pantry with Expert Storage Tips

A perfect pantry may seem like a dream to you; but not anymore. Whilst traditional options are often the best, storage must work in order to be effective. These expert storage tips for the perfect pantry will help you to organise shelves and pantries like a pro. Consider carefully your kitchen storage options and space otherwise you’ll have tons of space but no jars or crockery that fits anywhere. So before you rearrange cupboards, decide what you want to keep in the kitchen and what can be thrown out or stored elsewhere. You probably know from experience that the hallmark…

Tips on Choosing the Best Material for Kitchen Benchtops

Tips on Choosing the Best Material for Kitchen Benchtops

It’s a common question, “What’s the best material for kitchen benchtops?” There are so many options so writer Joseph Webb went in search of some answers. With respect to the finishing of your house, none of them gives as much confusion as the kitchen countertop.  You might require a countertop that not just appears good, but is suitable for all the work you have in the kitchen.  Well, not all kitchens have the same requirements and functions. Some owners require benchtops that match with an open-concept kitchen, which means that the living room and kitchen should be of similar style,…

6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

In recent years, we’ve seen a boom of culinary TV shows, including both famous chefs’ recipes and competitive shows where ordinary next-door people became high-end chefs. This trend gave birth to a nouveau generation of cutting edge chefs – not exactly the ones we can see on television, but the ones we become when preparing Heston Blumenthal’s roast turkey or Lorraine Pascale’s chocolate soufflé in our own kitchens. Since we always compare cooking with art, it is only logical to say that if you want to progress from Stickman to Mona Lisa, you need the right set of tools. Here…

Cooking With Stone Is So Easy

Cooking With Stone Is So Easy

Cooking with stone whereby breads are placed on a hot stone, or meat is placed on hot rocks in trendy restaurants, has now come to your home. Who doesn’t love authentic, home-cooked food? Well… it’s usually nicer when someone else does the cooking, but now designer oven and cooktop brand SMEG has added a Gourmet Refractory Cooking Stone to its kitchen arsenal; so cooking with stone couldn’t be easier to use. Fitting into any of SMEG’s 60cm ovens, this custom-designed stone recreates the cooking environment of a stone oven. Fabulous! It means cooking bread and pizzas will be done with a perfectly even heat creating delectable crispness.

Zip HydroTap For A Fresh + Sparkling Kitchen

Zip HydroTap For A Fresh + Sparkling Kitchen

Having a  Zip Hydrotap doesn’t just give you the purest water on the planet direct to your kitchen. No. You’ll add chic and stylish tapware to your kitchen too. Bring it on! If you have built, rejuvenated or are renovating a kitchen, then you’ll know that Zip Water is one of Australia’s most innovative companies. Their brilliant innovation of the world’s most advanced drinking water appliance – the Zip HydroTap – has design styles and colours to suit any kitchen. In 2017, black kitchens will be very big, just ensure your kitchen has enough natural light to cope with the…

Cleaning with Bi-Carb : In The Kitchen

Cleaning with Bi-Carb : In The Kitchen

Cleaning with bi-carb (bi-carbonate of soda) is virtually the cheapest, most reliable and effective method of cleaning many surfaces and fabrics in your home. It’s an effective cleaning solution for every room in your home plus equipment, drains, silverware, windows and more. So this Cleaning with Bi-Carb series will bring you tips co-ordinated by room and cross-linked with other cleaning with bi-carb tips as new articles are posted. This article focuses on cleaning with bi-carb in the kitchen.

Kubic : The Modern Luminous New Kitchen from Gruppo Euromobil

Kubic : The Modern Luminous New Kitchen from Gruppo Euromobil

Gruppo Euromobil has released a thoroughly modern and luminous new kitchen design that’s elegant and contemporary. The Kubic. As we all now, the kitchen is the hub of the home and the area that gets the most use and traffic flow. The Kubic has been designed with toughened glass; an extra strong material that provides perfect hygiene, is waterproof, and 100% recyclable. Gruppo Euromobil has used toughened glass to create contemporary lines and an elegance that distinguishes all of their cucine designs.

First Dolce Gabbana SMEG Refrigerators Arrive

First Dolce Gabbana SMEG Refrigerators Arrive

The first Dolce Gabbana SMEG refrigerators have arrived! And don’t they pack a powerful punch for chic and eclectic kitchens? These hand-painted, limited edition refrigerators were launched to worldwide acclaim at the Milan Design Fair 2016. And you can see why. Colourful, dynamic statement pieces, they represent an innovative collaboration between the highly stylish Dolce & Gabbana design duo from Italy and leading kitchen appliance supplier, SMEG.

Budget Kitchen Decor Tips to Save You Money in 2017

Budget Kitchen Decor Tips to Save You Money in 2017

Budget kitchen decor tips are just what you need if you want to add value to your home, without spending a bomb.

If you are selling your home, you probably know that kitchens sell homes. If you’re staying in your current home, there’s nothing better than starting the New Year with a refreshed kitchen. However you plan on changing your kitchen this year, you are probably already starting to worry about the costs involved, even if you haven’t finalised your plans just yet! Thankfully, there are design-worthy budget kitchen decor ideas that will have you loving where you live.

Stylish Kitchen Tips Straight From Design Magazines

Stylish Kitchen Tips Straight From Design Magazines

A stylish kitchen will be the heart of your entire home. It is such a practical space in which we spend time socialising and where your family can come together to share meals and enjoy special time together. Remember that your kitchen should be practical as well as enjoyable. A stylish kitchen can be a true showstopper and add considerable value to your home. If you want yours to look like the ones you see in all the design magazines, then use these unbeatable tips. To READ MORE please click the title.

Crushing on Gold and White Interiors

Crushing on Gold and White Interiors

Gold and white interiors are fresh, beautiful and very feminine. Whether you want a little or a lot, there are chic gold and white interior design ideas for every room. Bedrooms seem to top the wish list with bathrooms a close second. I’ve chosen some gold and white interiors to inspire you in the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. I have a copy of ‘DECORATE’ buy Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. It’s FABULOUS. Buy now. Bedroom Inspiration: Camilla Molders has chosen a golden sheen for this WallSmart Wilderness wallpaper and it works beautifully with the beige headboard because there is lots…

Kitchen Renovation Trends 2016

Kitchen Renovation Trends 2016

Kitchen renovation trends looks at what we want in our kitchens from benchtops to lighting, and how much we’re spending. Are you one of the 86% of Australians who spend more than two hours per day in the kitchen? That’s 10% of your TOTAL life! So it’s no wonder that 59% of Australians are replacing or expanding their kitchen space, with 13% spending over $50,000 to do so; the majority spend at least $20,000. 77% of Australians engage professional help when building or renovating a kitchen. Dissatisfaction with their current kitchen is the key driver with 52% renovating a kitchen…

Recessed Kitchen Design

Recessed Kitchen Design

It’s The New Kitchen Design Trend Homeowners Love – Recessed Kitchen Design The kitchen is the backbone of any household; a place to gather and from where comforting food miraculously evolves. No, I am not the chef in our household but I do love kitchens, their design and the way they have changed over the decades. Once relegated to a separate room, kitchens were then opened up to become part of the family in open-plan living spaces. So where are kitchens going now? Unlike the Japanese, who build homes entirely without a kitchen because people work hard and frequent noodle…

Cutting Through The Hype On Professional Kitchen Knives

Cutting Through The Hype On Professional Kitchen Knives

In a world seemingly dominated by Thermomix and Kitchenaid you could be forgiven for believing key food prep tools have to have an electrical plug! In fact, the most important tools in any kitchen are still professional kitchen knives! Used over and over again each day for tasks such as dicing, slicing, chopping, crushing, mincing, spreading and carving this one tool remains the prime investment for any kitchen. I had a wonderful interview on my 88.9FM Hills Radio show this week with Karina Kealy from Zwilling JA Henckels, and I learnt a few interesting facts about knives. For example, there…

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

I am not the chef in our household so, for me, the more gadgetry the better. Pottering in the kitchen is fun but if you can look vaguely professional while you sip wine and throw ingredients around all the better; especially when it comes to the actual presentation and all important taste test. So I was intrigued to see the new PL8 Professional Mandoline which has just received an international endorsement for outstanding design, acknowledgement of benchmark safety features and an ability to produce highly impressive waffle slices in seconds. This has got to be top of the home cook’s…