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6 Easy House Cleaning Tips For Even Tiny Budgets

6 Easy House Cleaning Tips For Even Tiny Budgets

Everyone wants easy house cleaning tips and no room more so than the kitchen. The kitchen used to be reserved for preparing food alone. These days, it’s viewed as more of a social space. After all, it’s the place where families come together to eat meals and where guests are often entertained. It’s essentially the heart of the home. That being said, unlike other areas in your house, the kitchen gets dirty quite quickly and isn’t very easy to clean. To ensure your home remains inviting to your guests, here are six easy house cleaning tips to make home presentation…

Kitchen Cleaning and Care For Lasting Results

Kitchen Cleaning and Care For Lasting Results

Kitchen cleaning is probably the last thing on your mind when you think about a fabulous new hub of the home. However, kitchen cleaning and care of appliances will allow you to love the space for longer. Whilst kitchen cleaning is a daily and weekly chore, when you’ve had a new kitchen installed it’s pretty easy to forget to meticulously clean all of your appliances and work surfaces. When the excitement wears off, you can fall into old habits. However, there is nothing more important than making sure that you prolong the life of your expensive kitchen. Because you don’t…

New Kitchen Design Questions To Ask Yourself

New Kitchen Design Questions To Ask Yourself

My interior design business undertakes more new kitchen design and open plan indoor/outdoor living projects than every before. It’s a highly popular home renovation. However there are important questions that need answering before you start. The kitchen is the heart of the home. Going through a new kitchen design renovation can take up a lot of your time (and money). When you start planning your new kitchen design, you may not know where to begin. You have to think about everything thoroughly before you go ahead and take the plunge. Engaging a creative kitchen design professional is a great start…

Modern Kitchen: Smart Ways to Make Your Old Kitchen Look Stylish + Chic

Modern Kitchen: Smart Ways to Make Your Old Kitchen Look Stylish + Chic

It’s true, the modern kitchen is the new living room—it’s the most used room in a house. And most home owners want a functional, stylish and chic kitchen to enjoy. A modern kitchen is where you prepare tasty meals for your family, hide candy from your spouse and even sneak in a glass of wine before going to bed. So, since you spend that much time in your kitchen, you might as well enjoy the space! But, we can’t all have a modern kitchen straight from the design magazine cover. Luckily, there are plenty of smart and cost-effective ways to…

How to Choose Perfect Kitchen Cabinets

How to Choose Perfect Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of the home because this is the communal space used to cook for the entire family plus friends. The kitchen is also the place where everyone gets together in the morning before scattering to work or school. It’s where the family gathers in the evening to have a wonderful dinner and discuss the matters of the day. Now, such an important space must be designed with care for efficiency, organization, and harmony. Each corner must be used wisely, and the cabinets play a huge role in both general aspect and functionality. Not to mention that…

Lifehacks: 10 Secrets to a Perfectly Organized Kitchen

Lifehacks: 10 Secrets to a Perfectly Organized Kitchen

Lifehacks; where would we be without them? Now there are hacks for everything… some more useful than others. But what’s really useful is hacks for your kitchen. They may not make you a better cook but they may save your life. There is nothing more nerve-wracking than trying to prepare lunch in a chaotic kitchen that allows you no room to manoeuvre. The worst thing is that this is not the case with only small kitchens. It happens even to the most spacious rooms. The problem lies in an inefficient organization that can sabotage even the best of chefs. But…

Small Kitchen BIG Improvements

Small Kitchen BIG Improvements

A small kitchen was suitable ‘back in the day’ because it was not a place where everyone congregated. It was just a space for preparing food, cooking, and cleaning up dishes. Now, kitchen spaces are easily among the most important in any modern home. Not least because they tend to be used on a very frequent basis for a variety of tasks and are often the hub of the home. However, if you have a small kitchen and can’t take out any walls to expand the space, then clever design solutions may be required. After all, it’s not the size…

How To Install A Stylish Splashback

How To Install A Stylish Splashback

A stylish splashback is a relative newcomer to modern kitchen design. There are several options but can you do-it-yourself? Once you’ve designed your perfect kitchen, you may notice one thing that’s missing behind the stove or hob; a stylish splashback. Having a splashback protects your walls from food splashing on it whilst making an attractive feature in the room. However, splashbacks are not the sole preserve of wall space behind the stove. Now, a stylish splashback will take up an entire wall – and look fabulous doing it. Whether you decide on kitchen splashback tiles or a glass splashback, you’ll…

Tiled Kitchen Splashbacks Back On Trend

Tiled Kitchen Splashbacks Back On Trend

Some would say that tiled kitchen splashbacks have never gone away. Others will say they are back with a beautiful vengeance. Australians love entertaining whether it’s a casual backyard barbie, an elegant all-family affair, or a catered party with finger-food and drunken Trivial Pursuit (or Karaoke). The evolution of the Aussie kitchen has grown from a humble outhouse hidden away to luxurious open-plan spectacles. And tiled kitchen splashbacks have earned their place. Spurred on by Australia’s love affair with TV cooking shows and celebrity chefs, home-owners are not only honing their cooking skills to produce visually stimulating gourmet meals but…

Kitchen Makeover Mistakes To Avoid

Kitchen Makeover Mistakes To Avoid

A kitchen makeover is undertaken somewhere in the world every 15 minutes! Even if that’s not strictly true, it can seem that way sometimes. Are you one of the thousands of people thinking of remodelling your kitchen? Before getting started, make sure you’re not about to make one of these kitchen makeover mistakes – it could be costly, impractical or even dangerous. Here are some of the big blunders, along with what you should do instead.   Moving Fixtures Ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, and sinks can be expensive to relocate. This is because you will have to pay for extra plumbing…

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Chrissie Swan is best known for her big personality and her role as co-host on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny radio show. She’s also the Mother of three small children… and recent owner of a daggy kitchen. Having gone through a recent renovation, Chrissie Swan wants to share with you her top tips for undergoing a kitchen transformation. The daggy kitchen exists no more because Chrissie finally decided to rework and modernise her family kitchen. With a ‘robust’ family and a love of cooking, the age and poor design of the old kitchen wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore.  …

Cherie Barber’s Simple Bathroom Kitchen Transformations

Cherie Barber’s Simple Bathroom Kitchen Transformations

Bathroom and kitchen transformations can add significant value to your home if you plan to sell. They can also remove the need to move house if your bathroom kitchen transformations are undertaken expertly. Renovating for Profit’s Cherie Barber is very well-known for her ability to renovate homes with small budgets in mind. Her work in Homes Plus magazine and on The Living Room are beloved by her legion of fans. Why? Because Cherie walks the talk. When she says she’ll undertake DIY bathroom kitchen renovations for a fraction of the ‘usual’ prices, she’s not kidding. Bathroom Kitchen Transformations w/ Cherie…

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 socializing and where your family can come together to share meals and enjoy special time together. As the hub of the home, your kitchen should be practical as well as enjoyable. A stylish kitchen can be a true showstopper and will 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. Stylish Kitchen: Overall Style Whether it’s a stylish kitchen or…

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,…