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With an uncanny ability to create a smooth, sleek look, handless kitchens are beginning to develop a timeless appeal. The key to their ongoing popularity is their ability to include opening mechanisms that function just as well as traditional handles.
Conceived by master craftsmen who valued quality and simplicity, the shaker style kitchen has endured for centuries. While in some ways its modern-day adherents have remained true to its original ethos, in others they have bent the rules and provided it with a shot of life.
The neatest, most aesthetically pleasing in-shower storage solution available, the shower niche is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in bathrooms around Australia. While there are several shower niche designs available, it is important to take care when installing them.
An effective way to add some excitement, the addition of bathroom feature walls is growing in popularity. Also, considering that it doesn’t involve the whole bathroom, it is not as expensive as you might imagine.
As the demand for smaller self-contained homes grows, so too do the types of people wanting to move into them. With this in mind, here is a selection of some of the best granny flat ideas.
Once something of a rarity, house rendering is now the new normal across Australian suburbs. And it’s not just new homes that are receiving the rendering treatment. The relatively simple process gives old homes a new lease of life as well as a worthwhile boost in value.
The biggest house in Australia is Fairwater, a two-storey mansion in the harbour-side Sydney suburb of Point Piper. Built in 1882, the heritage house features period finishes, stained glass windows, painted ceilings, decorative rich mosaic floors, door leafs and door furniture, panelled walls, and chimney pieces.
Famous for restrained lines, proportion and symmetry, Georgian architecture dates back to the early 1700s. However, the style has never completely gone out of favour and Georgian style homes are still often built today.
Despite the continued resistance from climate sceptics, the urgency of the climate crisis becomes clearer by the day. And so does the realisation that, by necessity, sustainable housing will have to be an important part of its solution.
Perhaps the icon of 20th century American architecture, the rise of skyscraper architecture is one of the last hundred years’ greatest success stories.
A front door is both a place to welcome visitors and a place where first impressions are made. It makes sense to get one that is not only functional but that takes best advantage of the attention it will receive.
With so many styles and colours to choose from, sorting through bathroom tiles can be a daunting task. Here’s an overview of what’s available to get you started.