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Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue#25.1 Yearbook - March 2018

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Series is the top-selling publication catering for kitchen and bathroom renovators. Each quarterly issue is packed with the latest designs from Australia’s leading kitchen and bathroom manufacturers. Every issue of Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly runs the following features: Profiles of a well-known and respected chef, restaurateur or food writer, The latest news from the design world, Kitchen showcase , Bathroom showcase, Product showcase, Showroom showcase, Appliance reviews, Product reviews as well as Q&A with a panel of experts answering readers’ questions on their kitchen and bathroom renovations. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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in this issue

2 min.
tried & tested

THE ALL-ROUNDER I found this hairdryer to be the obvious winner. While its price point isn’t cheap, it is still justifiable, especially given its five-year warranty. The hairdryer includes three heat settings, three speed settings, and comes with a concentrator and diffuser, so it’s suitable for any hair type. I personally prefer to dry my hair using the highest heat and speed settings and found that this, combined with the concentrator, led to outstanding results. While the hairdryer is quite large in size, it’s surprisingly light, which makes for ease of use for extended periods of time. It also makes less noise than the average dryer, which is definitely a plus. VS Sassoon 3Q Dryer, $172.95, vssassoon.com.au THE INNOVATION There’s no denying the Dyson Supersonic is powerful. The air that leaves the hairdryer is…

1 min.
qld designer profile: alan schull

Meet Alan Schull, the man behind Kitchen Shop Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. With the creativity and knowledge to back it up, Alan has more than 40 years’ experience in the design industry and has spent the last 20 years making Sunshine Coast kitchen and bathroom renovations a dream come true for his clients. “I was a cabinetmaker and I worked in a Brisbane company that gave me training in every aspect of cabinetmaking, installation, drafting, designing, production management, project management and consulting,” he says. “After 23 years, I decided to make the Sunshine Coast home for my family.” A family business, Kitchen Shop Queensland specialises in renovations, makeovers and creating new joinery for builders and their clients. After falling in love with the profession, Alan believes he’s exactly where he needs…

1 min.
grand open plan

“Old meets new in this classic kitchen, where all elements complement each other perfectly. The joinery was paramount in turning this single-fronted Victorian home with small separate rooms into a spacious and grand open-plan entertainer’s dream. Centre stage as you enter the rear living area, the kitchen blends seamlessly with its surrounds, yet stands proud as the focal point for family living and entertaining. The classic style of the Shaker panel doors works perfectly with the cutting-edge Neolith Estatuario stone on the island and splashback, as well as the industrial accents of the Antique Black hardware, wrought-iron window panes, chunky pendant lights and rustic stools. The end panels were designed to mimic the internal barn doors of the pantry. A small yet very functional walk-in butler’s pantry, all in the…

1 min.
striking and contemporary

“A two-toned, contemporary, striking kitchen was what the homeowners requested, and this design has certainly delivered. To combat the disjointed nature of the home’s previous kitchen, this space was designed to flow seemingly effortlessly, via cabinetry which extends into the living room and includes a gas fireplace. The preexisting tall ceilings and bulkhead created two different space heights, which is now balanced out by the alignment of the tall cabinets. The contrast of the white walls and cabinetry against th e black floorboards and overhead cabinets highlights the airiness and striking nature of the space, while the fusion of the marble benchtop and splashback, along with the LED strip lights, gives this kitchen a luxurious feel.” Designer: Irma Calabrese for A-Plan Kitchens SHOP THE LOOK ▪ Cabinet doors Satin polyurethane, Dulux Black and…

1 min.
wide, open space

“It’s hard not to fall in love with this kitchen’s clean lines and wide, open space. This design offers maximum fu nction, with lots of drawers and storage for the whole family, while still maintaining a classic and streamlined look due to its simple open-plan layout and use of white to enhance the sense of space. Clutter is non-existent thanks to the appliance cabinet, while the handleless cupboards and drawers complement the minimalist design. Simple details, such as the marble benchtop and non-intrusive feature lighting, speak of understated class and make for a polished and striking finish. The Urban Kitchens team worked closely with the homeowner over a period of 12 months to ensure the room reflected her vision. This helped achieve the five-star result the homeowner desired.” Designer: Con Moshopoulos…

1 min.
shake it up

“It’s always a joy to be given the fresh canvas of a new home to work with. In the case of this project, the available space provided ample room to create a large, luxurious masterpiece with sweeping views of the green outdoors. Stylistically, the brief was to create a balance between modern and classic while incorporating all the conveniences required by contemporary kitchen owners. The bold grey-blue colouring of the Shaker-inspired cabinetry creates an edgy pairing of old and new, an impression enhanced by the subway tiling, display shelving and antique-style pendant lights. To ramp up the luxe factor and set the clock to timeless, the benchtops are surfaced in Fabstone, with a generous overhang on the island bench to fit ample seating for entertaining. Kitted out with copious drawer…