Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue #27.2 - June 2020

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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1 min.
from the editor

They say a cup of tea can fix everything, and while it might not quite live up to that expectation, it’s a great companion for when you’re dreaming up renovation ideas. This year, as we spent more time in our humble abodes, you may have felt the urge to embark on a kitchen or bathroom revamp. Whether your vision was for a tranquil bathroom sanctuary or perhaps a spacious and functional kitchen that allows you to entertain with ease, this edition is here to help you discover, design and dream your way through new plans. What’s the difference between an induction, gas and electric cooktop? We’ve curated the best appliances and answered all your cooktop questions on page 40. Trends are constantly in flux, so we’ve spoken to the West Coast design…

1 min.
what we love

TAP THAT Paco Jaanson has long been pushing the boundary on product design, collaborating with makers on unique pieces that make interiors truly one-of-a-kind. The Only One tapware collection is no exception. Designed by Italian designer and architect duo Laurizo Duranti and Lorenzo Damiani, the range draws on the serenity of a Japanese-style bamboo water fountain. The mixers stand tall before angling down at a dramatic 45 degrees. The collection includes washbasin mixers, freestanding bath filler and hand shower designs in a range of modern and classic finishes. INDOOR GARDEN DELIGHTS Taking an indoor herb and vegetable garden to the next level, the Rotofarm is a rotating, soil-free garden that saves on space and time. Grow pre-seeded pods in plant slots along the machine’s internal ring which, when unrolled, would be three…

2 min.
what's cookin', good lookin'?

Though humans have been cooking with heat since the Stone Age, our sources of heat have evolved significantly, especially in the last few decades. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, now is the ideal time to ponder upgrading your cooktop to suit your cooking needs. When you find yourself researching the pros and cons of gas, electric and induction cooktops, don’t forget to consider your cookware as well. Though you’ll find many brands are now designing pots and pans that are suitable for all heat sources, some may only be suitable for specific types of cooktops. This means your existing cookware may not be compatible with your new choice of cooktop Cookware options that transmit heat evenly and quickly over a flat surface are ideal for electric cooktops. This means you will need…

4 min.
turn up the heat

TEFAL UNLIMITED PREMIUM COOKWARE RANGE Featuring frypans, a wok, a sauté pan and a stew pot, Tefal’s latest cookware range was designed with serious home cooks in mind. It boasts new-generation technology including a 100-per-cent-safe advanced non-stick coating with a new Thermo-Signal that indicates the optimal temperature to start cooking. It is capable of faster heating, better results and extreme robustness thanks to Tefal’s Thermo-Fusion technology. Suitable for: Gas, electric and induction cooktops. GARDEN TRADING COALBROOK CREPE PAN Flip flawless crepes and pancakes every time with this cast-iron crepe pan. Though it is perfect for use on your cooktop, it can be placed in the oven or on an open fire in the great outdoors (or your backyard firepit) too. Its non-stick coating only gets better with age, so you can rest assured…

2 min.
the tile files

Ttraditionally used for flooring in wet areas as they’re easy to clean and install, tiles have steadily been experiencing a stylish rise in popularity. While still a great flooring option, they’re now also strong contenders for walls and splashbacks. Tiles are practical, but they are visually appealing too, allowing homeowners to create original spaces through varied applications and designs. Tiles could well be the point of difference in the space you’re about to renovate. THE ILLUSION OF SPACE With space at a premium in many Australian homes, creating the illusion of more room can be an important element of your design. Minimising clutter and ensuring clean lines can assist with this, as can choosing the right tiling. Large-format tiles for both the walls and floor of your bathroom will create the illusion of…

1 min.
style files

GRUNGY COOL Melbourne’s graffiti-filled alleyways exude a certain charm that’s difficult to recreate, but this custom-made tiled splashback by Jennoli Art has succeeded in replicating the grungy, cool feel native to Melbourne’s urban streetscape. We love the way it injects a pop of Melbourne magic into the kitchen space. HEXA-TEXTURE Texture may be trendy, but it’s also transcendent, and these 3D hexagonal tiles are bound to make an impact for years to come. The WOW collection by WOW Design is described as an architectural vision of traditional ceramic. The range plays with light and shadow to add depth to spaces, while creating an original aesthetic. CEILING DETAILS Ceiling tiles may be unusual, but they sure make an impact! The Lime Lace Rhombus ceiling tiles, pictured, can be applied to suit your personal style…