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Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue#24.4 - December 2017

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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from the editor

EDITOR'S PICK With a kitchen like this, it’s no wonder Josh and Elyse won 2017’s season of The Block! Find out exactly how you can recreate it in your own home on page 63. Do you ever find yourself admiring a gorgeous kitchen or bathroom on TV and wishing you could recreate it, or at least adapt parts of the space in your own home? This year, while watching The Block’s weekly reveal episodes, I found myself constantly wondering where the gorgeous materials, products and appliances featured could be sourced. This became a bit of a personal mission, which resulted in the “Get The Block Look” feature starting on page 63. I’m proud to say I managed to track down much of what’s needed to recreate each look, so make sure you…

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what we love

DESIGN-MADE Team KBQ recently visited DESIGN-MADE, Sydney’s first independently run design festival. The three-day event was presented by AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE in partnership with FACTORY DESIGN DISTRICT and was founded and curated by Anne-Maree Sargeant and Kobe Johns. The event included five curated installations and more than 70 showcases of local design, as well as live demonstrations with Porcelume, spoon carving, leather working and screenprinting. For information on future events, visit design-made.org. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Cooking with a well-known chef is always amazing, so we were incredibly excited to spend time with My Kitchen Rules’ Scott Gooding. Scott demonstrated how to make several low-carb meals, with the proteins prepared using a Whirlpool 6th SENSE pyrolytic oven and cooktop. Whirlpool-patented 6th SENSE technology is designed to sense and adapt to different circumstances, making tasks…

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tried and tested: coffee grinders

A STYLISH GRIND A stylish and ergonomic appliance, the KitchenAid Burr Grinder is as much a feature in your kitchen as it is functional. The 15 adjustable grind settings and stainless-steel precision burrs allowed us to tailor our coffee to suit our individual tastes and create the perfect blend for our brew. The cast-metal construction and glass bean hopper bowl and grind jar make the product durable and strong, while the 200-gram capacity makes enough coffee for several cups at a time. MULTIPURPOSE MAGIC This compact and efficient grinder is small but powerful, designed as a multipurpose tool for grinding both coffee and spices. The transparent lid allows you to easily check on your grinding progress and gives you the opportunity to create a coarse or fine grind, depending on the type of…

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six of the best … beautiful additions to your bathroom

1 DIAMOND TOWEL RACK This freestanding towel rack will add a touch of glamour and style to any simple bathroom. The piece is both functional and artistic and can stand alone as a focal point in the bathroom, or be added to a collection of aesthetic pieces to turn your space into an artistic haven. W: maisonvalentina.net 2 WHITE WIRE VASES White is often the go-to colour for the bathroom — it’s crisp, clean and easy to match. So these white wire vases are the perfect fit. They can be utilised to decorate hard-toreach shelves that would otherwise be ignored, or placed to fill an empty corner of the bathroom. W: satara.com.au 3 BEGONIA FLOOR RUG This circular, textured floor rug is the perfect addition to a Hamptons bathroom. Adding both character and functionality to the space,…

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kbdi designer awards 2017

The Awards program recognises the outstanding talent of designers with category, state and national awards. Over the coming pages we’ll show you each of the awardwinning entries, but first we’ll introduce the top three national winners: KBDi Australian Certified Designer of the Year 2017: Darren James CKD Au KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year 2017: Katia Slogrove (Germancraft Cabinets) KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year 2017: Vanessa Cook (Smarter Bathrooms & Kitchens) Along with their well-deserved national titles, each of the top three winners earned a travel and accommodation package to attend a major international design fair of their choice (or private approved study tour) to the value of $2500.…

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KBDI AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2017 Darren James CKD Au Outstanding design aptitude, flawless documentation, technical accuracy and impeccable attention to detail made KBDi-accredited designer Darren James CKD Au the clear winner of this national award. Two design entries (pictured below) are required for this category, and both must meet the comprehensive criteria expected of a KBDi-accredited designer. In Darren’s first entry, a challenging brief required a spacious kitchen for a family of seven. The homeowners needed a kitchen that would accommodate multiple cooks, and wanted plenty of space to relax and entertain. From an aesthetic point of view, they longed to bring some urban cool to their acreage home. The designer met and exceeded their expectations, producing a visually stunning and technically flawless design. The designer’s second entry presented…