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Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue#24.3 - September 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 There’s nothing like a gorgeous feature bath to glam up an otherwise ordinary bathroom space. Check out page 44 for a few ideas.Here at KBQ we are lovers of indulgence, beauty and creature comforts, so it’s no secret we enjoy curating our annual bathroom special. The bathroom is among the most luxurious of spaces in the home, one which provides the ultimate setting for rest and relaxation, which is why we think it is the most important room in the house!There are a multitude of factors and fixtures that must be considered when renovating a bathroom, but first things first — the bath. Undoubtedly the centrepiece, there are endless possibilities for the perfect bath. While it has to meet your needs, it must also be beautiful. Editorial coordinator…

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what we love

JUST DIVINE!We road-tested the incredibly fragrant Endless Candles Elegance range’s Lemongrass jar candle and Oud Jasmine hand cream, and we are now obsessed! The Elegance range was created as a collaboration with expert craft and candle-making artisans. Each product is beautifully packaged, and is bound to bring an element of style and sense of tranquillity to your bathroom. The collection includes fruity fragrances like French Pear and Fresh Lemongrass or for those with a sweet tooth, Marshmallow and Musk and Vanilla Praline are sure to tempt. W:endlesscandles.com.auONE FOR COFFEE ENTHUSIASTSTeam KBQ dropped in to the launch of the Breville Oracle touch and we were blown away by the machine’s ease of use and quality — it allows users to make coffee worthy of a Melbourne alleyway café in the comfort…

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tried & tested

Philips’ hand-held steamer, the Steam&Go 2-in-1, is the perfect portable and touch -up device. The ergonomic design is easy to hold and use and allows for both horizontal and vertical steaming. Extra accessories include a storage bag and brush accessory to be used on thicker garments like coats and jackets. The smaller water tank means this steamer is more suitable for travel and quick touch-ups, but the SmartFlow heated steam plate system ensures quality results every time.Philips Steam&Go 2-in-1, $119, philips.com.auThe Kambrook Swift Steam Garment Steamer comes with a detachable 250mL water tank, removable fabric brush and a 360-degree swivel cord for easy manoeuvring. The portable size means it is perfect for travel or for quick-and-easy touch-ups before heading to work or going out. The device is very simple to…

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six of the best … additions to your bathroom

1 HANSGROHE AXOR STARCK V MIXERWhile this mixer might leave a dent in your wallet, there’s no denying its aesthetic appeal. Its glass body and open-ended spout allows for the observation of the vitality of water, which is accentuated by a powerful water vortex. As an added bonus, the glass body can be removed easily from its base when it needs a clean.2250, hansgrohe.com.au2 PHILIPS SONICARE DIAMONDCLEAN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHThis state-of the-art toothbrush features an impressive total of five brushing modes: Clean, White, Polish, Gum Care and Sensitive. It is said to remove up to seven times more plaque and whitens teeth two times better than a manual toothbrush in just one week. Best of all, the toothbrush can be recharged by letting it rest in a charging glass.$369.65, philips.com.au3 ADP…

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bring on the bathtub

Image: Maison ValentinaSynonymous with both cleanliness and relaxation, the bathtub has been linked to human health for centuries. It’s no wonder the bathtub is one of the most popular fixtures in the home, and there are myriad options available when it comes to choosing one.THE BENEFITS OF BATHSHydrotherapy is a form of treatment that involves the use of both hot and cold water for pain relief and other benefits. While there are dedicated hydrotherapy centres and pools, you can still reap some of these benefits at home in your bathtub. It’s known that a relaxing bath can result in better sleep, pain relief and improved moods.Unlike showers, baths give you the chance to soak up the heat and truly relax. The dedicated leisure time in a bath is very different…

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colour your home

Image: Julie Green for Dulux. Photographer: Amelia Stanwix.COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY AND YOUR SPACEThere’s so much more to colour than just aesthetic appeal. Aesthetics are important, but it’s also imperative to consider how the colour palette you choose for your kitchen or bathroom could affect your mood, your mental and physical state, the success of your chosen design style, and the overall ambience of your space.The concept of a colour affecting one’s mood to the extent that it’s capable of changing behaviour might seem a little strange, but it is a common occurrence. Research has shown that warm colours can create an environment of stimulation, and can also increase one’s appetite, so warm colours and tones are ideal to add to your kitchen’s colour palette. Cool tones, on the other hand, create…