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    Introducing Kleenmaid Kitchen Products to Cook & Bathe

    Posted on 16-May-2018 16:03:55

    We are excited to introduce Kleenmaid to our range of kitchen products. Kleenmaid have built a name for themselves in Australia over the last 30 years with their kitchen appliances including rangehoods, ovens and dishwashers. Kleenmaid is 100% Australian owned, distributing European designed and manufactured products, made to international standards to ensure the best quality possible. Kleenmaid also consider the environmental impact of the materials they use. This includes ensuring their products are energy efficient and that the enamel they use is nickel-free and non-toxic. The use of arsenic-freeglass also makes sure that all glass used is fully recyclableat the end of the product’s life.

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    Topics: Kitchen

    The Differences Between Induction Cooktops and Regular Cooktops

    Posted on 11-May-2018 14:36:13

    Home-owners have been warming up to the idea of induction cooktops in recent years. Induction cooktops have the advantage of being able to heat the food faster while wasting less energy in the process. But are they for everyone? Let's see how they compare with regular cooktops that are in use in many Melbourne kitchens.

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    Topics: Cooktops

    Five Feature Wall Styles to Make Your Bathroom Spectacular

    Posted on 07-May-2018 15:56:50

    The average bathroom is made up of the same basic elements - a bathtub, shower, toilet and sink. Yet, given the amount of time we spend in our bathrooms on a daily basis, and the fact that our visitors will use it on occasion, we'd naturally like our bathrooms feel like a haven rather than utilitarian. Feature walls are a simple way to take an average bathroom from mundane to chic.

    A feature wall becomes the focal point in any room and draws the eye towards its detail. For that reason when you’re deciding on your design, it’s important to think through your decision and ensure the adjoining walls are attractive and work in with the feature wall style. Here are 5 inspiring bathroom feature walls to get your own creative juices flowing.

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    Topics: Bathroom

    Let Freedom Rain - NX Showers by PHOENIX

    Posted on 03-May-2018 11:24:41

    Phoenix is proud to present a new range of Australian designed NX Showers which will provide an utterly immersive experience, where bathers revel in the cascade of water as it tumbles from above. While enjoying effortless cleansing in NX Showers, bask in the refined design aesthetic painstakingly developed by Phoenix’s internationally recognised design team. Outstandingly, NX Showers deliver this ultimate bathing experience while remaining water efficient.

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    Topics: Bathroom

    Why You Should Consider A Kitchen Island

    Posted on 27-Apr-2018 08:00:00

    As the trend in open floor plans continues to grow, so does the interest in kitchen islands. Kitchen Islands can provide more space and amenities to your floor plan, and can also offer more potential for entertaining. If you are building a new home or considering an update to your existing home, installing an island kitchen is definitely worth considering. Here are a few of the things a kitchen island can offer you.

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    Topics: Kitchen

    The Benefits and Drawbacks of Doorless Showers

    Posted on 26-Apr-2018 09:00:00

    A doorless shower, also known by other names, such as an open shower, roll-in shower, Roman shower or walk-in shower, is a shower that's designed without needing a shower door or curtain. Although these showers continue to grow in popularity and are ideal for many Australians, they may not be the best choice for everyone. Here are some of the basic advantages and disadvantages of a doorless shower. 

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    Topics: Bathroom

    Cook & Bathe's Faucet Strommen Range

    Posted on 23-Apr-2018 16:58:15

    Watch Michelle from the Cook & Bathe Flemington showroom highlight our Australian designed and built range of premium Faucet Strommen tapwear and mixers.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Kitchen

    Three Tips for Selecting a Bathroom Vanity

    Posted on 19-Apr-2018 08:27:00

    Making some updates to your home or building a new house is an exciting venture, and there are many important choices to make concerning what materials you will use, what type of layout you want, and how you will decorate it. You want each room to have the architectural detail that makes it attractive and the functionality that allows you to use it as it was designed. Whether it's the bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom selecting each piece of furniture with forethought will ensure you get the overall best look and design that will be best for you in the future. Let's take a closer look at some design tips for creating great Melbourne bathrooms.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Renovation Tips

    What to Consider When Choosing Your New Bathroom Floor

    Posted on 17-Apr-2018 16:19:43

    Choosing a new floor for any room can be a challenge, but the bathroom floor needs to meet certain specific criteria to work for you. It goes without saying that bathroom floors get wet, which means it's particularly important to choose something that's not going to turn into trip hazard. It also has to be a floor that's easy to clean. Space in some bathrooms can be limited and there are a lot of obstacles to clean around such as the toilet, the sink or bathroom vanity, and any storage units or containers that might be on the floor. Here are some of the things to consider before you buy and install that new floor for your new or existing Melbourne bathroom.

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    Topics: Bathroom

    Five Things to Consider Before You Commit to an All-White Kitchen

    Posted on 11-Apr-2018 17:41:10

    Lots of people love an all-white kitchen, and with good reason. It's simultaneously classic and modern-looking, sleek, crisp and oh so eye-catching. All-white kitchens look bigger and brighter and appeal to a wide variety of buyers when the time comes to sell your home. But before you make the decision to banish colour and go all-white, here are five things that deserve your honest consideration.

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    Topics: Insider, Kitchen, Renovation Tips

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