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ON THE COVER
Minimalist design continues to reign in the
kitchen. An uncomplicated scheme uses dark
grey flooring to ground the room, and a marble
kitchen island to add personality to the kitchen.
See more on p109. Craig Steere Architects,
Photography Jack Lovel
When it comes to designing or renovating, the kitchen
and bathroom are the most important areas in the
home. Both spaces add value to your property, but
–let’s face it – you probably spend the majority of your time
cooking in one, relaxing in the other, or pacing between the two.
Over the decades, the kitchen has evolved into the hub of the home. The walls have been torn down on the
small, hidden-away areas that were used for prepping and cooking, and breakfast bars, kitchen islands and
attached seating areas have enhanced the space, so that today the kitchen is integrated into the main living/
dining area, and is guaranteed to draw a crowd.
The kitchen can easily be the hero of a home, and whether you’re starting with a blank canvas,
renovating a 20-year-old kitchen, or just dedicating a small budget to refresh the space, the design
options are endless. Storage solutions range from simple to thrilling, while mixed materials, stunning
finishes, mood lighting, and top-of-the-range appliances you’d normally find in a restaurant add not just
functionality but personal style.
Bathrooms, meanwhile, are keeping pace when it comes to innovations that make the very most of
the space available. One of the most popular rooms for new homeowners to attack with a sledgehammer
(farewell, broken old tiles), the bathroom has evolved to become a standout feature, a place where you can
retreat from the world, and that can be easily adapted to changing lifestyles.
So where to start? We hope to stimulate your imagination with inspirational kitchen and bathroom
projects from around the globe in World Class (p52), as well as the most breathtaking work from local
designers in Australian Style (p70). We’ve also collated Australian projects that hone in on a number of key
design elements in Design Directions (p90).
There’s nothing worse then finding an image on Pinterest and not knowing where any of the products
come from. Avoid that frustration by finding everything you need for your kitchen and bathroom in our
design and product profiles from p112 – everything you see there is available right here in Western Australia.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Kitchens & Bathrooms.
Clare Ryan | Editor
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