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on Dream on
Here's the thing: if you're stuck for ideas on how
to build the perfect kitchen or bathroom, it's best
to go straight to the top and talk to those in the
know. And then steal their ideas and run into the
night. Ahem. Dream On talks to six of the best,
and asks how they would do it in their own home
-- and it's in print accompanied by beautiful
pictures, so you don't even have to run into
the night or anything.
on 100 top tips
If only I'd written this piece one year earlier, it
could have saved many frustrating moments
while renovating our bathroom. Brilliant advice
and innovative ideas from kitchen and bathroom
specialists compile this year's 100 top tips. I suppose
if I'd followed them my husband and I would be
without a hilarious collection of renovation disaster
stories, but if "sense of humour" is not one of
your prerequisites for designing your kitchen or
bathroom, enjoy learning from the best.
on Open up
There's nothing more relaxing than natural light
and fresh air. So while my parents sit there flicking
through brochures for inspiration for their new
kitchen, the one piece of advice I can o er them
is to open up. With the climate we're treated to in
Perth, extend the invite to the outdoors to come
on inside. Merging outdoor living with the kitchen
and bathroom will add a whole new dimension to
your home. And fingers crossed my parent's new
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Group Managing Editor
IT WASN'T UNTIL we moved into our new house that I really appreciated
what a di erence kitchens and bathrooms make to your home.
A wide, deep benchtop. An under-counter bar fridge. An oversized oven.
Task lighting. A breakfast nook. Extra-deep sinks.
Yes, a functional, beautiful kitchen really can make life better. And a Japanese
soaker bath might not get used much, but when you do manage it, it's a
Working on this magazine, surrounded by the best of WA's suppliers, designers,
builders and more, it dawned on me how critical the kitchen and bathroom areas
are to the enjoyment of a home.
We spend a lot of time there, and in the case of the kitchen it's primarily a work
zone, so function is paramount, but aesthetics are important too.
Bathrooms are places of both intense activity (the pre-work rush hour, evening
bath time for the kids) and relaxation (bath time for the parents when kids
Achieving a balance between these seemingly conflicted requirements takes
thought, planning and knowledge. And that's where this magazine comes in.
Our 2009 edition is packed with new products, great ideas, top tips and most
importantly, who can deliver what you need.
Our features cover award-winning designs, the latest trends and how to
achieve the look, how to bring the outdoors inside, 100 tips and tricks from the
experts, and we ask those in the know -- designers, chefs and architects
-- for their dream kitchen and bathroom ideas.
You'll be inspired by the breadth and depth of the designs, find ways to create
your ideal spaces using top products, and have access to Western Australia's top
designers, fitters, product suppliers and more.
Whether you're renovating or starting fresh, we hope you'll find everything you
need to create your dream kitchen and bathroom in these packed pages.
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