KitchenContemporary Kitchen, Brisbane
Large open plan kitchen and view up hallway towards the entry.
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6. Red IronbarkEucalyptus tricarpaRed ironbark is a distinctive Australian hardwood that grows from Victoria through the western slopes of NSW into southern Queensland. Its rough bark is hard and deeply furrowed, and ranges from a dark grey to black hue.Colour: Red ironbark timber ranges from deep dark red to red-brown.Texture and grain: It has a fine and even texture with an interlocked grain.
SPEND ON: Quality workmanshipA well-made, good-quality kitchen will really stand the test of time and serve you well for many years to come. Do your research into the suppliers that you are considering and the materials they use. Regardless of the supplier you use, check out their warranty and check online for reviews. Ask friends, family and work colleagues for recommendations and, best of all, talk to other Houzz users – they will be more than happy to share their experience with you; both good and bad. TIP: When it comes to installing new cabinets, it’s tempting to save a buck or two by installing it yourself. Only consider this option if you are confident that you can do a good job. If not, leave it to the professionals. It’s definitely worth the investment. Not only is it faster, it will also save you a lot of money spent on fixing out-of-square walls, uneven floors and misshapen kickboards.
Behind a raised benchtopNow this one is not for your serious disarray, but perfect for a more amateur mess – a slight disorder. The raised benchtop gives you a shield with which to quickly hide plates, cups, saucers and those secret chocolates you don’t want your kids to find. Stash them behind a bench like this, pop them in your mouth quickly and your little darlings will have to believe you when you tell them you’re munching on the steamed broccoli they’re getting for dinner.
2. VJ (vertical joint) timber lining VJ timber lining is a beautiful alternative that finishes off a certain beachside and homely appeal. Bought in panels or individual boards, it can often be an economical alternative to plasterboard.