Large Contemporary Kitchen RenovationBeach Style Kitchen, Sydney
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5. Hang a plant ‘chandelier’Draw the eye upward with the addition of one stand-out house plant suspended from the ceiling. Look for trailing varieties, including hoya, pothos, hearts entangled (Ceropegia woodii) or some varieties of rhipsalis that will hang down from the container. If you don’t have a bright spot with a skylight, position the hanging plant near a window.11 Hardy House Plants That Thrive on Neglect
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Jenefer Macleod, principal designer at interior design firm eat.bathe.live1. Blunder: Rushing things throughPoor planning and hurrying through the design process are the reasons behind most kitchen renovating disasters.
8. Style the kitchenAny real estate agent will tell you, kitchens sell houses. So in the lead-up to your open house, lavish yours with attention. The main things buyers are going to be looking for in a kitchen are storage space and bench space. “You can create that illusion of space by decluttering and not having an excess of anything on benchtops or taking up space,” Biondi says. Remove everything from the benchtop: dishcloths and detergent, salt and pepper, utensils and large appliances. Soften the look with a beautiful oversized bowl or platter, or some cut flowers. Visually maximise the storage by removing excess items from the cupboards, leaving ‘just enough’ behind. When cleaning, pay particular attention to the cooktop, oven, sink and tap.Hide your daggy old tea towels.Clean the insides of cupboards and drawers.Empty the bin.Empty the dishwasher so people can look inside.Take photos and notes off the front of the fridge.