Toorak GardensTransitional Kitchen, Adelaide
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30. Location: Toorak Gardens, SAWhy we love it: The beauty of this kitchen is in the detail – in the splashback, the pendants and the grain in the timber. Lovely.Tell usAre you a fan of timber in the kitchen? How have you used it in your own renovation? Tell us in the Comments section below. And if you enjoyed this story, don’t forget to like it, share it, save it and join the conversation. MoreBest of the Week: Clever and Compact Spaces
13. Subtle yet stunning. Adelaide, SA
Weathered finishesRaw, aged finishes are an emerging trend in kitchen cabinetry right now. They give your kitchen a warm, laid-back look and feel. We’re loving cabinetry in American oak timber veneer (a warm mid-tone), paired with matt-black panelling, aged brass hardware, and a dark floor.
15. Location: Adelaide, South AustraliaWhy we love it: The soft graininess of wormy chestnut (with a satin finish) doors, back panel and floating shelves paired with the darkness of Dulux ‘Domino’ tick all the boxes in this kitchen. Cut-outs as handles are unobtrusive, allowing the pattern of the wood and tiles to sing.
Use grout to dress tiles up or downFor a bold, graphic look, a contrasting grout will highlight the form of the tiles and really bring out the pattern, Gilding says. For a more subtle effect, finish with a colour-matched grout. And if you love the look of shaped tiles, but you’re unsure if you want to take them across a whole wall, consider using them to pick out key architectural features, such as wall recesses or the area around a vanity. Tip: Gilding suggests using epoxy grout rather than cement grout as it’s stain-resistant and easier to clean.Epoxy vs Cement Grout: What’s the Difference?
Renovation challengesStaying on budget was a challenge for 34 per cent of homeowners who have recently renovated, followed closely by finding the right service providers and sourcing the right materials. Defining their own style and funding the project were other challenges.
6. Blunder: Selecting a clashing styleIt’s surprisingly common for people to forget about the furniture and other finishes in a room when selecting tiles. Tiles can be a beautiful way to finish a floor, but not when they clash with other elements in a room.
Focus on noticeable areasDon’t have the budget for a full kitchen overhaul? Focus on improving an area that buyers will see the moment they walk in, such as a splashback, says Azmi. “Retiling your splashback can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your kitchen, and can cost as little as $20 per square metre.”