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Dual Delights: The Advantages of Installing a Second Kitchen in Your Home

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It might sound like a luxury addition to a home, but a second kitchen is a great idea for a number of very practical reasons. Whether in place of a butler’s pantry or in a home office, having a second space for preparing meals is a growing trend but one that harks back to yesteryear. Let’s look at why homeowners …

Layered Lighting in Kitchen Design

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From setting the mood for a dinner party to highlighting the kitchen island when the kids are doing their homework, lighting has different functions in the home and doesn’t just belong in the ceiling. A lighting plan should include layers and feature different colour temperatures, from bright white lighting that makes your kitchen safe and functional to warm and soft …

A Guide for Brisbane Homeowners When Renovating the Kitchen

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Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or just looking to update your tired old kitchen space, you’ll no doubt want the end result to be a work of art that functions just as well as it looks. In this article, we’ve combined practical guidance with little-known insights to help homeowners achieve their dream kitchen. From kitchen design to budgeting, materials, and …

Mastering the Art of Smart Kitchen Design

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  A smart kitchen that’s equipped with the latest technology can make preparing and planning meals easier. It can also save you money. From slashing food waste to cutting the cost of electricity, water and time spent slaving over a hot stove, smart kitchens offer a wide range of benefits and contribute to a more sustainable home. Read on to …

15 Modern Kitchen Ideas

The kitchen is the beating heart of any home, where you prepare meals, make your morning coffee, and gather with family members to chat and make memories. Renovating your kitchen can breathe new life into your home and can be a chance to let you express your personality. There is a wide range of design options available, so let’s look …

10 Things to Know Before Renovating a Kitchen

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When it comes to kitchen renovations, many people haven’t renovated a kitchen in their lives, so it can be daunting as there are a lot of decisions to make. It’s important to arrange a specialist kitchen design and renovation company to guide you through the process and work with you to achieve your goals. The last thing you want is …

10 Tips to Create a Modern-Feel Shaker Style Kitchen

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Whether the style of your home is classic or contemporary, a shaker-style kitchen can be the perfect choice. A timeless classic with its distinctive recessed panels, the shaker design is versatile and easy to personalise for a modern kitchen renovation. Let’s take a look at how to put a fresh spin on the enduring style of a shaker kitchen to …

8 Tips for Designing a Timeless White Country Kitchen

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A gathering spot for family and friends when entertaining, a place for cooking, dining, work and play – kitchens truly are the hub of a modern home. And when it comes time for an upgrade, creating warmth and homeliness can be as easy as sticking with a classic choice – white. White country kitchens give a sense of cleanliness and are …

10 Must-Have Features of Modern Country Kitchens

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A country kitchen is a classic design with timeless appeal. With a touch of modern appliances, this kitchen style instills softness, warmth, and nostalgic ambience into your home. Incorporating country kitchen design inside a modern home is easily accomplished by updating some elements of the country style. This way you can create a kitchen that you love the look of …

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Splashback for Your Home

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Looking for inspiration for your next kitchen renovation? You’d be amazed how dramatically the right kitchen splashback can make your cooking area come alive with personality and style. Not only do they serve the practical purpose of protecting your walls from cooking-related spills and splashes, but they can also have a significant impact on the overall appearance of your kitchen …

How To Paint Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

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Something as simple as a fresh lick of paint can add value, style, and functionality to your kitchen. Kitchens are known as the heart of the home for good reason, being the place where the family congregates for meals, homework, meetings, work and play. With so much activity occurring in our kitchens, it’s no wonder that our cabinet paint starts …

10 Unique Kitchen Renovations to Increase Your Home Value

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. A hub for much more than just cooking, with daily comfort, convenience, functionality, and precious memories embedded into its walls. This is just one of the reasons why a new kitchen is the first port of call for home improvement. Kitchen renovations are one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. …

10 Popular Kitchen Renovation Trends Worth Investing In

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The world of kitchen designs is always changing and innovating. There are trending styles, new technologies, and practical user-friendly advancements including all the latest and greatest things that you could want in your new kitchen renovation. Feeling like you can’t keep up? Wondering what’s new? If you’re renovating an old kitchen, here’s what’s up and coming to consider… 1) Smart …

15 Tips for Designing a Stunning Small Kitchen

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Personal style knows no bounds, and as the heart of the home, the kitchen is often the place where people want to express themselves the most. From something as simple as the colour of your appliances to a dramatic backsplash or custom cabinetry, a custom designed kitchen renovation can truly allow you to make your mark and set the tone …

Top 5 Granny Flat Kitchen Design Layouts

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Just because your Granny flat is a smaller space doesn’t mean you can’t bring your big ideas to life. Whether you’re looking to rent your granny flat out or planning to provide a separate living space for a family member, a beautiful kitchen can be the star feature that anyone will love. The question is, what’s the perfect granny flat …

How To Design A New Kitchen Layout

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and for families of all shapes and sizes, it is where memories are made, work is completed, and significant discussions are had. Kitchens are no longer purely practical for cooking food and washing dishes. Some of life’s most precious memories are made in this space, which is why more and more people …

The Best Kitchen Design Layout is the One that Fits Your Home

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Creating a new kitchen from scratch can be exciting and daunting in equal measure. Known as the heart of the home for a reason, your kitchen layout has the potential to be the biggest point of contention in your home or to compliment your routine and lifestyle perfectly. We have many clients who have been dreaming of a new kitchen …

How To Choose The Right Kitchen Renovator For You

Renovating your kitchen is a substantial investment of your dollars, fact. But, the return you receive from your kitchen renovation, be it either increased property value or lifestyle improvement, can come down to the choice you make selecting the right kitchen renovator for you. Not all kitchen renovators are the same. It’s important when choosing a kitchen renovator to know …

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost?

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost?

For many people who have never renovated before, the first question that plays out in their mind is, how much does a kitchen renovation cost? It seems logical, it’s a new experience and they’ve obviously got to allocate a considerable sum of money to upgrade from what they currently have.

Kitchen Renovations Cornubia Case Study

Easy Living Kitchens recently had the pleasure of working with Jackie & David from Cornubia to design and supply a stunning new kitchen to replace the home’s original 25 year old kitchen. In the midst of a whole of house renovation and refresh, Jackie & David wanted to open up their kitchen to the veranda area, greatly increase the storage …

Kitchen Renovations Margate Case Study

We recently completed a major kitchen renovation for Stewart and Amy from Margate which included opening up the room by knocking down walls, building out an existing sliding door and incorporating a new fixed pivot door to the outside. Their existing kitchen was over 30 years old and no longer accommodated the demands of a growing family. Stewart and Amy …

Kitchen Renovations Murrumba Downs Case Study

Felicity and Jason recently came to Easy Living Kitchens to design them a new kitchen for their 15 year old home at Murrumba Downs. What was a typical project home kitchen with a closed in kitchen was to be opened up to provide better access and more storage. We came up with a design that provided a spacious island breakfast …

Kitchen Renovations Hemmant Case Study

Easy Living Kitchens recently had the pleasure of working with Katie from Hemmant, to plan and replace her 15 year old original kitchen. Katie was not happy with her previous ‘U’ shaped kitchen with limited space and adjoining small dining area. Her design brief was to create an open plan design, incorporate the dining table into an island bench, and …

Kitchen Renovations Windsor Case Study

When Justin from Windsor invited Easy Living Kitchens to design him a new kitchen, his existing 40 plus year old kitchen was definitely on its last legs. With only floor cabinets and not even a pantry, there was simply very limited storage space, even for a young single guy. The recently purchased 1920 workers cottage was in need of major …

Kitchen Renovations Samford Case Study

James and Olivia from Samford Valley came to Easy Living Kitchens after recently purchasing their approx. 15 year old property. They had already commenced major cosmetic renovations throughout and removed the existing kitchen, leaving us a blank slate to work with. They both had a strong idea of what they wanted by way of layout and finish colours. During our …

6 Clever Ways to Minimise the Cost of Your Kitchen Renovations

There’s no escaping the fact that your kitchen is probably the most expensive room in your house. It’s the room you and your family spend most of your time in and generally the focal point of your home if you do some entertaining for family & guests. Renovating your kitchen will be a substantial investment either way. Still, there are …

7 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

A kitchen renovation is a major project to undertake in your home with lots of variables to consider. It makes sense to research the dos and don’ts of kitchen design to ensure you get the kitchen of your dreams. The team at Easy Living Kitchens has compiled the following 7 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes and How You Can Easily Avoid Them. …

7 Essential Questions You Must Ask Your Kitchen Designer Before You Sign a Contract

Before you sign a contract with your kitchen designer, it’s important to know you are really getting the best solution for your needs and from people you can trust. After all, a new kitchen is a substantial investment, and should be workable and functional for many years to come. How much experience does your Kitchen Designer have not just designing …

Kitchen Design Tips

Layout The first of all kitchen design tips is to consider your layout and workflow. As the kitchen is often considered the heart of your home, it is important to get the pulse right to make it function correctly. Often your kitchen layout is restricted by the structural layout of your house. However, when you consider your everyday kitchen activities …