Trends Volume 32 No 6 Australia

Whether it's a new build or a renovation, your home design project is one of the most exciting – and possibly most challenging – processes you can go through. There are times along the way when you'll need inspiration and guidance. So we’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas in this issue of Trends to help you create the home, kitchen or bathroom you've always wanted.

Awards highlight the best of Australian house design

Three residential projects show the depth of building design talent brought to light by Australia's NABD Awards Read more

A six-metre long island forms the centrepiece of this family-friendly kitchen

Contemporary, open kitchen design features island with waterfall ends, cedar strip cladding and a hardwood countertop Read more

Mirror wall adds sense of space to renovated bathroom

Contemporary spa-like space has multiple lighting sources, a freestanding bath and a modern, glass fronted shower Read more

New glass walled apartment rises from steel structure of warehouse conversion below

Two storey unit atop renovated warehouse features cantilevered internal stair, glass walls on three sides, vinyl plank flooring and a glass elevator Read more

Dramatic bathroom with rust look tiles and black accents

A black and metal theme including rust coloured tiles and a black vanity and sinks gives this bathroom a masculine feel Read more

Maintenance-free home designed to suit owners' active lifestyle and maximise the views

Concrete, Corten steel, zinc and extensive glazing are the predominant materials in this new home, which also incorporates a range of sustainable design features Read more

Major renovation expands and reinvents a dated rural home

Strong, symmetrical gable forms combine with bold white plaster and cedar cladding to give this home by designer Grant Bindon a contemporary, European aesthetic Read more

Mosaic feature walls add sparkle to modern bathroom design

This long, narrow bathroom with raked ceilings has end walls in glass, metal, and black mosaic tiles white cabinetry contrasts the tilework Read more

Contemporary renovation with open-plan bathroom and bedroom

This master suite renovation features ornate wall mirrors, a green glass privacy wall, subtle wall tones, a cantilevered vanity and a rug-like floor tile layout Read more

Master bathroom opens up to master bedroom to optimise light and space

Large format tiles, cantilevered elements and a large operable wall all give this bathroom an upmarket hotel-like ambience Read more

Apartment kitchen design inspired by the architecture of Chicago

Cabinets shaped like skyscrapers, shelving like a bridge and I-beam supports on the chunky island all evoke features of the city this apartment looks down on Read more

This Arts & Crafts-style entertainer's kitchen is backed by a large fully functional scullery

Rustic island cabinetry adds an Arts and Crafts flavour to this contemporary kitchen with a long cantilevered island countertop Read more

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