Volume 33 No 6

Renovating a tired and dated kitchen will not only add to your enjoyment of cooking – it can also totally transform the way you use all of your living spaces, indoors and out. But where do you start and what's actually possible? To help you create the kitchen – or bathroom or home – you've always wanted, we’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas in this issue of Trends.

Renovation and extension make the most of wide valley views and indoor-outdoor living

The post and beam construction of an existing Mid-century Modern home was the starting point for the design of a substantial addition to this property Read more

Light industrial touches link this apartment kitchen to its wider heritage environment

Black subway tiles, dark cabinetry and crisp white countertops give this apartment kitchen its dramatic presence Read more

Ensuite renovation has spacious feel despite its long, narrow shape

Large format porcelain tiles and a combined bath and shower zone help give this bathroom the light, open and clean-lined look the owners wanted Read more

Part of a barn-style addition built with recycled materials, this kitchen continues the home's green design ethos

Matt black and white cabinetry, and a hand-crafted wood island give this kitchen a semi-industrial feel that's in tune with the brick and steel extension it form... Read more

Contemporary basement-level kitchen basks in natural light thanks to a feature ceiling of glass pavement lights

A restrained palette of industrial materials raw concrete and steel combines with refined glass, wood and plasterwork to achieve a relaxed but crisp interior Read more

Children's bathroom and master ensuite in renovated villa share key design features

Two bathrooms, two agendas, quite separate locations however, sympathetic colourways and floor coverings bring design unity between these spaces Read more

Open-plan or privacy? This master suite design achieves both

Motorised ceiling blinds provide a flexible connection between this renovated master bathroom and bedroom Read more

Master suite combines traditional and contemporary features to winning effect

This master ensuite connects to its villa surroundings through panelled joinery while adding a semi-industrial accent with tone and fittings Read more

Shaped by coastal views and the weather, this large new home comes with several architectural flourishes

Protected from the wind at the back and taking in views to the sea from its glass-walled interior spaces, this home has effectively created its own sheltered microclimate Read more

Kitchen renovation opens up surrounding spaces for better flow and functionality

As well as wanting their new kitchen to be open-plan and light-filled, the homeowners needed enough space for more than one family member to use it at a time Read more

Dramatic interplay of texture and tone play a leading role in this pared-back master bathroom

New bathroom by designer Davinia Sutton exudes a masculine quality with an emphasis on strong forms and a bold, simple two-tone colour palette Read more

Renovated kitchen now connects to adjacent spaces and improves flow of home

Comprehensive kitchen makeover by designer Kira Gray creates light and airy space for family and entertaining Read more

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