Home Trends Vol. 33/3

While a kitchen's primary role has always been functional – food preparation, cooking and clean-up – in today's homes we demand so much more. Our kitchens must now also operate as social hubs on display to the main living areas. To help you create the new 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.

These spacious Fowler Homes designs offer expansive living spaces and indoor-outdoor flow

Intelligent layouts, quality materials and an experienced, friendly team were all key to achieving these two gabled-roof Fowler Homes designs Read more

Stone-look tiles and a wall-mounted gas fire give this ensuite a welcoming feel

Bathroom renovation strips out an outdated materials and finishes to create warm contemporary space designed for relaxation Read more

Designer tiles and a semi-freestanding tub are features of this ensuite

A combined shower and tub area save space in this modest sized ensuite by Bubbles Bathrooms, which also features a vanity with recycled oak drawer fronts in a Corian cabinet Read more

Hill crest home maximises city views and natural light while still maintaining privacy for its owners

The L-shaped design of this family home ensures its indoor and outdoor living areas are private from the surrounding area despite the site being quite open and exposed Read more

Large window walls in master ensuite make the most of mountain and lake views

This master suite in a hillside home by Mason & Wales has a minimalist interior and comprises a bedroom, bathroom, study and changing room Read more

Careful space planning optimises the function of this kitchen in a small area

Fitting snugly into its limited allotted space, this mainly black and white family kitchen part of a bungalow extension is also open to its wider surroundings Read more

Multi-wing house reveals views slowly and features sheltered outdoor living spaces

Cedar-clad home with three wings offers different outlooks from different spaces bifold metal doors enclose a private courtyard in the living wing Read more

Modern family kitchen in house extension offers sightlines to indoor and outdoor areas

White surfaces and a mirror splashback provide an unobtrusive vibe in this family kitchen, part of a house extension by architect Clinton Cole that features sliding walls opening to a covered c... Read more

A new level and reworked interiors give this Victorian home modern functionality

Clever internal reorganisation and the addition of another level have transformed this Victorian terrace house, with award-winning results Read more

Clear glass balustrade fencing keeps your kids safe around the pool without blocking views

Minimalist Edgetec Mini Post balustrades from Homeplus provide complete poolside safety without obstructing views of the water Read more

This kitchen's black and white theme complements its classic and semi-industrial style

A large scullery, moveable island, subway tile splashback and a close connection to the living spaces are all design features of this classic-meets-modern kitchen Read more

Classic mouldings and stained glass windows combine with a modern aesthetic in this bathroom makeover

A modern vanity and shower balance the more traditional elements in this bathroom renovation, while a freestanding tub and round mirror with LED lighting provide crossover ele... Read more

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