Trends Vol 32 No 5

While kitchens have almost universally become the functional hub of the home, there's still an opportunity for designers and owners to add their own touch when it comes to style – as illustrated by the kitchens we're featuring in this issue. We’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas to help you create the home, kitchen or bathroom you've always wanted.

Upmarket coastal home evokes classic Cape Cod style features

Masonry built home with weatherboard cladding features wood shingle roof, circular windows, classic columns, extended eaves and detailed interiors Read more

Long narrow site suits owners' request for privacy in their new home

Garage with glazed back wall screens this West Coast contemporary from the street but at the rear it opens up to a landscaped yard and protected forest views Read more

Classical Italian bathroom design with modern accents

Traditional Italian look master suite combines archways, shiplap ceilings and exposed wood beams with modern glass pocket doors and an in-mirror television Read more

Semi-industrial materials define this kitchen

Concrete, brick, Melteca and stainless steel were the materials of choice for this spacious semi-industrial kitchen, which makes a design feature of the L shape Read more

Master suite in renovated apartment makes better connection to its harbour setting

Black sliding wall panels and strategically placed mirrors give this master suite flexibilty to open to the view or close up for privacy Read more

Kitchen renovation creates open-plan living with garden views

Dark timber veneer cabinetry, white engineered stone benchtops, and a marble mosaic splashback create a crisp modern look within a wider living space Read more

Practical wood kitchen complements holiday home living

Part of a lakeside home, this relaxed kitchen in distressed oak veneer with rear pantry is designed for its open connections and sheer convenience Read more

Six tier home with wide, open spans provides great indoor-outdoor living

Coastal home made from compressed concrete with limestone and blackbutt floors features a bowling alley, day spa, wine tasting room, and lane pool Read more

Black and white kitchen brings modern touch to warehouse conversion

This contemporary black and white kitchen with waterfall benchtop and negative detail cabinet handles offers a sculptural look to the open plan living spaces Read more

Refined bathroom in modest-sized home creates sense of spaciousness

Large-format porcelain wall and floor tiles and cantilevered elements give this bathroom the luxurious, spacious feel of a high-end hotel bathroom Read more

Huge wall tiles form the backdrop in this modern kitchen extension

Tall cabinetry in this sculptural wood veneer and white kitchen conceals appliances, a pantry, and a laundry entrance Read more

Contemporary bathroom that's all in the open

This master suite doesn't pull any punches when it comes to open-plan design even dispensing with the concept of separate wardrobe space Read more





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