Trends Volume 33 No 7

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of. To help get you started on creating the home – or kitchen, or bathroom – you've always wanted, we’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas in this issue of Trends.

Curved corners throughout this kitchen give it a softer edge, while it still presents a very contemporary look

Key to the success of this new kitchen design is its organisation into five functional zones, including a dedicated coffee nook with cafe-style seating Read more

Remodeled two-storey home has improved flow and increased natural light

The renovation and addition to a home with dark, cramped spaces results in open plan interiors and a new steel and glass extension at the back Read more

Modern addition design contrasts and complements heritage cottage

Ruby red brick gives way to vertical timber cladding in a modern extension to a 100-year-old home Read more

Mix of rich surfaces gives this bathroom the feel of a luxury retreat

The complementary tones of Neolith sheets, travertine wall tiles and a wood tile herringbone floor are off set by darker hues of Vanilla Noir Caesarstone in this master ensuite Read more

Award-winning home features exposed raw materials and a novel approach to layout

The primary structure of this new home consists of parallel precast concrete walls, fully glazed at each end and topped with a gabled roof Read more

New lean-to adds valuable space to this retro kitchen makeover

Panelled doors, traditional cabinetry pulls, a retro fridge and subway tiles are all in keeping with the age of the home in this kitchen renovation Read more

Rustic elements combine with modern features in this villa family bathroom

Antique look tiles and a freestanding tub are balanced by a contemporary vanity and modern tapware and lighting in this renovated bathroom in a 1900s home Read more

Beach tones and an integrated design are features of this family kitchen

Merging with the wider interior, this contemporary, understated kitchen's white and wood cabinetry and travertine floors evoke the home's coastal setting Read more

New York deli meets light industrial in this entertainer's kitchen

Subway tiles, 1920s light fittings, reeded glass cabinets and commercial-look appliances combine to create the look and feel of a restaurant chef's table setting in this kitchen renovation Read more

Reorganised small studio apartment achieves bathroom privacy

A batten ceiling and floor give this renovated bathroom a sauna like feel, while black detailing extends an Art Deco theme Read more

Stone, bronze, wood and metallic-hued tiles combine to exotic effect in this luxury ensuite

Renovated penthouse master ensuite provides better connections between bedroom, bathroom and closet, plus greater storage and an exotic Moroccan aesthetic Read more

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