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Space saving tips for the kitchen

Just because you’re short on space doesn’t mean your kitchen has to suffer. These space saving tips will help you make the most of even the smallest cooking area. Picture your dream kitchen. It’s clean and modern with a double sink, lavish butler’s pantry and multiple island benches. It has...

Gaga for Hygge

The Danish philosophy of Hygge (pronounced Hoo-Gah) is the feeling of cozy contentment by embracing the simple things in life. Nights by the fireplace, curled up in a blanket and indulging in that second slice of cake. It’s a concept we all chase, probably without even realising, and it’s in the...

Save with energy efficient windows

Windows are one of the first considerations when planning a new home build or renovation. They are essential for allowing natural light to flow through your home, along with fresh air and clear views. But did you know windows can be one of the biggest drains on your energy bill?...

How much does timber flooring cost?

When it comes to the price of timber flooring, it can be difficult to see the trees for the forest (excuse the pun). The internet has revolutionised the way we check pricing to see if a product is being offered competitively, but unfortunately there remains some businesses that will only...

6 reasons why an ensuite should be on your renovation wishlist

Traditionally the ensuite was a small utility room adjoining the master bedroom, but we’ve come a long way from using bathrooms simply for washing. An ensuite is where an individual has the convenience of grooming and relaxing without sharing the space with the extended household. 1. Improve everyday bathing. The...

Planning a kitchen renovation? Here’s what you need to know to plan ahead.

Kitchen renovations are complex projects, requiring the input of many different tradespeople at various stages. Whilst every renovation is different, one thing that will ensure the success of any renovation project is planning. Below is a timeline for a typical kitchen renovation so you know what to expect. Day 1-3...

Chocolate tart with salted caramel

Chocolate tart with salted caramel popcorn Preparation time: 50 minutes Cooking time: 23 minutes Functions used: CircoTherm® Intensive This delicious recipe: Serves 8 Ingredients Base: ☆. 250g Plain flour ☆. 125g Butter ☆. 1 egg, beaten Filling: ☆. 450g dark chocolate ☆. 200ml cream ☆. 150g caster sugar ☆. 50g...

Surf & Turf

Surf & Turf - beef fillet with potatoes & herb dressing Cooked using: Induction cooktop, steam, meat probe This delicious recipe: Serves approx. 2 Ingredients: ☆. 2 x 200g beef fillet (or whatever portion size you want to eat) ☆. 6 medium Tiger Prawns (whole) ☆. 2 large potatoes ☆....

Teppanyaki Tiger Prawns

Teppanyaki tiger prawns with wasabi & lime aioli Cooked using: NEFF Induction cooktop, teppanyaki plate This delicious recipe: Serves approx. 2 Ingredients: ☆. 10 medium Tiger Prawns (whole) ☆. 50ml water ☆. Extra Virgin Olive Oil ☆. Salt and pepper to taste Method Peel the shells off the prawns and...

Lamb rack, baby potatoes & carrots with chimi churri

Cooked using Siemens StudioLine oven. Chimi Churri: ☆. 1 x handful of fresh coriander ☆. 1 x handful of fresh basil ☆. 1 x handful of fresh parsley ☆. 1 fresh green chilli (chopped) ☆. 1 clove of garlic ☆. 1 lime ☆. ¼ cup red wine vinegar ☆. extra...

Installing composite decking

Composite decking gives an immediate lift to any area, creating an exquisite outdoor experience within your sacred space. If you’re not familiar with it, composite decking is man-made, and is comprised of an equal mix of recycled wood fibres and recycled plastic. Because of this, it lasts much longer than wood...

Refresh by resurfacing

Would you like a new look kitchen or bathroom on an affordable budget, completed in only a matter of days using your existing structures? Sounds great right? Resurfacing is quickly becoming a popular renovation alternative for homeowners who are happy with their existing layout but need a fresh modern look...