How to attack your island benchtop in your kitchen renovation

February 26, 2014

There are always some special issues or situations with any kitchen renovation.

One of the trickier ones is your kitchen island bench, what do you do with it, how long, do I have a  sink, cooktop and benchtop  etc etc etc. Here is a useful article from houzz on some issues with kitchen islands. Houzz have some very good ideas a suggestions

What to Consider With an Extra-Long Kitchen Island

More prep, seating and storage space? Check. But you’ll need to factor in traffic flow, seams and more when designing a long island

Houzz Contributor, Residential Architect, Founder 30X40 Design Workshop... More 
Unlike its isolated geographic cousin in an ocean, an island in the kitchen serves as a central gathering space. As our kitchens have become more and more connected to our living spaces, they’ve changed from being solely utilitarian to being social gathering hubs. The island is often a central player in having a whole host of functions now, and the longer it is, the more function you can pack into it.


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Extra Long Kitchen Islands

 Here is an article from Fresh Home that highlights some trends for 2014. We don't necessarilty think they will take off here in Australia but the woden accessories are a brillant idea. Thye will definitely help you either dress up or dress down your kitchen.

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2014 Kitchen Trends

13 Fresh Kitchen Trends in 2014 You Must See

kitchen renovation ideas

Outdoor Kitchens are in for 2014

The kitchen industry is seeing a shift away from the almighty all white kitchen trend which has swept the industry over the past couple of years and is now seeing a move towards natural materials, brass accessories, monochrome minimalism and patterned splash backs.  Here, we at Freshome will predict what we believe will be the strongest kitchen trends in 2014.

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