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November 9, 2017

In October's article, CoLAB Design Studio discussed the value of custom kitchen design in a real-estate market saturated with flat-pack renovations. 

This month we deliver our 10 TIPS FOR A GREAT CUSTOM KITCHEN!   

  1. Design should be aligned to the style, proportion and flow of the home.  A holistic approach is the key to embedding maximum value into the fabric of the building.

  2. Understand how you move around your kitchen Eg. “I need my cling wrap stored near my Tupperware for maximum lunch-prep. efficiency”… “I need my toaster n...

October 3, 2017

The era of the ‘kit’ kitchen has made this real-estate facelift all the more attainable, but with a standard set of modules, finishes and styles rolled out across the suburbs, a kit kitchen is immediately identifiable.  Unfortunately the true investment potential of a kitchen renovation is often undermined by taking off-the-shelf short-cuts in the valuable heart of the home.

June 29, 2017

Interior Design is all about placing people in architecture, ensuring that the environment they inhabit responds holistically to their needs.  It is, after all, within the interior that we live our lives, not standing outside our buildings looking in.  Unfortunately the absence of interior design expertise is evidenced in so much of the architecture around us, which can be drastically mis-aligned with the identity, movement and simple requirements of its inhabitants.  The unique expertise of an interior designer is able to contribute to a proj...

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