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Kitchen Week

Tom and Sarah-Jane cemented themselves as the ones to watch as they pulled out all the stops to create a dreamy kitchen that blended classic country style with contemporary finishes.

Things are heating up

with kitchen week room reveals

Regardless of if you're a masterchef in the making or cooking isn’t quite your forte, we all know the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where you go from brewing a pot of tea one minute to perching yourself on your island and catching up with a friend over a glass of wine the next. The kitchen is where it all happens.

This week, the Blockheads hit the mark with cascading island benches, plenty of storage and a hint of glam with feature lighting and luxe tapware. Overall, they delivered five very different kitchens. Best friends Omar and Oz brought the drama with a moody industrial style space, while Dylan and Jenny and Ryan and Rachel went lighter and brighter with hints of natural timbers and greens.

But in the end, it was Tom and Sarah-Jane who took the top spot after bringing together marble, copper and classic subway tiles to create a heart of the home that radiated comfort and warmth.

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Top 3 unsung heroes of the kitchen

the features that make all the difference

Bringing country-inspired living to your kitchen is all about incorporating a deep farmhouse sink, shaker style profile cabinetry and splurging on luxurious stone benchtops.

When you’re designing your kitchen, these features can often take over the spotlight. And don’t get us wrong, they’re all crucial to making sure you create a space that is as functional as it is stylish. But there’s also the unsung heroes of the kitchen, especially if you want to create a space that looks at home nestled amongst rolling green hills and bushland.

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Our Bendigo Gallery Showroom has all of your country-inspired interiors in one place.

1. Appliances

They might not be seen as the most glamorous feature of the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be. The Richmond Deluxe range from Belling, as seen in our Napier 53 on display in Gen Fyansford, gives the ultimate country-inspired look, while still being the functional star of your kitchen. Featuring a 6 burner gas hob and 4 independent ovens, it makes hosting over the festive period or your weekly Sunday roasts an absolute breeze. Plus, it comes in a great range of colours to choose from.

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2. Tapware

Tapware is known as the jewellery of the home, and for a good reason! It’s the finishing touch that ties your space together, leaving it polished and refined. This season, we’ve seen a lot of matte brass and copper finishes featured, giving a nod to the antique tapware found in heritage homesteads. If you’re inspired by the Blockheads, you can’t go wrong with the NUOVA Calare Sink Mixer from Alder, or their new CORI range for a mix of two-toned elegance and a pull down feature that’ll be a lifesaver when you’re cooking for the masses.

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3. Cabinet handles

While tapware takes the crown for jewellery of the home, cabinet handles aren’t far behind. A great tip straight from our Melbourne Gallery Team - if finishing your cabinetry entirely in a Formwrap or Settler profile is a little too far out of your budget, elevate your standard laminate with a gorgeous set of handles from our supplier Kethy. Whether you pick a classic handle or a shell or knob profile, you get a sophisticated designer look, often at a more affordable price than upgrading all of your cabinetry. Start exploring their range here!

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