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Dishwasher placement: Finding the perfect position

Dishwasher placement: Finding the perfect position

Dishwashers may have once been considered a household luxury in Australia. However, times have changed and these days, dishwashers are more of a regular feature than a luxury. In fact, according to Canstar Blue Research, around 58% of all Australian households own a dishwasher. And of all people surveyed, only 4% purchased a dishwasher in the last two years because they didn’t have one before. If you’re amongst this 4%, then one important consideration is where to place a dishwasher…. Read More ➝

Design Files: Tips for designing a one-wall kitchen

Design Files: Tips for designing a one-wall kitchen

When it comes to kitchens in Perth, homeowners have a number of layout options to choose from. Horseshoe, L-shape, galley, peninsula, island and one-wall kitchens are some of the most common options you have on hand. While one-wall kitchens may not be the most popular of kitchen layouts, there is a reason they exist. In fact, they are the preferred layout in small, confined spaces. According to Houzz’s 2015 Kitchen Trends Study, only 4% of Australian homeowners choose a one-wall… Read More ➝

Get the best cooktop for your budget

Get the best cooktop for your budget

If you’re looking for cooktops in Perth, no doubt you’ll base your decision on your budget. But, before you decide on a particular model, it’s a good idea to know a little bit about cooktops prior to purchase. Only when you have some background knowledge should you move on to what cooktops are available in various price brackets. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I know quite a lot about cooktops, and today, I will shade… Read More ➝

5 expert tips for choosing kitchen tiles

5 expert tips for choosing kitchen tiles

Updating tiles is one of the most effective ways of transforming the look of a kitchen. It is also more cost-effective than renovating cabinets or buying new appliances. But, before you go out and purchase new kitchen tiles, let me warn you that choosing the wrong tiles is a costly mistake. According to an article published in The Australian, Western Australians pay more for a new kitchen than any other state in the country, spending over $30,000 on average. With… Read More ➝

4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Splashback

4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Splashback

Kitchen renovations are no doubt, a massive and time consuming project. However, if there’s one element of a kitchen that offers the biggest difference in terms of design it’s your kitchen splashback. Your choice in splashback is not to be taken lightly as it has the power to change the look of your entire kitchen. In fact, you don’t even have to renovate the entire kitchen. If you have an existing kitchen, you can simply change your splashback and your… Read More ➝

3 microwaves that will transform the way you cook food!

3 microwaves that will transform the way you cook food!

Microwave ovens are one kitchen appliance I certainly cannot live without. But unfortunately, many people still have scepticism about them. Whilst some simply don’t think that microwave ovens add any value to cooking, others believe they are bad for your health. However, the truth of the matter is that microwaves are awesome! Not only will they speed up your cooking time, but according to choice.com.au, they are more energy efficient than ovens and cooktops AND, cost as low as $10… Read More ➝

8 Hidden costs of renovating

8 Hidden costs of renovating

One of the most effective ways of increasing the value of your property is by investing in a home renovation. Indeed, home renovations can bring about significant improvements to your property which will surely be noticed by potential buyers. If Houzz’s latest State of the Industry Report is anything to go by, renovations are more lucrative now than ever before. The report surveyed businesses in the building industry and revealed that 39% found 2016 to be their best year, 9%… Read More ➝

Stone benchtops Vs laminate benchtops – which is the better option?

Stone benchtops Vs laminate benchtops – which is the better option?

Benchtops are one of the most functional areas of a kitchen. It may come as a surprise to you, but a benchtop is the most frequently updated feature of a kitchen as well. In fact, according to the latest Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 94% of participants had or are planning to upgrade their benchtop as part of their kitchen upgrade. So, if you’re planning to upgrade your kitchen, you may want to consider updating your benchtop also. Now, you have… Read More ➝

How to become a black belt in laundry design

How to become a black belt in laundry design

Australia certainly has no shortage of laundromats. However, a large number of Aussies simply loathe visiting the laundromat. Indeed, it is a cumbersome and time consuming process and you’ll need to maintain a schedule to visit your laundromat. One alternative to visiting the laundromat is by investing in a home laundry. While not every home has the space for a standalone laundry, it is possible for just about anyone to design and create a laundry nook. Moreover, according to The… Read More ➝

6 design secrets to make a small kitchen look larger

6 design secrets to make a small kitchen look larger

Kitchen renovations are probably the most common of home renovations with us Aussies. While there may be several reasons to renovate, a large number of homeowners do so to make their small kitchen appear larger. In fact, according to Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study, of those Australian homeowners that renovated their kitchen in the last 12 months or are looking to renovate in the next 3 months, 58% said that they renovated to increase the size of their kitchen. If… Read More ➝

Thinking of buying a new dishwasher this weekend Here’s what you need to know

Thinking of buying a new dishwasher this weekend Here’s what you need to know

Dishwashers are one of the most common kitchen appliances featured in Australian homes. In fact, dishwashers are no longer the luxury item that they once were. Now, they are more of a necessity than a luxury, with the majority of homes having one. Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study surveyed Australian homeowners who have renovated in the last 12 months, are currently renovating or looking to renovate in the next 3 months and found dishwashers to be the third most frequently… Read More ➝

Bath screens – Love or Loathe?

Bath screens – Love or Loathe?

Bath screens are an incredibly functional component in many smaller bathrooms. They eliminate shower water splashes and separate a bath area from the rest of the bathroom. Nevertheless, bath screens are one particular product that you either love or loathe. And this holds true for many of my customers here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Like most things, there are valid reasons to side either way. But whether you love or loathe bath screens, they do serve to be a… Read More ➝