Category: Interior & Exterior Developments

Tips To Refurbish Your Kitchen

Published / by Irene Marchesi

Tired of your boring old kitchen? Does your inner chef cry each time you enter the kitchen?  Well, then it’s probably time to give your kitchen a makeover. It could either be a few simple changes here and there or you could completely transform the area by conducting a complete refurbishment. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Budget

Regardless of how major or minor the renovation is, it is important to set a budget before you get started. This gives you a clear idea about how much money you should spend on each area. For example if you have a small budget then you should drop the idea of lavish renovations such as adding granite benchtops Perth or marble tiles, as these would cost a fortune. Therefore, decide on the changes according to your budget and contact a few companies that would do the relevant jobs, to get quotations. Once you get the quotations, compare the prices in order to choose the one that fits your budget and requirements.kitchen-refurbishment

Decide on a theme

If you are planning on conducting a major kitchen transformation then you could hire a professional interior designer to do the job for you. Choose a theme that you have always dreamed of and convey it to the designer. This will aid in choosing the color of the new wall paint and the kitchen cabinets as well. There are several themes to choose from and each comes with its own charm. For example: a rustic theme would comprise of stone benchtops and dull brown cabinets whereas a contemporary theme would consist of classic white cabinets with a touch of silver or red, depending on your personal preference. However, you must remember to choose a color combination that is easy to clean and maintain, as white cabinets are more likely to show any stains. To view more about benchtops check out http://www.qstone.com.au

Replace appliances

Sometimes, it’s not the kitchen that requires changes, it could be the broken appliances that might be giving you jitters each time you think of cooking. Screeching blenders or leaking dishwashers could be the hidden culprits behind your disdain towards the kitchen. Therefore, it’s time to get rid of the old ones and make way for the new. Get yourself new kitchen appliances that complement the new theme and give your kitchen a completely refreshing look while making it look stunning at the same time. In addition, you must get rid of all the damaged utensils and invest in some brand new, shiny pots and pans to bring back your interest in cooking.Try out these tips and watch your kitchen transform from drab to fab!

Separating Us From The Core Of The Matter

Published / by Irene Marchesi

Privacy in the office building doesn’t come easy. There are often too many people walking around, usually with nothing decent on their agenda. Other people are one gear away from running to and fro places, causing ruckus with their harried steps and impatient grumbles. When you’re at the coffee machine you can hear them mumble, ‘stupid meeting, stupid report, stupid lift, stupid mother-in-law, stupid, crap coffee’. If you share cubicles with people you have to pray everyone else is occupied with their own work otherwise you won’t even have five minutes to check an email or watch a music video. There are just no breaks from constant contact with humans, whether it is by touch, sound or eye contact.

If you’re one of those blessed with an actual enclosed office, however, relish it. The walls still aren’t soundproof and people can plainly see what you’re doing but there’s a barrier between you and them so unless you’re completely distracted you can see them coming. These office partitions can be the stuff of dreams for those jammed together like people in a lift. The feeling as if you’re in an aquarium staring at people and being stared at might seem claustrophobic but it’s more like you’re being given some protection from the outside world.

When it comes to interior fit out companies Melbourne, there are several variants. They’re described as ‘enclosed cubicles separated from neighbouring work spaces by walls’. Although this is a vague definition it allows for a lot of types of partitions. The typical office you’ll see in a lawyer television show is a prime example. You can quite clearly see the person or people inside and what they’re doing. However, the cubicle is ‘out of the way’ of the general work area and only accessible by a door. This gives the person freedom to move around and organise their work possessions without fear of being cramped.

Interestingly, you’ve passed through a partition even if you don’t know what it was. Those sliding see-through doors at the entrance of certain buildings? Those are office partitions. Yes, they aren’t restricted to office spaces and cubicles. As long as they are separating parts of the building and can be passed through (without breaking through them, obviously), they are office partitions. For another example, you’ve been to dentists and medical clinics that are inside buildings more often than you care to. Aside from the entrance into the building, once you’ve traversed the corridor and reached your destination, you’ll have reached the business. That’s not the partition. The partition is what separates the foyer from the waiting room, or the waiting room from the operation room. When you next go to have a check-up, keep an eye on these things. You’ll be surprised.

Office partitions are far more common than we think. That just makes them more useful than we care to realise. Check this link http://www.contourinteriors.com.au/our-expertise/office-fitouts/ if you need a design for your new office fit outs.