Awesome Cabinet Door & Drawer Ideas

Why go with the same old, standard cabinet door and drawer designs when you can make them stand out? If you’re going for a complete kitchen overhaul, might as well go all the way and go bespoke spectacular!

At InDesign K + B Brisbane we thrive on creativity, and are committed to making sure what we design with our clients (and for our clients) truly reflect who they are so that they are thrilled with the final outcome.

Add greater function and uniqueness to your kitchen by utilising every inch allocated for your cabinetry while covering up messy places and using awkward spaces.

1. Corner Drawers

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They are a great use of those odd corner spaces and look cool as they are pulled out too! We can design these drawers specific to your space.

 

2.  Track Door Cabinetry

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Swinging doors take up room in small kitchens and sometimes are just an accident waiting to happen! Eliminate these issues by installing track doors that slide from side to side in a neat and seamless way. The only drawback is that you can’t have access to both sides of the cupboard at the same time, as the doors slide from one side to the other.

 

3. Pocket Doors

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The beauty of these doors is that they open up fully, nicely tuck in on either side of the cabinet and look just like ordinary cabinet doors when closed.

 

4. Flip-Up Doors

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With the help of cool hydraulic mechanisms, these doors open upwards instead of sideways to keep the door completely out of the way.

 5. Tambour Doors

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Similar to a rolling garage door, Tambour Doors are great for covering up small appliances (coffee maker, toaster) or shelves. The doors usually roll from top to bottom and in some instances from side to side. This could add a funky, yet functional look to your kitchen!

 

6. Glass Doors

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Glass door cabinetry make a smaller kitchen seem more spacious and keep you well-organised.

 

7. Custom Drawers

Customise some of the drawers in your kitchen for a look that’s unique to you and the style of your kitchen. These could be customised from the look of the drawer to the purpose of your drawer.

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So there you have it. Some nifty cabinet door ideas for your to consider when planning on  your kitchen renovation.

Why don’t you allow our creative design team take a look at some of your ideas? We can sit with you and help bring them to life considering your lifestyle and space.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment!

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Moroccan-Style Baths

When you think of Morocco, you think of an exotic escape where the air is spicy, the days are warm and the streets are draped in rich hues of teal and gold.

The lush, bright colours and brushed gold combination coupled with the geometrical patterns would bring any space to life.

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The typical Moroccan-style bath is a space that is peaceful, open and immediately puts your mind at ease….

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With inspiration in colour, texture and patterns straight from the streets of Morocco and the markets in Marrakech we bring you some beautifully designed baths.

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(Above) The subtle plum-stained cement in the bath on the left is both beautiful as it is mysterious, and notice the perfect curves featured on the hand-sculpted cement shower on the right.  We especially love the romance of the shadows cast on the shower area from the overhead turkish lamp. The overall looks is complete with the brushed gold fittings in both bathrooms.

(Below) This bath is wonderfully representative of Morocco – from the colours, to the patterns of the tiling around the mirror and on the floor.

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(Above) Focusing more on the simplicities of a Moroccan theme, this powder room incorporates the emblematic tiling, wooden doors and accents, polished cement and warm lighting for a more understated, yet stylish look.

(Below) This bath is more on the opulent side showcasing gorgeous marble floors, walls and sinks and stays true to the moroccan theme with the patterned tiling and framed mirrors.

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Mesmerizing Mosaic

Mosaic can be an ornate display of colour and art when done correctly. Ensure that you have a skilled tiler to handle the mosaic tiling in your bathroom as you embark on this moroccan-inspired journey.

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Ok, so this bathroom wall (below) isn’t considered mosaic, but we love the gorgeous shape of the tiles and the oceanesque colour combination.

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It’s different, but we love the modern twist on this bath (below) while fusing colour and mosaic tile art as a wall feature.

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Pretty Patterns

The bold and continuous patterns are featured everywhere – from the lattices on windows, the architecture and even the ceramic tableware.  Check out the ornate patterns on these sinks by Kohler.

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If you are inspired by the design and colours of the images you’ve seen and you want to incorporate it into your bathroom, give us a call and set up an appointment with our Design Team today!

 

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TREND ALERT: Mirrored Backsplashes for your Kitchen

It was HOT back in the ’80s and has managed to shimmy back onto the scene………..

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Mirrored Kitchen Backsplash!

What we’ve seen so far on the market is a mix of mirror treatments so it should be quite simple to find a mirror backsplash that will work well in your kitchen. These styles will range from the antiqued or traditional look to an urban or modern feel.

What we particularly love about mirrors and incorporating this reflective beauty in your kitchen is that it adds light, space and even some glamour to an everyday space.

We’ve rounded up some of the best looks we’ve seen so far:

Antique Mirror Backsplash

For a more rustic, old world look note that mirrors can be aged to look antique!

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The Subway Tile

We love how the classic tile is given a facelift by being mirroredThe kitchen space immediately feels bigger as the tile continues to the ceiling for a textured and beautiful aesthetic.

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Mosaic Tile

For a little more pizazz, consider installing a cool mosaic tile in your kitchen

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Smoked Mirror

For a dramatic look, go for the smoked mirror instead of the typical silver mirror because it has a darker hue to it. See below..

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Simply Traditional

For a traditional, yet classic look go with a clean and simple backsplash.

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So it doesn’t matter what your style is, if you love shiny things… so much so that you’re considering installing a disco ball in your kitchen.. perhaps you should just consider a mirrored backsplash!

We’d love to help you design your perfect kitchen to suit your unique tastes and lifestyle.. Give us a call and set up an appointment with one of our talented designers to bring your dream kitchen to life.

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Selling your house? Renovate your Bathroom & Kitchen!

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As most of you know, if you are presently getting ready to move on to greener pastures and are considering putting your house up for sale, realtors stand by the fact that a great kitchen and bathroom add greater value!

Depending on your budget, you can decide which of these two spaces you want to renovate. Our team at InDesign Kitchens + Bathrooms can help you cost every aspect of it out along with special input from our experienced Designers who have experience and knowledge to take on your project.

TIPS:

1. Classic Look

When it comes to the visual appeal for either your bathroom or kitchen, consider using a colour combination that is classic, timeless and clean. The lighter the room feels, the better. Avoid darker colours that could translate into a the appearance of smaller space and shadowy corners.

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2. Make it look good

People who are doing the proverbial walk through during open house, are merely seeing how everything looks. It is all about the aesthetics of your home. Pick up accessories, ornaments, plants, blankets and/or cookies to complement your renovations to ultimately make your home look good. Make people want to live there.


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3. Wow Factor

Ensure that there is an element of “wow” stated in the presentation of your home when people look through the kitchen and bathroom. Install a soak tub or heated floors in the bathroom to make people want to have a second look and linger for awhile. In your kitchen install a great lighting system and/or a beautiful marble countertop for your island.

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4. Avoid extremes

As part of your renovation make sure not to add anything too extreme that could communicate a negative message to potential buyers. For eg. exotic wood cabinetry or too many tech-savvy devices in the bathroom and/or kitchen.

 

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5. Speak to Real Estate Professionals

Last but not least, ensure that you speak to real estate professionals to have a better understanding how much/how little you have to do to your home to make it raise its value and get the offer that you’re looking for. They will have good insight into the market and present demand and what buyers are looking to see.

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We are professional Bathroom and Kitchen Renovators fully licensed with the BSA and we operate according to the governing rules of standards and practices that are set out for us within the Industry.

Set up an appointment with us today to discuss your impending project, we’d love to help!

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Asian-Inspired Bathrooms

One of the main reasons why people are so intrigued with the East-Asian influence is because of their philosphy of life – peace, balance and nature’s influences on everyday life. Your space should enable you to relax, unwind and experience peace through inner reflection in a quiet and calming environment. How this philosophy and way of life translates into a space is by including the following elements:

1. Minimalism

What this means is reducing the amount of “things” around you. De-clutter. In a bathroom this would mean smart and compact storage – there wouldn’t be multiple storage options allowing more breathing space to the bathroom. There would be no over-stimulating elements in the bathroom to take away from your relaxation.

2. Natural Elements

Incorporate a lot of natural, organic elements into the space such as plants, stones and wood in different forms. This can be from the material used for flooring, decór, wallpaper to art on the walls. Some asian plants that you can use are bamboo, orchids or bonsai.

3. Neutral Tones

The colour tones to be used for this type of design is going to be inspired by nature and to  invoke the feeling of peace and serenity. Check out some of these colour palettes below:

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4. Spa-Like Luxury

One of the key elements of asian-inspired bathrooms is to be able to relax. What would relax you more than a spa-like environment including a tub for a long hot soak, a spacious wet room or rain shower.

For some design inspiration, go through some of the photos that we’ve collected for your perusal below.

If you like what you see and would like to begin thinking of having an asian-inspired bathroom in your home, our creative design team would love to sit down with you and help you plan out your dream bath.

Give us a call and set up an appointment today!

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The Super-Storage Kitchen Cabinets

When you’re thinking of the ultimate dream kitchen, you’re looking for the best in storage solutions. Finding a perfect place for everything you have in your kitchen while not looking like your space is bursting at the seams can be tricky.

The common problem is being able to make your kitchen look good while getting the best design perfect for your family + groceries + appliances + utensils.

FEAR NOT!

At InDesign Kitchens + Bathrooms Brisbane, we are capable of creating and designing solutions to fit your every need. We work with the best artisan cabinet makers and we guarantee using materials that are from 100% Australian suppliers to meet the highest in quality and industry standards.

No request is too unique for us to find a solution for.

Give us a call to set up an appointment today!

To help you with your thinking process, take a look at some of the great cabinet storage solutions we’ve come across:

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Awesome drop-down kitchen cabinet! (above)

Make the most out of space close to the floor with smart storage for kids’ items or baking accessories! (below)

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Choose corner drawers to make the most of your space! (below)

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Speak to your designer about kitchen storage cabinetry recessed into the wall as shown below.

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If you love your environment, find a garbage solution which will organise your recyclables efficiently! (below)

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How nifty is this cupboard door storage for baking utensils with conversion charts! (below)

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Grey is the new White – Grey Bathrooms

According to a new trend alert, Grey (or Gray if you’re American) is swiftly becoming the new white in interior decór.. This is because grey is so versatile – it pairs well with both bright and neutral colour palettes and is easy on the eye. The closer grey gets to black it can be more dramatic and mysterious, but the closer it gets to white the more lively and illuminating it becomes.

Grey welcomes any style from traditional to modern – it all depends on how it is incorporated into your space and how well it is worked into the design.

Use it as an accent colour or the main colour scheme for some edge.

Below are some great examples on how grey can be incorporated into your new bathroom.

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Take a look at the wonderful grey tiles used in the bathroom below to pair with the marble vanity surface.

 

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A modern take on grey with the polished cement bath area (below)

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Family-Friendly Kitchens

Designing a kitchen for a family is always exciting for us because each family is different. Some are just starting out with a new baby coming home or have a house full of ‘tweens. Whatever it be, there are a variety of elements to consider to make your kitchen versatile enough to address your present needs.

1. Kitchen Layout

One of the more ideal kitchen layouts for a kitchen catering to the needs of a growing family is the open layout. The rough sketch shown below shows a kitchen that opens out to a living area and a cosy breakfast nook. This layout enables you to keep an eye on the happenings around you while putting together a meal.

floorplan-lSafety and easy-to-clean-up are one of the biggest concerns when planning a kitchen that is toddler-friendly.

2. Flooring

Flooring material that are more forgiving for those falls around the kitchen are bamboo or hardwood even though stone and ceramic tiles are more durable. Plus, it is proven to be better for your back and legs as you stay up on your feet and run around the kitchen after little ones.

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3. Appliances

Installing a pot-filler by the cooktop negates the need for walking around with heavy pots filled with water.

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4. Durable Countertops

 

Choosing a durable material for your countertops is essential because of the range of uses and users. Marble, stainless steel and granite are perfect for durability under constant use and abuse.

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5. Storage

In the early years your kitchen will be peppered with plastic bottles and sippy cups that typically avalanche at the worst times when you’re reaching for one in a hurry. To avoid such incidents, have a lowered, deep drawer that can store more within reach.

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6. Breakfast Nook / Homework Station

With growing kids in your home, school work is never too far away and supervision is essential. So as to not take away from what you are trying to do in the kitchen to prepare dinner or clean up after they get home, a dedicated space for the kids to sit down and work is necessary. This can be converted from a breakfast nook or bar area. Another bonus would be to install a power outlet near this area for when laptops and other electronic devices need to be plugged up.

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7. Command Center

As the kids grow older and schedules need to be visual and better organised, it will be necessary to have a command center in the kitchen where everyone gathers at the beginning and end of the day. A chalkboard or several mini corkboards installed on the wall in the kitchen is a good start.

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8. Trash out of sight

To prevent situations of unsightly, overstuffed trash recepticles – keep them hidden away in pull-out cabinets.

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As your family grows, your needs and the functionality of your kitchen will evolve and it is important to be aware of that.

At InDesign Kitchen + Bathrooms Brisbane, our creative  designers are ready to sit down with you and plan out your dream kitchen perfectly suited for you and your family. Contact us today for an appointment and get one step closer to making your dream come true!

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Industrial Design Baths

It’s not for everyone. It’s rustic, raw and militant. We love this look especially in trendy converted lofts. The amount of space found in a the structure of a loft coupled with high ceilings is aesthetically pleasing but can be tricky to put together.

Here are some ideas that might help when designing and putting together your bathroom in your loft – or if you simply want an industrial look for a bath in your home.

 

Colour Schemes

There are a range of nice rustic colour combinations to choose from and we picked our palettes from Design-Seed. 

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Fixtures

We can start by taking a look at some cool industrial fixtures featuring brands like Watermark and Sonoma:

 

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Looks

A great set of looks and feels with varied flooring ideas, lighting, structure and fixtures. See what stands out to you and mark it!

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Lighting

Keep it vintage and funky.

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If this industrial look is for you, we can make it happen. At inDesign Kitchens + Bathrooms Brisbane we consider your ideas and lifestyle when putting together something perfect for you and your family.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our talented designers!

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Emerald Green: Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

 

 

At the top of the year Pantone voted Emerald Green as Colour of the Year 2013.  We’ve seen it make a splash on the catwalks at New York Fashion Weeks so far and we’re happy to see it back in the Kitchen too!

We’ve got a collection of how to make Emerald Green work in your kitchen.

 

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If you see a look that you would like to recreate in your home, we’d be happy to help get that set up for you! Our team of creative designers would be happy to help sit down with you and put some ideas together.

To set up an appointment please contact us.

 

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