Welcome to Part 3 of our renovations series. In this edition of our newsletter, it's all about Laundry Renovations, which is the third area we specialise in. Whether your budget calls for a complete renovation or simply a fresh coat of paint, we can help you decide on what will work best for your space. This edition will feature our brand new video, as well as a stunning renovation project we completed last month and some tips to consider before renovating your Laundry.
All Hands On Laundry Renovation Packages
We can turn that tired old laundry into a functional, stylish and easy to use space. With inviting designs inspired by the latest styles, we can transform your laundry into a fully functional and organised, easy and affordable space you will love for years to come. Our Laundry Renovation Packages start from just $6,999 inc GST and include plumbing, electrical, lining, waterproofing with a 10-year warranty, tiling, modular storage and design solutions. Our package is designed to optimise flow and reduce the amount of time you spend performing daily household chores.
Stunning Laundry Transformation in Eagle Vale
The laundry is one of the most hard-working zones of your home, so a practical design is essential, but looks come a close second. In this renovation, the existing laundry was tired and lacking space. The client requested more storage space so we added brand new cabinets and maximised all available space that the original laundry was lacking. With the use of a stunning waterblend mosaic tile for the splashback, along with a Quantum Quartz stone benchtop, we were able to transform this laundry space into a modern, functional, clean and neat space. We’re sure that you will agree that this laundry transformation looks great and is now a fully functional space to work in.
Five Surprising Facts About Laundry
1. How Vikings did their laundry
Early sea voyagers, like the Vikings, used to tie their laundry up and hang it off the back of ships to wash as it passes through the waves.
2. 70% of dirt on your clothes is invisible
According to scientist's, even if your clothes appear to be clean, what makes them dirty isn't necessarily what you can see. Various types of human matter like dead skin cells, sweat, natural body oils and even the wrong type of detergent can make your clothes much dirtier than they may appear.
3. Washing detergent was invented because of soap shortages during the First World War
Chronic shortages of fat meant soap could not be made , which led to the creation of synthetic detergent. It was first marked as 'Dreft'.
4. Chinese were the first people to use the iron
Ironing as we know it today was invented by the Chinese. They were the first people to iron clothes with metal over a thousand years ago.
5. H. Sidgier invented the washing machine
1782 was the year the first washing machine was invented. Its creator was H. Sidgier of Great Britain. This was a very primitive version of what we have today, Sidgier designed a rod cage that would crank. Years later, inventions like the hand-powered drum machine helped form the machine we use today.
Did you know
If you wash and dry one load of laundry every day for the next 44 years, you’ll clean as much as the folks at Walt Disney World do in a single day. The laundry cast members wash an average of 285,000 pounds each day. Also, between 30,000 and 32,000 garments are dry-cleaned daily. Gotta keep Mickey looking sharp!
Tip of the Month
Laundry Renovation Tips:
Where to spend money on your kitchen renovation is a more complicated question than you would think. Ask anyone undertaking a kitchen redo and you’ll likely get a different answer from each person! The easy answer is YOU need to decide where your money goes. Your kitchen remodel should reflect the way you live. The gourmet cook will be able to justify spending more on quality appliances and a professional range. The home entertainer will be looking for a warming drawer or wine fridge as essential items, and the busy family is looking for organisational storage. Ultimately, it’s up to you. Laundry Renovation: Tips to Help You Save
From our entire team at All Hands On, we'd like to wish you and your family peace, health, happiness & prosperity in the coming year. Have a very Merry Christmas & we look forward to working closely with each and every one of you on your next renovation project in the new year!
Welcome to Part 2 of our renovations series. Last month, you got a taste of some of the bathroom renovations we carry out however, in this edition of our newsletter, it's all about Kitchen renovations, which is another area we specialise in. It will feature our brand new video, as well as some of the projects we've carried out and off course, some tips to consider before renovating your kitchen.
All Hands On Kitchen Renovation Packages
Take the hassle out of getting your new kitchen. Our kitchens are manufactured to your taste - offering you cutting edge design, style and functionality at a price you can afford. We will take your old kitchen and appliances, and bring you a new personalised kitchen with outstanding quality and good looks. Our Kitchen Renovation Packages start from just $15,999 inc GST and include planning, designing, modeling and installation, kitchen cabinetry, benchtops and splashbacks, drawers and cabinetry accessories, as well as new appliance packages, all tailored to suit your needs.
Four New Kitchen Trends for 2020
The kitchen takes centre stage when it comes to your home. If you’ve been thinking about giving your kitchen a DIY makeover, now is the perfect time to start planning. To help you get started, we can reveal the kitchen trends to look out for in 2020.
1. Use natural materials
Natural materials such as timber and bamboo are beautiful, timeless, and easy to incorporate into your kitchen. The raw tones will neutralise your space, add warmth and texture and can be worked into several kitchen styles.
When it comes to choosing your benchtop material, Lisa says: “Many people are opting for durable laminate benchtop surfaces because of how easy they are to install. They are budget-friendly, and you can choose surfaces that replicate the look and feel of real timber as well as marble too, without the maintenance required.”
2. Add a splash of colour
While white kitchens will always have a place in the home, trends are moving towards something a little moodier and bolder. Darker palettes, such as black, rich greens and navy, are certainly making their way into people’s kitchens. If you are going for a dark colour palette, make sure you have a lot of natural light entering the space, and create balance with accents such as timber tones to soften the aesthetic.
3. Get creative with open shelves
When done right, open shelves can make your kitchen look brighter and more spacious. They have become a popular choice, particularly in a traditionally styled kitchen, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down.
Open shelves can be made at any size with some clever thinking outside the box. With the help of multipurpose panels, you can create visual interest in the space while also creating nooks for bits and pieces that you want on display.
4. Incorporate clever storage solutions
When done right, open shelves can make your kitchen look brighter and more spacious. They have become While you will want some items openly displayed, others are better kept out of sight and that’s where clever storage solutions come into play. Kitchen items are being conveniently hidden behind stylish cabinets, making it all the more important to integrate your storage when planning your kitchen.
Using cabinetry in smart ways creates a modern look without compromising space.
Integrate as much cabinetry storage as possible and consider blind corner cabinets and spice and wine racks to ensure everything in your kitchen has a home. Using cabinetry underneath your island bench is a great way to win extra storage space.
Did you know
This kitchen has been awarded the 'Best Kitchen in the World'
This modern yet deceptively simple looking New Zealand kitchen design has taken out the top award at the 2019 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards for the world’s best residential kitchen. The kitchen, called Heaton Street, was created for a client who wanted an uncluttered, chic, smooth space created with edgy, urban materials. The streamlined, modern kitchen features a hidden sink and sleek benchtops.
Judges described the stand out feature of the kitchen as the Pure White Caesarstone bench that sits in the middle of the layered island. The kitchen is effectively split into two sections by the island bench, providing a front area for food prep, cooking and interaction with guests, while the sink and associated ‘messy’ items is placed to the rear of the island, out of immediate focus. A separate zone, behind a veneered wall, provides out-of-sight storage, pantry and small appliance housing. This clever floor plan allows the eating area to flow seamlessly into the main living space.
The kitchen’s beautiful palette of sleek finishes marries American White Oak veneer, finished with a warm matte stain, with textured black granite surfaces and matte black ply doors and drawers.
Tip of the Month
Kitchen Renovation Tips:
Where to spend money on your kitchen renovation is a more complicated question than you would think. Ask anyone undertaking a kitchen redo and you’ll likely get a different answer from each person! The easy answer is YOU need to decide where your money goes. Your kitchen remodel should reflect the way you live. The gourmet cook will be able to justify spending more on quality appliances and a professional range. The home entertainer will be looking for a warming drawer or wine fridge as essential items, and the busy family is looking for organisational storage. Ultimately, it’s up to you. Where to spend your money on a kitchen renovation
Keep your eyes peeled for the next edition of our newsletter, which will feature part three of our renovations series. Next month, it's all about Laundry renovations and we will be providing you with a brand new video, tips & tricks, plus much more!