Kitchen + Bathroom Industry News

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One of the country’s most respected natural stone providers, CDK Stone, says it is seeing a shift away from classic white marbles to interesting new materials with a more complex aesthetic.

Materials like the hardy Superwhite – a dolomite with a mottled grey finish – have been popular choices.

CDK Stone also says the alfresco trend is still going strong, with the company’s neolith benchtops gaining a great deal of attention for use in outdoor kitchen projects.

Since its inception in 1982, CDK Stone has been supplying high- quality natural stone products to the Australian market. With branches in five Australian states, as well as Auckland and Christchurch, CDK Stone stocks the most comprehensive range of stone tools and equipment in the country. Representing more than a dozen of the most respected machinery manufacturers, CDK Stone is one of Australia’s leading suppliers in the natural stone industry.


Concept Design Studio is pleased to announce that it has recently launched a new service to help make the planning stages of your project stress-free.

The company now offers clients the opportunity to experience a virtual-reality viewing of their project before it is built.

Concept Design Studio also boasts various packages to suit every client’s budget so that everyone can take advantage of seeing their project come to life before it is built.

From your first consultation, Concept Design Studio can make your dream into a reality.



Eternity Tiles is proud to announce that it now carries the exclusive Marble+ range of porcelain products.

Developed by Dongpeng, Marble+ maintains the luxurious and elegant feel of natural stone, while boasting the exceptional performance of unglazed porcelain tiles. With incredible colour, detail and veining reproduced in every tile, technology and aesthetics come together in the marvellous new product.

The tiles combine the high performance of unglazed porcelain with a protective layer that’s created during the printing process. This results in a highly stain- and slip-resistant surface, which makes the material suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

Eternity Tiles prides itself on delivering the very best innovative products for its clients. For more information about the Marble+ range, or the other lines that Eternity Tiles carries, visit the website today.


Armanti Tiles & Bathware is pleased to announce that it is now a stockist of handcrafted concrete bathroom furniture that is produced in Western Australia.

With their lightweight, fibre-reinforced composition, the new products are suitable for use in both domestic and commercial applications. The mottled effect and colour patterns that are specific to concrete make each piece in the collection unique. The concrete will age well and change with use, which makes it the ideal choice of material for those who seek a one-of-a kind piece for their bathroom.

The natural and organic look of concrete perfectly complements Armanti Tiles & Bathware’s range of custom-finish, Australian-made tapware and industrial-style tile finishes.

Armanti Tiles & Bathware is the perfect choice of supplier for builders and renovators who are looking to make a statement in their interior space.


Leading bathroom accessory stockist Paco Jaanson is excited about the emerging new trends it is seeing for bathrooms in 2017.

The current trends include wall-hung basins, which create the illusion that they are floating in mid-air, and give a spacious and dramatic look to any bathroom. The Bocchi range of wall-hung Venice basins showcases clean lines and geometry, and is available in 16 colours, including matte white and a striking orange gloss. Also, the CUBE basin by iStone range has a minimalist style and is a little magical in its functionality – when water begins to run, it disappears into what appears to be thin air, complementing and highlighting the sleek stone surface.

Colourful countertop basins are also on the rise, with the new iStone Colour Design line presenting a popular alternative to traditional ceramic basins. Completely transparent, these basins pop in the bathroom and are breathtaking when in use.

Paco Jaanson has also seen a spike in popularity of pedestal basins. Now available in the form of freestanding sculptural designs that create impact, pedestal basins have come a long way. The iStone Colour Design pedestal basin will inject a ‘wow’ factor into any bathroom.

Western Cabinets has had a lot to celebrate recently, having taken out multiple awards at the 2016 Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute’s (KBDi) Awards Gala.

Designer Kia Douglas swept through the awards, picking up the highly-coveted Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year award, as well as People’s Choice for her large kitchen design.
In addition to these highly-regarded accolades, Douglas received a number of other awards.

The judges were impressed with the level of attention to detail used in Douglas’ award- winning small kitchen design, as well as the well-thought-out plan of the space. The clever play on shapes and the kitchen’s subtle colour palette were commended, with the sophisticated end result greatly impressing the panel.

Douglas’ laid-back, family-friendly medium-sized kitchen was also a stand-out winner on the night. The judges loved the clever combination of traditional and contemporary finishes, and were particularly impressed with the inclusion of an inbuilt herb-planter.

Western Cabinets has been designing and manufacturing quality cabinets since 1982, and is committed to always providing its customers with an extensive range of out-of-the-box design options.


Industry-leading homewares brand Salt&Pepper has joined forces with acclaimed chef George Calombaris of Masterchef fame, to create the new cookware collection, GREEK.

Constructed using a world-renowned multi-layer QuanTanium non- stick coating, the GREEK collection negates the need for oil and butter and allows for easy clean-up. The coating also allows you to cook delicate food such as fish or eggs without the risk of sticking.

Much sturdier than other products of its type on the market, the GREEK range is made from hard-anodised aluminium, so if you are a bit rough with your kitchen equipment, then GREEK is for you. With six essential products, the GREEK range works on all cooktops, including induction, and is oven-safe.

Proud to associate his name with the new range, Calombaris was actively involved in the development of the new line, testing each product until completely happy with the quality.

The range is now available at Harris Scarfe and leading specialty stores across the country. If you are after a hardy set of new kitchenware, why not check out the range now?


Armanti Tiles and Bathware is proud to announce that it is now a stockist of industry-leading tapware and bathroom accessory line, Astra Walker.

As the only Astra Walker stockist in South-Western WA, Armanti is excited to see the fast-growing trend of coloured tapware making an appearance.

An independent family-owned manufacturer, Astra Walker offers the ideal solution for both contemporary and classical bathroom fittings. With an extensive range of finishes in tapware and bathroom accessories, these quality products are designed for many years of maintenance-free comfort and reliability.

Using uncompromising materials and superior craftsmanship, Astra Walker’s products are manufactured and finished to the highest standard, offering a vast selection of finishes including chrome, matte black, aged brass and copper. Each of these is available for custom-order through Armanti stores.

If you are looking to build or renovate, contact the team at Armanti to make a statement in your interior space.


Visual imagery specialist Concept Design Studio is happy to announce that it is now offering three new packages to cater specifically to the needs of each individual client. The new packages give you the opportunity to see 3D drawings of your kitchen or bathroom project created to your specifications and budget.

Now offering a black-and-white option, as well as high resolution colour package, Concept Design Studio works with you to create digital imagery of your project before the construction stage commences.

Concept Design Studio’s imagery reduces communication issues during the planning stages of your new kitchen or bathroom, and gives you the opportunity to make any changes to the design, colour scheme and finishes before you build, saving you precious time and money.

Take the stress out of visualising your kitchen and bathroom plans and give Concept Design Studio a call today on 0404 870 890.


Family-owned business CustomStyle Kitchens has recently celebrated its tenth year in business.

Specialising in custom-designed domestic and commercial cabinetry, CustomStyle Kitchens prides itself on making sure that renovations are as stress-free as possible for clients, consistently meeting deadlines and working closely with builders to complete new projects.

Taking a hands-on approach to the execution of all projects, director Peter ensures all projects are completed to the highest standard and is committed to providing excellent customer service. He also meets personally with all clients, providing assistance in creating the most functional cabinetry designs.

If you are after stress-free, quality cabinetry installation, why not call Pete on 0411 652 652 to organise a free consultation?