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March 14, 2024

There are beautiful alternatives to engineered stone benchtops

From July 1, engineered stone benchtops will be banned in Australia. If you are planning a new kitchen and love the look of stone, what do you do now? Read…
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August 9, 2023

6 Kitchen design tips for Northern Beaches homes

There is no place on earth like Sydney’s Northern Beaches. More than a desirable place to live – it offers a complete lifestyle and easy access to nature. So when…
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June 19, 2023

Take your laundry from daggy to divine with our 5 design ideas

When it comes to laundries, there are no rules! Learn how Aussie laundries are changing and becoming a unique reflection of each homeowner’s lifestyle with our 5 laundry design ideas.…
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May 23, 2023

Under-utilised space becomes entertainers’ dream kitchen

Our clients come to us because they want a kitchen that reflects their personalities and unique requirements. Our recently completed kitchen in Mosman, NSW certainly achieves these goals. How we…
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April 17, 2023

Is it worthwhile using a kitchen designer?

In life, you get what you pay for. That’s why we believe it’s important to pay a little more for a new kitchen that’s designed by a professional kitchen designer.…
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March 14, 2023

We don’t know what to do about our kitchen. It’s totally dysfunctional!

A badly designed and dysfunctional kitchen can be a misery. But for this Narrabeen couple, renovating the kitchen wasn’t straight forward. Learn how we created their dream kitchen. A badly…
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February 20, 2023

We’re on the cover of NSW Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly

There are hundreds of kitchen renovation companies in Sydney. But when it comes to design and craftsmanship, there are few who create kitchens that WOW. That’s why we’re so excited…
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January 11, 2023

Hello 2023. Goodbye white kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Discover the latest design trends here

In 2023, what are the top design trends for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries in Sydney homes? Read on to be inspired but remember, it’s what you want that’s important! Now…
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December 5, 2022

Planning to entertain over summer? How does your kitchen cope?

While you are entertaining this summer, think about what’s working and not working in your kitchen. Here are 5 kitchen design ideas that could make your life easier next summer.…
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November 28, 2022

Let’s talk texture for bathrooms, kitchens and laundries

Texture gives a room interest, character and oomph. It’s one of the super heroes of design. But how do you add texture to your kitchen, bathroom or laundry? Simply follow…
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October 24, 2022

Today’s kitchens are entertaining zones so design them to WOW

Once upon a time, white was the epitome of a stylish kitchen. But times change and quite frankly, white is no longer a safe option. Instead, kitchens are a central…
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September 2, 2022

Be proud of your laundry with these luxury design ideas

Laundries may not be the heart of your home but they work just as hard as your kitchen. So why put up with an ugly, poorly designed and inadequate laundry?…
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August 18, 2022

7 Kitchen island ideas for your Sydney home

With creativity and flair, your kitchen island will become your entertainment hub as well as a practical workspace. Here are 7 kitchen island ideas our Sydney clients are enjoying. Read…
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June 15, 2022

Our designers’ 5 favourite tips on how to make your bathroom look bigger than it really is

No-one wants a small, cramped bathroom. With clever design, you can create the illusion of space without compromising on storage. The design team at Collaroy Kitchen Centre share their 5…
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June 14, 2022

7 Different splashback options when renovating your kitchen

When planning your kitchen renovation, always consider how long you plan to live in your home because that should influence your choice of splashback. Read on to discover why.  …
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April 1, 2022

No mess kitchen & bathroom renovations … Yes, it is possible!

We’ve all heard horror stories, or worse lived through the dust, dirt and chaos of a kitchen or bathroom renovation. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Read on…
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February 3, 2022

What’s the difference between a mud room and a laundry?

In Australia they’re called laundries – a place to do the washing and ironing that often becomes a dumping ground for all the family’s stuff. But in many countries, this…
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January 6, 2022

New year, new trends, new kitchen…

Is a stylish new kitchen on your wish list for this year? Of course function is always important. That’s why our designers spend time discussing how our clients want to…
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November 25, 2021

Is your holiday home or beach house as comfortable as it could be?

It’s been another tough year for Sydneysiders. The lucky ones have a holiday house to escape the city hustle. But where’s the tranquillity when it comes to cooking in a…
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November 10, 2021

Achieving the free-flowing Northern Beaches lifestyle at home

Indoor/outdoor living is what it’s all about when you live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. But to achieve a completely integrated look, you need to start with kitchen joinery that will…
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October 20, 2021

Buying a new home? What’s on your kitchen wish list?

If you are buying a new home, you’ll probably have a list of things you are looking for. The number of bedrooms and bathrooms are a given. But what about…
Butler's Pantries
September 21, 2021

How do you find a reliable kitchen renovation company?

Finding a reliable kitchen renovation company can be difficult. That’s one of the reasons so many people delay renovating their kitchen. But don’t put it off any longer because there…
Butler's Pantries
August 9, 2021

Butler’s Pantries – Everything you need to know when designing your new kitchen

The single biggest trend in kitchen design at the moment is the Butler’s Pantry. How do you know if it will work in your home? Read on to find out.…
Kitchen Renovation
May 25, 2021

5 Biggest Kitchen Renovation Traps to Avoid

Did you know that according to Houzz Research, Australian households spent an average of $15,000 on renovating existing kitchens in 2019? Hence why careful research and planning are so important…
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May 18, 2021

HOUZZ Room of the Week: A Kitchen of Contrasts With a Danish Flourish

Timber, a moody hue, an island bench and storage space form the makings of this crisp and contemporary kitchen.
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April 27, 2021

7 Modern Kitchen Ideas for Your Next Renovation

Whether you are doing up a whole new kitchen or looking to refresh a tired looking one, a modern kitchen design combines many components, from the layout, cabinetry, and finishes…
Kitchen Design
April 27, 2021

What is a Shaker Style Kitchen?

Shaker style is a type of kitchen design that is markedly minimal, known for its clean features that has little to no décor. A Shaker style kitchen showcases simple lines…
Kitchen Renovation
March 31, 2021

Best Kitchen Benchtop Materials to Consider for Your Next Renovation

Kitchen finishes are far more than a decorative element. In fact, kitchen finishes can be the final touches that bring a design together. Also, have you considered how different finishes and…
Kitchen Renovation
March 31, 2021

Best Kitchen Splashback Materials for Your Next Renovation

A splashback serves as the background of a kitchen, it is installed on the wall above and behind the sink, stovetop, or benchtop. Not only is the splashback protecting the…
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March 7, 2021

From Bold to Serene

Timber, a moody hue, an island bench and storage space form the makings of this crisp and contemporary kitchen.
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March 2, 2021

HOUZZ – Before & After: A Frumpy Kitchen Reborn as a Contemporary Space

Timber, a moody hue, an island bench and storage space form the makings of this crisp and contemporary kitchen.
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February 25, 2021

6 Things To Consider Before Your Kitchen Renovation

Did you know that a kitchen renovation can add up to 6% to your property’s overall value? Not only this, but it can also drastically improve the look and functionality…
Kitchen Design
February 25, 2021

Kitchen Styling Tips That Will Transform Your Kitchen

Taking your kitchen to the next level may seem like a challenge, however, there are endless ways to style your next kitchen to help take it up a notch. The…
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February 2, 2021

Collaroy Kitchen Centre Has Been Featured on Houzz

As 2020 wraps up, Collaroy Kitchen Centre are proud to have been recognised for one of our shaker style kitchens – landing ourselves on the list of ‘World’s 101 Most…
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December 10, 2020

What to Look For in Eco-Friendly Kitchen Appliances

More than ever before, we are looking for appliances and products for our home that eases the pressure on our wallets and the environment. This short guide provides all the…
Kitchen Design
December 10, 2020

Kitchen Colour Schemes You Need to Know About in 2020

Looking to renovate your kitchen but bored with white cabinetry? We have gathered a short list of timeless colour schemes that will blow you and your visitors away. 1. Sharp…
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December 10, 2020

Benefits of One Contract for Your Next Kitchen Renovation

When looking to renovate a kitchen, there are numerous aspects where a professional will need to step in. But how do you decide who to hire for each and every…
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December 10, 2020

Why You Should Choose a Kitchen Company for Your Next Kitchen Renovation

If your kitchen is looking a little worse for wear or needs a complete renovation, it is difficult to understand where to begin. Many factors include designing the kitchen, researching…
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December 10, 2020

A Bathroom Renovation Process: From Start to Finish

When deciding on renovating a bathroom, it can be overwhelming and confusing when thinking about where to start. How do you really know if you are trapped in potential hidden…
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December 10, 2020

3 Things You Need to Know Before Renovating Your Bathroom

So, you realise your dated and dull bathroom needs a new look and it is time for a renovation. However, this process can be an absolute nightmare, or a breeze…
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July 31, 2020

Top 5 Kitchen Designs Of All Time

Kitchen design and trends, like fashion styles, can change frequently. The popular apricot wooden cabinets and speckled countertops popular in the 1980s are outdated and old looking compared to the…
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July 31, 2020

The Top 5 Trending Kitchen Appliances For 2021

Designing or renovating your kitchen can be a stressful time. Perhaps you would like to give your kitchen a fresh new look and instead of renovating a simple and effective…
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March 17, 2020

How To Keep Your Kitchen Benchtop Clean

Kitchens are a place of cooking, drinking, eating, and bringing the family together. Therefore this area in the house is where food preparation is a common occurrence and the importance…
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March 17, 2020

Eliminating Tough Kitchen Benchtop Stains

Removing stains that are difficult can be annoying and if not done correctly may leave a mark. Be careful when removing stains, taking the time and using the right products…
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December 27, 2019

Is Your Kitchen Eco Friendly?

It is important that we are aware of the environmental concerns our generation is combatting. One way we can help save our planet is by implementing an eco-friendly kitchen, and…
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November 22, 2019

How To Select The Right Kitchen Benchtop

Choosing the right benchtop can make or break your kitchen. We know how important it is to spend the time researching, testing, and ultimately matching the perfect benchtop to your…
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November 7, 2019

Custom Made Kitchens

Collaroy Kitchen specialises in custom-made kitchens so we create a kitchen perfectly suited for your home. We offer a wide range of styles, materials, colours, and shapes so we will…
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September 2, 2019

Tips You Need To Hear Before Your Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation

Your kitchen and bathroom are the most important rooms in your home. At Collaroy Kitchen, we know how difficult kitchen and bathroom renovations can be. From designing your kitchen, deciding…
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August 19, 2019

Collaroy Kitchen Were Featured On Houzz!

Exciting times for Collaroy Kitchen as we have been handpicked to be featured in a story on Houzz.com homepage! Our beautiful kitchen designs have made to the top amazing arches…
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November 23, 2018

Kitchen Design Ideas

Planning your new kitchen involves many considerations as it is one of the most prominent rooms in your home. The kitchen is the nucleus of your home where family, friends,…