Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors

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Lasting impressions

Cleverly integrating colour and textiles to a classic black and white base is a sure-fire way to make a project stand out from the crowd.

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Moody master

Despite its large size, this deeper toned ensuite with all the trimmings is cleverly zoned for the homeowner’s intimacy and comfort.

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Light and shade

This alluring kitchen achieves a balance between design and functionality, creating a focal point for this newly renovated Queensland home that is both luxurious and liveable.

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Pretty in pink

With a perfect pop of pink, seamless integration and millimetre-perfect execution, the 2019 HIA Australian Kitchen Design project takes Scandi styling to the next level.

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Easy entertaining

Clever design and workmanship turned this period residence into a bright and airy modern home, with integrated recycled materials offering a tribute to its past.

Projects

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Coastal cabins

Within Tasmania’s wilderness rests the 2019 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year, but it is far from your conventional interior.

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Pretty in pink

With a perfect pop of pink, seamless integration and millimetre-perfect execution, the 2019 HIA Australian Kitchen Design project takes Scandi styling to the next level.

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Polar opposites

This modern duplex with its uniform white exterior belies the light and dark, cool and warm contrasts within.

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Things of stone and wood

Constructed almost entirely from timber, glass and stone, Apollo Bay House both defers to, and celebrates, the windswept beauty of its wild, coastal location.

Tree House interior

Among the gum trees

A treehouse is typically the stuff of child’s play, but this one in Melbourne’s Clifton Hill is a cut above in every way.

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In Focus

SafeWork NSW

Young people most at risk in the workplace

SafeWork NSW has released resources to help keep young employees safe in the workplace following a number of incidents and prosecutions for breaching WHS laws.

office work

Digital help for small businesses

HIA members may soon benefit from a digital boost thanks to a new initiative to help small businesses grow and operate more effectively in a ‘digital age’.

wels

It’s not fine to be fined

You could be at risk of having to pay thousands in penalties if you don’t comply with water efficiency labelling in your display homes.

economics

Credit squeezing renovations

HIA Economics dives into kitchens and bathrooms activity for the next three years, offering insights into growth areas and the impact of the renovations market.

People

Robert Sobyra

A few good men

There are forces bearing down on the construction industry that are going to change the way we build, and approach training and development.

Mark Hands

Mark Hands: What makes a successful life

Choosing a trade may not jump out as the first option for young people these days, but why? What are their expectations for their careers? Mark Hands will dive into these questions and more at the 2019 HIA Summit on 7 August.

ISH hall

ISH 2019 Report

Designers, buyers and trade professionals descended on Frankfurt in March for ISH 2019, the biennial international trade fair focusing on water and energy in buildings. This wrap up report takes a look at the products, innovations and themes, plus a few of the surprises to come out of the immersive five-day experience.

Olivia Cirocco

Born to try

Emerging interior designer Olivia Cirocco of GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens in Victoria is proving she’s one to watch on the competitive Australian design scene.

Features

botanical bathrooms

Creative concealment

Integration is reshaping the modern kitchen layout and manufacturers are offering more variety to help designers and homeowners achieve its intended understated look.

botanical bathrooms

Botanical bathrooms

While the semi-outdoor bathroom has its roots in high-end accommodation and boutique resorts, the opulent model is branching out into the home.

Track lighting

Let there be light

There’s more to lighting design than aesthetics, and we’re seeing ever-increasing product variety for builders when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of a house.

HIA TRADEPASS onsite

Software saviours

Software systems specifically designed for the needs of the building industry are a sure-fire way to ensure your business runs at optimal efficiency.

Cladding

Efficiency targets heating up

Australian homes are getting larger and more energy efficient, and select building products can help to make that happen.

Products

safer building RMIT

Stay on the surface

New software developed by RMIT could help you avoid structural damage in your builds caused by soil moisture changes.

Phil Jenner

Bottoms up

An innovator in Western Australia is turning conventional building on its head, with a lifting system that offers numerous benefits when building multiple storeys.

stormtech drain grate

Grandiose grates

When building or renovating, luxurious finishes and a creative use of colour are not just limited to tiles and tap fittings.

Argent lighting

Cone collection

The bold and playful JEE-O Cone shower and basin mixer sets by Osiris Hertman was unveiled at ISH 2019.

Business

Google

Lendlease to build in Silicon Valley for Google

Lendlease has signed an AU$20 billion deal with Google to build communities in the San Francisco Bay area over the next decade.

Event

What? Where?

Pencil in these upcoming events, offering networking opportunities and showcasing the latest innovations and achievements for the residential building industry.

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Shrewd showrooms

In a competitive marketplace what’s the value of a showroom? HOUSING talks to builder businesses about why they think this tangible service resonates with their customers.

ultimo team

Living the dream

Taking a long-term view, Ultimo Constructions planned and prepped for business growth in advance and now they’re reaping the rewards.

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Paperless office

Thinking about going paperless? Beginning with one part of your process can help to prevent digital overwhelm and allow you to ease into the online world.

Awards

Spec Home

2019 HIA Australian Spec Home

The 2019 HIA Australian Spec Home has been awarded to S Smith Builders in Victoria for a stunning timber-clad home in the Mornington Peninsula.

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2019 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year

The 2019 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year was awarded for a boundary-breaking bathroom from Lane Group in Tasmania.

Display home

2019 HIA Australian Display Home

Better Building Services, DNA Architects and Sugar Designs in the ACT were awarded the 2019 Australian Display Home for a smart-home design with eco-friendly capabilities.

Outdoor Project 2019 Aria Hero

2019 HIA Australian Outdoor Project

The 2019 HIA Australian Outdoor Project has been awarded to Aria Property Group in Queensland for its relaxed and private rooftop terrace.

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2019 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year

The 2019 HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year award has been taken out by Bellevarde Constructions in NSW for a stunning coastal residence, cantilevered to create a gravity-defying illusion.

Lifestyles

japan

Eclectic and eccentric

A land of immense beauty where yesterday and tomorrow collide, Japan offers tourists a getaway like no other.

Robran

Breaking through

Anxiety and depression don’t always develop in line with, or because of, a mental health crisis or break down.

steps

Body boosters

There are things that you can do every day to help boost your immune system in preparation for the winter months.

Wellbeing at work

Creating a healthy workplace isn’t as difficult as you might think and it starts with small, simple changes.

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