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Tag Archives: Appliances


Rangehoods: What You Need To Know

What is the purpose of a rangehood? Rangehoods extract and filter cooking by-products from the kitchen environment. Cooking by-products can be heat, steam, grease and odour. Why do rangehoods have filters? Some cooking by-products such as heat and odour need to be extracted from the kitchen and expelled into the...

The A – Z of Energy Efficient Homes

In the aftermath of Sustainable House Day, we run through the alphabet of energy-saving products featured at the Home Show.  Wait, there's a day for sustainable houses? Yes! But unlike other days including #WorldMigratoryBirdDay or #WorldTurtleDay, you get to check out some pretty impressive feats of architecture. #neato. In 2018,...

Getting Steamy with MasterChef’s Josh Catalano

MasterChef’s fishmonger, Josh Catalano, served up two flavoursome dishes at the Home Show using a steam oven. Josh was born into a third-generation fishmonger family. The family business, Catalano Seafood, has served the Perth population fresh fish for almost 50 years. Started in 1969 by his grandfather, Francesco Catalano, who...

The A – Z of Energy Efficient Homes

In the aftermath of Sustainable House Day, we run through the alphabet of energy-saving products featured at the Home Show.  Wait, there's a day for sustainable houses? Yes! But unlike other days including #WorldMigratoryBirdDay or #WorldTurtleDay, you get to check out some pretty impressive feats of architecture. #neato. In 2018,...

This Solar Panel Makes Water From Thin Air

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that.  Wake...

Glenda Roff’s Kitchen Dos and Don’ts

Glenda Roff, from Perth based Character Cabinets and winner of 2017 Best of Houzz Award in Design, filled up seats at The Home Show with her talk on the 'yays' and 'nays' of kitchen design. ❌ Don’t ❌ Rush design 🎨 Even if you are nine months away from renovating, get...

Darren Palmer’s Kitchen Design Fundamentals

We dissect the wisdom of Darren Palmer, star of Channel 9 series The Block, from his design talks at the Home Show. Not many people know that Darren, before the glitz and the glamour, used to be a graphic designer, in spite of his love for home interiors. He believed...

Don’t Dip Duck Dive Dodge Your Laundry

Let’s face it; there is no good place to dry your washing. Clothes horses are ugly and impractical. For 24 hours or more you have to squeeze around, duck under and dive over your laundry. That's where TopLine Clothes Line drops down and saves the day. “No messy looking airers...

Tiny Machines for Tiny Homes

Gone are the days of giant 1,000m2 squares of real estate with oversized gardens. The pioneers of modern living seek out apartments in the CBD, fully equipped caravans and tiny homes at an incredible value. Now, we have little appliances for the little cubby holes. Minimalism, the idea that less...