Kitchen + Bathroom Industry News


Availcare has recently created a brand-new range of stylish grab rails to complement your bathroom décor.

Designed to help prevent injuries caused by falls in the bathroom, Availcare’s new grab rails are suitable for people of all ages. Whether you have suffered an injury or disease, or just want some extra stability while shaving, these rails are a handy addition to any bathroom.

Availcare rails can assist with the shower, toilet, bathroom, or single stairs, and they are carefully designed to suit a wide range of settings, including homes, public buildings, hotels, restaurants and aged care facilities. All Availcare grab rails have been designed to ensure easy installation, and they can be cut down on-site to suit existing wall studs.

Available in a range of colour options, such as chrome, rose gold and matte black, Availcare grab rails can be custom-sized or personalised to your desired finish. For more information on this fantastic range of attractive grab rails, contact Availcare today.

Select Kitchens & Bathrooms is proud to announce the opening of its new super-showroom in Ashwood.

With eight full-sized kitchens, one kitchenette, two butler’s pantries, three laundries, three bathrooms, and a comprehensive wardrobe display, the new outlet is an invaluable resource for renovators and builders alike. An array of styles and finishes are on display, from cutting-edge, contemporary designs to the very best in French Provincial styling. The showroom also shows off current trends such as Scandinavian- inspired, industrial and Hamptons-style finishes.

Featuring a fantastic range of hardware from many European brands, including BLUM, the new showroom demonstrates the best way to fit-out a 21st century kitchen. A mini kids’ kitchen and games area is also available to keep children entertained, while you gain inspiration and wander at your leisure.

To learn more, visit the Select Kitchens & Bathrooms website or drop in for a visit and speak to the friendly and experienced team.


Located in Clayton South, COS Interiors is celebrating its recent sweep of top honours at the 2016 Australian Cabinet Maker and Design (CMDA) Association Awards.

The company took home the highly-regarded awards for Best Kitchen Under $20,000, Best Kitchen $20,000–$35,000 and Best Kitchen $35,000–$60,000. Each entry was judged on a wide range of criteria, from practicality and safety, right through to aesthetic appeal, innovation and visual balance.

COS Interiors’ award-winning kitchens showcase a sense of panache and beauty, combined with creative design and impeccable joinery. Showcasing a diverse palette of materials, COS Interiors used stainless steel, marble and glass to achieve the desired effect.

Luke O’Shea and Adam Cordy of COS Interiors say the awards are a true reflection of the dedication and quality craftsmanship the team possesses. The company is committed to upholding creativity, imagination and functionality with each project its team undertakes, and never compromises on quality.

Yeomans Bagno & Ceramiche is happy to announce the launch of the Bathrooms Made Easy, a new venture that combines bathroom product, design and construction into one neat package.

Making Yeomans Bagno & Ceramiche the perfect place to shop for a new bathroom, Bathrooms Made Easy takes the stress out of bathroom renovations. The package includes project design, the organisation of tradespeople and installation, as well as all the products required to achieve your desired effect – from tiles to bath-ware.

Starting from $12,000 for the average bathroom renovation, Bathrooms Made Easy packages are very affordable. Yeomans Bagno & Ceramiche’s shop in Eltham has a vast range on display, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff will hold your hand through the entire process, ensuring it runs as smoothly as possible.

Start your new renovation with the confidence you will be well looked after, by making Yeomans Bagno & Ceramiche your first stop for your new bathroom.

Tullamarine-based company, A Maze ‘N’ Cabinets Pty Ltd, is excited about its recent acquisition of a brand-new Hebrock edgebanding machine. Keeping the company at the forefront of the market, the state- of-the-art equipment allows for the use of polyurethane glue.

A substance that is made up of several distinctly different types of adhesive, polyurethane glue allows the company’s clientele to have confidence in A Maze ‘N’ Cabinets Pty Ltd’s beautiful, long-lasting joinery.

The latest in adhesive technology, polyurethane glue allows for superior bondage of PVC, veneer and solid wood materials. It is also more water- and heat-resistant than alternative adhesive options.

Boasting a team with more than 80 years of combined experience, A Maze ‘N’ Cabinets Pty Ltd is a privately-owned company that specialises in the manufacture and design of top-quality kitchen and joinery solutions.


Budding renovators are sure to be inspired following the opening of Rosemount Kitchens’ new Essendon showroom.

Showcasing ten state-of-the-art displays in a range of styles, from French Provincial to Hamptons-inspired, as well as streamlined, handle-free kitchens, the showroom has something for everyone.

The new showroom gives customers the chance to see and feel the company’s designs, finishes and quality components.

Located at 20 Napier Street, just off Alexander Road, and accessible from the Tullamarine Freeway, Rosemount Kitchens’ showroom is a convenient and inspiring option for renovators in Melbourne’s north and west.

The Essendon location joins Rosemount Kitchens’ two existing showrooms in Malvern East and Nunawading.


Complete Kitchens’ Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD Au), Chris Arnold, has had a lot to celebrate recently, having won the Designer Award for the Medium Kitchens – Victoria category at the 2016 Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute of Australia (KBDi) Awards. With the KBDi Awards widely recognised across Australia as the premiere accolades for designers in the kitchen and bathroom design industry, the win reflects Arnold’s innovative approach to design.

The judges were impressed with the kitchen’s “sophisticated, yet understated” aesthetic. Showcasing superb attention to detail, Arnold’s winning design features smart, functional workspaces and a clever use of shapes.

Founded in 1978, the family-owned Complete Kitchens is one of Victoria’s most respected kitchen design and manufacturing companies. The company’s fully accredited team ensures it consistently exceeds clients’ expectations. You can see more of Arnold’s award-winning design on Complete Kitchens’ blog at


The new product supplied by Harp Industries, aptly named Pestblock, is the only product available specifically designed to effectively and universally seal the hole left in a kickboard cavity after installing a dishwasher. The new fitting has been embraced by leading kitchen manufacturers and addresses common health and safety issues surrounding exposed kickboard cavities.

After discussions with members of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and other industry regulators, the new hardware fitting, exclusively available through Lincoln Sentry, has been recognised as addressing health and safety requirements for a class 1 building for a food preparation area.

Compliance in a residential occupancy is an important issue and one that has been in the spotlight recently. With more than 15 years of experience in the kitchen manufacturing industry, Harp Industries’ Damian Harpantidis has developed a solution for this issue.

For customers in the market for a new kitchen, a Pestblocked dishwasher should be demanded as standard in maintaining a hygienic and safe environment. The fitting can also be retrofitted in many cases.


Come in and visit Kitchens Victoria’s new display kitchen. The display features Farmers Doors, which are a French provincial-style kitchen cabinetry.

The elegant display is a must-see, with black granite benchtops, soft-closing drawers, and a butlers sink opposite the Falcon oven and pot filler.

Some of the key decorative features of the kitchen are the stylish corbels, ogee brackets, waratah dentil frieze capping, intermediate moulding, plate rack, and plant on kickrail to the island bench.

The featured glass display cabinets with internal lighting are the perfect finishing touch for any kitchen to achieve the gorgeous look of Kitchens Victoria’s new display kitchen.

Panasonic continues its evolution in smart, energy-saving home appliances with the launch of the innovative new NH-P70G2 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer.

Panasonic’s heat pump technology uses power more efficiently than a conventional dryer by drying with low-heat air rather than a heater.

This protects delicates from damage, as clothes are gently dried at temperatures as low as 45ºC.

Conventional dryers use more energy through reheating the air and not being able to change the compressor rotation speed. In comparison, the heat pump allows the NH-P70G2 to efficiently re-use the existing heat in the drying cycle.

Panasonic’s exclusive inverter technology provides excellent drying results for all types of clothes, as it adapts the compressor rotation speed to the correct drying conditions. Drying at the low heat of 45ºC makes it possible to dry fabrics that are sensitive to heat, such as nylon and printed clothes.

The NH-P70G2 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer is available from home appliance retailers.

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