From UV-resistant outdoor benchtops, to bold statement baths and sinks, this month’s roundup explores several new ranges that might just inspire you to revamp your own kitchen or bathroom. Plus, we’ve included a bonus pick for your laundry: a very high-tech washer and dryer!
Caesarstone outdoor collection: This groundbreaking outdoor range from Ceaserstone is also the first ever outdoor collection in the engineered stone market! These quartz surfaces boast a high UV resistance, and are available in three new colours; Midday, Palm Shade, and Clearskies. Product pricing, including installation, is around $650 per square metre.
“Until now, there hasn’t been an outdoor surface material as durable as Caesarstone,” says general manager of marketing, Grant Vandenberg. “With our new outdoor range, people can have complete peace of mind for a long-lasting application in their alfresco designs.”
Cosentino Silestone® Loft Surfaces: These high-performance surfaces offer a fresh new take on the industrial style, in five brand new shades; Camden, Poblenou, Seaport, Nolita and Corktown. The names represent five iconic neighbourhoods, each with their own distinctive history and urban aesthetic.
Silestone® surfaces are carefully crafted to replicate the look and feel of concrete, using a hybrid formula made up of minerals and reused raw materials, such as recycled glass. Popular uses for this product include kitchen and bathroom benchtops and splashbacks, bathroom flooring and sinks.
Highgrove Bathrooms‘ stainless steel basins: Basins and sinks aren’t just functional pieces in a bathroom, laundry, or kitchen; they can also become a stylish focal point or unique centrepiece. Constructed from stainless steel, Highgrove Bathrooms’ new Astrid and Stella basins are built to last.
The minimalist design, and wide range of different finishes (Matte Black, Brushed Brass, Brushed Nickel, and the newly introduced Gunmetal) make these sinks suitable for a wide variety of spaces. Prices start from $520.
Schots Home Emporium’s freestanding statement baths: A statement bath can be such a powerful piece in any bathroom. Schots Home Emporium have a wide range of freestanding baths, made from cast iron, acrylic, and stone.
Luke and Jasmin used the ‘Bahama Stone’ bath in their Block 2020 master en suite, giving the space the perfect contrast point, according to the judges.
Fisher & Paykel’s new washing machines and dryers: The 12kg Front Loader Washing Machine is programmed to sense the size of the load and soil level, allowing it to automatically dispense the right amount of detergent and select the optimal wash time. The 12kg drum is the largest ever capacity launched by the brand, making it perfect for bulky items like bedspreads and duvets.
The 9kg Heat Pump Dryer was created to gently and effectively dry clothes at low temperatures, to preserve the lifetime of fabrics. It ensures moisture is condensed so no venting is required, which is ideal for laundries where venting is difficult, and also allows for the dryer to be placed almost anywhere in the home!