Update you kitchen to open up to nature

With open plan living firmly entrenched as the preferred  mode of living for most Australians, the kitchen is often the heart of the home. But who wants to be standing in front of a hot oven in the middle of summer? Consider giving your kitchen a breath of fresh air by opening it up to outside with glass sliding doors or servery windows. Here’s some ideas to get you going.

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Barn Conversions – All you need to know

When it comes to the interior of the barn, you will normally be working with one or two large open spaces which lends itself well to open plan living. However, barn living doesn’t need to be cold and breezy or lacking in cozy corners. A great way to divide up the space is to include some large internal sliding doors or bifold doors which can be closed to keep spaces cozy and heating contained in specific living spaces.

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Designer Studio Focus – Johanne Soderstrom

Johanne moved to Australia in 1978 – he was sick of the Austrian weather he tells me. Since starting his design practice over 25 years ago and has worked across graphic design, interior architecture and digital design. He now calls the small beachside town of Thirroul home and has built a stunning studio to work from.

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