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October 25, 2022 | Projects Products Trends

More Ibrido surfaces featured on Selling in the City

Two more Ibrido surfaces –Super White and Grafite Grigio – had been featured in Episode 2 and 3 of Binge’s new renovation television series Selling in the City.

Super White brings modernity in workman’s cottage reno

 

Featured Stone: Ibrido Super White
Feaured Project: Woolloongabba QLD
Stone Fabrication: Banks Benchtops

 

A low silica engineered stone version of a distinctive Brazilian marble, Super White brings in modernity with its very strong grey tones with contrasting darker veins, making it a perfect choice for kitchen designs that aim to blend in modernity and functionality in an otherwise traditional and classic space.

In episode 2, interior designer Rosie Morley and landscaper Paddy Milne successfully transformed and revitalised a charming workman’s cottage in Woolloongabba, a suburb 3 kilometres south of Brisbane City centre, earning the home owners a significant increase in the valuation of their property.

With a warm cottage feel, the quaint 2-bedroom property is located in an historically industrial neighbourhood that has recently been taken over by development with modern, high-rise apartments and buildings looming over it. To keep up with the changes in the surrounds, the design duo decided the property needed up-trending and to make it more appealing to young professionals who had been moving into the area in the recent years.

Noting that the kitchen is the first thing one sees upon entry, Rosie designed a sharp contemporary kitchen that is modern and functional with enough space for casual bar dining. As benchtops and splashback, Super White from Smartstone’s low silica Ibrido Collection proved to be the most suitable choice for its stunning shades of grey, providing depth in colour and, at the same time, strength in structure with its full 1-piece slab that covered the entire length of the bench.

All Smartstone surfaces come in an economical and jumbo slab size of 3200mm x 1600mm, offering full coverage for benchtops as long as 3 metres and reducing number of slabs required for special edges like the waterfall.

Grafite Grigio perfectly blends in Newtown terrace home

 

Featured Stone: Ibrido Grafite Grigio
Featured Property: Newtown NSW
Stone Fabrication: Sienna Stone

 

Placed along black cabinetry and the raw brickwork, the dark Grafite Grigio perfectly blended into the kitchen as benchtop and surface material for the movable island, giving the 2 bedroom Victorian terrace home a bold character.

In the third episode, Rosie and Paddy converted an old and dated terrace house in Newtown into to a practical and modern home reflective of the suburb’s character. An energetic and lively suburb in the heart of Sydney, Newton is known for its vibrance, boldness and eclecticism.

One of the four areas that received a massive makeover, the kitchen reflected an old world/new world mash-up, retaining the original exposed brick-wall as splashback and blending it with contemporary black benchtops and cabinetry. With the combination of old and new, Grafite Grigio fits in perfectly, replicating a dark, elegant marble in textural shades of grey characterised by linear, pale veining.

Launched only early this year, Grafite Grigio and Super White are two of 7 Ibrido engineered surfaces with low silica and recycled content.

 

Watch on BINGE.

 

With the most natural-looking quartz and porcelain surfaces, Smartstone is a partner and official stone benchtop supplier in the 8 one-hour series. Produced by Warner Bros International Television Productions (WBITVP) exclusively for the Foxtel Group, Selling In The City premiered 19 October on Binge with episodes aired on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel on Wednesdays, 830pm.

Featuring amazing design and clever solutions for small spaces, the new series sees the hosts, who are experts in their field, come up with the best ways to get the most out of small, inner city properties, increasing the market value with a makeover and tight budget.

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