May 4, 2020 | Products Projects
Pure, Beautiful Whites in House Rules High Stakes Family Reno

Featured Colour: Bianco Onix and Blanco Naturale
Project Name: House Rules High Stakes – Natural and Coastal Family Home

The whole house reveal for the third home renovation in the House Rules High Stakes featured two of Smartstone’s dazzling white surfaces in the kitchen and the laundry room, the busiest areas in the a family home.

In creating a natural, coastal family home, two teams have used beautiful white surfaces from Smartstone, meeting the specific house rule requirement to “deliver with refined use of whites”, and built the dream home of Western Australia’s Tanya and Dave, the only couple with children in this season. Their massive property in Bedford, a suburb of Perth, was in dire need to be updated and transformed into a functional home for them, their three children and a dog.

For the first time in the series, best mates Laith and George from NSW took on the challenge to renovate the kitchen along with the little girl’s bedroom and the landing.  With the help of Joyce Kitchens, the team split the kitchen into two separate areas. The old laundry room was converted into a discrete preparation and cooking area that leads to the main kitchen with a huge refrigerator, two ovens and big island bench suitable as a super-sized serving area for a family of five.

For benchtops, Laith and George wanted to give the kitchen a coastal feel and chose Bianco Onix, a new veined surface with a glowing white background. The whiteness of Bianco Onix is perfect for bright and white areas such as the kitchen where mum Tanya spends most of her day. Launched only last year, Bianco Onix comes in a jumbo size of 3200mm x 1600mm which makes it ideal for large kitchen islands.

Also functioning as a breakfast bar, the Bianco Onix island is matched with pendant lights and stools in rattan, a texture specified in another house rule.

The laundry room was part of the zone assigned to NSW mother and son team Lenore and Bradley.  Using a refreshing blue palette, the team picked Blanco Naturale, another white surface from Smartstone’s naturale collection. With a honed finish, Blanco Naturale has been a popular choice for those who aim to match a relatively strong colour palette. It is one of the classic and neutral surfaces with a beautiful putty-white hue and silky appearance.

For the home renovation round, the teams were challenged to renovate another teams’ home in just 7 days while following House Rules laid down by the home owners. Tanya and Dave outlined five rules, namely:

1. Give us a natural, coastal family home
2. Storage solutions for the whole family
3. Layer and texture with rattan and cane
4. Deliver with refined use of whites and dusty tones
5. We’d love a break from the kids upstairs

More information about this renovation and past episodes are available on the House Rules home page.

Smartstone is a proud nation-wide supplier for House Rules High Stakes.

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