Bamboo flooring –what you need to know

Bamboo has come to the fore in recent years as very popular flooring material. Its super tough, looks great and is one of the most sustainable floor surfaces on the market. Yes it also cheaper than traditional hardwood flooring, so why not choose bamboo for your new floor.. Lets get back to basics. Bamboo is…

Black Framed windows and Bifold Doors. Classic style or passing trend?

Black is the new black for many homeowners and renovators looking to stand out from the cookie cutter white doors and window frames. But is this a solid design foundation or a potentially expensive passing trend? With the right application and in the right room, black window and door frames can look absolutely stunning and…

Doors with a difference

Do you feel the need to give you home a bit of shake up without breaking the bank? When was the last time you thought about updating your doors or at least giving them some fresh paint. Boring doors that just blend in can leave your house feeling a little lost and cookie cutter. However…

Warehouse conversions – what you need to know

Within most Australian cities it seems the saying “everything old is new again” is in full effect across the inner city suburbs as space becomes more and more of a premium. Buyers and investors are flocking to snap up heritage warehouses and factories to renovate them and transform them into hip, modern homes and business…

A country cafe drive

If you have a weekend spare for a country drive, come to one of the townships south of Sydney. Drive to the town of Thirlmere and to The Whistle Stop Cafe. Come and sit and relax and try the meals or the great tasting coffee and cakes. Then go bushwalking in the area in the…

Indoor/Outdoor Cafe

Cafes which bring the outdoors in are very special. Food and coffee lovers enjoy sitting indoors in cold and rainy weather, while the option of being outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air when the weather is terrific and is something that is dear to their hearts. With Brio’s range of products you, as the…

How to make a great coffee

Consider these tips for making a terrific cup of coffee. Coffee lovers do not want bitterness but desire a satisfying cup of coffee to start the day with a bang. Fresh beans are a must for a great coffee. What do we mean by fresh? Coffee beans are best when used within about three days…