Kyal & Kara
Blue Lagoon Build
Kyal and Kara are back with an extra special series, Blue Lagoon Build. Not only is this their first new house build, but they are also building their family dream home on the site of the house they purchased after finishing The Block in 2014.
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Continuing the Mediterranean style, Kyal and Kara designed the heart of their home with practicality and function in mind. A hidden butlers pantry keeps the large appliances and messes out of eyes sight and the huge island bench and cooker means big cook ups for family and friends.
The open plan living means Kyal and Kara can keep an eye on their kids, Vada and Ziya at all times whether they're outside or in the lounge room.
Without any external windows, Kyal and Kara chose to play on the moodiness of the room. The couple chose darker tiles to "create a different feel to the other light-filled rooms in the house." The combination of the colours and textures in the room brings a nautical feel to the room.
Wall Slab: Timeless Marfil GL-Porc 6mm
Floor Tile: Timeless Marfil GL-Porc 6mm
Feature Tile Behind Bath: Craquel Bone Gloss
For Kara, it was love at first sight when she headed into Beaumonts and saw our magnificent slab display. "At the beginning of the build, I locked in ‘Timeless Marfil’ from Beaumont Tiles. What’s unique about this tile is its size! Measuring 2397x797mm it’s a beauty! We were after a minimalistic, seamless look in this bathroom – so this tile is perfect with its early travertine look and minimal grout lines once laid."
The addition of the curved feature wall behind the bath was designed to bring a spa-like feeling to the room. Kara said, "I love how this little wall has turned out and changed the whole feel of the room."
- Shower Arm: Vivid 400 Round Brushed Nickel
- Shower Rose: Vivid 230 Round Brushed Nickel
- Shower Tapware: Vivid Slimline Wall Top Assemblies
- Basin Outlet: Vivid Slimline 180 Brushed Nickel
- Basin Assemblies: Vivid Slimline Wall Top Assemblies
- Bath: Nero Stone 1780 FS Bath Matt White
- Bath Outlet: Vivid Slimline Wall Outlet 180 Brushed Nickel
- Bath Tapware: Vivid Slimline Wall Top Assemblies
- Basin: Pride Basin Semi-Insert 550x370mm matte white
- Toilet Roll Holder: Goulburn Toilet Roll Holder Brushed Nickel
- Toilet: Flo Rimless Pedestal Uni S&P Trap Pan
- Toilet Flush: Sigma 21 Toilet Flush Button Brushed Nickel
On designing the laundry and mud room, Kara said "The ‘Serie Grafton Tawny’ patterned tile from Beaumont Tiles was my inspiration for this whole space. I knew I wanted to use it from the moment I saw it! As the tiles are a big feature, I’ve pulled back on colours elsewhere."
Floor Tile: Serie Loft Tawny Satin
Kyal and Kara decided to dedicate a section of their laundry as a mud room as their laundry acts as a thoroughfare from the garage to the house and Kara believes "it will likely be the way we enter our home as a family day to day. We designed storage specific to the purpose of storing hats, bags, jackets and anything else that makes sense to store at the entry/exit of our home – plus somewhere to sit."
Tile: Kalkaria Beige*
After their experience on The Block where the couple fell in love with the underfloor heating and ambient, cost-effective heat it provided, they made sure to include Hotwire in their ensuite and said "we're already looking forward to winter showers with a warm floor!"
Kara confessed that the tile choices for the ensuite were more I’ve kept the look a bit more minimalistic than she would normally go for but said "The beautiful ‘Kalkaria’ tiles from Beaumont Tiles are 1200x600mm and are such a beautiful texture and colouring. They work well with our ‘Australian coastal meets Mediterranean villa’ theme."
*Since filming this episode, our beautiful range has changed. To get the look of this bathroom we suggest Omni Stone Beige or chat to our friendly staff for a personalized recommendation.
Studio Living Area & Kitchen
Kyal and Kara chose tiles for their studio flooring because they "wanted the studio space to be super hard-wearing, to install underfloor heating to heat the space in the cooler months, and it also means I can run the same floor material throughout the whole space, including the bathroom."
Kyal and Kara chose our whitewashed timber-look tiles to create a great amount of texture and interest, without being too busy for the relaxed coastal vibe they were after.
*Since filming this episode, our beautiful range has changed. To get the look of this floor we suggest Oak Wood White or chat to our friendly staff for a personalized recommendation.
Floor Tile: Living Bianco*
Wall Tile: Brugge White Textured*
Feature Wall Tile: Clay Tawny Structured
Kara designed the studio bathroom around her love for the clay-look tiles. The bathroom features three different tile choices but Kara said " there are three different tiles within this bathroom, but everything works together so well. It’s a great example of using varying textures with similar colour tones to create a room that’s interesting and packs a punch."
*Since filming this episode, our beautiful range has changed. To get the look of this bathroom floor we suggest Oak Wood White and we suggest Belga Grey or chat to our friendly staff for a personalized recommendation.
- Shower Arm: Vivid Shower Arm 400 Round Brushed Nickel
- Shower Rose: Vivid Shower Rose 230 Round Brushed Nickel
- Shower Tapware: Vivid Slimline Plus Wall Top Assemblies
- Basin Outlet: Vivid Slimline Plus Wall Basin Outlet 180 Brushed Nickel
- Basin Tapware: Vivid Slimline Plus Wall Top Assemblies
- Robe Hooks: Radii Round Robe Hook Brushed Nickel
The products featured were available at the time of airing. Our beautiful range changes from time to time, so please check with our friendly sales teams for stock availability and substitutes.
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