Some tips on concrete floors in your home

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Dreaming of a concrete floor in your home but have no idea where to start? Here at Kalka we have collated some basic tips to get you started on your concrete journey because let's face it - the options are quite endless!

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The latest fashion essential in your home

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So what is it? Well... Of course it is the rimless toilet! This latest innovative design is an absolute MUST HAVE in any new home. That’s right, out with the ol’ dunny and in with the Mr Roca - the creator of the original rimless toilet design!

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5-bedroom styling tips for your guest bedroom

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A cozy and comfortable guest bedroom is key to making sure guests feel comfortable in your home. Here are five tips for styling your guest bedroom.

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What is retaining and why is it important?

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Retaining walls are used to hold or shape the building envelope in order to create more usable space.

Retaining can be on the boundaries, through the middle or at the front and rear of the site.

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Everything you need to know about Porcelain benchtops

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Move aside natural and reconstituted stone – porcelain benchtops have arrived.

Porcelain benchtops are growing in popularity over Australia, but what are they and how are they different from more conventional materials?

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Custom housing deserves custom air management

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A custom home doesn’t just mean custom external and internal design. The inner workings of the home can be fine tuned, too, providing full control of the layout and workings of your perfect house.

Despite Australia experiencing some of the hottest summer temperatures anywhere in the world, University of Sydney researchers have found that housing constructed to cope. According to one researcher, homes trap heat “like a plastic bag”, and new building codes are in dire need of provisions to encourage better heat management.

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Take a step into our new luxury home in Clayfield

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It's not often that display homes conjure up images of elegance and luxury but our new Clayfield display home has changed that for the better.

Designed by our in-house custom design studio, the Clayfield display is an impressive example of contemporary design and material expression.

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The difference between an electric and induction ovens

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With such a large price gap, a common question asked when choosing a cooktop is, what’s the difference between electric and induction?

Electric and induction cooktops are a smart and timeless addition to a kitchen. With modern digital features, both cooktops are easy to use and offer accuracy in temperatures.

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Tips for creating a wheelchair accessible home

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Narrow doorways, high counters, and steep stairs are common hurdles impossible to navigate for people with limited mobility. Modifying your home to improve accessibility can seem like a big job, but it’s easy once you know where to start.

Roughly one in every five Queenslanders has a disability, government statistics reveal. If you or a family member has a disability, it’s important your home is built to accommodate your needs. Narrow doorways, high counters, and steep stairs are common hurdles impossible to navigate for people with limited mobility. Modifying your home to improve accessibility can seem like a big job, but it’s easy once you know where to start. Here’s how you can make your home safer and easier to access for people with limited mobility.

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What is a small or narrow lot?

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A small or narrow lot is a block of land that has an area smaller than 450m2 or an area that is less than 600m2 (excluding the driveway) if it is a rear lot.

Brisbane City council has a set of specific planning requirements for any lots that are classified as a 'Small Lot'. These conditions are called the Dwelling House (Small lot) Code. Read More