Drinking-Water Filters For Healthy Living

A tap water filter is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your family healthy. You can protect yourself, your children and your pets from many common illnesses by having a quality water filter in your home. There are many types of filtration systems available that will keep your tap water clean. When it comes to drinking water filters, there are many different types available. Some are easy to install, while others require complex plumbing or other repairs. The simple under sink water filter is probably the easiest to install. A home can be a sanctuary or a breeding ground for bacteria, as well as a haven for disease and germs. A simple under sink water filter is an effective way to protect your family from all these things. Once installed, it keeps contaminants from entering your home through your faucet. A quality water filter will help you with everyday health concerns. It’s impossible to drink tap water that is not pure, but only the purist would want to drink tap water that is contaminated. There are several filtration systems available to you, but you should consult with your doctor before deciding on one of them. The second major concern about tap water is that it contains large amounts of chlorine. Chlorine is a disinfectant used by municipalities to control the spread of disease. A tap water filter can remove chlorine, or at least lower the level so that you are not getting the chlorine that the chemical is considered to be good for. Studies have shown that people exposed to elevated chloride levels of water have a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer. Water contains minerals and having a high level of chloride in the water will create a high risk of kidney and…

Small Bathroom Renovations

Don’t overdo it when it comes to your small bathroom renovations Brisbane, remember that you have limited space and the other items will not fit in the smaller spaces. First, decide what you want to achieve with your bathroom. Do you want a smaller version of a shower or an expanded version?

Shower renovations can give you more space in your bathroom to dedicate to other items. You could do away with your bathtub and replace it with a larger shower stall, which also provides space for a tiled floor. The added space can help you create a bigger bathroom with shower cubicles, vanity units, corner furniture, shelves and cupboards.

Shower renovations, which are smaller than full renovations, allow you to get creative. It is a good idea to select options that fit in with your existing bathroom designs but do not completely change it. Most showers are very similar to tubs, so you do not need to redecorate to match them.

If you are redecorating and a shower does not fit in, you can use your existing door to access the new shower enclosures. You can also use the existing shower curtain rod to hang the shower unit on, but you will need to use new shower curtains, which will prevent water from splashing up the walls. It is possible to use old towels to cover the walls, as long as the room remains dry.

If you have an existing bathtub and want to incorporate it into the bathroom, you could use the sink and bathtub to create a whirlpool area or you could make the space larger by using it as a separate tub. The choice is yours. You can choose to turn the bathtub into a seating area by placing a seat and some armchairs in the bathtub area, making it functional again.

Bathroom furniture is available in different styles, sizes and materials. Furniture has the ability to bring a room together. Some are meant to complement the existing designs of the bathroom, while others can go against them and become part of it. You can choose pieces that blend with the existing design, which will bring the room together, or, if you choose, you can choose pieces that are completely different, creating a larger focal point.

Other things to consider when planning your small bathroom renovations is whether or not you want the area decorated. If you are redecorating an older home, you may want to focus on your original design, or you can go back to the original style and add your own touches. You could even have a children’s bathroom created out of an existing bathtub and use it as a play area, or you could even convert the shower area into a spa bathtub and install a wall unit.

Make sure that your bathroom has a comfortable place to sit down and relax after a hard day at work. It is important to have a place that is not only welcoming but also able to provide you with a great deal of relief from stress. Your bathroom should be relaxing, not overwhelming.

You will find a wide range of options when you begin to look around at shower designs. In Brisbane, there are many designs available to suit all tastes and budgets. There are large and small bathrooms, rectangular and square shapes, and with various water features. You can choose between a shower with a fixed or self-contained basin, as well as the traditional freestanding shower stall.

If you are interested in shower renovations in Brisbane, Australia, you will find that this is one of the most popular areas for renovating and installing new showers. Showers are also popularly used in apartments, home living and for commercial use. It is not unusual to see people having their own bathroom remodel or bathroom renovation in Brisbane, as it is a popular option.

The many choices available make it easy to create a room for you to relax and rejuvenate, not only in your bathroom but in other rooms of your home as well. When you start searching for your bathroom renovations in Brisbane, it is best to consider things like the bathroom design, the size of the bathroom, what size of shower you require, whether you want a traditional sink and shower or a modern toilet, what types of accessories would be most appropriate, whether you want a variety of colours, and finishes and of tile, shower surrounds and tile, and tiles, and so on.

Bathroom Design

We cannot stress enough on the fact that how a house comes together as a combination of modules. These modules include many different parts of the house such as the living room, drawing room, bedrooms, and many others as well. The bathrooms, however, is an important area of our house and is the one in which we can personalize to our will. With beautiful finishes and innovative technology, the bathrooms are parts of the house where small details matter no matter how small they are. It is important to plan for your bathroom designs.

So, let Melbourne Interior Design Studio get into how bathroom designs are supposed to cater things to them. First things first, this is as technical as any other part of the house whether it be the kitchen, the bedroom, or any other, so it’s highly suggested to pay more attention since this is something that is very personal to everyone.


As we suggested before, designing a bathroom has two ways to go about it. One is to start from scratch and build everything from the very get-go. Another way is to look at existing ideas and start working from there. Where many opt for the latter option and work on existing ideas, there are many who go for the option of designing everything themselves.

As we said, the littlest of details matter as much as the bigger ones. It’s important to say that the when it comes to deciding the color scheme of the room, it’s essential that the color is such that it doesn’t wear away with time. And most of all, it’s important that you select a color scheme that doesn’t look dirty or unclean. For the best color schemes, be sure to check out some of the already available designs to make your decisions and options more applicable.

Ventilation and exhaustion of air from the bathroom to the outside are very important as well. You would not want any moisture interfering with your appliances or smell spreading around the house because of the bathrooms. Therefore, good ventilation and exhaustion should always be considered as a top priority.

Having covered some of the basic aspects of designing a bathroom, it is highly apparent that it is not an easy task and it should not be either. There are a lot of technicalities involved with the way things work for the bathroom. Which appliances to use so that everything blends in and comes together in every regard. Be sure to check out some of the existing designs so that you have an idea of what technicalities and issues might arise and how to tackle them properly.


Invitation to ‘Be Quiet, Blend In’ by Sally Anderson and Alexandra Standen


As part of Art Month Sydney 2016 Small Spaces invites you to the opening of

‘Be Quiet, Blend In’ by Sally Anderson and Alexandra Standen
Wednesday 9th – Sunday 20th March 2016

Opening night 6 – 8pm Wednesday 9th March

674 Bourke Street, Redfern, NSW
Opening hours 10am-5pm (Tue – Sat), 12-3pm (Sun), Closed (Mon)

For further information and enquiries please contact:
t. 612.8399 3144
e. sarah@small-spaces.com.au

Images courtesy the artists

Invitation to ‘Falling Blue (after A. Martin)’ by Ceara Metlikovec




Small Spaces would like to invite you to ‘Falling Blue (After A. Martin)’, an exhibition by Sydney based artist Ceara Metlikovec.

A graduate of the National Art School, Sydney, and the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Ceara uses line on paper as a form of abstract expression through which to channel her emotion. Ceara says:

‘After reading the book Agnes Martin. Paintings, Writings, Remembrances by Arne Glimcher, I became intrigued by the way Agnes Martin used line to convey emotion.

” The art work becomes a chart that allows the viewer… to share the artist’s response to interior states.” ‘

We are thrilled to share with you a new body of work by Ceara that explores her direct emotional response to music. Ceara explains:

‘I began work by listening to music on a loop – not trusting myself to access my emotional memory on my own. By the time I began the fourth blue piece, I was no longer conscious of the music playing. I was now an instrument that could “chart” my “interior states”, like a seismograph records rumbles from deep in the earth.’

We hope you can join us for this exciting exhibition.
‘Falling Blue (After A. Martin)’ by Ceara Metlikovec
Thursday 5th November – Sunday 15th November 2015

Opening night 6 – 8pm Thursday 5th November

Small Spaces, 674 Bourke Street, Redfern
Opening hours 10am-5pm (Tue – Sat), 12-3pm (Sun), Closed (Mon)

For further information and inquiries please contact:
+61 2 8399 3144

Works (top – bottom) – ‘Three’, pen on paper 66 x 66cm; ‘Five’, pencil on paper 66 x 66cm; ‘Ten’, pencil on paper 24 x 24cm; ‘Fifteen’, pencil on paper 24 x 24cm

Images ‘Three’, ‘Five’, & ‘Ten’, © Jennifer Leahy Silver Salt Photography 2015; image ‘Fifteen’ courtesy Ceara Metlikovec

Invitation to ‘Functional Objects’ by Keiko Matsui

Functional Objects’ by Keiko Matsui

Wednesday 9th of September – Wednesday 30th September

Small Spaces would like to invite you to ‘Functional Objects’, an exhibition by ceramicist Keiko Matsui.

Born and raised in Japan, Keiko’s work is deeply grounded in her Japanese heritage and culture, each work sensitively illustrating her dedication to simple beauty in the objects that we use everyday.

‘Functional Objects’ introduces new work from three ongoing series, each intended to engage and connect with the user in a playful and sculptural way. Keiko explains:

‘My works explore the relationship between the objects themselves and the spaces between them. It is my intent to create sensitive and meditative atmospheres – calm and tranquil spaces – to also pursue corresponding notions of silence.

I wish that each object creates a visual conversation with the viewer, which is both poetic and contemplative.’

Keiko will be speaking about her work from 2pm on Sunday 13 September. We are very excited to present this exhibition and talk by such an extraordinary artist as part of Sydney Contemporary 2015.

We hope you can join us.

‘Functional Objects’ by Keiko Matsui
Wednesday 9th – Wednesday 30th September 2015

Small Spaces, 674 Bourke Street, Redfern
Opening hours 10.30-5pm (Tue – Sat), 12-3pm (Sun), Closed (Mon)

Opening drinks 12 noon – 4.30pm Sunday 13th September
Artist talk from 2pm Sunday 13th September

We will be serving tea and biscuits from Zensation Tea House

For further information and inquiries please contact:

Main image © Greg Piper 2015; all other images courtesy Keiko Matsui

At last…

Small Spaces has a web store!!! I’m sure there will be a few glitches as the learning curve has been steep so I thank you in advance for your patience. To celebrate we’re offering free delivery within Australia for the first month.

As many of the pieces are hand made and therefore unique, the biggest challenge will be keeping the store up to date. Please know that I’ll be doing my best and if ever you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me on sarah@small-spaces.com.au or at the store

Of course no virtual experience is as satisfying as it’s physical equivalent however in this age of interconnections I’ve been thinking about how to make it as full an experience as possible for those who can’t get to the store.

So I’ve had an idea I’d like to trial..PERSONAL SHOPPING VIA SKYPE!

Here’s how I think it might work. Email me to arrange a time and send your Skype address. I’ll call via Skype at the time and then take you on a personal tour of the shop and current stock. It won’t take long as the shop is not very big. It would be as close as possible to the in store experience (right down to Bunny chasing skateboards in the background and perhaps people sitting around drinking tea) You could ask questions along the way and place an order at the end if you wished.

Regardless, I hope you enjoy your experience of Small Spaces no matter what form it takes.