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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kmart Home Range and Fantastic Giveaway

Review of the new expanded Kmart Home Range and Giveaway

So Kmart Australia has this week launched a new “Expanded Home Range”
They set themselves a new mission:
“To inspire Aussies to once again make their home their sanctuary, without breaking the budget.”

I like to have a nice home.
I like to have a few items that are trendy and in style.
I usually don't and yes the budget generally restrains me.


I was offered the opportunity and well yes I jumped for it. To check out the new expanded home range, put some to use and let you all know what I think.    Brilliant!
I went with the idea to maybe update, replace and revamp a few things in my kitchen as part of my spring clean.

I was honestly impressed.
I liked the ideas,products and colours. I liked that it’s all modern really versatile and that there is everything you are looking for accessories for the home, new bed linen, light fittings, wall hangings, new furniture and storage options Kmart have changed the lot. Its fresh, it’s a little trendy, its smart and its affordable.  They have a couple different themes being Urban, Classic and Coastal and I’m sure there is something for all within those styles.
You have to admit this isn’t the old Kmart!  Its just gorgeous!

 



















I put a lot of thought into what I wanted before I went down to kmart, checked it all out on the Kmart Website studied the catalogue and tried really hard to stay to my list. I did come away with an extra few impulse purchases but the whole lot still cost me under $100!
My kitchen is sorted for organisation, a couple of things needed to be replaced, a couple of pretty things I loved and had to have.  Heres what I picked up. You can read all about my purchases here!

  

I was able to ask a couple of questions to Kate Tulip the Head of the Kmart home design team (thank you Kate) to get a better understanding of how it works :

Mum: Where do you draw most of your inspiration from?
Kate: We literally look everywhere – from global trend researching sites (who pull together future forward trends for the global retail market), magazines, blogs, catwalks, historic homes and nature! We are constantly looking – one of our recent quilt cover designs was inspired by a sea shell.

Mum: How long does it take for a product to go from an idea to on the shelves?
Kate: We work at least a year in advance so we have to be fantabulous style spotters and identify the trends early. We work hard to design the best possible items for our customers, so we can offer them our amazing prices on the most wanted styling and home pieces.

Mum: Does one person or a team decide whether a product would be good or not and do you test them all out?
Kate: It’s very much a team culture here at Kmart, and our workshops are always full of ideas as designers and buyers work together, talking products and trends. Our buyers have fantastic insight in regards to the now – So, what do our customers need and want? What are the best materials? How many options do we need? Our designers takes all this info and use the trends to create something unique for Kmart. We are always checking throughout the process that we are being true to our customers and what they want, and usually by the time it hits the shelves we can’t wait to buy the item for ourselves!!

Mum: Are a new release of homewares something we will see often, can we hope to find new looks each season?
Kate: As part of our strategy, we are focussed on making sure the key everyday items are on trend and available all year round. But, we also add new items to ensure we are including global trends and must have products in our range – plus we want to keep inspiring our customers!

Mum: If you could choose only one product from the new range to have which one would it be and why ?
Kate: The glass bell jar is a favourite of mine! It can look fab in any environment and it will show off my favourite things (plus it stops them from getting dusty!!)


The new expanded home range from Kmart is definitely something to go check out. I guarantee you'll come out with something; A candle, bowl, mug, kids cushion, wall hanging something its all covered and all at almost too good to miss prices. 


Now the "fantabulous" people at Kmart are giving one of our lucky readers the opportunity to do a little spring sprucing in the new Kmart Home Range with a $100 voucher.
All you have to do is follow the instructions and below - good luck.





Please note :  Giveaway is only open to Australian Residents.
A $100 voucher is for draw to be won by those who enter correctly.
Please only one enter per person. enter twice you'll be disqualified.
The voucher has been very kindly given by Kmart Australia.  I was asked to do a review and was reimbursed for my purchasing. The products i chose were entirely of my choice and words are of my own.


96 comments:

  1. I'd love some new food storage containers so I can store leftovers. I'm sick of wasting and throwing out food

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  2. Frypans/saucepans is what my kitchen needs right now

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  3. My son likes to tap dance on our kitchen table - despite my best efforts and insistence not to - so we need some great unbreakable everyday plates, cups and bowls.

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  4. I just want pretty stuff... Plain and simple :) but don't have a huge budget to get it with

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  5. There are so many things I would buy. Definitely on my list would be one of their cute mugs and a bowl that's just for me, something I wouldn't have to share with the kids!! And then some storage and organisation bits and pieces.

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  6. I would love to buy quilt covers, bed sheets and new cups..

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  7. I am loving the blue and white crockery, they are just so cool looking, I normally couldn't afford stuff like that, but Kmart rules!!

    Kim
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  8. Im loving their bin sets with the large pedal bin and small pedal bin. I would also overhaul my dinner sets with some of the funky range they have out and I also took a liking to the coffee cups with the silicon cuff.. I think Kmart has done really well in choosing a stylish and affordable range of homewares of late.. love it.

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  9. Love the bathroom accessories!

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  10. Some beautiful bed linen in bright summery hues would be my pick

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  11. Pretty new mugs and bowls would be fantastic.

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  12. I'm in desperate need of some bed linen.

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  13. I really want a nice big print to hang on the wall of my bedroom as the walls are so bare and boring at the moment.

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  14. wow! They have so much to offer.... I know i need some new canisters ,bowls,cups hell a new kitchen with all these awesome new things would be just perfect! *sigh* i can dream right ... :-) x

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  15. I have a new obsession with red kitchenware, so I am eyeing off new bowls, mugs, kitchen utensils and tea towels that are all red!

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  16. Oooh Im a sucker for amazing mugs. With kids around you end up with mismatched sets. A gorgeous new set for when company comes around would be magic.

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  17. Love the new pale blue and white bowls and mugs.

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  18. My room needs brightening, I would so love some new bed linen and theirs looks great- I love the look of their new range! :)

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  19. Everything. I want all the things. Can't have one with out the other matching items right?

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  20. A change of colour for spring would mean new coordinated kitchen and living room items, vases, cups, tea towels and the like

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  21. I'm slightly in love with those tea cups with the silocine (?) cover - so snug to hold!

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  22. New couch cushions and coloured vases. My loungeroom needs a new fresh look.

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  23. I'd love the cute crockery to replace the many pieces of ours I've periodically broken over the years!

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  24. I love the Homemaker Assorted Basketware - such a nice way to organise my surplus cooking magazines!

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  25. I'd love the Homemaker Sheet Set in Plum and those awesome Grip Mugs! The mugs would definitelty be very 'HAND-Y' for little hands! :)

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  26. I just love to shop in Kmart at any time because they have so many great things to buy .

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  27. I am absolutely in love with the fabulous storage ideas as showcased in your review post. LOVING the undershelf baskets, the drawers on castors, but the winner for me is the fabulous storage turntables! I think I could have one on just about every surface, shelf, storage area in my house! I LOVE THEM!

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  28. Bathroom Items, there are a wide range of items to choose from and my bathroom needs attention badly

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  29. I'd have to agree: the glass bell jar. It would add some class to the room without even trying -- and that's always the best way :)

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  30. I love their affordable funky crockery and dishes!

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  31. The gorgeous kids bed linen, would love to 'pink up' my baby girl's room!

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  32. I would love the Corelle Dinner Set in Splendor, I've been eyeing it for a while now! Made from Laminated glass, the set is chip resistant(great for my four young children!)and dishwasher proof, looks stylish and the sizes of the plates/bowls, etc, are generous! In the cookware section, I would LOVE a Slow-cooker to make preparing meals for a big family easier and I'm LOVING the current price of the slow cooker at Kmart...!

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  33. I love the Blue Dot cereal bowl and I'd match it with the light blue dot mug. I adore pretty plates and kitchenwares! Logged into rafflecopter as Dianne Childs :)

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  34. at the moment my absolute favorite is what i bought yesterday from Kmar were these Pj sets which had Dog patterns on them for just $2! so i grabbed a couple of pairs. You can always pick up a bargain at Kmart. !

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  35. The cute wire bird is just divine,
    I would love it in this house of mine!
    The Homemaker mini chopper I can't go by,
    To stop tears when cutting onion- no more cry!
    And for the bedroom the Noah quilt cover set,
    A purchase I would not regret!
    All of this at such a great price,
    With change from $100- how nice!

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  36. I love the coffee mugs!! I have bought a set of 6 in the Kmart red of course! Such a simple sensible idea, I love my coffee hot hot hot, and I can so easily hold my mug and drink! At $2 they are a BARGAIN! :)

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  37. The baking tins! Something I can definitely justify getting a few different shapes and sizes!

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  38. I do a lot of Baking so i would head to the Kitchen appliances and get myself lots of new baking tins, mine are looking a bit shabby lol, then i would get myself some mugs, Thanks for the opportunity. xx

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  39. I made the cutest child's storage cabinet today using their 8 cube unit and collapsible storage boxes. I'd love to make another!

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  40. I really need new bowls and utensils... boring, I know, but practical!

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  41. The Havana Bedside table and Havana Two Drawer Unit, i love cane and white furniture. :)

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  42. I loved the twin Paris wall prints - they would be lovely in my daughter's room. She's obsessed with Gaspard & Lisa (which, in case you don't know every episode off-by-heart, is a kids cartoon based in Paris fyi.)

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  43. I would love to buy colorful cushions and also a couple of bed side table lamps. I have purchased my first home a few months back, it is an old unit and I'm still doing renovation. This prize would be great for us to feel more 'at home'.

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  44. I bought some little scented candles in jars last week. Love! Going to go back and buy more :)

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  45. Oh, we are in need of some new baking trays. Ours are embarrassingly old! Great giveaway!
    Kaz (best email address: kazatmeltingmoments@gmail.com)
    :)

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  46. I love all of the different coloured mugs that Kmart has! GORGEOUS and such great quality! I would love to win some new mugs as my mum keeps breaking all of mine.

    Clair (girlsaveshouse@gmail.com)

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  47. As a family of 6 we go through a serious amount of food each week so my pantry is in serious need of an organisation renovation. The undershelf baskets, pull out storage boxes on castors,storage turntables and the clear plastic trays would all be so very useful in setting up my pantry. And a cute little sheep doorstop, just because I think it is so cute!

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  48. I'd love one of those glass bell jars, but I would have to put it away for a while until the toddler is through "investigating" things!

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  49. I’d love to refresh our home with the mix and match dinnerware range. I love the polka dot bowls! http://www.kmart.com.au/product/cereal-bowl—blue-dot/124354

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  50. I love the silicone grip mugs and want them in every colour! I would also love some new cushions to spruce up my lounge room!

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  51. Some cups and/or mugs. My mum tends to (accidentally, she says) destroy my favourite tea cups when washing the dishes.
    - Ben. T

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  52. I love the look of their big tea towels

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  53. I love the red polka dot range mugs! Adorable.

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  54. Pyrex bakeware. And a new rubbish bin (fancy, I know, but hey, a girl's got to be practical too!). And I love the new range of quilt covers. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  55. The bedside tables with the little weaved basket in it. I want to get one for my baby girls room for her toys to go in so I don't have stuffed animals, links or rattles scattered everywhere around the house. It looks pretty and feminine yet sturdy and versatile.

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  56. love the homemaker sheets and manchester range

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  57. I would really love matching storage containers, instead of lots of chinese containers which don't fair too well in our house.

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  58. manchester! especially the live laugh love cushions

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  59. Pull-out storage and pantry turntables would be ideal for spring cleaning our kitchen!

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  60. I LOVE THE BRIGHT COLOURED COFFEE CUPS THEY WOULD SUIT MY HOME SO WELL

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  61. With Spring fast approaching I'd really love to bring nature into my home, love the sea-shell inspired bed linen :)

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  62. I am madly in love with the light blue striped and spotty cups, bowls and plates...I would replace my entire dinner set with these :)

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  63. I Am Loving the New Beautiful Cushions they are Selling great Way to add some Colour to Your Home.

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  64. I want a funky tea set to impress my friends with.

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  65. The meat tenderiser tool, because it will be useful for the cooking (& perhaps some threatening when 'Somebody' comes home late!).

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  66. I'd love a matching set of coffee cups!

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  67. the frypans and saucepan set as well as the blender and mixer i have nothing after starting afresh

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  68. I'm a sucker for bed linen and am always on the hunt for a new look. I'd buy some new sheets, doona covers and cushions. A few polka dot coffee mugs too :)

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  69. I'm a sucker for bed linen and am always on the hunt for a new look. I'd buy some new sheets, doona covers and cushions. A few polka dot coffee mugs too :)

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  70. There is nothing like feeling special when you have great bed linen

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  71. Definitely new cake tins and a blender and just everything lol. I want so many things and they have so much to choose from :)

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  72. The pantry turntable!!! I really need one of these, it would really help with the storage problem I'm facing!

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  73. I am loving the cotton napkins! Stylish and environmentally friendly to boot!

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  74. I love the spotted coffee mugs

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  75. Definitely the kitchen storage items. Having 3 dairy intolerant sufferers in the household means I have to be super organised and therefore I do a lot of baking (since most products these days contain dairy). I'm always running out of freezer-safe and airtight containers.

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  76. I would love to give the sleek and sexy Red Bench Mixer a home in my kitchen.

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  78. I started to have a great interest in cooking...Great good quality pans and pots motivate me to make try new recipes and make my small family happy :)If I won I would spend my Kmart gift voucher on kitchen items...

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  79. I need a funky new floor lamp so I can happily read without feeling like I'm in a cave.

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  80. Storage containers are my weakness... you can never have too many

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  81. MY TEENAGE SON RECENTLY MOVED OUT TAKING MANY OF MY KITCHEN NICK-KNACKS AND UTENSILS WITH HIM, SO MINE DESPERATELY NEED REPLACING!!

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  82. I'd like to splash out and buy some summer inspiration from the coastal range, a few blue striped mugs and bowls would be the perfect place to start.

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  83. Love a new toaster, 4 slice one even better for a great start to the day for my family

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  84. I'd love some storage containers and bedroom pieces to beautify and simplify my room before our twins arrive!

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  85. Tea towels and placemats. Both of which our household is lacking.

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  86. Garage disorganised,
    The shed is mess,
    Hubby always makes excuses
    Now this wife’s feeling stressed!
    We need Homemaker storage containers,
    Plus Kmart 5 Tier Shelving to arrive
    So this place gets de-cluttered
    And this Mum Takes Five!

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  87. Hmm this is tough. I'd have to say the wire bird to liven up our seriously dead kitchen. Gorgeous collection overall though!

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  88. Love kmarts range of bowls and mugs and have my eye on the 4 Drawer Havana Unit.

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  89. Definitely some new crockery, our current stuff is old and chipped

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  90. I'd like some new cushions to re-vamp my family room! I've just recently bought a vacuum cleaner and brightly coloured soup mugs from Kmart. Very pleasing!

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  91. The MATCHING Homemaker kettle and toaster in red

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  92. Definitely a new kettle for me.

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  93. I love the new range!! Who am I kidding!? I love Kmart in general. I sneak all things kmart into my blog posts whenever I can!

    meandmyreadymadefamily.blogspot.com

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