• Mark Tragear, Chris Horne and Ben Normoyle

    Mark Tragear, Chris Horne and Ben Normoyle

  • Champagne and oysters,,,,

    Champagne and oysters,,,,

  • Manisia Ediriwira and Catherine Frankhawser

    Manisia Ediriwira and Catherine Frankhawser

  • Anita Savioldi and James Moore

    Anita Savioldi and James Moore

  • Dan Rayner and his daughter Adele Marshall

    Dan Rayner and his daughter Adele Marshall

  • Steven and Lisa Getrtek with Sean and Pip Harrington

    Steven and Lisa Getrtek with Sean and Pip Harrington

  • Aaron Copeland, Eleanor Cowie and Louise Forsyth

    Aaron Copeland, Eleanor Cowie and Louise Forsyth

  • Peter Adamson and Allan Spira

    Peter Adamson and Allan Spira

  • Jo Edwards and Louisa Casino

    Jo Edwards and Louisa Casino

  • Serif and Gulbahar Kaya with Michael Smith

    Serif and Gulbahar Kaya with Michael Smith

  • Matthew O'Loughlin, Chris Ellenberg and Nick Porecca

    Matthew O'Loughlin, Chris Ellenberg and Nick Porecca

  • Murray and Katie Finlayson

    Murray and Katie Finlayson

  • Michelle Walton, Fran Marshall and Fran Taria

    Michelle Walton, Fran Marshall and Fran Taria

  • History retained

    History retained

  • John Winning and Bill Winning

    John Winning and Bill Winning

  • Gin and Berries.....

    Gin and Berries.....

  • Brick history.....

    Brick history.....

Winning Appliances Showroom Official Opening

9 February 2017

When did kitchens become so complex. With choices today you need a PhD in cooking before you’re capable of using the appliances that are now must haves, let alone coping with the simple fact of choosing from the brands available if you’re building or renovating.

Winning Appliances is a company with a long history in the supply of kitchen and laundry appliances and their brand new showroom in Kingston is two floors of a stunning array of options in stylish and impressive displays that overwhelms you for choice. The building is on the corner of Giles and Jardine Street in what was the original JB Youngs department store with a few retained reminders of those old days in the classy redevelopment. The old brick wall that leads to the first floor is a brick history of Canberra and a photo over the coffee machine a reminder of those early days when Kingston was the preferred shopping centre. The gentrification of this building is a fillip for the area and will be the new benchmark for retailers looking to find a different niche.

 And while Kingston is one of our oldest ‘burbs, and the few remaining original houses  probably have an old Canberra stove, tiny cupboards and no room for a dishwasher or a modern frig to fit where the ice-box used to be as we rip ‘em out and get stuck into a reno. The blocks are large, and the knockdown/rebuild culture for all these old suburbs is spreading as the outer ‘burbs become McMansion central on small blocks.

The official opening on a hot Canberra evening was a classy event with magnificent spreads of food, freshly shucked oysters, Piper-Hiedsieck,  endless rows of muddled and mashed blackberries with Canberra Gin or a cooling ale or three as the music played, the staff were everywhere to help and the Winning family proudly showed off their latest  showroom. They’ve sussed the market, and know what we’re about in this town and are on a winner with this showroom.