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A curation of expert advice for building and renovating, including from lighting experts, builders and more. Information about latest products, design hacks and more!

Introducing easy and smart security ideas to protect your home

Supported by Lane Security We recently shared a complete home security checklist with the top 10 ways you can protect your home and today we...

8 breathtaking powder rooms: Luxe powder room ideas!

Your powder room is one of the most visited rooms in the house — particularly by guests — so why not have some fun...

Reader renovation: Family bathroom before and after

We love nothing more than hearing from our readers and seeing what exciting projects you get up to so when Kerry recently shared her...

How to measure and install your own plantation shutters

Shutters are a classic, timeless and low-maintenance window treatment solution and thanks to DIY Online Blinds, they’re now affordable and accessible to everyone. Gina recently...

How to choose the right mulch for your garden: One that...

With the weather quickly cooling down, the last thing on your mind might be stepping out to do some gardening but there are a...

Dialling up the drama with a black kitchen

Today, I’m excited to share a sleek and sophisticated black kitchen, I recently completely for a new home by R.E.P Building. I often get...

What downlights to use in a contemporary home?

In the past week, I've received an unusually large number of emails about downlights. Many readers have asked what downlights we used in our home,...

Bonnie’s full house renovation: Before + afters of each zone

For months we've been busy renovating every square centimetre of Bonnie's house and we're so excited to say we are finally 100% DONE! Hoorayyyy! Her...

Free Rapid Reno Mate app designed to make home renovating a...

With more than 110 renovations under her belt, Rapid Reno Expert Naomi Findlay learnt long ago that the trick to a successful renovation is...

Bonnie’s kitchen reveal: From poky and brown to open and airy!

If you've been following our renovations at Bonnie's house, you'd know we COMPLETELY GUTTED her kitchen. The original kitchen was far too small to...

10 tips for successful kitchen planning

Supported by ASKO You’ve heard the saying a million times – ‘The kitchen is the heart of the home’ – and it couldn’t ring more...

How to install a barn door: 10 easy steps to install...

We are finally on the home stretch for renovations at Style Curator team member Bonnie’s house (stay tuned for the full house reveal soon)....

Solar passive design: What it is and how it can save...

These days, sustainable design is at the forefront of people’s minds. If you’re currently thinking about building a new home, or doing some renovations,...

The new season of Selling Houses Australia is fabulous and here’s...

Supported by Foxtel By now you would know I’m a total sucker for home improvement shows and have been for as long as I...

Modern garden sheds from Oldfields

Up until recently, I was convinced all garden sheds were an eyesore! Either too bulky or only available in colours of green, cream or...

Navy blue and charcoal bathroom with modern luxe twist

Today I’m excited to share one of my latest client projects - a new ensuite in a house extension. This navy blue and charcoal...

How to care for encaustic cement tiles: What cleaning products to...

Encaustic tiles are those beautiful cement tiles (often patterned) you may have seen on Instagram, Pinterest or other design sites. While they are a gorgeous...

Bonnie’s kitchen update: What’s involved when remodelling a kitchen

It’s been a little while since we updated you on Bonnie’s kitchen! Last time you saw it, it was looking very brown and poky,...

Bathroom renovating lessons we learnt from Bonnie’s reno

People say you need to allow a 20% budget buffer when renovating older houses because there are always unforeseen issues and we certainly had...

14 stunning splashbacks to bring your kitchen to life

Picking a kitchen splashback can be one of the most difficult decisions of the whole kitchen design process! But, choose the right splashback and...

Designing the ultimate laundry, all the tips and tricks you need!

We recently discovered Zephyr and Stone — sisters and best friends Ania and Kasia who are mad for building, renovating and designing homes! We're...

Planning a white kitchen that’s anything but boring

With the kitchen very much at the heart of any modern home, it's no wonder that white kitchens are all the rage right now...

10 things to consider when selecting flooring for your home

We have been sharing loads of renovation content lately and one area that we constantly get questions about it flooring! From questions on how...

From old shack to luxe Scandi-style home: See the before and...

Renovating is one of those things you get a taste for and either become addicted to or never want to experience again, EVER! For Courtney,...