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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!

Stylish handles to refresh your interiors or update tired furniture

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It's incredible the transformation new, stylish handles can make to a dated room or tired furniture! Recently, expert Rapid...

Quartz composite sinks pros and cons: What you need to know...

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Supported by Hafele Home It isn’t until you’re planning a kitchen remodel that you realise just how many...

Erskineville kitchen before and after: From poky and brown veneer to...

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The biggest transformation of our Erskineville project was the kitchen/family area. The homeowners are a young couple who love to entertain so...

11 types of white kitchen splashback tiles: Add interest with shape...

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We know how difficult it can be to lock in selections for a kitchen... it's that constant battle between wanting to create...

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

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

A look inside The Glasshaus: Alissa and Mark’s stunning new home...

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When your builder suggests creating a home inspired by the iconic 1950s Rose Seidler House in Sydney, you know you're on to...

15 stunning bathrooms that don’t use white tiles

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Supported by Tile Republic If you're about to renovate or design a new bathroom, we want to inspire...

Erskineville main bathroom before and after: Modern take on a Victorian...

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Here's the latest before and after of our recent Erskineville project and it's my favourite zone of the home — the main...

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

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

5 kitchen upgrades on a budget

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Supported by Hafele While children are busy writing their present wish lists to Santa, many adults are writing...

A laundry makeover that’s practical, functional AND beautiful

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The days of the humble home laundry are over! In recent years, we've been spying some truly dreamy laundries popping up but...

Statement lighting steals the show in this Californian bungalow renovation

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You know we're major fans of Michelle Hart from Bask Interiors who has featured several times on SC. Well this Melbourne interior...

What height to hang pendant lights?

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Ever wondered what height to hang pendant lights? Pendants are such a beautiful addition to your home — adding...

Top tips to create luxe looks for less at your place

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Renovations are set to be on the rise and that means more people are looking for renovation hacks that achieve luxe looks...

A California bungalow in Melbourne gets an impressive exterior home makeover

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We love a modern build as much as the next person but there's something truly special when a home is lovingly restored...

Light locations in a new home? Expert advice on the dos...

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Lighting and electrical advice is among the most sought-after content on our blog, with so many search queries each month. One of...

The power of paint: Living room makeover on a budget

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The arrival of spring can often inspire us to update our living spaces and freshen things up. One of the best ways...

5 step guide to picking the right kitchen splashback tile

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Who would have thought selecting tiles for one of the smallest areas of your home could be the most challenging!

9 ways to design indoor outdoor living into your home

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Supported by Denman Prospect There’s a growing trend to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. And in...

What kitchen configuration is right for you? A guide to the...

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Supported by Denman Prospect We constantly hear the saying ‘kitchen is the heart of the home’ so it’s no...

5 of the best cosmetic bathroom makeover tips

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Bathrooms have a reputation for being one of the most expensive rooms to renovate, and with good reason too. There’s plumbing, waterproofing...

Real terrazzo vs terrazzo-look tiles, what you need to know

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Supported by Tile Republic Without a doubt one of the hottest materials in design at the moment is...

Top 5 advice stories of all time

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From tiles, to lights, to how NOT to kill your indoor plants, it seems you’ve been loving a diverse range of our...

Before and after: See how this kitchen was renovated for $5000

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Stuck with an out of date kitchen that makes you cringe or a layout that just isn't functional? Often...