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Driveway inspiration gallery: Contemporary driveway ideas

Something I struggled with recently was deciding on a driveway material for our house. Search 'driveway inspiration' on Google or Pinterest and...

Building on a sloping block and how to make the most...

Supported by Denman Prospect In case you missed the memo, split-level homes are back in vogue in a...

10 external building materials you may not have considered using

Supported by Denman Prospect A decision many people agonise over when building is what materials to use on...

Design inspo: Beautiful black kitchens

Thinking of going black for your next kitchen? It's a bold and sexy look that we love, Love, LOVE!

5 bathroom trends to embrace according to Neale Whitaker

The other week we shared the bathroom trends to let go of, those that have run their course and will soon be...

The major dos and don’ts of wardrobe design

Supported by Häfele If there’s one thing a home can never have enough of, it’s storage! While it isn’t always possible to squeeze more storage...

Bathroom trends to let go of in 2019

New interior trends are emerging and taking over all the time, but embrace them too late in the game and spaces can feel dated...

Is a marble splashback a good idea?

This week I got an email from a lovely reader asking about my kitchen splashback — is marble hard to maintain, does it stain...

Colour and emotion: How to select colour for the mood you...

There's no denying that colour can influence our mood — there have even been studies that link the affect of colour to emotion. So how...

How to transform to a cool home using energy efficient methods...

Supported by Simply Energy The warm season is our favourite time of year. But for your home, summer...

10 things you need to know before undertaking a knock down...

Supported by Elderton Homes Without a doubt, one of the best decisions we made was to knock down our old house and build new but...

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

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

How to affordably landscape your garden: Get the biggest wow factor...

Your outdoor area can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home but landscaping your garden can often be...

10 most common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them

People often ask me what are the most common mistakes renovators make and how can they learn to avoid them? Let’s face it, no...

Renovation Roadshow with Naomi Findlay coming to a city near you

If you've ever renovated or are at the start of a renovation journey, you'd know it can be incredibly overwhelming! Each property comes with...

Rejigging a floor plan: 5 ways to guarantee the best outcome

One of the best ways to update your home is by changing the floor plan. Whether it’s adding an extra room or opening up...

A lesson on designing timeless interiors by Mim Fanning of Mim...

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Decor + Design Show in Melbourne and while I was there, I crammed in as...

25 fabulous front doors: Get inspired to create a statement entry...

There's a good reason paint is one of our favourite products — it's super affordable, easy to use and can completely transform a space...

How to freshen up your bathroom for cheap

If you’ve been looking at bathroom remodels on Pinterest, dreaming about a DIY transformation or even getting quotes to tackle a major redesign but...

How to design the perfect walk-in pantry

What’s the secret to a spotless kitchen? The answer lies with a little help behind the scenes. As our homes have become more open plan,...

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...