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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!

Just a couple of weeks ago, my laundry was a wall of ad-hoc cabinetry along one wall in my garage (see it here). It was by far my most disliked area of our home and I decided to finally...
We're thrilled to have talented Interior Designer, Lauren Beattie of LO Studio, back with us today to give her advice on how we can design greenery into our home. Words by Lauren Beattie Anyone that knows me knows that I am...
Supported by Flooring Xtra Another reno job we just ticked off the ‘to do’ list at Bonnie’s house is her flooring. We ripped up the original 70s style lino in the kitchen and brown carpet in the living areas and hallway...
Last week I shared my very embarrassing, real life laundry space and how it's one of my biggest building regrets! The time has finally come to do something about it and today, I'm pulling my ideas and inspiration together. If you...
Supported by Monsta When it comes to updating tired interiors, I don’t think there’s a better way to get more bang for buck than by repainting. A fresh coat of paint can introduce a more contemporary colour palette and creates a...
A question I've been asked a lot lately is what size should I make tile grout joints? It's come up so much that I'm writing an article about it. Luckily my husband is in the tile industry (owns Tile Republic...
Supported by Loctite Although our house is only two years old, the sealant around our sink drain has already discoloured and become mouldy – despite my best cleaning efforts. As my husband tells me, our plumber used the cheapest sealant available...
Lighting is often an overlooked aspect of interiors — yet it's one of the most important — playing a big part in the atmosphere, functionality and aesthetics of any room. Today we're sharing the different lighting options you could use...
It's now been 2 years since we moved into our home and overall I'm so happy with our house — it has great flow, there's no wasted space and I love the feel of it — that is, except...
We've been busy renovating Bonnie's house the past few months and one room that's finally finished (well 95% finished) is her bathroom! Today we're sharing all the before and after photos, details of all the products used, and also sharing...
For those that have been watching our stories on Instagram, you will have seen the renovations we’re doing at Bonnie’s house — taking it from 80s brown to on-trend and airy. The kitchen is the first space you enter at...