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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!

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...
If you're about to embark on a renovation journey, it's a good thing you're reading this first! Today experienced Interior Designer, Lauren Beattie of LO Studio, is with us to share 10 common renovation mistakes to avoid. Words by Lauren Beattie Let’s...
The other week we saw an incredible investment apartment transformation thanks to Maria of Studio Black Interiors. One clever trick she used to modernise the apartment without spending a fortune was to replace the cupboard handles with on-trend leather...
Supported by Flooring Xtra You may have been following along with the renovations we have been doing at Bonnie’s house and now it’s time for us to select flooring for her kitchen and living space! Trying to decide on the...
Supported by Airtasker Those of you who have been following the blog for a while would know that the landscaping at my house (or complete lack thereof!) has been frustrating beyond belief. Thanks to my step-father, I’ve had a...
Supported by DIY Online Blinds Ever since we moved into our home, I knew our windows needed sheer curtains to finish the spaces. Those of you who followed along my build journey would know that we went over time and...
Supported by ModularWalls Fencing is a job that traditionally requires professionals to install — costing an arm and a leg! But there’s a fencing solution on the market you may not be aware of — ModularWalls. Their ultra sleek and stylish...
Insulating your home may not be top of the priority list for you (particularly if like me you tend to focus on aesthetics) but do this right at the build stage and you'll thank yourself for years to come! A...
While copper dominated as the metallic of choice for many years, a new hero has emerged — brass! Tapware and bathroom hardware brands have all cottoned on and you can now find every bathroom accessory and piece of hardware you...