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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 be functional (it had no pantry and could barely fit a small fridge) and the...
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 true in modern homes where kitchens are central in open-plan living. The difference between an ordinary...
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). In her hallway is the entrance to the laundry/bathroom area and we wanted to change...
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, you may have come across a phrase called ‘solar passive design’. Solar passive design takes advantage...
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 can remember… but some of the high drama on certain shows has become too much...
Up until recently, I was convinced all garden sheds were an eyesore! Either too bulky or only available in colours of green, cream or silver. So when we built our house, I was dead against putting a shed in our...
Today I’m excited to share one of my latest client projects - a new ensuite in a house extension. This navy blue and charcoal bathroom feels moody and inviting, and I hope you find some ideas to inspire you! Inspiration Ensuites...
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 option — not only for their looks but the way they feel softer underfoot too...
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, just check out the pics below! Something Bonnie struggled with when planning her kitchen reno was...
People say you need to allow a 20% budget buffer when renovating older houses because there are always unforeseen issues and we certainly had more than one or two of these when renovating Bonnie's bathroom! Because we want to help...
Picking a kitchen splashback can be one of the most difficult decisions of the whole kitchen design process! But, choose the right splashback and it could be the hero of your kitchen. Contemporary kitchens are moving away from traditional tiles...