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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 a space...

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...

How to choose the right mulch for your garden: One that...

With the weather quickly cooling down, the last thing on your mind might be stepping out to do some gardening but there are a...

What downlights to use in a contemporary home?

In the past week, I've received an unusually large number of emails about downlights. Many readers have asked what downlights we used in our home,...

Bonnie’s full house renovation: Before + afters of each zone

For months we've been busy renovating every square centimetre of Bonnie's house and we're so excited to say we are finally 100% DONE! Hoorayyyy! Her...

Free Rapid Reno Mate app designed to make home renovating a...

With more than 110 renovations under her belt, Rapid Reno Expert Naomi Findlay learnt long ago that the trick to a successful renovation is...

Bonnie’s kitchen reveal: From poky and brown to open and airy!

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...

10 tips for successful kitchen planning

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...

How to install a barn door: 10 easy steps to install...

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)....

Solar passive design: What it is and how it can save...

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,...