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Building or renovating a house is a massive undertaking. And we want to help take the overwhelm out of the process! Whether you’re planning a new build, a knock down rebuild, an extension, renovation or just a quick spruce up, at Style Curator we’ve got plenty of advice articles to help you.

Style Curator is a leading interiors blog helping hundreds of thousands of people each month to create a home they love. Founded by Interior Designer Gina Ciancio, she and her team cover all aspects of home builds and renovation. Having completed a knock down rebuild herself, Gina understands the challenges of building.

To equip you and help you to make decisions with confidence and ease, we’ve developed renovation checklists, inspiration galleries and expert tips.

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Our expert advice articles cover a broad range of topics. Some of our most popular include how to design a lighting plan, all the renovation measurements you need to know, and how to decide on your design style. We also delve into colour theory and help you develop your colour scheme.

We call on a comprehensive network of experts to help. These include interior designers, property stylists, builders, illumination scientists, electricians and more. So you can be confident you’re getting the best and latest advice when it comes to building and renovating.

Some of our most popular building or renovating articles include what height to hang pendant lights, how to select the right white paint, and everything you need to know to create the ultimate laundry.

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We also answer your calls for help. For example, our comprehensive guide on how to select the right tile grout was in response to a reader question.

If we’ve missed anything, let us know! We’d love to help you with your build or renovation. Send us an email at hello@stylecurator.com.au and we’ll get working on it asap.

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