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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!

From dark and moody to stark and crisp, discover the latest...

Always on the forefront of latest interior colour trends and styles, we love discovering the latest volumes in the Haymes Colour Library. They've just released...

How to design a lighting plan for your home: learn the...

Gina is the first person to admit she is completely clueless when it comes to lighting. And needing to layout lighting in her new...

DIY concrete countertop: Before and after kitchen makeover

Many people are stuck with an outdated kitchen because it’s just suuuuuuuccchhhh an expensive space to redo! While an entirely new kitchen may be out...

How to: Affordably update your kitchen

Looking to update your tired kitchen but can't afford an entire remodel? Or are you looking to sell and know how a kitchen can...

Design greenery into your renovation: How to create an indoor outdoor...

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...

14 stunning splashbacks to bring your kitchen to life

Picking a kitchen splashback can be one of the most difficult decisions of the whole kitchen design process! But, choose the right splashback and...

Is a marble splashback a good idea?

This week I got an email from a lovely reader asking about my kitchen splashback — is marble hard to maintain, does it stain...

How to light your kitchen: Different kitchen lighting options

Lighting is often an overlooked aspect of interiors — yet it's one of the most important — playing a big part in the atmosphere,...

Stylish handles to refresh your interiors or update tired furniture

It's incredible the transformation new, stylish handles can make to a dated room or tired furniture! Recently, expert Rapid Renovator Naomi Findlay shared her...

Internal brick wall before and after: 80s brown to on-trend grey

Supported by Monsta Shop If you follow along on Instagram and watch my stories, you’d know we’re kicking off a renovation series at Bonnie’s new...

Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes

That title should actually read 'Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes... HELP!' You all went above and beyond when I asked for your...

Bathroom look we love: Round mirrors

A bathroom trend that we can't get enough of right now is round mirrors! Small or large, frameless or with a rim, metallic or coloured......

10 features you wish you had in your dream kitchen

In collaboration with IKEA The kitchen is the heart of the home and also the most expensive space to renovate so it’s something you want...

Laundry renovation reveal: Gina’s new laundry

Woohoo, I'm so excited to share my laundry renovation reveal with you! In case you missed it, my old laundry wasn't really a laundry at...

How we designed Bonnie’s new kitchen with IKEA

Supported by IKEA The other week we shared Bonnie’s brown and poky kitchen and talked about our plans for this space. We spent weeks pulling...

How to create a stunning black and white kitchen or bathroom:...

I’ve always been drawn to a black and white colour palette. There’s something effortlessly chic and stylish about this monochrome duo. From the bathroom to...

From old shack to luxe Scandi-style home: See the before and...

Renovating is one of those things you get a taste for and either become addicted to or never want to experience again, EVER! For Courtney,...

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...

A peek inside Lana’s newly renovated home and her top renovation...

The other day I was lucky enough to be invited on an exclusive tour of Lana’s ‘forever home’. Lana is one of the ladies...

Stylish kitchens that aren’t white: Luxurious kitchen inspiration

Words by Lauren Beattie of Lo Studio There is no denying that white kitchens have become the go-to for renovators over recent years. They’re timeless,...

What size should I make my tile grout joints?

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...

Why my laundry is one of my biggest building regrets

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,...

Adding a luxe feel to my home with designer sheer curtains...

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...

Bonnie’s bathroom renovation before and after: The reveal of her new...

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...