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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...

Bathroom before and after: Bad reno turns beautiful bespoke bathroom

Supported by ACT Renovations At first glance you might wonder why this bathroom was reno'ed. Inoffensive white wall tiles, white vanity and brown stone-look flooring...

Installing a new Trex deck at Bonnie’s house

Supported by Trex The other day we showed you Bonnie’s barren backyard and talked about our plans out here and today we’re so excited to...

Bonnie’s kitchen before and our kitchen remodel goals

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...

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...

Darren Palmer’s Tips on Using Colour in the Bathroom and Kitchen

We recently attended an event where interior design expert Darren Palmer shared his advice on a broad range of topics from what do to...

The new season of Selling Houses Australia is fabulous and here’s...

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...

Top 10 tile trends for 2016

Supported by Tile Republic Are you building or renovating and feeling a little lost when it comes to selecting tiles? It can be a daunting...

Introducing First Time Home Builders Katie and Mitch

Katie and Mitch, a young couple from Brisbane, recently completed building their first home. We sat down with them to hear their experience of...

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...

Planning my new laundry room

Last week I shared my very embarrassing, real life laundry space and how it's one of my biggest building regrets! The time has finally come...

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...

How to affordably update your window coverings

When it comes to updating tired interiors, there are two things top of the list that offer the biggest bang for buck — repainting...

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...

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,...

How to select the right brick for your home

Are you about to build and looking for advice on how to select the right brick for your home? You've come to the right...

Don’t rely on theories about smashed avocadoes to calculate your home...

Supported by People's Choice Credit Union While a certain someone may think it’s our hipster café lifestyle that’s preventing us from affording property, rough calculations...

Bonnie’s flooring before and after

Supported by Flooring Xtra Another reno job we just ticked off the ‘to do’ list at Bonnie’s house is her flooring. We ripped up the original...

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......

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...

9 of the hottest trending exterior building materials right now!

Building or renovating? Then chances are you'll be faced with the arduous decision of what material or materials to use on the exterior of...

My bathroom mistakes to avoid!

I recently shared our black and white main bathroom and as much I love certain features in this space... there are a lot of...

Get your home and gardening jobs done with Airtasker

Supported by Airtasker Those of you who have been following the blog for a while would know that the landscaping at my house (or...

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...