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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!

Updating Bonnie’s backyard with a sleek and contemporary DIY fence

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Supported by ModularWalls Our renovations at Bonnie’s house have been tracking slower than we would like – let’s just say this townhouse has thrown more...

Stylish handles to refresh your interiors or update tired furniture

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

Introducing First Time Home Builders Katie and Mitch

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

DIY concrete countertop: Before and after kitchen makeover

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Many people are stuck with an outdated kitchen because it’s just suuuuuuuccchhhh an expensive space to redo!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...

Modern garden sheds from Oldfields

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Up until recently, I was convinced all garden sheds were an eyesore! Either too bulky or only available in colours of green,...

9 ways to design indoor outdoor living into your home

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Supported by Denman Prospect There’s a growing trend to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. And in...

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

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

10 tips for successful kitchen planning

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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...

Introducing easy and smart security ideas to protect your home

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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...

9 of the hottest trending exterior building materials right now!

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

How to Select Your Kitchen Bench Top

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Designing a new kitchen can be one of the most overwhelming experiences. Getting your layout right is just the tip of the iceberg, then comes...

Top 9 kitchen splashback trends 2020

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The toughest kitchen design decision for many people is deciding on the splashback! You wouldn't believe how often we see people agonise...

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

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

Laundry renovation reveal: Gina’s new laundry

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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...

10 Luxurious design features to steal from the new West Village...

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Supported by West Village The other week we shared the inspiring new West Village development that will soon be coming to West End in Brisbane. This...

8 Tips to Creating Stylish Budget Kitchens

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How do you renovate your kitchen on a budget? It's one of the top questions we get asked and today we're so excited to...

Driveway inspiration gallery: Contemporary driveway ideas

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Something I struggled with recently was deciding on a driveway material for our house. Search 'driveway inspiration' on Google or Pinterest and...

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

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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...

Design inspo: Beautiful black kitchens

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Thinking of going black for your next kitchen? It's a bold and sexy look that we love, Love, LOVE!

Why my laundry is one of my biggest building regrets

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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,...

How to freshen up your bathroom for cheap

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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...

Top tips to create luxe looks for less at your place

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Renovations are set to be on the rise and that means more people are looking for renovation hacks that achieve luxe looks...

Bathroom look we love: Round mirrors

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

Katie’s Top 10 Tips on Building Your First Home

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Katie and Mitch finished building their first home less than six months ago. During the process, they faced more than their fair share of...