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Kitchen Planning: See Gina’s Kitchen Ideas

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OK, this is the space I'm finding the trickiest to commit decisions but I can't put it off any longer! You might have read in...

5 ways to better insulate your new home (and save money...

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Insulating your home may not be top of the priority list for you (particularly if like me you tend to focus on aesthetics) but...

What kitchen configuration is right for you? A guide to the...

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Supported by Denman Prospect We constantly hear the saying ‘kitchen is the heart of the home’ so it’s no...

Practical tips to get the perfect shade of white paint: Before...

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Supported by Monsta Few people enjoy painting so it’s important we get the right shade of paint first time round! Having gotten caught out in the...

Rejigging a floor plan: 5 ways to guarantee the best outcome

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

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

A lesson on designing timeless interiors by Mim Fanning of Mim...

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Decor + Design Show in Melbourne and while I was there, I crammed in as...

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

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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)....

Reader renovation: Family bathroom before and after

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We love nothing more than hearing from our readers and seeing what exciting projects you get up to so when Kerry recently...

Quartz composite sinks pros and cons: What you need to know...

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Supported by Hafele Home It isn’t until you’re planning a kitchen remodel that you realise just how many...

Bathroom trends to let go of in 2019

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New interior trends are emerging and taking over all the time, but embrace them too late in the game and spaces can feel dated...

Installing a new Trex deck at Bonnie’s house

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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...

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...

The power of paint: Living room makeover on a budget

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The arrival of spring can often inspire us to update our living spaces and freshen things up. One of the best ways...

Reader renovation: Dated ensuite gets a modern hex makeover!

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We love seeing your renovation projects and especially love it when you let us share them on the blog! Jane has been following SC since...

Erskineville kitchen before and after: From poky and brown veneer to...

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The biggest transformation of our Erskineville project was the kitchen/family area. The homeowners are a young couple who love to entertain so...

How to get major jobs done around the home… NOW!

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Supported by People's Choice Credit Union Whether you want to renovate, extend your property, landscape or do as I recently did and knock down to...

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

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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...

How to choose the right window treatment

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Supported by DIY Blinds Who would have thought choosing window treatments could be so difficult! Roller blinds, curtains,...

How to affordably update your window coverings

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

Before and after: An oversized garage becomes a parent’s retreat

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If you love your home but wish you had an extra bedroom, this project might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.

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, cream or...

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...

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 with a rim, metallic or coloured......