BUILDING OR RENOVATING

A curation of expert advice for building and renovating, including from lighting experts, builders and more. Information about latest products, design hacks and more!

If you're about to embark on a renovation journey, it's a good thing you're reading this first! Today experienced Interior Designer, Lauren Beattie of LO Studio, is with us to share 10 common renovation mistakes to avoid. Words by Lauren Beattie Let’s...
The other week we saw an incredible investment apartment transformation thanks to Maria of Studio Black Interiors. One clever trick she used to modernise the apartment without spending a fortune was to replace the cupboard handles with on-trend leather...
Supported by Flooring Xtra You may have been following along with the renovations we have been doing at Bonnie’s house and now it’s time for us to select flooring for her kitchen and living space! Trying to decide on the...
Supported by Airtasker Those of you who have been following the blog for a while would know that the landscaping at my house (or complete lack thereof!) has been frustrating beyond belief. Thanks to my step-father, I’ve had a...
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 you who followed along my build journey would know that we went over time and...
Supported by ModularWalls Fencing is a job that traditionally requires professionals to install — costing an arm and a leg! But there’s a fencing solution on the market you may not be aware of — ModularWalls. Their ultra sleek and stylish...
Insulating your home may not be top of the priority list for you (particularly if like me you tend to focus on aesthetics) but do this right at the build stage and you'll thank yourself for years to come! A...
While copper dominated as the metallic of choice for many years, a new hero has emerged — brass! Tapware and bathroom hardware brands have all cottoned on and you can now find every bathroom accessory and piece of hardware you...
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 than one or two surprises our way and lining up trades is proving a little...
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 past picking the wrong shade of white paint (what I thought would be a lovely...
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 are still common choices for new bathrooms today… Well owners of this home are a little...