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!

10 tips for successful kitchen planning

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...

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

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)....

Solar passive design: What it is and how it can save...

These days, sustainable design is at the forefront of people’s minds. If you’re currently thinking about building a new home, or doing some renovations,...

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...

Modern garden sheds from Oldfields

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

Navy blue and charcoal bathroom with modern luxe twist

We're always looking for bathroom inspo and love discovering bathrooms that don't just use white tiles. This latest project by Studio Black Interiors totally made...

How to care for encaustic cement tiles: What cleaning products to...

Encaustic tiles are those beautiful cement tiles (often patterned) you may have seen on Instagram, Pinterest or other design sites. While they are a gorgeous...

Bonnie’s kitchen update: What’s involved when remodelling a kitchen

It’s been a little while since we updated you on Bonnie’s kitchen! Last time you saw it, it was looking very brown and poky,...

Bathroom renovating lessons we learnt from Bonnie’s reno

People say you need to allow a 20% budget buffer when renovating older houses because there are always unforeseen issues and we certainly had...

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...

Designing the ultimate laundry, all the tips and tricks you need!

We recently discovered Zephyr and Stone — sisters and best friends Ania and Kasia who are mad for building, renovating and designing homes! We're...

Planning a white kitchen that’s anything but boring

With the kitchen very much at the heart of any modern home, it's no wonder that white kitchens are all the rage right now...

10 things to consider when selecting flooring for your home

We have been sharing loads of renovation content lately and one area that we constantly get questions about it flooring! From questions on how...

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,...

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...

Reveal of the new stylish grey deck at Bonnie’s house

Supported by Trex We've been busy these past few weeks mapping out plans for Bonnie's backyard and installing the new Trex deck and today we're...

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...

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 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...

Bonnie’s backyard before and our plans

Supported by Trex Over the past few months we’ve been busy renovating Bonnie’s house and while our focus has predominately been inside, with the weather...

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 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 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...

My new laundry is taking shape: A peek at Gina’s laundry...

Just a couple of weeks ago, my laundry was a wall of ad-hoc cabinetry along one wall in my garage (see it here). It...