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Designing the ultimate alfresco kitchen, all the design tips and tricks you need!

Supported by Hafele Home An alfresco kitchen is always a good idea — especially in Australia where our climate allows us to make use of...

Creating the perfect outdoor space for the summer holidays

We may be in the peak of winter in Australia but that doesn't stop us from daydreaming of warm summer days and enjoying the...

Building a new home with gas, your checklist on where and what to include

Supported by AGIG When it comes to building a new home, there are a million and one decisions you need to make — including how...

Driveway inspiration gallery: Contemporary driveway ideas

If you've tried searching for 'driveway inspiration' on Google or Pinterest, chances are you would have been inundated with dated or traditional concepts of...

10 breathtaking powder rooms: Luxe powder room ideas!

Your powder room is one of the most visited rooms in the house — particularly by guests — so why not have some fun...

5 step guide to picking the right kitchen splashback tile

Who would have thought selecting tiles for one of the smallest areas of your home could be the most challenging?! This small space has...

DIY home design projects: Tips and tricks for a successful makeover

You know how much we love a DIY home makeover! From creating green walls to bedroom transformations, we've shared more than a few makeover...

5 plumbing upgrades to consider during your home renovation

Australia's booming real estate market and the rise of the DIY home improvement trend have many of us rethinking the look and functionality of...

Renovating your home this season? Don’t forget this crucial but overlooked feature 

Supported by Elgas In the realm of interior design, every element of a home contributes to its overall aesthetics, functionality and — as has become...

5 of the best cosmetic bathroom makeover tips

Bathrooms have a reputation for being one of the most expensive rooms to renovate, and with good reason too. There’s plumbing, waterproofing and all...

Keeping it cool: Tips for optimal air conditioner maintenance

Whether it's staying cool in summer or warm in winter, keeping up to date with your aircon maintenance will have it running in top...

6 tips for finding the perfect interior designer in Brisbane

We're always here to answer your design and styling questions and one that we've been getting a lot is Do you have any recommended...

Colour and emotion: How to select colour for the mood you want to achieve in your home

There's no denying that colour can influence the way we feel. Plenty of studies link the effects of colour to emotion. For example, think...

6 things to keep in mind when buying property

Are you on the hunt for the perfect investment property? Or maybe you're about to purchase your first home? Buying property is one of...

Everything you need to know about picking the right grout: From the type of grout to what colour, your questions answered

Supported by Ardex Without a doubt, every week I get questions around grout. It seems there’s a serious lack of good information out there to...

Quartz composite sinks pros and cons: What you need to know about quartz kitchen sinks

Supported by Hafele Home It isn’t until you’re planning a kitchen remodel that you realise just how many decisions there are to make — including...

What size should I make my tile grout joints?

A question I've been asked a lot lately is what size should I make tile grout joints? It's come up so much that I'm...

How to care for encaustic cement tiles: What cleaning products to use and ongoing maintenance

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...

How to design the perfect walk-in pantry

What’s the secret to a spotless kitchen? The answer lies with a little help behind the scenes. As our homes have become more open plan,...

11 types of white kitchen splashback tiles: Add interest with shape over colour

We know how difficult it can be to lock in selections for a kitchen... it's that constant battle between wanting to create a space...

10 types of green bathroom tiles: Be inspired to use green tiles in your next bathroom project

Increasingly, people are getting bolder with their tile choices, and we're all here for it! With great risk often comes great reward and to...

Wall light guide: Rules and trends around using wall lights from an expert

Recently a reader requested advice on using wall lights around the home, wanting to know the rules and trends. Of course, we called in...

8 tips for updating your kitchen: Best cosmetic kitchen upgrades

Tired kitchen but can't afford a remodel? We hear you! Whether you're looking to improve your home’s value or simply want a more beautiful...

Inside the light, bright and beautiful interior of Three Birds Renovations Dream Home

The talented female trio, Three Birds Renovations are yet to deliver a home we haven't loved from top to bottom. And their latest project,...