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!

Real terrazzo vs terrazzo-look tiles, what you need to know

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Supported by Tile Republic Without a doubt one of the hottest materials in design at the moment is...

Top 5 advice stories of all time

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From tiles, to lights, to how NOT to kill your indoor plants, it seems you’ve been loving a diverse range of our...

Before and after: See how this kitchen was renovated for $5000

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Stuck with an out of date kitchen that makes you cringe or a layout that just isn't functional? Often...

Luxury laundry inclusions you’ll want in your next laundry!

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Supported by Hafele You only have to search ‘laundry inspiration’ to see this zone of the home is no...

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.

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...

Building on a sloping block and how to make the most...

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Supported by Denman Prospect In case you missed the memo, split-level homes are back in vogue in a...

10 external building materials you may not have considered using

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Supported by Denman Prospect A decision many people agonise over when building is what external building material 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!

5 bathroom trends to embrace according to Neale Whitaker

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The other week we shared the bathroom trends to let go of, those that have run their course and will soon be...

The major dos and don’ts of wardrobe design

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Supported by Häfele If there’s one thing a home can never have enough of, it’s storage! While it...

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...

Is a marble splashback a good idea?

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This week I got an email from a lovely reader asking about my kitchen splashback — is marble hard to maintain, does it stain...

Colour and emotion: How to select colour for the mood you...

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There's no denying that colour can influence our mood — there have even been studies that link the affect of colour to emotion. So how...

How to transform to a cool home using energy efficient methods...

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Supported by Simply Energy The warm season is our favourite time of year. But for your home, summer...

10 things you need to know before undertaking a knock down...

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Supported by Elderton Homes Without a doubt, one of the best decisions we made was to knock down our old house and build new but...

How to affordably landscape your garden: Get the biggest wow factor...

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Your outdoor area can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home but landscaping your garden can often be...

10 most common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them

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People often ask me what are the most common mistakes renovators make and how can they learn to avoid them? Let’s face it, no...

Renovation Roadshow with Naomi Findlay coming to a city near you

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If you've ever renovated or are at the start of a renovation journey, you'd know it can be incredibly overwhelming! Each property comes with...

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 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...

25 fabulous front doors: Get inspired to create a statement entry...

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There's a good reason paint is one of our favourite products — it's super affordable, easy to use and can completely transform a space...

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...

How to design the perfect walk-in pantry

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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,...