BUILDING OR RENOVATING

We interview experts in the industry and share our interior design
know-how to help you with all of your building and renovating questions.

From what height to hang pendant lights to how to select the right white paint, everything you need to know to create the ultimate laundry,
and so much more!

Browse through all of our building and renovating advice pieces or if
there’s a problem we can help you with, just send us an email to
hello@stylecurator.com.au and we’ll get working on it asap.

Our network of experts include architects, interior designers, landscape
architects, illumination scientists (aka lighting experts), property
stylists, electricians, and builders, to name a few.

Having completed a knock down rebuild herself, Editor Gina Ciancio
understands just how many decisions are involved in a build or major
renovation project and her aim is to equip you to make those decisions
with confidence and ease.

Design greenery into your renovation: How to create an indoor outdoor...

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We're thrilled to have talented Interior Designer, Lauren Beattie of LO Studio, back with us today to give her advice on how we can...

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...

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...

Caesarstone’s outdoor quartz surface range is here: You can now have...

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Supported by Caesarstone I’m pretty darn excited about Caesarstone’s latest product release — a range of UV resistant outdoor quartz surfaces — which now makes it possible...

How to select white paint: Tips on getting the right white...

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Selecting white paint is not as easy as it might sound! And for many, it's not until you've made a costly mistake that you...

Introducing first time home builders Katie and Mitch

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Katie and Mitch, a young couple from Brisbane, recently completed building their first home. We sat down with them to hear their experience of...

Planning my new laundry room

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Last week I shared my very embarrassing, real life laundry space and how it's one of my biggest building regrets! The time has finally come...

8 Tips to Creating Stylish Budget Kitchens

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How do you renovate your kitchen on a budget? It's one of the top questions we get asked and today we're so excited to...

Darren Palmer’s Tips on Using Colour in the Bathroom and Kitchen

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We recently attended an event where interior design expert Darren Palmer shared his advice on a broad range of topics from what do to...

The new season of Selling Houses Australia is fabulous and here’s...

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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...

10 luxurious design features to steal from the new West Village...

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Supported by West Village The other week we shared the inspiring new West Village Brisbane development that will soon be coming to West End in...

10 most common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them

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

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 shared her...

Your DIY home security checklist

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Supported by Lane Security For many of us, the home is our sanctuary and where we feel most safe but there is a thing or...

Erskineville main bathroom before and after: Modern take on a Victorian...

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Here's the latest before and after of our recent Erskineville project and it's my favourite zone of the home — the main bathroom makeover! Related...

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...

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...

Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes

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That title should actually read 'Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes... HELP!' You all went above and beyond when I asked for your...

The dos and don’ts of custom joinery

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Custom joinery gives you the ability to tailor design to suit your personality, lifestyle, and space, and is an investment that can completely transform...

Top tips to create luxe looks for less at your place

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Renovations are set to be on the rise and that means more people are looking for renovation hacks that achieve luxe looks for less....

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 decisions there are to make — including...

How to measure and install your own plantation shutters

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Shutters are a classic, timeless and low-maintenance window treatment solution and thanks to DIY Online Blinds, they’re now affordable and accessible to everyone. Gina recently...

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, shutters, venetians, roman, panels and drapes… the...

5 plumbing things to check before buying a house

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Supported by Jim's Plumbing When moving into a new house, you want to spend any money you may have left over on things like...

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