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Rebuild or renovate? Which option should you take?

To knock down and rebuild or renovate? It's a question many homeowners need to make when they outgrow their current home. But deciding on...

5 signs your home needs to be rewired before renovating

Home renovation — it’s a process that can be both extensive and expensive. But done right, it can also be incredibly rewarding on both...

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

Without a doubt one of the hottest materials in design at the moment is terrazzo. We’re seeing terrazzo used everywhere from kitchen benchtops, to...

10 electrical and lighting things to consider when building

It isn't until you build a new home or undertake a major renovation that you realise just how much goes into construction! And an...

Introducing Gordon, the newest heated towel rail design you need in your bathroom renovation

Supported by Eskimo Heat I’m constantly on the look out for the latest in design, especially bathroom design which is my not-so-secret favourite room of...

How to go from mood board to making selections for your reno or new build

Mood boards are a great tool to use to hone in on your individual style. But how do you go from mood board to...

How to: Affordably update your laundry

Too often laundries are the neglected, out of sight out of mind, utility room. They sit low on the priority list when building and...

Building on a sloping block and how to make the most of the opportunity

Supported by Denman Prospect In case you missed the memo, split-level homes are back in vogue in a big way — and there are plenty...

Top 9 kitchen splashback trends 2022

The toughest kitchen design decision for many people is deciding on the splashback! You wouldn't believe how often we see people agonise over this...

Darren Palmer’s tips for finding your kitchen style

If you've ever had to design or select finishes for a kitchen, you'd know it's no easy task! What seems to make the process even...

How to: Affordably update your kitchen

Looking to update your tired kitchen but can't afford an entire remodel? Or are you looking to sell and know how a kitchen can...

Interior inspo: Pocket doors

About to build or renovate and looking for smart design solutions to incorporate into your home? Let us introduce you to our latest obsession...

Design inspo: Beautiful black kitchens

Thinking of going black for your next kitchen? It's a bold and sexy look that we love, Love, LOVE! Black kitchens can suit a range...

The coastal ensuite makeover — a stunning before and after

From a tired ensuite to a day spa style bathroom, this before and after is sure to leave you feeling like you've just come...

Slim shaker cabinets and marble mosaic splashback are a dreamy combo in our latest kitchen renovation project

We've just wrapped up our latest kitchen renovation project and this one was extra special as it was for my mother-in-law. It's not often...

Ming green marble mosaic bathroom tour: Take a peek around our latest bathroom project

We've just wrapped up our latest bathroom project and it's a beauty, even if I do say so myself! This '90s style bathroom was...

Styling a masculine bedroom: A dramatic men’s bedroom makeover

There's no doubt that styling a men's bedroom can be tricky. Achieving a masculine bedroom that isn't cold or boring, or the cliche of...

From 90’s nightmare to a dreamy coastal boho kitchen — a stunning before and after kitchen transformation

When we first saw this kitchen transformation, we couldn't believe it was the same space! Today we're exploring this bright and airy coastal boho...

How to design a lighting plan for your home: Learn the 3 types of lighting

We're the first to admit that up until a few years ago, we were completely clueless when it came to lighting. Yet the more...

The best window coverings to insulate your home: Keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer

Supported by dollar curtains + blinds We all want comfortable homes and to save on heating and cooling bills... right?! One of the best ways...

Is a marble splashback a good idea? Pros and cons of a marble back splash

When we were building our home, I had my heart set on a marble kitchen bench... but all I heard were horror stories about...

The modern renovation of heritage-listed Brick and Gable House

The Brick and Gable House renovation is a true marvel, designed with simplicity, functionality, and sustainability in mind. The original heritage-listed home has been...

How to ventilate a bathroom: Solutions for a healthy, smart and functional bathroom

Supported by Expella Bathroom ventilation is not the most glamorous part of a renovation, but it is important to prevent moisture build up, which can...

5 ways to better insulate your new home (and save money in the long run!)

Insulating your home may not be top of the priority list for you (particularly if like me you tend to focus on aesthetics). However,...