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!

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...

8 breathtaking powder rooms: Luxe powder room ideas!

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

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...

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...

What downlights to use in a contemporary home?

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In the past week, I've received an unusually large number of emails about downlights. Many readers have asked what downlights we used in our home,...

Bonnie’s full house renovation: Before + afters of each zone

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For months we've been busy renovating every square centimetre of Bonnie's house and we're so excited to say we are finally 100% DONE! Hoorayyyy! Her...

Free Rapid Reno Mate app designed to make home renovating a...

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With more than 110 renovations under her belt, Rapid Reno Expert Naomi Findlay learnt long ago that the trick to a successful renovation is...

Bonnie’s kitchen reveal: From poky and brown to open and airy!

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If you've been following our renovations at Bonnie's house, you'd know we COMPLETELY GUTTED her kitchen. The original kitchen was far too small to...

10 tips for successful kitchen planning

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Modern garden sheds from Oldfields

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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

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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...

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

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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

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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

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Picking a kitchen splashback can be one of the most difficult decisions of the whole kitchen design process! But, choose the right splashback and...

Planning a white kitchen that’s anything but boring

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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

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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...

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Renovating is one of those things you get a taste for and either become addicted to or never want to experience again,...

10 features you wish you had in your dream kitchen

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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

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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

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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

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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...