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.

How to install a barn door: 10 easy steps to install...

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We are finally on the home stretch of renovations for Style Curator team member Bonnie’s house (stay tuned for the full house reveal soon)....

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 big way – and there are plenty...

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...

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...

How to select the right flooring for your home: What type...

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Supported by Flooring Xtra It isn’t until you start renovating or making selections for a new build that you realise just how many decisions there...

Why I got kicked off site: Construction site safety tips and...

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Lately I've been spending a lot more time on site of our new build — Bruno is often calling me out to make quick...

My bathroom mistakes to avoid!

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I recently shared our black and white main bathroom and as much I love certain features in this space... there are a lot of...

Clever kitchen storage in this contemporary kitchen renovation

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When it comes to any room in the house — especially the kitchen — storage is key. We take a look around this contemporary...

What is the Best Kitchen Splashback? Interior Designer Darren Palmer Shares...

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Designing a new kitchen comes with a million and one questions — and if you're in the process or are thinking about updating your...

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...

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! Black kitchens can suit a range...

Bathroom before and after: Bad reno turns beautiful bespoke bathroom

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At first glance you might wonder why this bathroom was reno'ed. Inoffensive white wall tiles, white vanity and brown stone-look flooring are still common...

How to select the right brick for your home

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Are you about to build and looking for advice on how to select the right brick for your home? You've come to the right...

How to Select Your Kitchen Bench Top

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Designing a new kitchen can be one of the most overwhelming experiences. Getting your layout right is just the tip of the iceberg, then comes...

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...

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...

Designing the ultimate laundry, all the tips and tricks you need!

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We recently discovered Zephyr and Stone — sisters and best friends Ania and Kasia who are mad for building, renovating and designing homes! We're...

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...

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...

Bonnie’s bathroom renovation before and after: The reveal of her new...

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We've been busy renovating Bonnie's house the past few months and one room that's finally finished (well 95% finished) is her bathroom! Today we're sharing...

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...

Adding a luxe feel to my home with designer sheer curtains...

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Supported by DIY Blinds Ever since we moved into our home, I knew our windows needed sheer curtains to finish the spaces. Those of you who...

Tired bathroom gets a modern marble makeover

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Who doesn't love a good renovation before and after?! Today Simon Gunn of Gunn Building shares his latest bathroom reno — giving a tired...

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...

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