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!

Be inspired to use brass in your bathroom

While copper dominated as the metallic of choice for many years, a new hero has emerged — brass! Tapware and bathroom hardware brands have all...

Updating Bonnie’s backyard with a sleek and contemporary DIY fence

Supported by ModularWalls Our renovations at Bonnie’s house have been tracking slower than we would like – let’s just say this townhouse has thrown more...

Practical tips to get the perfect shade of white paint: Before...

Supported by Monsta Few people enjoy painting so it’s important we get the right shade of paint first time round! Having gotten caught out in the...

Bathroom before and after: Bad reno turns beautiful bespoke bathroom

Supported by ACT Renovations At first glance you might wonder why this bathroom was reno'ed. Inoffensive white wall tiles, white vanity and brown stone-look flooring...

What height to hang pendant lights?

Ever wondered what height to hang pendant lights? Pendants are such a beautiful addition to your home — adding drama, interest or luxe-factor to any...

How to select windows for your home (and avoid the headaches!)

Lately, many of you have been sharing your window woes with me so I'm revisiting a blog post I wrote when we were building...

Internal brick wall before and after: 80s brown to on-trend grey

Supported by Monsta Shop If you follow along on Instagram and watch my stories, you’d know we’re kicking off a renovation series at Bonnie’s new...

Bathroom look we love: Round mirrors

A bathroom trend that we can't get enough of right now is round mirrors! Small or large, frameless or with a rim, metallic or coloured......

How to get major jobs done around the home… NOW!

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...

How to select the right brick for your home

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: 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...

A peek inside Lana’s newly renovated home and her top renovation...

The other day I was lucky enough to be invited on an exclusive tour of Lana’s ‘forever home’. Lana is one of the ladies...

9 of the hottest trending exterior building materials right now!

Building or renovating? Then chances are you'll be faced with the arduous decision of what material or materials to use on the exterior of...

Introducing the new way to buy paint – Monsta Shop!

Nowadays you can buy just about any product online — it’s more convenient and affordable — but one product that seemed to miss this...

How to go from mood board to making selections for your...

When we asked top interior designers and stylists to share their number 1 tip for defining your interior style, they all swore by mood...

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

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

My bathroom mistakes to avoid!

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

Your DIY home security checklist

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...

15 ways to spruce up your outdoors

Supported by Thomsons Outdoor Pine Our gorgeous climate is made for outdoor living but if your outdoors aren’t exactly inviting, you might like to try...

Reader renovation: Dated ensuite gets a modern hex makeover!

We love seeing your renovation projects and especially love it when you let us share them on the blog! Jane has been following SC since...

Don’t rely on theories about smashed avocadoes to calculate your home...

Supported by People's Choice Credit Union While a certain someone may think it’s our hipster café lifestyle that’s preventing us from affording property, rough calculations...

From dark and moody to stark and crisp, discover the latest...

Always on the forefront of latest interior colour trends and styles, we love discovering the latest volumes in the Haymes Colour Library. They've just released...

How to choose the right window treatment

Supported by DIY Online Blinds Who would have thought choosing window treatments could be so difficult! Roller blinds, curtains, shutters, venetians, roman, panels and drapes…...

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...