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!

Supported by Tile Republic Are you building or renovating and feeling a little lost when it comes to selecting tiles? It can be a daunting task, especially given the high cost and the added pressure of wanting your selections to...
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 have Nikki of nooks & cranny here to share her expertise! Nikki is one half of...
OK, this is the space I'm finding the trickiest to commit decisions but I can't put it off any longer! You might have read in my bathroom planning post that it's crunch time at our build and I need to...
I can safely say that every day of this home build journey I am learning something new. From small things like discovering new products (who knew door handles could be so exciting?!) to the bigger picture of understanding the...
We recently attended an event where interior design expert Darren Palmer shared his advice on a broad range of topics from what do to if you have a small bathroom to where to invest in renovating before you sell....
Gina is the first person to admit she is completely clueless when it comes to lighting. And needing to layout lighting in her new home, she decided to enlist the advice of an expert to explain lighting 1-0-1. Meet James...
Designing a new kitchen comes with a million and one questions — and if you're in the process or are thinking about updating your kitchen, chances are you're wondering what is the best kitchen splashback? Today we're sharing Interior Designer...
Katie and Mitch finished building their first home less than six months ago. During the process, they faced more than their fair share of hurdles — including having to engage an acoustic engineer to approve their design but you...
Lately I've been spending a lot more time on site of our new build — Bruno is often calling me out to make quick decisions (like this morning deciding where all the taps in our house would go), and...
Katie and Mitch, a young couple from Brisbane, recently completed building their first home. We sat down with them to hear their experience of building and get their top tips. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking you...
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 help to plan my kitchen! Your advice was invaluable — giving me the guts to...