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10 Common renovation mistakes to avoid!

If you're about to embark on a renovation journey, it's a good thing you're reading this first! Today experienced Interior Designer, Lauren Beattie of LO...

How to select the right timber flooring for your home

Supported by Flooring Xtra You may have been following along with the renovations we have been doing at Bonnie’s house and now it’s time for...

Get your home and gardening jobs done with Airtasker

Supported by Airtasker Those of you who have been following the blog for a while would know that the landscaping at my house (or...

Modernising an investment property with clever upgrades and styling

If you want to reap the greatest reward from your investment property, it pays to give the place a bit of love as Maria...

Adding a luxe feel to my home with designer sheer curtains from DIY Blinds

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...

Stylish fencing you can do yourself – it is possible with ModularWalls!

Supported by ModularWalls Fencing is a job that traditionally requires professionals to install — costing an arm and a leg! But there’s a fencing solution on...

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 and after bedroom painted in on-trend Monsta grey white paint

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...

How to select the right flooring for your home: What type of flooring to use?

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...

Bathroom before and after: Bad reno turns beautiful bespoke bathroom

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 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...

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

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 behind...

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...

10 luxurious design features to steal from the new West Village project

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

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 are a few things...

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...