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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...

From dark and moody to stark and crisp, discover the latest interior colour trends

We love discovering the latest volumes in the Haymes Colour Library. Haymes is always on the forefront of latest interior colour trends and styles. They've...

Tired bathroom gets a modern marble makeover

Who doesn't love a good renovation before and after?! Today Simon Gunn of Gunn Building shares his latest bathroom reno. In this space, he...

Shelley Craft chats with us about her flooring range in collaboration with Carpet Court

Shelley Craft has seen more than a floor or two in her time on popular home renovations shows The Block and Reno Rumble. And...

Top 10 tile trends for 2016

Are you building or renovating and feeling a little lost when it comes to selecting tiles? It can be a daunting task, especially given...

8 tips to creating stylish budget kitchens

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...

Where I started when designing and building our new home

The other day I received an email from a reader who was about to start renovating two houses, with different objectives, and described herself...

Kitchen planning: See Gina’s kitchen ideas

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...

Darren Palmer’s tips on using colour in the bathroom and kitchen

We recently attended an event where interior design expert Darren Palmer shared his advice on a broad range of topics from what do to...

These Walls by Sara Hingle: Hand illustrated wallpaper that is designed and printed locally

At the recent Julia Green styling masterclass, she let us in on one of her current obsessions — wallpaper! And today we’re excited to introduce...

What is the best kitchen splashback? Interior Designer Darren Palmer shares his thoughts

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

Katie’s top 10 tips on building your first home

Katie and Mitch finished building their first home less than six months ago. During the process, they faced more than their fair share of...

Learning how to waterproof

Before I start this post, I should say that under no circumstances should you waterproof your home without a licensed waterproofer there to supervise...

Real rooms: Katie and Mitch’s bathroom, ensuite and laundry

Today we're continuing our tour of Katie and Mitch's new home and taking you inside their bathroom, ensuite and laundry. Because although shows like...

Why I got kicked off site: Construction site safety tips and my snazzy new workwear

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

Introducing first time home builders Katie and Mitch

Katie and Mitch, a young couple from Brisbane, recently completed building their first home. We sat down with them to hear their experience of...

Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes

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...

How to Select Your Kitchen Bench Top

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...