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Gina Ciancio, voice of STYLE CURATOR, shares her home build and styling journey. From an ex-guvvie house to their new architectural home with investment granny flat, she shares all the progress and challenges along the way!

10 electrical and lighting things to consider when building

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I can safely say that every day of this home build journey I am learning something new. From small things like discovering...

Construction update 11: Colour consultation and painting

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You may have read my admission in our ‘How to select white paint’ tips article that I once painted a room baby...

Construction update 10: Walls, walls, walls

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Yes, my friends, finally our house is starting to feel like just that — a house! All sorts of...

Learning how to waterproof

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

Construction update 9: Taking shape and the freakout

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OK so for those of you who have been following the construction updates of our home build, you would know this is...

Construction update 8: Bricks and windows

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It doesn't feel like that long ago that our block was little more than a concrete slab. Since the...

Construction update 7: Frames and trusses

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Now that the holiday season is over, work on our block has started again — and I could not be more excited...

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...

Dear Santa: 7 things I’d love in my home that only...

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I'm pretty confident I made it onto the 'Nice' list this year so I'm preparing my wish list for Santa.

Construction update 6: Polishing the concrete

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It has been a hot and messy few days at the block as we're polishing the concrete in the living / kitchen...

Time to start planning the kitchen

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The slab to our house has just been poured and now it's already time to start planning our kitchen... and I need...

Construction update 5: Pouring the concrete slab

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Driving up our street yesterday and seeing that huge concrete truck and pump was surreal... It finally hit me that 'THIS IS...

Construction update 4: The budget is already stretched!

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That title should actually read 'Construction update 4: The budget is already stretched AND WE HAVEN'T STARTED BUILDING YET!!!'

Construction update 3: Site cut, footings and floor plans revealed

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It's been two weeks since our house was demolished and things are starting to move along quickly. I've got...

Construction update 2: House demolition

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They came in like a wrecking baaaaalll... All I could hear in my head during our house demolition was Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking...

Construction update 1: Pre-demolition

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The demolition date to knock down our ex-guvvie house is locked in — Monday 8 September 2014 — and today I want...

Moving day: Top 5 tips for moving house yourself

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After months (and months!) of planning, we can FINALLY start on our home build! It's taken us about 18...