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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!

Construction Update 9: Taking Shape and The Freakout

OK so for those of you who have been following my home build, you would know this is our first time building a house......

Construction Update 8: Bricks and Windows

It doesn't feel like that long ago that our block was little more than a concrete slab. Since the last construction update, all the windows...

Construction Update 7: Frames and Trusses

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

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...

Dear Santa: 7 Things I’d Love in my Home that Only...

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

Construction Update 6: Polishing the Concrete

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

Time to start planning the kitchen

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

Construction Update 5: Pouring The Concrete Slab

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

Construction Update 4: The Budget is Already Stretched!

That title should actually read 'Construction Update 4: The Budget is Already Stretched! AND WE HAVEN'T STARTED BUILDING YET!!!' Ha ha, yes, it's sad but...

Construction Update 3: Site Cut, Footings and Floor Plans Revealed

It's been two weeks since our house was demolished and things are starting to move along quickly. Site cut We left the block for about...

Construction Update 2: House Demolition

They came in like a wrecking baaaaalll... All I could hear in my head as our house crumbled was Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' song. In one...

Construction Update 1: Pre-Demolition

The demolition date to knock down our ex-guvvie house is locked in — Monday 8 September 2014. After more than a year of design, construction...

Moving Day: Top 5 Tips for Moving House Yourself

After months (and months!) of planning, we can FINALLY start on our home build! The process to this point went a little something like this: Let's...