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Gina Ciancio, voice of STYLE CURATOR, share's her home build journey; Demolishing an ex-guvvie house to make way for an architectural home.

Yes, my friends, finally our house is starting to feel like just that — a house! All sorts of trades are blitzing through the block and it seems walls, walls, walls are what's been happening lately. Exterior walls I'm probably most excited...
Before I start this post, I should say that under no circumstances should you waterproof your home without a licensed waterproofer there to supervise and sign off on the job... But with Bruno being licensed, this weekend I got to...
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...
OK so for those of you who have been following my home build, you would know this is our first time building a house... There's so much involved that you never think of and that no one ever tells...
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 and doors on the first floor of both houses have been delivered and installed. Talk...
Now that the holiday season is over, work on our block has started again — and I could not be more excited to see the structure starting to go up! The frames on the ground floor of both dwellings are...
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...
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 list are a little more realistic... and could actually fit down my chimney... but not...
It has been a hot and messy few days at the block as we're polishing the concrete in the living / kitchen / dining areas of our home. Having only ever seen a few seconds of footage about polishing concrete...
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 been keeping up with all your comments on the articles we publish and know you're...
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 long I couldn't shake the feeling of doubt that we would actually build our own...