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avoid renovating

19 Jun Should You Avoid Renovating?

You’re bored with the kitchen, the bathroom is a mess and the living room is soulless. This list of helpful hints will help you to determine whether you should renovate. Crunch the numbers Whether or not you should avoid renovating is simple math. Start out by evaluating what it would cost to make the changes you are envisioning. If you fudge the truth it will come back to haunt you. If you’re...

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primary interior design principles

16 Jun The 3 Primary Interior Design Principles

A beautifully decorated interior space should be highly functional but also evoke a mood and show off the personality of its inhabitants. By adhering to the three primary interior design principles of function, mood and personality, you can ensure styling success. Prior to painting and redecorating, first consider your family’s lifestyle and design preferences. Gather inspiration from magazines and websites such as www.pinterest.com and www.houzz.com.au and save ideas that appeal to...

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space saving trends

10 Jun Apartment Space Saving Trends From Japan

Making the most of small spaces is all about smart usage of space, multi-purpose furniture and organisation. In metropolitan areas all around the world, particularly in large cities such as Tokyo, city blocks are notorious for being packed with small apartments. If you’re short on space, take these space saving trends from Japanese architects and designers and apply them to your apartment. The typical Japanese apartment is about 37 square metres...

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bathroom storage ideas

07 Jun Bathroom Storage Ideas

Whether small and cozy or grand and spacious, a bathroom should be a quiet respite from the world. It should be a place to unwind after a long day or gather early morning thoughts before work. The easiest way to upset this sanctuary is to add clutter. Between hair care tools, cosmetics, toiletries, towels and more, bathrooms can become the most disorganised room in your house. Whether you’re planning a...

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outdoor entertaining space

05 Jun Essential Elements For An Amazing Outdoor Entertaining Space

Functional and stylish outdoor spaces are a popular feature to wow guests and potential home buyers. Be sure to add ‘creating an outdoor entertaining space’ to your list of things to do when renovating and styling your home. A fully equipped outdoor entertaining space will not only add significant value to your home but it will provide a great outdoor area in which to relax or entertain friends and family. Here...

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interior design basics

01 Jun Renovating: Getting A Grasp On Interior Design Basics

Interior design is the art or process of designing the interior, and sometimes even the exterior, of a room or building. The project is typically coordinated and managed by an interior designer, or a homeowner acting as one. Before renovating or refurbishing any type of space, it is important to understand all of the interior design basics. There are certain elements that every artist must work with, no matter the medium....

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diy renovating

01 Jun Top 10 DIY Renovating Tips

Do-it-yourself projects are all the rage these days. If you’re considering digging out the old tool box out from storage, first take a look at our list of the top 10 DIY renovating tips. Wear a mask Making sure you can breathe is just as important as making sure the house can. If you’re working with paints, insulation or toxic materials, wear a mask as a precaution. Check the weather No one enjoys working...

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kitchen design trends

29 May The Latest Kitchen Design Trends

From baking sweets with the kids to entertaining friends, the kitchen is the heart of many homes. A great kitchen should reflect your personality and lifestyle, all while remaining modern and inviting enough to withstand the test of time. Whether you’re set to do a full renovation or simply add some new technology, consider this year’s popular kitchen design trends. Patterned splashback tile From brushed herringbone to Moroccan mosaic tile, the patterned look...

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pool house design

29 May Achieving Your Dream Pool House Design

You’ve probably given your pool house design a considerable amount of thought so don’t let your budget stand in the way of your dreams. Here are a few helpful hints to keep costs down while building that perfect pool house. Determine a style Nowadays, there are almost too many styles to choose from, including modern, tropical and post-contemporary. Before you start designing your pool house, take a walk around your pool yard and...

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home painting tips

29 May Home Painting Tips And Tricks

Painting your home can be a fun and exciting renovation. However, seeing how many colour options are available at the hardware store can be overwhelming. Still, the house needs to be repainted and doing the job right is important. Here are some home painting tips and tricks to remember when starting a project. Colour Never underestimate the importance of colour. If you are having trouble choosing the right colour, look at the...

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