Choosing Doors

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14 Beautiful Bright Front Doors

At the moment we are looking at painting our house.  This paint job will include our brand new front door. Who knew there were so many shades of white?  And yet, exterior outdoor durable paints come in hundreds of colour.  I am starting to think we should go a little crazy.  So these are the […]

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How to choose the best External Doors

When it comes to external doors, for most people, the first thing that comes to mind is security, followed by weather resistance and then style. These days, exterior doors are manufactured in a wide variety of styles that provide all these three things to varying degrees. There are so ,many different types of exterior doors, […]

Asbestos

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Could you Identify Asbestos In Your Home?

Identifying Asbestos is hard; and people who are currently partaking in DIY Renovations in their homes are the most at risk. Asbestos looks like a lot of other things.  Many manufacturers of asbestos cladding also made similar products using a different material.  So lets have a look at where you might find Asbestos and how one might […]

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Asbestos in History, Films

Faking things in films, has always been a big business; from emotions, locations, houses, streets and the weather.  When films were all shot indoors in Hollywood studios, snow was a particularly important one to fake.  Until the 1920’s snow in American films was faked by using cotton batting. When Hollywood shot all their films indoors […]

Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home

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Country Cabins

Decorating Your Prefect Country Cabin Retreat Although it is heading into Summer down here in Australia, my Facebook feed is still full of Winter warmers from the other side of the globe.  I can’t wait to get over to Europe for a White Christmas, but until then I am just loving the country retreat vibe […]

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Christmas! Don’t fill your home with heaps of ugly crap!

Check these out instead. The Stylish Christmas Tree The Stylish Christmas tree is a lot simpler than you think.  The stylish christmas does not need as many ornaments or lights.  It is about the tree, not being over loaded, remember to look at the tree.     The Amazing Christmas Cushion Instead of tinsil and […]

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Easy Luxury, Darren Palmer

EASY LUXURY, Darren Palmer So it is no secret.  I have become a big fan of THE BLOCK.  It’s an Australian reality television series where couples compete to renovate the best apartment/house.  There are a number of design challenges along the way, but mostly it comes down to style, taste, hard work and managing a […]

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A Guide to Different Types of Paint

Flat Paint Flat Paint may also be known as Matte Finish.  Flat paint had the lowest sheen available in paint types. Once flat paint dries it is almost non-reflective.  This is a great quality if you are wanting to cover imperfections in your wall, sanding or painting ability.  It leaves a smooth matte finish like […]

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Kitchen Inspiration; Dark tiles

Oh my god how great do these kitchens look!? I have fallen in love with these dark tile kitchen splash backs.  Now I just need to convince Mark that a dark kitchen is the one thing we need to complete our lives…  Wish me luck.

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The Carpet Cleaning Begins!

My Husband and I have just brought a house!  Yes, thank you we are very excited too.  This blog was started as part of a design project for renovations at Uni.  I am studying architectural design.  However I have since become so interested in the way people use their homes, the things they choose to […]

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Renovation Help from the Real Professionals

2 Building and Renovating Must Have books Grand Designs Handbook (UK) Kevin McCloud 2009 Thats right!  The King of Grand Designs himself, Mr Kevin McCloud.  This show is one of my all time favourites.  (It’s right up there with Dream Build).  The houses that these shows are inspirational, and so accessible to everyone building.  I […]

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Ever Heard of a Flat Pack Home?

The other day, Mark and I spoke of burning our house to the ground and starting from scratch.  Apart from the fact that we could end up in jail for knowingly releasing asbestos spores into our neighbourhood – we would also have nowhere to live.  There is just so much to do and so many […]