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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Asbestos Removal; Australian asbestos rates

What are the Australian laws around asbestos removal? Asbestos Removal…This is what I have been researching for the last three days.  Our whole renovation plans depend on what is going to happen to the interior walls and part of our roof.  How much will it cost?  How much has to be removed?  How far will […]

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A Short History of Asbestos in Australia

Asbestos removal from houses in Melbourne and Sydney have become commonplace. I started reading a little on the Western Australian Town of Wittenoom.  What a sad story.  What was once a pastoral town in the Pilbera soon became a health crisis.  In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Wittenoom was known to be the only Australian supplier of […]

Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home

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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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How to Incorperate Copper in Your Home

Copper is classic. While copper is very trendy right now, it does not every really go ‘out’ of style.  Copper is just more popular at different times. Copper accents are popping up in renovations everywhere.  The trick with copper is knowing how to care for it, and how much work is involved.  Copper always looks […]

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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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Gloss Paint; What is it for?

We have started painting! our walls are in terrible condition.  Scratched and marked and there are huge gaps between the ceiling and the walls.  They have been very badly put together and very badly cared for since.  Because of the condition of our walls, we have decided to paint the whole thing in ceiling paint, […]

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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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5 Unexpected Reasons You Need a Building Inspection

If you’re looking to save money while buying a house, the building inspection is not the place to skimp or cost save.  There are places where you can save money, but a building inspection is not the place. Skimping on the building inspection will end up costing you much more in the long run.  Any […]

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An Article on Tiny Houses

There is this idea at the moment that humans are taking up too much space.  We are living alone, in big houses, taking up too much space on this earth. Small house designs have come a long way.  The technology of tiny living is working wonders.  There are devices and gadgets and things that tuck into […]