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 […]


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, […]


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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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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 […]

Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home

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Design with Colour and Style, Shaynna Blaze

DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE by Shaynna Blaze The BLOCK has been running now in Australia for 11 Seasons.  Never before have I ever even thought to watch it, until we brought our very own home.  Now that we are knee-deep in renovations ourselves, I am hooked!  Now I love watching the Block.  All I […]

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Simple Christmas Ideas for the Home

Hanging Table Decorations for Christmas – Sometimes just simple touches for the Christmas table can be the most effective.  I love this hanging decorative garland as it adds a wonderful touch of the festive season without taking up room on the table that would be better used displaying food and drinks.   A Couple of […]

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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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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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Painting Tips for DIY Renovators

Wondering how to get a professional finish without paying professional painters?  Check out these Painting Tips for DIY renovators. For Cutting in and doing detailed work on the walls and doors, this brush and paint holder is a great idea.  Cut from a milk bottle, this is a great way to take a small amount […]

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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 […]