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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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 […]

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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 […]

Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home

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Stylishly Simple Wardrobe Ideas

10 little inspirations to help you make the most of your wardrobe space.  Ideas for changing and renovating your Wardrobe.

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Orange Finishes in Your Home

Using Orange in your Home can be difficult.  It is a hard colour to manage and can easily take over the whole space.  Darker burnt oranges is known for their grounding and centring qualities – making them ideal for libraries, home offices and dinning rooms.  Brighter, more vibrant oranges are associated with higher energy levels […]

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The Dangers of Red Finishes in Your Home

The colour red is all about energy and stimulating the appetite.  It is a lively colour that can make a space feel warm, welcoming and vibrant.  It is for this reason that many people are inclined to use red when decorating and styling there home.  Red is a popular colour used to style restaurants and […]

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10 Colourful Modern Mexican Home Ideas

Wether you want to find that wonderful freedom of travel in your home design, or if you have simply fallen in love with the incredible colour and life of Mexico – It can be hard to bring that into your home.  Mexican interior design requires a light touch in terms of the crazy colours 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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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 […]