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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5 Asbestos Removal Facts

1. Can you Leave Asbestos in your home during renovations? If you see Asbestos in your home, or what you think might be asbestos, do not touch it.  Asbestos becomes toxic and dangerous when it is disturbed in a way the produces dust and tiny fibres.  If the asbestos sheet is in good condition, has […]

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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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Tips from Incredibly Stylish Homes; The Throw

If there is one thing I have learnt from my years in Interior design, it’s that every stylish house is full of ‘Throws’.  A Throw is like a blanket, but you never use it.  It is a decorative piece of material that seems to always be tossed about in the most perfect way.  Throws must be […]

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How to do the Beach House

Peope seem to think that beach house means bowls of shells and a whole lot of thick rope. Here is a better and far more subtle apporach to the classic beach house and holiday hide away.

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10 Minimal Mexican Inspired Rooms

Creating a room that captures the feeling of the real Mexico can be difficult.  Mexican inspired homes can quickly become over the top and out of control.  So here are some ideas of how to incorporate the flavour of Mexican design and living without feeling like you are living in a taco commercial.

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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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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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A Building Inspection

As you know, our new home has asbestos.  We knew this when we brought the property.  It was all part of our building inspection.  What we didn’t realise at the time was that a building inspection is not the same thing as a pest inspection, and it looks like there might just be a gigantic […]

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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 […]