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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
The colour pink often gets a bad name, wether it is the baby pink associated with young girls bedrooms, or the hot pink that took over the 80’s, it is probably a colour you are trying to steer clear of. However colour in your home, any colour, when used properly and sparingly can have such […]
The Most important thing to remember about decorating and going to a white palate in the home is how to keep it from coming across as cold. This can be done with the use of fabrics and lots of natural materials. A wooden floor and pale wooden furniture will bring warmth into the home while […]
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 […]
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.
Yellow is probably my least favourite colours to decorate a home with. Mostly because there are just so many different shades and tones, there are cool yellows and warm yellows. There are problems with mixing different temperatures of Yellow (warm and cool). The other problem with yellow is that it tends to only look good […]
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.