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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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 […]

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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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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Scandinavian Inspired Home

Scandinavian homes are taking off all over Sydney and Melbourne. And I have to say I have been bitten by the bug. Scandinavian homes are all about light, air and clean lines.  This means big windows and not many curtains.  Keeping it simple and natural is best.  Light wood and clean white walls. Get inspired […]

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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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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 […]