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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Asbestos in History, Films

Faking things in films, has always been a big business; from emotions, locations, houses, streets and the weather.  When films were all shot indoors in Hollywood studios, snow was a particularly important one to fake.  Until the 1920’s snow in American films was faked by using cotton batting. When Hollywood shot all their films indoors […]

Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home

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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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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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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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Green Finishes In Your Home

Ever wondered why back stage at a music concert is called the Green Room?  Actually no one know the answer to that questions – but there are a few rumours going around.  One of the tales about why the ‘Green Room’ is called the green room has to do with colour therapy.  The colour green […]

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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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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 […]