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 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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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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Yellow Finishes in Your Home

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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]