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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The Real Dangers for DIY Renovators

Recently I saw an article about the changing rates of asbestos cancers.  There is a new wave of mesothelioma diagnosis, and the faces of asbestos cancers are now women.  With the number of cases among women rising, people wanted to know why?  Where were these patients coming from? As mesothelioma is mostly a workplace danger, […]

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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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A touch of Pink in Your Design

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 […]

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How to do a ‘White’ House, The Mistakes People Make

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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]