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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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 […]

Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home

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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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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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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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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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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 […]