Monday, July 23, 2018
Home Building and Renovation

Building and Renovation

if its about building and renovation you’ll find it here

If you’re a fan of black in the kitchen, but don’t want to have it in cabinetry, why not consider a black kitchen sink? I’ve been seeing a number of white kitchens embracing the black sink, which gives the...
One of the challenges of renovating a small bathroom is designing a layout that won’t feel cramped. This small bathroom renovation I’m sharing with you today may be a tiny space, but you wouldn’t know it due to the...
If there is one thing that many kitchen designs get wrong, it would be not allowing enough power points for appliances at the island bench. Often it’s a frustration that isn’t recognised until the kitchen has been installed. When designing...
When designing a bathroom, there can be many items to consider from the layout to material and fixture selections. For most, the aim of the bathroom is to have a minimalist look that’s easy to clean, however a focal...
One of the predicted bathroom trends for 2018 was the use of large panels, instead of tiles on the walls, to remove the need for grout. I recently shared a post by Katrina Chambers on groutless showers and it...
Whenever I think of a colourful kitchen, the words that come to mind are ‘dated’, ‘old’ or ‘retro’. But colourful kitchens don’t have to be any of those things. In fact I’ve found some fantastic examples of kitchens that...
I love when readers send through pictures of their creations. I love it because their handiwork will impress me, and often it impresses me so much, I have to share it on the blog. Today I’m sharing how one...
I was wrong in my predictions for who would win The Block last night. Sort of. I did think Jason and Sarah’s house would have had a chance of winning last night,  but I am glad Josh and Elyse...
Last week I shared what the predicted bathroom trends will be for 2018. Today’s post is all about the the kitchen trends for 2018. Escapism was the word for bathrooms, but minimalism will still be the best description for...
Around this time every year, I put together a list of the bathroom trend predictions for the following year. I compile the list simply through my own research, by compiling the most common trends shared by designers, from making...
The Block laundry reveals were quite interesting last night. A lot of things that I thought could have been done better, were glossed over by the judges. Whenever I write my posts about The Block, I generally share the rooms...
I watched tonight's episode of The Block in anticipation that maybe Jason and Sarah would be heading home. But they hype was just another ploy to draw us to watch the show. (Well that's what I think) Jason and Sarah delivered...
So many of you were right about last night on The Block. No one got sent home. The ads were simply to hook in viewers.  But how intense was it watching Scotty rip into Jason and Sarah? I hate...
On Thursday, Jacob sent me a message about The Home Show being on at the Brisbane Convention Centre this weekend. I’ve been meaning to get to one of these shows since I started this blog, but taking babies and toddlers...
Brought to you by Nuffnang and Termidor HE Buying or building your first home is an exciting yet daunting experience. Shelter is a need, so to be able to own your home is a blessing that shouldn’t be taken for...
I love a clever DIY project and when my friend Yolandi shared what she and her husband were creating for their third daughter as a Birthday gift, I wanted to share it with you. This removable timber sandbox with...
Last night on the The Block were the guest bedroom reveals. I usually share the bathrooms and kitchens from The Block on the blog, but three of the teams last night added a guest bedroom ensuite as part of...
I have a really awesome before and after renovation to share with you today. It’s what I call a successful cosmetic makeover and it’s amazing what a $1000 bathroom renovation can look like. No matter your budget, you can...
Guest Post You may not realise it but a ceiling can make a huge difference to how your room appears. It is the first thing that you notice when you lie down for a nap. So, why not make it...
My hairdresser, Hayley and her husband Mark, recently renovated their main bathroom. I shared their kitchen renovation last year, and after that was completed, they decided the bathroom was due a renovation as well. You don’t realise how desperately...
I’m excited to share this before and after reveal with you of a modern black and white kitchen renovation, for three reasons: 1. It’s another friend’s home. 2. I know the builder, Paul and Kristie from Alps Constructions, because dad and I used to...
I hope you’re enjoying this new series of before and afters on my blog. It’s going to be a regular feature because I want to share renovations from every day people. Today's evolving renovation has been done by a...