Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Home Building and Renovation

Building and Renovation

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

Last year, it was predicted the Japanese style wet room would become a popular bathroom design. The style certainly opens up the bathroom and can work in a small space. With my recent research for bathroom trends, I’ve seen...
A couple of months ago, I was approached by the editor of Handyman Magazine to write two feature articles for the September 2018 issue. The features were to be all about bathroom renovations. I was so excited to be asked…...
Blogging events are very few and far between these days. And the events I do get invited to, I have to decline simply because of work and family commitments. But one event that I had been waiting to arrive in...
When you purchase a house in need of renovating, it can be hard to decipher what you like and if it will suit your property. Renovation inspiration can come in many forms from perusing interior magazines, to walking through...
Every bathroom should have a window for ventilation and natural light. Generally, bathroom windows are frosted or textured for privacy, but if you have chosen a clear window in the bathroom, you will need a window covering. But what...
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...