Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Home Building and Renovation

Building and Renovation

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

There are so many ways to embrace colour in the bathroom. As we’ve seen on The Block last week, colour can be introduced by installing a coloured basin to painting the walls. Most people opt for a neutral colour scheme in...
Is there such a thing as the perfect ensuite bathroom? Most people don't think about it until they have to design one in a small space. Sometimes getting the layout right can be tricky. Let’s rethink the ensuite bathroom normality's Often the ensuite...
A portable fire pit is a practical choice for the backyard when you don’t want to have a designated fire pit area, all year round. In Brisbane, winter is quite mild and more people would opt for a pool than...
This year as part of our list of home updates and maintenance, we painted both bathrooms. The bathrooms were well and truly in need of a paint because they hadn’t been painted since we moved in. Our bathrooms have kept well...
Towel hooks are popular solution for hanging towels when wall space is limited. They are known as robe hooks when searching online, but they are typically used for hanging towels.  The benefits of using robe hooks to hang towels are You...
The modern Art Deco Bathroom is characterized by geometric patterns, symmetrical shapes, bold flooring and ornate tapware. This style of bathroom will suit an older style home or apartment, with distinct heritage or federation features. It’s a popular design when...
Living in your home while renovating is best described as challenging but doable! If you're about to start a home renovation, you may have wondered whether to move out and rent a property or live in your home while renovating. Jen...
These high maintenance bathroom trends can look instagram worthy, but when it's time for use in the real world, they can lose their appeal. Inspiration for bathroom design is often sought from online – whether from Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram or...
Should the laundry match the bathroom or kitchen? Or should all three spaces have their own independent look? The rules of design are often constructed to create cohesion in a property. But it can be confusing to know which materials should...
There are a lot of tasks you shouldn’t DIY in your bathroom renovation. I’m going to share the most common questions I’ve been asked and the correct action to take. Home improvement projects have been on the rise during isolation. It’s...
If you’re after top loader washing machine laundry ideas, this post is for you. Whenever I’ve come across a post sharing about laundries, they always have front loader washing machines. There seems to be little inspiration for design when including...
A coloured basin certainly makes a statement in the bathroom. It’s a trend we will see more of as bathrooms evolve to include more colour. White basins are a safe choice and they come in a range of shapes, sizes and...
If you’re after some modern coastal bathroom ideas, this post has plenty of inspiration to help you. A coastal bathroom is a relaxed style of bathroom, using colours and textures inspired by the beach. To create a modern coastal bathroom, you...
Bathrooms with a timber vanity unit evoke a warm atmosphere and are a great way to introduce a natural element to the space. While I love the look of timber in the bathroom, I'm also cautious of using this material...
Living wall vertical gardens in bathrooms deliver a stunning focal point. With the increase of biophilic design in architecture, it’s only a natural progression for it to be incorporated in our residential living spaces. We’ve seen the increase of plants...
If you’re looking for ways to update a rental bathroom for little cost, these tips will come in handy. Rental bathrooms aren’t always the renovated retreat you’d love to immerse in. And if you’re spending more time at home, it’s...
Over the years I’ve had some interesting conversations about plumbing in the home. One conversation has been on what to consider if you put a urinal in your home bathroom. Can it be done? Should it be done? And...
If you’re renovating or building a new bathroom this year, you’re going to be interested in reading what the bathroom trends for 2020 are. I wrote a presentation about this topic July last year to be presented to architects and...
Brass tapware is not as highly sought as chrome or matte black, however for those who like to go against the trends, brass tapware can certainly make a statement in the bathroom. But like other finishes, there are pros...
Shower diverters are a must have when combining your bath and shower together. There are 3 types of diverters available and it is often an oversight for many new-to-the-scene renovators as they don't purchase this valve for rough in....
Written in collaboration with Mr Wet Wall Grout free bathroom wall panels are a much sought after solution for wall and ceiling finishes in the bathroom. Less grout lines offer many benefits to home owners. If you’re considering this option...
When considering bathroom colour schemes, there is always an underlying concern on whether it will date quickly. You want to get it right the first time because 1. It’s usually a big outlay of time and cost for a bathroom reno 2....