Sunday, July 12, 2020
Home Building and Renovation

Building and Renovation

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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...
Last week I received a call from a client to unblock a shower waste. I thought it would be a simple job for a drain machine but unfortunately it wasn’t. The plumber I organized to unblock the shower waste couldn’t...
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...
If you’re planning to renovate your bathroom next year, you will no doubt be researching bathroom trends for 2019 to help with your selections. Each year when I research and compile this post, I’m amazed at what trends have stuck...
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...
Wooden benchtops are a popular choice in the kitchen and bathroom. It’s not a look for everyone, nor is it one that will suit every home. They can look amazing when just installed, but after time their look can deteriorate...
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 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...
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...
When it comes to home renovating, the laundry isn’t the first room that comes to mind for a major overhaul. As the saying goes, bathrooms and kitchens sell houses, rarely laundries. However, the laundry is a space that has received...
This post has been written in collaboration with RYOBI Cleaning the outside of our house is not usually on the agenda of spring cleaning… until we notice how dirty the exterior of our home is. A pressure cleaner is the...
Copper has been a huge trend in interiors for the past year so it’s not surprising that tapware manufacturers have followed the trend. Copper tapware is a big trend that is making a big statement in kitchens and bathrooms...
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...
A navy blue bathroom vanity is a sure way to add colour to the bathroom, without it being too bold on the eye. Its popularity in bathrooms has soared over the past year and it is a common search for...
Small laundry design ideas have been on my radar, to make my laundry more functional than it currently is. I have no bench space, no dryer and I’d love some shelving to store the baskets off the floor. I am thankful...
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...
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....
Houzz is my Pinterest. I could happily scroll through bathroom and kitchen images on Houzz for all sorts of interior inspiration. Through my ‘research’, I’ve noticed there are some key features of a contemporary bathroom in 2017. While I’m...
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...
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...
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...
As with any bathroom or kitchen renovation, you want your design to be functional and timeless. Predicting kitchen trends can be a bit like waving a stick in the wind. No one really knows if they’re a trend until the...