Saturday, March 6, 2021
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
The freestanding bath tub is still a sought after fixture in the bathroom. Most commonly installed in white, it certainly adds elegance and style to a bathroom, space permitting. Black freestanding bath tubs are a bold choice and will...
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...
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...
The best handheld shower head will differ from person to person. There are a variety on the market that will suit your needs. It’s just a question of finding the one that will suit the aesthetic of your bathroom...
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...
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...
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...