Monday, December 10, 2018
Home Building and Renovation

Building and Renovation

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

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...
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...
When we finished Phoebe’s nursery I had good intentions of sharing the photos with you but life has been busy and it’s been one of those posts that have sat in the back of my mind. Until now. All three...

No Show Tradies

One thing I HATE is a tradesman that doesn’t call and arrives late to do a job at my house or worse doesn’t show up at ALL!   I know that I’m not the only one that has experienced this type...
Sponsored Post Workplace injuries are a major concern for many Australians working in industries where physical and manual operations are performed. The trade industry sees its fair share of workplace accidents that cause injury to personnel onsite. Property Owners and Building...
This post has been written in collaboration with Giamar I have to admit, whenever I see some sort of outdoor window covering on the front of a house, I immediately think an older person lives in the home. I’m...
I love a good quote. They don’t beat around the bush. A quote inspires you and can whip your butt into gear to get working. But not every motivational quote is for you. I think we (myself included) can become...
It was a big week on The Block for all four teams last week. The Block Triple Threat powder room, laundry and cellar reveals were again a mixed bag of good style choices and interesting design ideas. Let's look at...
Working in the rain can be difficult for a plumber. Yeah, we should be used to working in the wet, but rain can put projects on hold and can cause damage to tools and other items that are exposed...
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...
Just after I had Phoebe last year, my hair was in desperate need of a colour and my fringe needed a trim. My usual hairdresser lives a good 15 minutes away and I was feeding Phoebe every couple of...
The Block Triple Threat Bathroom Reveals were on last night and I was very interested to see how each couple would go in producing a renovated bathroom in 72 hours. These time frames honestly give me heart palpitations and I'm...
When I started my plumbing apprenticeship, I knew of only one female plumber and her name was Carlie Wright. She was Queensland’s first licensed female plumber and is Brisbane’s one and only female plumbing inspector.   Carlie has started her own...
This is a Sponsored Post for Action Inspections I remember when Jacob and I were getting our first house ready to put on sale. I read up on what needed to be done to make sure our house was visually...
This post has been written in collaboration with Additions Building The She Shed is the female equivalent of the man cave. It’s an area just for the woman of the household to escape and enjoy the serenity of quiet, doing...
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...
It’s an exciting time when you have finance approval for a bathroom renovation. Whether you’ve saved or organised a loan, making the decision to renovate and modernize a room in your home is exciting. But there can be delays...
If you can’t afford to a buy a home in Australia, there may be good news for you if you've been wanting to jump in on the property ladder. A Sydney architect, Alex Symes, has founded a new business venture...
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...
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...
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...
Many tradeswomen and MP’s have been riled up over the recent topless waitress party put on by Geocon at one of their works sites in Canberra. The completion of the residential tower in Belconnen prompted Geocon to put on a...