Saturday, March 6, 2021
Home Building and Renovation

Building and Renovation

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

When Jacob and I bought our current home, we had intentions to increase curb appeal at the front door through the use of potted plants. But some projects never get started for years because of other financial commitments or you...
Why Plumbers Should Know Interior Trends Starting this week I’m going to give a weekly post about interior trends and styles for all areas of the home that relate to plumbing. While most residential clients have a firm idea of what...
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...
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 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 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...
This post has been written in collaboration with Tradewise Insurance There are no ordinary days on the job when you’re a plumber. Everyday is different and every job has its own set of challenges. The only constant is the procedure...
This post has been written in collaboration with Australian Outdoor Living One of my favourite times of the year is towards the end of August when (in QLD) we experience bright sunny days with mild cool temperatures. If you came...
I hope you’re enjoying this new series of before and afters on my blog. It’s going to be a regular feature because I want to share renovations from every day people. Today's evolving renovation has been done by a...
The idea of writing this post was sparked by an email I received on the weekend where I was sent a link from a very successful blog that had an online enquiry form ‘Find Tradespeople and Home Services the...
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...
I always look forward to a bathroom week on The Block. It's always interesting to see how the couples design their space and keep it in line with their style aesthetic in their apartment. This week was The Block...
This post has been written in collaboration with Mastertint I can’t live without the air conditioner on during summer. Which is probably strange to admit when you write a post about 7 ways to keep your house cool WITHOUT relying...
This post has been written in collaboration with Altec When you purchase a property, you can be naïve in thinking it will increase in value as the years go by. In our experience, we’ve bought in a buyer’s market and...
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...
Do you sometimes get confused by the judging on The Block? I do. Last night the judges didn't like rooms that I didn't mind and they even disagreed with each other. It just proves that style is in the...
Collaborative Post I remember back in December 2011, I opened up our electricity bill and nearly died in shock at the amount. I knew it was going to be a big bill after having the air conditioning on throughout the start...
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...
When starting a new construction or renovation project you need to have a realistic budget set in place. Unfortunately due to the poor pricing that is being submitted at present by other trades at below cost prices, there is...
I’ve been on holidays from my job for two weeks now. But I’ve been thinking about people affected this week by the horrifying bushfires. It hits home when you can see the dust in the air and smell the...
Some parts of Australia have experienced sweltering heat over the past few weeks. Brisbane has had a few sticky days and I haven’t hesitated putting on our air conditioner. We recently had to replace our ducted unit after our last...
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...