Monday, October 21, 2019
Home Building and Renovation

Building and Renovation

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

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...
This post has been written in collaboration with ASKO In the last 18 months I’ve seen a real push in home improvement projects to create a livable laundry space. If I’m honest, the last place I want to spend more...
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...
This post has been written in collaboration with Local Agent Finder Five years ago Jacob and I sold our first home. We had lived in our first house for over 3 years and we made good money on the sale...
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...
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...
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...
When designing a bathroom, there can be many items to consider from the layout to material and fixture selections. For most, the aim of the bathroom is to have a minimalist look that’s easy to clean, however a focal...
Can of Bosisto's Lavender Spray in our tool bag ready for smelly jobsUrine is a potent smell. If urine is left to fester in a toilet or urinal (or on the floor in some cases), the smell can become...
One of the benefits of owning your home (either with or without a mortgage) is having the choice of renting your home out should your life circumstances change. No matter the circumstance, renting out your house is not a...
The kitchen reveals on The Block last night were fantastic. I can’t remember the last time I was super impressed with a room reveal. After researching and writing about the predicted kitchen trends for 2017 last week, I felt a...
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...
One of the best ways to converse with someone you’d like to know better is over a cup of coffee. And I’m excited to announce Nicole (The Builder’s Wife) and I are going to make ourselves available to meet...

Bedroom Make Over

This post has been written in collaboration with Super Amart If you’ve read my blog for a while, you would know I’m a huge fan of The Block. My favourite part of the show is the reveals on a Sunday...
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...
If you're looking for ways to add pink to your bathroom renovation, this post is for you. I've found 20 Pink Bathroom Ideas that modernize retro... well I think they atleast try to modernize it. Utter the words ‘pink bathroom’...
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...
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...
This post has been written in collaboration with Templeton Property Jacob and I were blessed to have a bought our first house in our early 20’s. We were engaged at the time and we had spent a good year and...
This post has been written in collaboration with Thomsons Outdoor Pine When Jacob and I were looking at houses, we wanted a built in outdoor entertaining area. It didn’t have to be big, but it had to be large enough...
Kids change you. They really do. You have no concept of how they change you until you have them. And the more kids you have, the more you change. It’s like with any life event, you don’t know how...
This post has been written in collaboration with Gumtree The decision to renovate a bathroom needs to be a timely and well thought out process. It comes down to having the right amount of money put aside to pay for...