Friday, April 26, 2019

Building and Renovation

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

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 West Village If there is one regret I have that I didn’t do more of before I had kids, it would be travel. My husband and I were lucky enough to have travelled...
When I went to get my hair done for Problogger Conference back in September, my hairdresser, Hayley told me she was having demolishers in that day to remove her old kitchen. It's always an exciting day when the demolishers rock up....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Block reveals were on last night and to be honest, the bathrooms that were presented were a little lackluster. You could feel the viewers weren’t feeling the love either as they voiced their opinions on Twitter. I love a...
This post has been written in collaboration with RateMyAgent This week we received yet another letter in the mail from an unfamiliar real estate agent telling us they had a client who is super keen to buy a house in...
On Tuesday I shared a news report that showed a video of two Australian tradesmen attacking a building site with chainsaws over unpaid invoices. The video was shared on Snapchat and was reposted to Facebook where Channel Nine news...
This post has been written in collaboration with AdaptIt We all know renovating a home or giving a room a facelift can do wonders for the house in terms of style and value. With Google at your fingertips, it’s not...
As I was perusing my inbox with home newsletters last week, an article caught my attention from Houzz. The article was titled ‘Bringing Back the Kitchen Table’. I wasn’t aware that the kitchen table had disappeared. Surely nearly every...
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...
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...
Two weeks ago, I brought to you the bathroom trends for 2016, and this week I bring the kitchen trends that we will see in kitchens in the coming year. Some of the trends are transient to the kitchen. While...
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...
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...
If you’re planning a bathroom renovation for the New Year, you’ll be interested to know these bathroom trends for 2016. The bathroom has evolved from a room for functional purposes to an oasis of relaxation. The key to a...
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...
Kitchen reveals are usually one of my favourite parts of The Block. We've seen some amazing kitchens produced by previous couples on The Block and last night was sure to please with some really well-thought out designed spaces. There...
I don’t want to alarm you, but Christmas is 9 weeks away. Kind of crazy huh? Didn’t we just start the New Year? Around this time of year, families delegate who will host Christmas Day. If you are the lucky...