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tips for making any room look bigger
5 tips for making any room look bigger

November 22, 2021 at 6:58 am

The key to successful small-space living might be easier than you think. The key is to trick the eye into thinking the room looks bigger, lighter and brighter through the use of smart angles, colours and much more! Whether you're moving to a city apartment or the house you're renovating
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design a house for a hot climate
How to design a home for a hot climate

October 26, 2021 at 6:45 am

With summer now on its way, we can look forward to beach days, outdoor entertaining, and expensive electricity bills...We're blessed with amazing weather in Queensland, but it comes with a price! But what if we told you that by designing your house correctly, you could minimize the running costs of
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House renovation
Planning a whole house renovation? Make the most of your space with a clever floor plan.

September 29, 2021 at 2:38 am

Your floor plan needs to be well thought out when planning a house renovation. Homes come in all shapes and sizes and if not well thought out, floor plans can make the biggest of home feel small and the smallest of homes feel spacious. If you are planning a house
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Design Styles
The 6 most popular interior design styles explained

August 30, 2021 at 1:11 pm

Modern, industrial, contemporary, and the list goes on and on...There are many popular interior design styles out there, and wrapping your head around them all can get overwhelming. However, it's important to understand what they all truly mean before you head onto your renovation journey. This will help you determine
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renovation mistakes
6 renovation mistakes you should avoid!

July 29, 2021 at 5:58 am

Embarking on your renovation journey is extremely exciting, but it can also get overwhelming. And in the midst of the emotion, details can get overlooked leading to costly mistakes that could have been avoided. Making your house a home is a daunting process, but it's so worth it. However, there's
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Renovating your house
5 key considerations when renovating your house

June 25, 2021 at 3:49 am

So, you have decided to renovate your home. You might be asking yourself "where do I start?" Renovating is a big task and there are so many things to consider in order to make the renovation go smoothly, and finish on time and on budget. Below, we have listed 5
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kitchen renovation ideas
Stylish renovation ideas to add value to your kitchen

May 30, 2021 at 10:22 am

The kitchen is one of the heart of the home and can be the dealbreaker room when it comes to selling! Whether predominantly used for spending quality time with family, entertaining friends or winding down and cooking up a storm for yourself - a quality kitchen does add value to
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Selecting fixtures and finishes
Tips on selecting your home’s fixtures and finishes (without getting overwhelmed)

April 27, 2021 at 6:12 am

Have you recently decided to build your first home or embark on a renovation? If the answer is yes; then you have likely also found yourself in a Pinterest vortex! Selecting your home's fixtures and finishes is by far one of the most overwhelming decisions in the build or renovation
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Renovating small spaces
Tips and tricks for renovating small spaces

March 30, 2021 at 11:58 pm

Whether you’re renovating a small apartment or a small room, these tips and tricks can help you get the most out of your small space. White and light Small spaces benefit from a light, clean decor. A predominantly white paint palette opens up a room, and it need not be
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Bathroom Renovation
5 Things you should consider when choosing bathroom tiles

February 17, 2021 at 4:45 am

With never ending options for bathroom tiles, your bathroom can be as beautiful as it is functional. Whether you are embarking on a bathroom renovation or are in the process of building a new bathroom, the tiles are the foundation of your bathroom style so it’s important to consider your
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renovate
10 questions to ask when choosing a builder to renovate your home

January 31, 2021 at 6:59 am

A renovation is a significant investment of your time, money and emotions! Having as much information as possible before embarking on your renovation can save you stress and money down the track. The best person to answer those questions is your builder. But before that, you need to choose who
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adding an extension
Adding an extension onto my home, what is the process

December 23, 2020 at 5:03 am

With property prices continuing to rise, more homeowners are opting to renovate by way of adding an extension to their home to make room for their growing family, rather than move. This approach has many advantages; you get to stay in an area you are familiar with, the kids may
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building a new swimming pool
How much does it cost to build a new swimming pool?

December 2, 2020 at 11:21 pm

The cost of building a new swimming pool can range anywhere from $10,000 to upwards of $100,000 by the time you have factored in all the costs included. What will determine the cost of building a new swimming pool The cost is dependent on what kind of pool you choose,
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choosing right tradespeople for renovations
Choosing the right tradespeople for renovations

November 1, 2020 at 2:10 pm

You’ve decided you want to renovate, now for the tough decision – choosing the right tradespeople for renovations. Renovations can be stressful and the main thing you want to avoid is the tradespeople you choose to trust with your renovation adding to that stress by way of poor communication, inflated
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outdoor entertaining area
3 things to consider when renovating your outdoor entertaining area

September 19, 2020 at 9:58 pm

Whether your own home or an investment property, maximising your outdoor space can add value in terms of liveability and increase the value of your home! Renovating your outdoor entertaining area is an ideal way to transform and upgrade your home and turn it into a beautiful, functional space. With
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home extension
Home extention versus moving house

September 7, 2020 at 11:18 pm

Choosing whether to move house or complete a home extension will depend on a number of things. Are you happy in your suburb? Do you like your neighbours? Is your location convenient? Which option makes most financial sense? Deciding whether to move or extend isn’t an easy decision. There are
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floor plan
Planning a full renovation? How to get the most out of your floor plan.

August 8, 2020 at 11:26 am

Maximise your floor plan with these clever reno tips When updating your home, one of the best ways to update it and get the most out of your renovation is to maximise your floor plan. Renovations don’t always come with big budgets, by making changes to existing spaces you can
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bathroom renovation
5 tips for planning a bathroom renovation

August 8, 2020 at 10:50 am

A bathroom is one of the main areas of your home; it’s one of the most vital and also one of the main areas that can add significant value. The good news is you don’t have to make huge changes in order for the end result to be the bathroom
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renovation grant
Are you taking advantage of the Governments $25,000 renovation grant?

July 12, 2020 at 1:15 am

To boost the economy and the construction industry in particular, this year, the Government is offering a renovation grant of up to $25,000 that those embarking on home renovations could be entitled to! If you’ve been thinking of extending, raising or doing a full home renovation -with the announcement of
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home renovation
With overseas holidays on hold, Australians are focusing their spend on home renovation

May 21, 2020 at 5:12 am

COVID-19 has forced us to stay home which has seen many Aussie families evaluate the changes they’d like to make in their home to make it their sanctuary! There’s a good chance that when restrictions are lifted, families will have a newfound appreciation of spending quality time at home, which
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modern living
3 design considerations for modern living

April 25, 2020 at 6:30 am

There are so many things to think about when designing your dream home; incorporating modern living elements into the design can only add more confusion! Regardless of the style of your home, it is possible include modern features to make enhance your living spaces and your lifestyle. To help get
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renovation
Step by step guide to a successful renovation

April 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Bringing your Pinterest board to live and embarking on your renovation takes careful consideration and a lot of planning. Whether your first renovation or your fifth, the same steps still apply in order for it to be successful and as stress free as possible! Our step by step guide to
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bathroom renovation
5 things to consider when planning your family bathroom renovation

February 23, 2020 at 12:50 am

The bathroom is one of the most utilised rooms in a household. From getting ready in the morning ‘til preparing for bed at night, the bathroom is always in demand. When planning a bathroom renovation it takes serious consideration to ensure your bathroom is functional. 5 things to consider your
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cost of a renovation
How to estimate the cost of a renovation

February 1, 2020 at 1:56 am

There are many reasons you might be embarking on a home renovation and when it comes to all of them the major thing to consider is the cost of a renovation. There are many factors that contribute to the cost of your home renovation. According to the website Service Seeking
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build or renovate
Is it cheaper to build or renovate?

December 21, 2019 at 1:33 am

Whether you are considering building or renovating it is a big decision that requires a lot of consideration. If you are in the market fora new home, purchasing a place that needs some TLC or considering knocking down and rebuilding or renovating your current place, your main consideration will likely
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Bathroom renovation
3 things to consider when planning a bathroom renovation

December 14, 2019 at 5:27 am

Embarking on a bathroom renovation needs some serious care and consideration! A bathroom renovation can be expensive. It’s important to know the end result that you desire, how much that will cost and what you and whether what you want for the cost is achievable. 3 things to consider for
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Hot summer outdoor living trends for 2019/2020

November 1, 2019 at 5:27 am

Summer is right around the corner and we’ve well and truly reached the time of the year where we want to maximise outdoor spaces!  Whether you want to make your outdoor space the perfect entertaining area or an outdoor oasis to put your feet up and read a book there
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new bathroom
Designing your new bathroom with a large family in mind

October 4, 2019 at 4:09 am

‘Are you done yet?!’ ‘Hurry up!’ - sound familiar? Large families with one bathroom, we are looking at you! Anyone with a large family will be all too familiar with the morning and nighttime queues for the bathroom. The dream would be for everyone to have an en suite but
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reno tips
5 family friendly reno tips you’ll thank us for later

September 1, 2019 at 4:48 am

Congratulations! You are renovating! Whilst a fun time for all the family, a home reno can also be quite stressful and not something you will want to repeat any time soon. After all, you are investing in this renovation to improve your home and lifestyle, so you want to ensure
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renovation estimate
How to budget right for your home renovation

July 31, 2019 at 9:22 am

Deciding on a budget for your home renovation should be your first renovation decision. Without a budget, renovation costs can quickly get out of hand! Creating a realistic budget will keep you on track and reduce any unplanned renovation cost stresses. How to create your budget for your home renovation
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outdoor entertaining
Create the ultimate outdoor entertaining winter wonderland

June 10, 2019 at 4:49 pm

The cooler months are a perfect time for relaxing and enjoying outdoor entertaining. Just because the temperature has dropped doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your outdoor entertaining area. There are many cool ways to transform your outdoor entertaining area into a cosy and inviting winter wonderland! Fire-pit. Every outdoor entertaining
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Renovation v/s moving

May 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm

When it gets to the point where your home no longer meets your families needs, you have a decision to make. When you do outgrow your home, relocation or renovation will often be the first talking point, but which is the right decision and what do you have to consider?
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lighting
How to choose the correct lighting for your home

April 17, 2019 at 3:53 am

Down lights, lampshades and chandeliers to name a few – the choice of lighting is endless! Here we discuss how to choose the correct lighting for your home. How do you know which lighting is right for your home? The lighting you choose can completely change the mood of the
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garage conversion
Convert your garage into living space

March 16, 2019 at 11:37 pm

There typically comes a point when we start to outgrow our homes. You may be considering moving or adding an extension but you might not have to go through this unnecessary stress and expense, the answer could be at the tip of your toes, literally! Converting your garage into a
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custom cabinetry
The benefits of incorporating custom cabinetry in your home renovation

March 2, 2019 at 2:59 am

The kitchen is often the heart a home, so it makes sense that it should be a sanctuary for the homeowner. If you are renovating your kitchen, have you considered custom cabinetry? If not, you should! Your kitchen renovation is a big investment and something you likely will only want
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How to create the perfect outdoor living space – renovations & extensions

January 29, 2019 at 9:15 am

Renovating and adding an extension to your home can help you create the perfect indoor/outdoor living space. Layout Think about how you plan to use this space you are about to create. You have total control over this space so make build it to suit your needs and choose to
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property renovations
10 money saving tips you should read before you renovate

January 1, 2019 at 7:38 am

Renovating costs can quickly get out of control! Whether your budget is big or small – you want to try your best to stick to it! The good news is there are plenty of thrifty tips to help you save money when renovating without scrimping on quality or the end
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ultimate outdoor kitchen
How to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen space

November 23, 2018 at 12:10 am

An outdoor kitchen space adds value to your lifestyle and your home! Here are our 5 top tips to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen space Keep it close to your home Keep your outdoor kitchen close to your indoor space. You want your outdoor kitchen space to become an extension
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Choosing the right timber floors for your home

October 11, 2018 at 1:18 am

Timber flooring is just wood, it’s all the same right? Wrong! There are several considerations to factor in before deciding on which timber floors are the right choice for your home. They are beautiful, durable and easy to clean. With so many styles of timber floor available it can be
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kitchen renovation
Renovating upgrades to consider that will increase the value of your home

September 19, 2018 at 4:26 am

When renovating your home it is important to stay within your budget, but also to select the best upgrades you can afford to add the maximum value to your home! Renovating upgrades that could add value to your home Air-conditioning. Air conditioning is a must, especially in the hot Queensland
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How does property renovation increase the value of your home?
How to renovate your rental property on a budget

August 1, 2018 at 5:23 am

A well-presented rental property means happy tenants and also higher rent. With some careful consideration and thrifty shopping you can achieve your rental renovation dreams on a budget. How to get bang for your buck with rental renovations: Wash and paint the walls It’s amazing what a difference washing and
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Transform your living room to a cosy haven with these on-trend winter interior ideas.

June 21, 2018 at 3:10 am

With winter comes the overwhelming urge to stay home and hibernate and to do that you need warm, inviting winter interior decor! As the temperature drops, warm up your living space with some on-trend decorative tweaks that will create a cosy vibe that will keep you warm throughout the winter
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Thinking of selling? Quick and easy renovations to consider that will add instant value to your home.

May 25, 2018 at 2:22 am

Renovations improve function space and the visual appeal of a home. You may think renovations are expensive and time consuming, but there are some quick and easy things you can consider that will instantly add value to your home. If you do one renovation at a time and enlist the
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Home Renovation Benowa Waters
6 popular home interior trends for this winter

April 20, 2018 at 4:51 am

Just like with fashion, winter brings a range of new interior trends. Making over rooms can give your home a new lease of life and make you feel warm and fuzzy throughout the cooler months! With all the renovation shows on Aussie TV there’s no surprise that many people get
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renovating
Outgrowing the family home? Consider renovating as opposed to buying a bigger house and you could save mega-bucks.

February 17, 2018 at 6:04 am

You’re outgrowing the family home, but do you need to move?! If you’re not 100% sure you want to move and buy a bigger house - consider renovating to expand your current living and storage space! To acquire more space is one of the main reasons for moving, but what
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outdoor entertaining space
Add value to your home with a clever outdoor entertaining space

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Outdoor entertaining space can add value to your lifestyle and sale appeal Clever, liveable outdoor entertaining spaces allow you to make the most out of the whole home, not just the indoor space. Outdoor living is perfect for climates such as Queensland, where you spend a substantial amount of time
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home renovation
Factors to consider when setting a budget for your home renovation

December 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

Have big ideas and want to get bang for your buck with your home renovation? With some strategic thinking, and well thought out planning, it’s possible to stay within your budget without cutting corners. Here are some things to consider when planning your home renovation: Hire a professional for the
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home renovations
Home Renovation Benowa Waters

November 20, 2017 at 7:05 am

A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a genuine masterpiece home, designed and rebuilt by one of the leading Gold Coast renovation companies. Ideally positioned at the end of quiet cul-de-sac, with forever views of the Gold Coast skyline from Main Beach to Broadbeach. The east facing aspect fills
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home renovations
Get ample storage without compromising floor space

November 18, 2017 at 12:16 am

Small homes. Clever ideas that ensure you have ample storage space without compromising on floor-space. One of the main issues with small homes is a considerable lack of storage space. Small homes and small rooms can be pokey, and frustrating to use. This becomes more frustrating when increasing your storage
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Things to consider when renovating an apartment in a high rise.

October 28, 2017 at 4:43 am

Renovating an apartment in a high rise has different considerations than renovating a standalone property. Most high rises have body corporates that have strict guidelines for any construction that you may wish to start in the building.  This may consist of security clearance for tradespeople entering, and/or only conducting work
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