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Author Archives: Nikki McG


Step-By-Step Process Of A Kitchen Renovation

Planning a kitchen renovation? Here’s what you need to know to prepare. Kitchen renovations are complex projects, requiring the input of many different tradespeople at various stages. Whilst every renovation is different, one thing that will ensure the success of any renovation project is planning. Below is a timeline for...

Kitchen Renovations: Ask An Expert

Going for kitchen renovations purely based on the lowest price is asking for trouble. It’s likely that you’ll end up paying for it in the years to come. It could end up costing similar or more to good quality, plus the process is quite disappointing. Realising that the cabinetry is...

Natural Daylight – The Wow Factor

Interior designers are constantly seeking ways to incorporate elements of natural light inside buildings. Natural daylight transforms a space and enhances the stunning features and overall liveability of indoor spaces. If you are planning on renovating, building, selling or simply upgrading your home, consider adding skylights! They’re a great way...

How To Turn Your House Into Your Dream Home

Your home is your castle! Having a comfortable environment is essential for the enjoyment of you and your family all year round. You also need your space to be safe and secure for when you’re home as well as being out and about, with peace of mind knowing you don’t...

Trending Kitchen Designs in 2020

Katie Shortland-Webb is the Director and Building Designer at KTR Creations. She let us in on her thoughts about what is trending in the world of kitchen designs this year. Natural timber veneers and solid woods The raw look and texture of natural timbers adds warmth and character, creating a...

Home Worm Farming Tips

Recycling with worms is an ingenious way to pack our gardens full of beneficial microbes and nutrients from worm poo (no need to buy fertilisers!), while reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill. More and more households are getting on board with home worm-farming, but how do you...

Smart Home Trends 2020

Our homes are getting so smart, soon we'll be paying their tuition fees! Here are some genius products graduating out of the next decade. Smart Home Hub Here's a round-up of the new Smart Home Hub feature which contained some pretty impressive voice-controlled tech.  SyncWise Smart Building Solutions The...

11 Hot Tips From House Rulers Pete & Courtney

Professional dancers Pete & Courtney just walked away with $250,000 after a nearly perfect score on House Rules. “We started off as just two people from Melbourne who applied for a TV show. One sitting on their couch doing the application and the other saying ‘let’s do it tomorrow because...

8 Unmissable Home Show Features

From Street of Houses to Eco Town and Ask a Designer, check out these interactive experiences – found only at the Home Show over the last few years. Baahouse Smart tiny home & speaker series  Anyone who attended Brisbane Home Show this year will remember the mesmerising open plan...

House Rules Katie & Alex: Renovating on a Budget

House Rule's favourites Katie and Alex shared down-to-earth advice for improving your home on a budget. When asked about their unexpected loss on series six of the show, Alex replied, "It's all subjective; maybe the pressure got to us! Maybe it was too much for us and the limelight got...

9 Energy Efficient Products Will Save You Thousands

Australia is ranked 18th out of 25 countries for energy-efficient houses; here, we run through 8 energy-saving products. Luke Menzel, CEO of Australia’s Energy Efficiency Council, said, “While this result is disappointing, it points to a huge opportunity. We can quickly cut energy bills while making our homes more comfortable...

Getting Dirty with Landscaper Matthew Daly

Multi-award-winning Perth landscaper, Matthew Daly, shared no-nonsense DIY pointers at the Home Show. Matthew’s landscaping firm MJD Landscapes & Design has been around for over fifteen years and won scores of accolades. Trophy Cabinet ✉️ Invitation to International Melbourne Garden Show x 2 🥇Gold, Silver medal & Peoples choice Perth...