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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...

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...

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...

A Guide to Sustainable Housing

An architect, a builder and an energy rater walked into the Home Show to discuss sustainable housing. In this rare talk, Monica Vandenberg from tiny house enterprise, Nestd, picked the brains of three pre-fab professionals. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover. [caption id="attachment_8820" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...

Don’t Sell Your Home Before Doing This First [GUIDE]

Research shows 'staging' your home increases sale price by 10%; property stylist Dean Davis tells us how.   If you are selling a $500,000 property, you could see an extra $50,000 in your back pocket simply by presenting (staging) it at its best. While the extra cash is always handy, staging...

Winning Tips From The Block’s ‘power couple’

Fresh off their first guest bedroom win on The Block, Jesse and Mel shared their winning tips with fans at the Home Show. Day in the life 👷‍♀️ Being on the Block is not a glamorous affair. By Sunday morning, host Scott puts the tools down and gives you a...

Jesse & Mel – How to Get on The Block

Curveballs, bunk beds and raw emotion; Jesse and Mel shared Block secrets, stories and tips at the Home Show. Let's rewind for a second and find out more about The Block's 'power couple'. Before the Block, Jesse Raeburn was a tradie tiler working on luxury apartments including Mirvac, Lendlease and...

5 Rising Bathroom Trends of 2019

Striking colours, touch-activated tech and beautiful basins; here's the Home Show bathroom countdown.  5 - Mirrors  Mondella Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Mirrors already expand the size of our bathrooms and add a touch of vanity. Exhibitors have doubled down on this practical...

Why is my budget always out of control?

You got the house, well done! Being on the property ladder is a blessing but not the end to all your problems. Running over budget can be the most infuriating parts of home renovation. Too often than not, we all encounter the same renovation mistakes. We like to think that...