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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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Flood Proof Your Home

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that.  Wake...

Three Birds Share Renovation Stories

From corporate careers to steel cap boots; best friends Lana, Erin and Bonnie shared their story at the Home Show. 11 renovations, 22 bathrooms, a sponsored web series and 22 years of friendship; the Three Birds are unstoppable. Would you guess they started with absolutely no experience in renovation? These...

Glenda Roff’s Kitchen Dos and Don’ts

Glenda Roff, from Perth based Character Cabinets and winner of 2017 Best of Houzz Award in Design, filled up seats at The Home Show with her talk on the 'yays' and 'nays' of kitchen design. ❌ Don’t ❌ Rush design ? Even if you are nine months away from renovating, get...

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...

Darren Palmer’s Kitchen Design Fundamentals

We dissect the wisdom of Darren Palmer, star of Channel 9 series The Block, from his design talks at the Home Show. Not many people know that Darren, before the glitz and the glamour, used to be a graphic designer, in spite of his love for home interiors. He believed...