The approvals process for a renovation or build can be a minefield of confusion; does my project need a DA? Or can I submit a CDC? Or is it even Exempt Development? And what do all of these actually mean?!! Renovating Mums chatted to Gregg from Rapid Plans on what each of the different development…

Family life can be pretty busy. Juggling children, work and the responsibilities both entail means we can be so busy that spending the weekend tending to our garden is the last thing we want to do. If this sounds like you, then you need some low-maintenance landscaping ideas. Check out these low maintenance tips that will…

I chatted to Monica about her experience renovating her Californian Bungalow in Sydney. As a community we supported her through the day-to-day of her reno journey and helped provide inspiration so Monica could transfer the house into her dream home; check her story here…. Celebrating Heritage & Art Deco Features We are a typical young…

Space in a family home can be at a premium. Staircases cut into precious space in the floor plan leaving a funny shaped leftover nook. Rather than just boxing this up, here are our top 6 fabulous ideas for effective under stair design… Top 6 Ideas for Under Stair Design 1. Reading Nook I love…

Let there be light! There are many things to consider when designing your lighting floor plan. Its is not just about statement pendants (although we love these), its about ensuring your have the right light for the task, in the correct location to create the ambiance and feel you want in your home. We chatted…

How to plan and design a wardrobe that works… Walk in wardobes, fitted robes; sliding, hinged, mirror wardrobes. So many choices! Your wardrobe is one of the most important functional features of the bedroom.  You need to build it right, as there is nothing more frustrating than wardrobe doors that won’t close due to not…

Fireplaces do more than just create a warm homely atmosphere for those cold winter days and nights, they can also help you create an alfresco atmosphere that enhances the outdoor entertaining experience. We chatted to Abbey Fireplaces and their team in Brookvale for their advice on the best outdoor fireplaces to keep you warm and…

We all want to stay in control of our renovation budget, and a fixed price building contract allows you to do just that. We chatted to the experts from Cape Cod Australia on what a fixed price building contract is, and why it really matters… Your architect or builder will likely give you a “ballpark”…

Looking to create more living space for your family in a semi-detached house? Renovating and adding a second storey addition is a popular option in many of Sydney’s suburbs. However, renovating a semi comes with its own unique form of challenges; common wall neighbours! We chatted to the experts from Cape Cod Australia for their…

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