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…

If you are planning a bathroom renovation then your budget is the first thing you need to lock down. We asked Mary Todarello from Total Bathroom Centre in Killara, for her expert advice So how much will my bathroom renovation cost? According to freelance journalist for Choice, Kylie Matthews, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) estimates…

When renovating, it’s easy to get so caught up in the design decisions and aesthetic details that you lose sight of the functional aspects. While choosing paint colours, flooring, tiles and tapware are all important decisions, a successful home renovation comes down to foresight, planning and really thinking about what you want out of the…