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…

Or how to choose the perfect feature tiles for your bathroom… We chatted to Krystal from Novale Bathrooms about the biggest bathroom trend for 2019 and for her advice on how to choose the perfect type of patterned tile for your bathroom renovation. The biggest bathroom trend we’ve seen at Novale this year has been the…

You can’t go wrong with a Hamptons style beach house in Sydney’s Northern Beaches… A Hamptons style beach house suits Sydney’s Northern Beaches climate and location perfectly. That chic, sophisticated Hamptons style aesthetic paired with our own unique laid-back and carefree Aussie beach house style.    We chatted to Bill Derrin from Action Plans in…

Good things come in small packages… Just because your bathroom is small, does not mean it cannot pack a punch in the design stakes, nor be highly functional! In fact, small bathrooms can be a little oasis from the chaos of family life. With some clever design planning that maximises storage and gives the illusion…

Looking to enhance your indoor / outdoor flow? Indoor living that blends seamlessly with outdoor living has become more popular than ever as we seek to create flexible living spaces for entertaining with family and friends. We explore the differences between sliding doors vs bifold doors to help you create the space of your dreams.…