There are many reasons that people renovate their homes. Maybe you want to flip it, or perhaps you want to invest in the space to rent out. Perhaps it’s your first home, or your forever home and you want to add your own personal touches for increased functionality, liveability and overall comfort. Regardless, when you…

So much work goes into a bathroom renovation; many trades from the builder and carpenter to plumber, electrician, waterproofer and tiler. There are so many stages where work can go wrong, however I find its right at the finishing line where tiny hiccups in tile placement or grout colour can really make or break how…

Space can be tight in Sydney to squeeze in a swimming pool! This month Renovating Mums chatted to Jess Canabou about how she went installing a small plunge pool in her back yard in the Northern Beaches. To help her budget Jess managed her pool installation as an Owner Builder…read on >>> Installing a small…

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…

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…