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Tag Archives: renovate


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...

Shiver Me Timber Floors! [VIDEO]

Ahoy, me hearties! We be navigating the Home Show seas in search of the finest timber flooring! The Home Show sets sail to four cities showcasing hundreds of exotic timber flooring sourced from all around the world. We walk the plank with six exhibitors to test each flooring's sturdiness, style...

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...

See Your Dream Home in Virtual Reality

With just a simple floor plan, your dream home can be realised in virtual reality (VR) saving money, stress and time. Builders have admitted that 8/10 people struggle to visualise drawings, which complicates projects down the line. For renovators and builders, this causes budget blow-outs, builder/buyer tensions and wasted time....

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...

Reach For The (Green) Stars

Much like health star ratings on supermarket food packaging, Green Stars illustrate a building’s interior and exterior sustainability. Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) encouraging sustainability in the built environment for over 17 years. GBCA works with governments to architects, universities and even homeowners. Their mission is to set a high...

9 Tips To A Successful Bathroom Renovation

Whether you're renovating to sell or renovating to stay, bathroom renovations are a great way to add value to your home. 1. Bathroom Layout Choosing a great layout is a must for any size bathroom. Bathrooms are often smaller spaces and you will need to be able to open and close...