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Tag Archives: renovating


11 Hot Tips From House Rulers Pete & Courtney

Professional dancers Pete & Courtney just walked away with $250,000 after a nearly perfect score on House Rules. “We started off as just two people from Melbourne who applied for a TV show. One sitting on their couch doing the application and the other saying ‘let’s do it tomorrow because...

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...

Don’t Sell Your Home Before Doing This First [GUIDE]

Research shows 'staging' your home increases sale price by 10%; property stylist Dean Davis tells us how.   If you are selling a $500,000 property, you could see an extra $50,000 in your back pocket simply by presenting (staging) it at its best. While the extra cash is always handy, staging...

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

2011 marks a harrowing time when cyclone Tasha ripped through Queensland, a wake-up call for residents to flood-proof their homes. The damage united a country, "right across Queensland today people have got up, they've marched out of their homes and they've gone to find people to help. It's a tremendous...

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...

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...

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...

Does Your Home Contain Asbestos?

With Asbestos banned, it’s easy to assume the issue has been swept under the rug. Yet, Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos cancer in the world with one in three homes containing the stuff. Perhaps the truth is also swept under the carpet, because we don’t hear...

5 Kitchen Design Trends to Consider in 2017!

From classic colour palettes to innovations that will maximise your budget, we share the top five kitchen design trends that renovators should consider. Classic Colour Palettes Colour palettes revolving around white and neutral shades will continue to be popular. Features such as timber and black or copper accents add interest. Focusing on...