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THE CROWNING GLORY OF HOUSE 9

This little ugly duckling of a house needed a lot of help in the roof department! The original tiles left a lot to be desired but we didn’t have the budget to splash the cash on a whole new roof. We wanted the extension to complement rather than contrast the original roof, so needed to find the perfect crown to sit atop this little black beauty.

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THE PRETTY PANTRY - HOW TO BRING "PRETTY" INTO YOUR KITCHEN

We know kitchens are at the top of many people’s reno wish list, but they’re often at the bottom of the list when it comes to styling your home. Kitchens need love too, so please don’t forget to style yours! #forgetmenot

If you’re doing a full kitchen reno, or just want to freshen up your existing one, here are 5 ways to make your kitchen look pretty special

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SMALL ENSUITES COME IN GOOD PACKAGES

Before we got our hands on this little ugly duckling of a house, she could only dream of squeezing a second bathroom into her 114sqm floor plan. But by punching out the side wall of the master suite, we managed to sneak in the perfect little ensuite. It may be small in size but it’s super pretty and really practical.

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WHO KNEW COFFEE COULD TASTE (AND LOOK) THIS GOOD

When you’re a self-confessed coffee addict but your dream home isn’t anywhere near your favourite café – quick, move house! #joking Desperate times may call for desperate measures, but before you pack up your worldly goods and move on out, have you considered bringing the café to your home? We’ve discovered the perfect way to get your daily fix without opening the front door, or taking off your UGGs!

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HOW TO CREATE A VISION BOARD FOR YOUR RENO

Renovating without a clear vision is like plonking yourself down in the swivel chair of a new hairdresser and saying, ‘Do whatever you want.’ Chances are you’ll spend a fortune, be forced to live with something you don’t want (bangs, anyone?) and it will all end in tears.  

We start every renovation by creating a vision board.  A vision board is just a glorified mood board, right? Wrong! It’s much more than that.

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5 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING BLINDS

Setting yourself up for a successful reno is all about how you manage the process. And hiring the right people for your reno is SO essential – it’s the magic that enables us to complete our renos quickly. Believe me when I tell you it’s a hell of a lot easier to spend extra time during the hiring process to find the right person than it is to get the wrong person to do a good job

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DON'T MAKE THIS DECISION LATE!

Setting yourself up for a successful reno is all about how you manage the process. And hiring the right people for your reno is SO essential – it’s the magic that enables us to complete our renos quickly. Believe me when I tell you it’s a hell of a lot easier to spend extra time during the hiring process to find the right person than it is to get the wrong person to do a good job

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HOW BONNIE HANDLED HER FIRST AND LAST OPEN HOME

If you’re anything like me, browsing houses online is a favourite pastime, but there’s just something special about seeing a home in the flesh #realdeal #loveanopenhome

So, when I suggested to Bon that we invite our Reno School students over to her #moderncoastalbarn for a look-see, she hesitated …. And then jumped at the idea.

We had an overwhelming response and could hardly believe our eyes when we scanned the guest list to find we had students flying in from New Zealand, Perth, Melbourne, Far North Queensland, and …. even Singapore! Yep, just a 6,500km journey to view our latest project #commitment #humbled #loveourrenoschoolers

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