Posts tagged outdoors
HOW TO AVOID A VERY COMMON MISTAKE

A gorgeous garden can totally be the cherry on the top of your dream home renovation. Done well, landscaping has the ability to transform the street appeal of your house and make it feel like a home you’ll never want to leave. BUT, did you know that the biggest mistake we see when it comes to home renos lies in the garden.

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5 GREAT WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR EXTERIOR ON A BUDGET

New Year, new reno project on the cards? If that's a big, fat ‘NO’, because of the dreaded 'B' word… don’t despair, we get it! #budgetblues We’ve got some great tips and tricks for sprucing up your home’s exterior, on a budget.

Right from our early days of flipping houses, we’ve been big believers in the mantra that ‘street appeal is King’. A fancy facade goes a long way towards luring potential buyers into a flip house and is sure to put a smile on your dial at your own place too! #homesweethome So, don’t let go of your ultimate reno dream, but in the meantime, here are some budget friendly ways to satiate your reno appetite:

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BON & MON TALK GARDENS

I always knew I wanted garden space within my dream home, not just around the outsides. Garden glimpses from every room! I’ve crushed on coastal courtyard gardens in Byron Bay and Bali for years - I can’t get enough of Bangalow palms and Frangipanis. So, internal courtyards were always integral to my dream home design. And a crash hot landscape designer to help me design them didn’t go amiss either!

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HOW TO MIX YOUR MATERIALS

Lana may have likened my outdoor area to being “whiter than a blizzard at Thredbo” in its early stages. But believe me, there was method in my monochrome madness!  I just hadn’t finished yet!

It’s possible to create an all-white area, without it looking like a total white-out. The key is in mixing up the materials that you choose but keeping them all within the same colour tone. Start introducing different colours and your area risks looking like Nana’s patchwork quilt!

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EPISODE FIVE NOW LIVE

How do you create a coastal lifestyle when you're nowhere near the coast? 

Rule #1 - create water views ... from every room 
Rule #2 - strategically place palm trees ... like they were chess pieces
Rule #3 - hang a floating day bed .... for that Mrs-Sippy-Bali-Vibe
Rule #4 - create a white-out .... to rival a blizzard at Thredbo 
Rule #5 - make sure there's enough seating ... for 200 people

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