HOLY TRANSFORMATION! DO NOT MISS THIS AWARD WINNING WEATHERBOARD RENO!

You don’t have to be an expert to see why this renovation by Reno School student, Kate Potter, won top prize at the Building Designers Association of Australia Awards.

Not only did it take out first place in its category, it beat out large commercial-scale projects to take overall first prize in the Greater Sydney Chapter Awards!

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LITTLE LUXURIES I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT

Flashback to week one of Reno School… that’s when I first had my ‘ta-da’ moment. I’d been a keen pinner and saver of images well before I signed up for the course, and had enough inspiration of how I wanted our family home to look, to fill an entire gallery. But it was when I was working through the first Reno School modules and got to the question “How do you want to feel in your home? Insert whichever happy words come to mind here!” that something really clicked for me.

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HOUSE 10: SEE OUR DREAM BLOCK!

Here she is! Our beautiful block, hand-picked for our Three Birds’ House 10! This will be our FIRST ever ‘new build’ and finding the perfect block was one of the most important tasks we took on. This block already has a long driveway (to nowhere though) and we’ll be putting the house right up the back where the cleared land curves around deeper into the bush.

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HOW I CHOSE THE PERFECT BUILDER & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Where we live, renovating is the new black. Everyone’s doing it. So, decent builders with any availability are a rare commodity. In fact, I’d heard that finding a builder who can start when you want is a bit like the show, Wheel of Fortune. Give the wheel a big spin and hope for the best. You get what you get, or you wait a while and have another spin. 

In our case, finding our builder was actually more like an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. And I was in the Hot Seat. We were ready to submit our plans to Council for DA approval and the questions were coming thick and fast from my architect, engineers, council… and my husband. They all wanted to know who was actually going to build the dream home we’d been meticulously planning for the past year.

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MEET EMMA! SHE’S A RENO SCHOOL VETERAN!

Emma Ramia from Toowoomba is one of our Reno School originals. She jumped on the Reno School bus as soon as our very first intake opened and isn't getting off any time soon. 

Once a hairdresser, Emma gave it up when her kids were born and turned her creative skills to renovating. She’s now flipped two houses and is planning her next project.

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STYLING SESSIONS @threebirdshq

It’s no secret that styling is my passion. It really is the icing on the cake of your reno and you want it to be like fancy fondant, not melted buttercream! There’s no place for one of those sarcastic “Nailed it” memes when it comes to styling a reno.

Before you rush straight in, here are a few things to consider when styling a room. And what we did when styling our office:

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OUR BOOK

We’re just a tad excited to share the news that our coffee table book launches April 1st 2019. And pre-orders are open now! 

In over 200 glossy pages, we’ll share more than 400 of our best renovation and styling secrets and gorgeous photos, to satiate your renovation appetite. 

We promise this is not an April Fool’s joke… but it may be the perfect Mothers’ Day present. Pre-order your copy now:

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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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MEET KAREN! SHE LEARNT “DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT.”

Hey, Guys! We know we’re sometimes prone to a little overexcitement #thatsyoulana when it comes to talking all things renovating and, of course, the Reno School, so don’t believe the hype… until you’ve read these REAL reviews from REAL Reno School students! Then believe it all! 

We’re shocked, amazed and so damn proud of how these guys and gals have turned their reno dreams into dream houses. And we’re lucky that they were up for being quizzed on how the Three Birds Reno School helped them along the way. We kept quiet long enough for these lovely students to tell you about the Reno School in THEIR words.

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MEET TALIA! FROM RENO NOVICE TO RENO QUEEN!

Hey, Guys! We know we’re sometimes prone to a little overexcitement #thatsyoulana when it comes to talking all things renovating and, of course, the Reno School, so don’t believe the hype… until you’ve read these REAL reviews from REAL Reno School students! Then believe it all! 

We’re shocked, amazed and so damn proud of how these guys and gals have turned their reno dreams into dream houses. And we’re lucky that they were up for being quizzed on how the Three Birds Reno School helped them along the way. We kept quiet long enough for these lovely students to tell you about the Reno School in THEIR words.

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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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