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Special Kitchen Edition – TILT August eMag

This month we shine the spotlight on kitchens; after all, it’s the heart of a home is it not? Annually Australian’s invest thousands of dollars into upgrading and renovating their kitchens. As with any building project, it’s really important that you understand what to expect in terms of cost. The average value of a kitchen…

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Kitchen Splashbacks: from functional to feature piece

Kitchen splashbacks are nothing new. They are designed to protect your walls from splatters and spills around the central cooking areas in your kitchen. Usually installed behind the stovetop, sink or food prep areas, from a functional perspective they are a great way to reduce cleaning and permanent stains or marks from oil splatter, mixing…

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Creating your dream kitchen

Want to renovate your kitchen? Everyone loves a good before and after – in fact, we are bombarded with them on TV, social media and every good house magazine! Interestingly, often the details of the how, why and logistics are overlooked in-lieu of some dramatic ‘wow’ photos. Before embarking on your own journey of a…

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Choosing the best kitchen benchtop material

With stone benchtops being the go-to in most contemporary homes, HouseLab explores the options in giving a kitchen that solid, natural feel. *Header image M House by DKO Architecture featuring Maximum Moon benchtops. Photograph by Peter Bennetts.   Engineered stone and reconstituted stone The terms “engineered stone” and “reconstituted stone” are used interchangeably to describe…

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TILT April eMag: The upside to the downturn

April 2019 TILT edition available here   Much is being said in the media about the sharp downturn of the Sydney and Melbourne property markets, with doom and gloom having a field day when it comes to housing price forecasts. But remember that it really depends on which market you are looking at. Your perspective…

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Science, Maths + the Art of Light

More than the heart of your home, your kitchen is the one space where every aspect of life happens. Chatting with friends and family, kids doing homework, organising the details of your life – and of course, cooking your meals. With the right lighting, your kitchen becomes more than just a functional area in your…

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Paint like a pro this summer

Following these tips will help you achieve a quality paint job so that when you have finished, you will have the rewarding experience of stepping back and admiring your handy work! For more handy painting tips visit dulux.com.au. When to paint The temperature of your house affects the performance of paint. The wall temperature can…

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Frequently Asked Questions about our Toolkits

1. WHAT ARE BUILD IN COMMON TOOLKITS? Our Toolkits are hard copy project guides designed to give you the practical knowledge and confidence to plan, organise and manage your building or renovation project. Our Toolkits provide all the questions you need to ask yourself AND of building professionals before and during the project cycle. No…

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HouseLab : Upload once | Find forever

Build in Common have expanded our industry partnerships by teaming up with HouseLab, a digital disrupter in the residential construction space. HouseLab have created a secure personalised online hub that will significantly reduce handover and post-handover costs as well as simplifying a homeowners’ life. A simple and elegant solution to creating a digital set of…

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5 Specialist trades you can’t do without

5 Specialist trades you can’t do without when renovating: it’s the law! Thinking of renovating? You will quickly discover that you will be calling a variety of trades your new best friends. Depending on the nature and extent of your project, cabinetmakers, tilers, plasterers, painters, glaziers and bricklayers will all play a role. But do…

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