When the borders between Victoria and Western Australia opened in late January, I made the most of the opportunity to head home and see family and friends. Booked a ticket and made the mad dash back to WA. Not only has it been wonderful to finally see my family and catch up with longtime friends,…

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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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When you hear the name Caesarstone® your mind no doubt immediately pictures stunning kitchen benchtops, luxurious bathroom vanities, and eye-catching wall paneling.  After all, Caesarstone® is known as the leading brand of quartz stone surfaces in Australia. But with the recent launch of their new Outdoor Collection, you now have the opportunity to make your…

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Being one of the founders of 2 companies in the construction arena Build In Common and Rodine Australia,I’m am often asked questions about building and renovating, including any “hot tips” I am able to share when it comes to domestic building. Recently I was asked about what to consider when it comes to kitchen projects. So, I thought…

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We recently had the opportunity to follow Lauren’s exciting journey as she renovates her kitchen as part of a remodel of their family home in Western Australia. Not only does Lauren work, but she’s also a mum to two young children, so taking on a home renovation is by no means a small feat! We…

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Cooking, making, sharing, and eating form the glue in our lives. We are nourished physically, socially, and emotionally through food – both via its origins, its rituals, and its traditions. We come together. We come together to talk, to share, to bear each other’s burdens over good food and wine. Food connects us to the…

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We sat down with AJ, craftsman and owner of bespoke cabinet making company Anthony John’s Cabinets, to find out what his most commonly asked questions are. When should you start planning your kitchen renovation? Kitchen renovations always start as a bit of a dream, don’t they? It’s never to early to create a vision board…

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Well, hello there! How have you been? It’s been a tough few months, hasn’t it? Recent global events are proof that while we often like to think that we live in a fairly ordered word which we control, the truth is a little more complex. Hot on the heels of a horrendous bushfire experience and…

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Kitchen’s combine so many aspects of our home life – spending time with family, cooking up a storm, work/homework, coffee with friends – with such diversity in such a small space, the options for your lighting design are endless! The trick is to make sure your design is layered and gives you all the lighting…

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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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