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House Extension Cost Per Square Metre – 6 Considerations

It might sound efficient to pile your house extension costs into a per square metre calculation, but the reality is a simple home extension cost per square metre equation falls short in several areas. Here's what to look for.

Five Ways to Boost Natural Light in Your Home Renovation

Coveted natural light works is magic in homes creating a brighter, more vibrant look and the illusion of more space. And while your home is bound to have some dark corners, maximising natural light is achievable with these handy expert hints. Consider how these five options could transform your home's natural light aspect when planning your next home renovation.

5 Alfresco Design Tips

Keen to add the alfresco zone concept to your home? The alfresco outdoor entertaining area is more popular than ever with homebuyers and renovators because it delivers the best of both worlds - harmoniously merging your indoor living and entertaining comforts with the beauty of being outdoors. Before taking the plunge to create your own alfresco haven, consider these five items to help you best plan your space.

5 Renovation Ideas For When The Kids Move Out

It might feel bittersweet, but when the kids fly the coop the perfect opportunity to invest in some upgrades for your home awaits. We’re not necessarily talking a drastic overhaul of your home sweet home, but it’s certainly prime time to restyle and rethink your lifestyle… and inset a few luxuries extras here and there too. You deserve it!

3 Ways To Structure Your Renovation Finance

There are a number of different ways to finance your renovations. Choose the right lender or plan, get the paperwork done early and your biggest headache will be choosing your paint colours; rose quartz or navy blue? But remember, if you get your finances wrong, paint colours will be the least of your worries.

5 Top Tips For Choosing Your Home’s Colours

Even a quick glance at seemingly endless paint colour options can leave you feeling overwhelmed. And that’s when colours for flooring, cabinetry, benchtops and furnishings haven’t even entered the equation! Checout these five top tips to guide you in making colour selections for your home renovation.

7 Questions To Ask An Architect Before You Engage Them

Engaging the right architect or building designer for your renovation can be a hit and miss exercise. Referrals and past projects are important but here are 7 questions you should ask your Melbourne architect/designer before you engage them.

5 Secret Alfresco Storage Ideas

Once planning for your ultimate alfresco zone begins, you’ll start tallying up all the furniture and extra bits and pieces you need (and want) in your space too. An outdoor table setting plus glasses, cooking utensils and serving ware, and don’t forget the cushions too! That’s where adding some secret storage options into your alfresco zone becomes a handy investment you’ll thank yourself for later. Here are five ways to make storage a priority in your outdoor space. 

5 Alfresco Lighting Ideas

To fully embrace your alfresco zone, good lighting is a must-have. And it’s not just to keep you entertaining late into the night either. Clever use of lighting can set your ideal scene – perhaps a tranquil glow for a relaxed lounge setting or throw a spotlight on your dining area? Plus, a well-lit alfresco zone is essential for practical purposes too – think illuminating stairs, pathways and your outdoor kitchen. Discover these top lighting solutions to brighten your alfresco area and help make it a year-round place you’ll want to be.

5 Design Tricks For Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Alfresco

The ideal alfresco zone is a seamless natural extension of your indoor space, letting you move your everyday lifestyle outdoors with ease. Factor these handy design tricks into your planning and your alfresco zone will quick become the place to be, dine and relax day and night.

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