Tag: Renovation advice
What are Australians doing to their homes? (The state of Australian home renovations - Part 2 of 4)
Ideas and renovations: renovating your home
If building or renovating a home, these two destinations are ideal to see the latest in home ideas up close and in the one place
Wall materials and finishes
Wall finishes are an integral part of any renovation as they provide the backdrop to your interior scheme
Building advice: Contract checklist
Contracts are legally binding so it’s important to get them right. Use this checklist to ensure your building contract contains all the necessary elements
Grand Designs Australia: A place to call home
A 1910 weatherboard cottage is transformed into a space that’s all about tranquillity and balance
Real home: Factory reopened
It may be difficult to believe this hyper-modern three-bedroom house was once part of a derelict factory.
Grand Designs Australia: Rock steady
Dubbed “an extreme marriage of time periods” by Peter Maddison, this Mount Alexander abode is, quite simply, just that
Expert advice: Renovations versus Makeovers
If your bathroom is tired, old and dated — and isn’t meeting your aesthetic or functional needs — it’s time to look at your options. Your two main avenues to rectify the problem are a full renovation or a makeover. Here, we take a look at why a renovation will serve you much better than a makeover in the long term.
Renovating your home from start to finish
Planning on renovating your home? Here's what to consider — and what you might not know
Managing your renovation
Renovating can be a daunting experience for first-timers but there's a number of steps you can take to ensure your renovation is problem-free
EXPERT ADVICE: Don’t mess with asbestos
All you need to know about this potentially dangerous building material
Barry Du Bois's top renovation tips
After buying a block of land at age 19, retiring by age 46 and setting sail around Europe and the Pacific for six years, Barry “Baz” Du Bois has 30 years of designer/builder experience notched onto his tool belt. Here he takes time out of his role co-hosting Channel 10’s show The Living Room to share his advice for renovation success.
EXPERT ADVICE: Contemporary Australian style
There is a movement happening in Australian design — from interior designers, furniture designers, industrial and lighting designers all around — and it is shaping the look of interiors that will define our contemporary style
EXPERT ADVICE: Andrew Winter's top tips to sell your renovation project
Classic designs and quality fittings have what real estate agents call “mass appeal”. You’ll need to consider these things if you plan to sell your renovation project
Sustainable renovation tips
More space. Check. Bigger kitchen. Check. Better bathroom. Check. Why not reduce your carbon footprint too? Check out these sustainable renovation tips.
The ultimate flooring guide
From carpet to concrete, we explore the different options to help you choose flooring that’s right for your home.
Do I need a professional building designer?
DIY might be all the rage on TV, but what are the risks of not employing a professional building designer or an architect on your project? Property expert and Selling Houses Australia host Andrew Winter gives some sound advice on working with professionals.
6 cost-effective pool renovation tips
Is your pool looking dated and in need of a makeover? Pool and landscaping expert John Storch shares his favourite cost-effective garden and pool renovation tips.
5 ways to create that ‘wow factor’ in your home
Renovation expert Cherie Barber shares her advice for injecting that elusive ‘wow factor’ into your home.
Top 10 most expensive home repairs
Avoid having to make costly repairs to the home you’ve just purchased with Archicentre’s top 10 most expensive home repairs checklist, and potential traps summary.
How to... avoid growing pains in a family home
Future-proof your home! Here are 4 things you should consider to ensure your home can keep up with the varying demands of a growing family.
Avoid leaky roofs: 6 step roof checklist
Donâ??t let a leaky roof turn your renovation dream into a nightmare. This 6 step roof checklist from the experts at Archicentre should keep you in the clear.
7 simple tips for home decorating on a budget
Low cost decorating doesnâ??t have to look cheap. Quick-Stepâ??s Diana Falzon shares her 7 simple tips for decorating on a budget.
Expert advice: Top 5 tips for renovating your kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Give it some well-deserved attention with advice from renovation expert Cherie Barber.
Renovation TV shows — magic or myth
So weâ??ve all seen the renovation TV shows where contestants seemingly earn massive profits in a short amount of time. Amazing right!? While inspirational producers donâ??t always highlight what can, and ...