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What is the best use of floor space for a living area? What are the design rules for creating the best flow? Our helpful articles bring you inspiration and advice on creating your own open-plan space.

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Geraldton, WA renovation builders

Geraldton, WA renovation builders

Combining the facilities of a city with the relaxed lifestyle of a country town, Geraldton offers renovators the best of both worlds.

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Geraldton, WA renovation builders
Against the grain

Against the grain

When it comes to a building material that ticks all the boxes timber is the natural choice providing warmth, character and value –while looking better with age.  

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Against the grain
The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old

The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart reflects on how renovation work can be a head-on collision between dreams and realities. 

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The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old
How to renovate a California bungalow

How to renovate a California bungalow

With their simple interior layout, loads of character and charm and large yards, California bungalows allow plenty of options for renovating and extending to suit modern family life.

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How to renovate a California bungalow
Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

The largest city in the Australian Outback and the hub of the Western Australian Goldfields, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has grown from humble beginnings to become a cosmopolitan centre with a character all its own.

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Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders
Renovating your rental

Renovating your rental

These are your realistic options if you’re dying to renovate or make some handy additions to your rental home. 

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Renovating your rental
Natural stone lookalikes

Natural stone lookalikes

Forget kitchens and bathrooms, modern and natural-looking stone tiles have found their way into most spaces within homes, including living rooms and bedrooms. 

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Natural stone lookalikes
Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Stephen Cox, renovation consultant at Refresh Renovations, tells us why the weather matters when planning a home renovation. 

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Does the weather affect your renovation plans?
How your home can contribute to your retirement plan

How your home can contribute to your retirement plan

Deborah Carlyon, authorised financial adviser, explains why renovating a home is becoming a key part of a retirement strategy and gives some options for efficient financial planning. 

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How your home can contribute to your retirement plan
Rockingham, WA renovation builders

Rockingham, WA renovation builders

Famous for fabulous beaches and Shoalwater’s superb Marine Park, the City of Rockingham offers residents a great lifestyle, just 40 minutes’ drive from Perth.

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Rockingham, WA renovation builders
The great Australian avocado incident

The great Australian avocado incident

Deborah Carlyon, authorised financial adviser, responds to the social media storm created by a recent column in The Australian newspaper that suggested millennials save the money spent on ‘smashed avocado’ and buy a house instead. 

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The great Australian avocado incident
London renovation builders

London renovation builders

Renovating in London is becoming increasingly popular but with many layers of history and different architectural styles there are a host of regulations to comply with. As a result, renovation builders are becoming sought after to help renovators avoid the headaches and pitfalls that can come with their renovation. 

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London renovation builders
Central Coast renovation builders

Central Coast renovation builders

With pressure on housing in Sydney, the Central Coast is experiencing both a building boom and a rise in people moving in and wanting to renovate.  

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Central Coast renovation builders
Fremantle, WA renovation builders

Fremantle, WA renovation builders

Situated at the mouth of the Swan Harbour, Fremantle is WA’s largest working port and is famous for its history and heritage, its spectacular waterfront, beaches and cool youthful vibe.

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Fremantle, WA renovation builders
Tauranga renovation builders

Tauranga renovation builders

The city of Tauranga embodies all the qualities one might expect from a region known as the Bay of Plenty. With its sweeping arc of ocean beach, restful harbour, high sunshine hours and close proximity to so many North Island main centres, it is no wonder that this is also one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

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Tauranga renovation builders
Asbestos removal in Australia

Asbestos removal in Australia

Asbestos removal can be a health risk. That’s why we are giving you some information on how to safely remove it from your home when you plan to renovate.

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Asbestos removal in Australia

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