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When it comes to planning your new bathroom, there’s a lot to think about! Take a look at our series of helpful articles on bathroom renovation. They include advice on planning, design, products and fixtures.

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Renovating a Queen Anne Federation style home

Renovating a Queen Anne Federation style home

With turrets and towers, bay windows and bullnoses, ornate fretwork and verandahs, Queen Anne Federation style homes couldn’t be more different to the contemporary box style houses being built all over Australia today.

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Renovating a Queen Anne Federation style home
FAQ: All you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster

FAQ: All you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster’s subtly textured, lustrous finish epitomises timeless elegance. Here is all you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster.

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FAQ: All you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster
Concrete flooring and its benefits

Concrete flooring and its benefits

There was a time when having an exposed concrete floor might have prompted your friends to chip in and buy you a carpet, assuming that you couldn’t afford to buy one yourself. How times have changed…

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Concrete flooring and its benefits
7 expert renovation design rules

7 expert renovation design rules

Go from piecemeal-patchwork to seamlessly sleek with our seven expert design rules. Tom Bentley from Refresh Renovations UK shares his top tips that will help you create the right look and feel for your home, and avoid common renovation pitfalls.

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7 expert renovation design rules
10 clever ways to lighten up your terrace home

10 clever ways to lighten up your terrace home

Terraced homes in the UK tend to be long and narrow with little light getting into the middle section of the house. But fret not – our light and bright ideas will draw the sunshine into every corner of your home.

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10 clever ways to lighten up your terrace home
Renovating a 19th Century Georgian home

Renovating a 19th Century Georgian home

Georgian houses are among the most admired of all heritage homes in Australia. These have typically sash windows, stained glass, fine plasterwork and elegant timber staircases.

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Renovating a 19th Century Georgian home
A villa makeover in Auckland

A villa makeover in Auckland

Kelly Edwards and her husband Scott Richdale bought their turn-of-the-century transitional villa in Ponsonby about ten years ago. But it wasn’t until they had lived in it for a few years that they realised the interior spaces weren’t working for them.

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A villa makeover in Auckland
The Victorian factor

The Victorian factor

Nestled in the back streets of London, this west end home has been transformed to add the ‘wow’ factor and TLC that it has always desired. A journey full of permissible ups and downs, and a conversion like no other has altered this run down town house, to stay in touch with its Victorian terrace home flair.

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The Victorian factor
An inspirational villa renovation in Auckland

An inspirational villa renovation in Auckland

It’s all about change for this dated villa. With the current layout not suiting the owner’s lifestyle, a redesign improves indoor/outdoor flow and makes dining and entertaining enjoyable.

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An inspirational villa renovation in Auckland
Creating a fabulous feature wall

Creating a fabulous feature wall

A decade or so ago, feature walls were the height of interior chic and it seemed as through every Australian home had one. They were out of vogue for a few years, but now they’re back in style again – and this time around there are so many options to choose from, there’s sure to be one to suit your space.

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Creating a fabulous feature wall
Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque homes

Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque homes

This architectural style, most popular in NSW and Victoria, featured elements usually reserved for castles and cathedrals. Renovation works for these kinds of houses must be carefully planned if you want to add value to your home.

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Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque homes
Victorian home renovations

Victorian home renovations

A landmark of British architecture dotted around inner cities from north to south and west to east, Victorian terrace homes make up a large proportion of the UK property market. There are countless opportunities for renovating and injecting light and colour into your terrace.

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Victorian home renovations
Renovating an Old Colonial Regency style home

Renovating an Old Colonial Regency style home

It’s almost 200 years since the heyday for Old Colonial Regency style homes in Australia. Nearly two centuries on, these classically proportioned, elegant homes are prized and many are heritage listed. This is what you should keep in mind when thinking of renovating a house from this era.

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Renovating an Old Colonial Regency style home
Renovating old buildings

Renovating old buildings

Reduce, reuse, recycle is the modern mantra reminding us to limit the amount of waste we create and to live as sustainably as we can.  For most of us, the items we reuse and recycle are small – jam jars, milk containers and weekend newspapers. So perhaps it’s time to think about reducing, reusing and recycling on a much larger scale. How about applying the same principle to buildings?

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Renovating old buildings
Transforming a small Victorian terrace into a functional home

Transforming a small Victorian terrace into a functional home

With an expanding family unit and a tight property market in London, this couple opted to tackle a renovation of a dilapidated terrace villa with the view to creating a modern, family home.

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Transforming a small Victorian terrace into a functional home
A home design perfect for children

A home design perfect for children

Function came first when the team at Austin Maynard Architects designed the same level extension of a terraced weatherboard home in Australia. But that didn’t mean that form was neglected – quite the contrary.

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A home design perfect for children

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