A Guide To Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

A Guide To Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

Problems with cavity wall insulation, unfortunately, are very common.These expert tips will help you to identify and fix cavity wall insulation problems you may encounter. A lot of DIY enthusiasts attempt to perform one of the most difficult renovation projects around with very little knowledge, experience, or equipment that are all vital to successfully installing cavity wall insulation. When the home is experiencing issues relating to draughts and heat loss, it’s usually the insulation at fault. In other cases, however, the actual cavity wall insulation may be to blame for other issues. Problems include damp, where rainwater has managed to…

Creating A Super Spacious Small Home

Creating A Super Spacious Small Home

A super spacious small home is desirable even when the budget is small and the space is even tinier. No matter how small the space is in which you live, you still want to feel like you live in a spacious home. For most people, that first rung of the homeowner’s ladder is the most exciting moment of their materialistic lives.The desire is a super spacious small home that looks and feels like a mansion. It’s the moment where they can proudly say they own a little slice of the planet; a perfectly curated pile of bricks and mortar that…

5 Ways Interior Designers Save You Money

5 Ways Interior Designers Save You Money

Yes, interior designers save you money even though you may think their fees are beyond your budget. Well, that’s two myths I can quash in the first two paragraphs. In fact, an interior designer could save you enough money to pay for their fees. Interior designers can save you money in many ways, whilst helping you to create a functional, comfortable and stylish home. In fact, some interior designers (like me) will save you enough money to cover the interior design fees. It’s like getting an interior designer for free! It’s common to think that interior designers fluff around with…

New Product: Kohler Converge Cleansing Shower

New Product: Kohler Converge Cleansing Shower

The Kohler Converge is the latest technology from bathroom innovators, Kohler; a global leader in the manufacture of bathroom and kitchen products. Their latest showering technology is sleek in design with space-saving smarts. If you are planning a bathroom renovation, the new Kohler Converge is a piece of stylish bathroomware you’ll love. Boasting a 152mm diameter flat-faced showerhead, this new device also features a cleverly integrated hand shower. Divine. In my work as an interior designer in Adelaide, my clients either love or loathe more traditional hand-held shower pieces as they can look bulky or as separate tapware. Why Kohler…

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

The desire to create space can be a dilemma in modern homes. Many people around the world live in small or period homes that are not designed for modern life. And it’s not just storage. Our modern lives demand both privacy and communal spaces drenched in sunlight and fabulously functional. If you are struggling with storage or how to create space, there are several design options to make the most of your home without moving. There are options for different budgets to help you gain more comfort and function from your home. Create Space With An Extension The most obvious…

Rockstar Interiors with Bohemian Glamour

Rockstar Interiors with Bohemian Glamour

Rockstar interiors may evoke images of Kate Moss basking on a fur rug or Mick Jagger lounging on a giant leather sofa. Rockstar interiors mean luxury, decadence, opulence, and carefree nonchalance… and they are within your reach… even on a budget. As an interior designer in Adelaide, it’s my job to interpret YOUR loves and lifestyle into functional & stylish interiors and outdoor living. Just because I LOVE rockstar interiors and bohemian glamour doesn’t mean everyone does (but they totally should). However, it’s also my job to show clients what’s new and desirable. The décor a client thinks they want…

How To Choose An Antique Bed Frame

How To Choose An Antique Bed Frame

Have you inherited an antique bed frame that you’d love to feature somewhere in your home? Antique beds are unique and fun, but they present some interesting challenges when it comes to finding the right mattress and bed frame. You not only need to match a modern mattress to a unique antique size, but you will also want to think about which antique bed frame best suits your style. (Header image courtesy of Jolene Smith Interiors) Watch the Size of Your Antique Bed Frame Many antique bed frames are 48” wide, which is about ¾ the size of a full…

7 Ways To Squeeze More Space Into Your Home

7 Ways To Squeeze More Space Into Your Home

Do you need to squeeze more space into your home? Perhaps you live in a tiny house, a small apartment or a modest home. However, even people who live in BIG houses often complain of a lack of space. So how can you maximize the space you have? With homes becoming more expensive,  homeowners are having to squeeze more space into smaller living areas. Whilst small can still be trendy, many people are having to downsize due to financial necessity; particularly if they are trying to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder. That said, just…

Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the First Five Years

Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the First Five Years

A wedding anniversary can be the most difficult time for gift buying. It’s a highly personal occasion shared by two people, unlike a birthday or Christmas present. So if you need wedding anniversary gift ideas, here are the ones for the first five years. Buying gifts for kids is often much easier than shopping for adults. Kids always have a massive list of things that they want for all occasions, and even if they don’t, there’s plenty of generic toys and games that fit specific age groups, you can’t lose. Adults have more refined tastes, they are more likely to…

Easy Home Maintenance Tips for A Quick Fix Up

Easy Home Maintenance Tips for A Quick Fix Up

Looking for easy home maintenance tips? Most people are because it’s often simple and regular maintenance that will help retain the longevity and beauty of your home. Few people understand just how much work goes into maintaining a home until they buy one of their own. So easy home maintenance tips help you to quickly spruce up your home for functionality and style. Start at the top. Regularly inspect your attic and roof, clean out your gutters and garbage disposal, and replace or clean your air conditioner filter every two weeks, along with many other jobs you would normally have…

Garden Comfort: 5 Ways To Make Your Outside Space Liveable

Garden Comfort: 5 Ways To Make Your Outside Space Liveable

Garden comfort allows us to utilise outdoor spaces as an extension of our indoor spaces. With just a few tips and ideas, your outdoor area will have a desired level of garden comfort for you to enjoy for longer. When it comes to making the most of your garden, comfort is an essential consideration. Regardless of whether your outdoor space is a balcony, patio, courtyard or bigger garden, the level of garden comfort will denote how useful is the space. Now is a great time to start thinking about maximizing the comfort in your garden. If you begin to plan…

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Redecorating tips are devoured by home lovers who have ‘The Block’ and ‘Fixer Upper’ on speed dial. We all love a beautifully decorated home but perhaps don’t give the process much thought. It doesn’t just ‘happen’ but it can happen for you. Your home is likely to be a really comfortable place to live. After all, one of the core functions of a home is to be functional and liveable. Perhaps you’ve spent time choosing the perfect sofa and a fabulously comfortable bed. But that’s not decorating, is it? So these redecorating tips may have you re-thinking what makes a…

Creating Unique Homes: Goodbye Cookie Cutter House

Creating Unique Homes: Goodbye Cookie Cutter House

Creating unique homes is a goal to which we should all strive. Our homes reflect our personalities, lives and loves. Your life is unique to you so your home should be as unique as you are. And the good news? When creating unique homes only a few rules apply. Creating unique homes is easy… and not easy. It’s easy to craft a home that is a little, well, boring. Sure, it can be well put-together and look aesthetically pleasing, but there’s little that makes it stand it from all the other homes on the street. The tough bit is that…

Australian Travel: Don’t Leave Home ‘Til You’ve Seen Australia

Australian Travel: Don’t Leave Home ‘Til You’ve Seen Australia

Australian travel could be seen as the last frontier. There are wild lands, grand beauty, untold treasures and incredible gourmet delights still waiting to be discovered. Your next holiday should be within Australia, and here’s why. When most of us plan our holidays, we tend to think of far-flung lands. We think of the classic holidays that everyone should experience at least once; backpacking across Europe, Route 66 through North America, exploring the incredible culture and history of the south-east Asian nations. But what about doing the same in your own backyard? Embrace Australian travel. The concept of a “staycation”…

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Your next level garden is within reach with a little imagination, some planning and, of course, great style tips from Don’t Call Me Penny. You’re welcome 😉 Now, it’s not overly difficult to get a presentable garden or even a next level garden. Ensure the grass is green and trim, that the garden and patio areas are cleaned up, and you have a table and chairs. At this point you’re essentially ready to bask in the sunshine in a fairly acceptable way. But when it comes to loving summer the proper way, then who wants to settle for ‘acceptable’? Not…