extensions and additions

3 Key Checks To Perform Before Beginning A New Home Development

3 Key Checks To Perform Before Beginning A New Home Development

You’re planning a new home development and it’s getting to the point where you’re ready to set things in motion. You’ve sorted out a budget, drawn up diagrams and are very excited to begin.  Before you jump the gun, be aware of a few key checks you should perform. You need to do these for any home development that requires a lot of building work. It could be a new outdoor extension, a large-scale renovation or a completely new home build itself. Either way, be sure you check these three things to avoid any complications:  Building Codes Building codes are…

5 Outdoor Extensions that Will Add Value to Your Home

5 Outdoor Extensions that Will Add Value to Your Home

Real estate shifts between a seller’s and buyer’s market. So it’s wise to add value to your home where you can. Some of the easiest yet most effective outdoor extensions will add value, fun and lifestyle choices for your home. Every home is different as are the lifestyles of those that live there. When thinking about outdoor extensions consider your lifestyle, budget, maintenance, whether you will remain in the home, and re-sale value. Here we outline five of the most popular outdoor extensions that add fun and value to your home. Luxury Swimming Pool Decking If you are lucky enough…

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Congratulations! You’re making your home renovation ready because you have BIG plans to refresh and revitalise your home. That’s exciting. However, you need to address six important areas first. You need to decide whether your home will be sold on or you will be expanding for the sake of your family. Either way, you need to get your home renovation ready with these top tips!  Planning a renovation is a big deal so get your home renovation ready to ensure it’s a smooth and painless process. Let’s take a look! Get The Experts In. Before you can do any renovations…

Pretty Beautiful Ideas for A Pretty Boring Home

Pretty Beautiful Ideas for A Pretty Boring Home

If you are a house and garden junkie, you’ll see some pretty beautiful ideas across magazines, Instagram and renovation shows. Seemingly miraculously, pretty boring homes are turned into pretty beautiful spaces. And you want your house to look like that too, right? Here’s how. As an award-winning interior designer in Adelaide, I work with clients who want to make big changes to their home. They look at the homes of their friends and then become more critical of their own. Turning a home into something more eye-catching and modern is something that everyone wants to do. Especially in Australia, we…

Post-Renovation Aftermath: The Cold Reality

Post-Renovation Aftermath: The Cold Reality

Your post-renovation aftermath won’t even be on your radar during building works. Even in the excitement of redecorating, finishing seems a far off dream. However, what should you expect afterwards? When we’re considering a home renovation, we tend to focus on the work that needs doing. This is, after all, the focal point of the project. With that in mind, you certainly shouldn’t skip the post-renovation aftermath. Spare some thought for what happens after your renovation is finished. Whether you’ve moved out or stayed put throughout, the chances are that you haven’t even considered the all-important aftermath. Few homeowners do,…

Complete Guide To Hiring A Builder for Your Home

Complete Guide To Hiring A Builder for Your Home

As an interior designer, I am used to hiring a builder on behalf of my clients. Whilst I tend to work with a small group of builders and tradies I know and trust, how can you find the best builder for your home? How do you know who to trust? To start with, understand what you need when hiring a builder. What are your main expectations? What is the scope of work? Is a cost-effective quote more desirable than a quick turnaround? Would you like builders with a proven track record for the project for which you want to employ…

An Extra Bedroom From Your Unused Garage

An Extra Bedroom From Your Unused Garage

Do you need an extra bedroom? Have you thought that an unused garage could be a waste of essential space in your home? Converting it into an extra bedroom could help you to get the most out of this space. If you have a growing family, an extra bedroom could prevent the need to upsize to a bigger home. Alternatively, it could be somewhere for guests to stay or even somewhere for a lodger to stay. Adding an extra bedroom could also add value to your home, allowing you to make more when you finally sell up. A garage conversion…

7 Upscale Additions to Create a Unique and Chic Abode

7 Upscale Additions to Create a Unique and Chic Abode

Think you can’t afford some upscale additions to your home? Maybe you’re right. But what if you’re wrong? What if some upscale additions ARE in your budget? In your spare time, you like to flick through home design magazines envisioning what your beloved home would look like with upscale additions and innovative design techniques. For as long as you can remember, you have always striven to make your home a chic and unique place to live. You pride yourself on updating your themes and schemes on a regular basis. However, there are a few more projects you have up your…

5 Things to Consider When Adding a Home Extension

5 Things to Consider When Adding a Home Extension

Adding a home extension is a great way to get the home you want without having to relocate. You could extend your living space by adding rooms or a second floor. It can be combined with a renovation in other parts of the home. The possibilities for adding a home extension are exciting. However, this also opens the door to making mistakes you have to live with. Here are five things to consider when adding a home extension to make the idea and implementation as smooth as possible. The Need for a Vision Before you start calling for estimates, decide…

Three Home Improvements That Add Great Value

Three Home Improvements That Add Great Value

2019 is fast approaching. Many of us are looking for ways to improve our lives when we turn the fresh page of a new year. But how about some home improvements value as well? Now, many of our resolutions focus on ourselves. But you might want to consider prioritising your property with this year’s resolutions. No matter how much you may love where you live, there’s always room for home improvements value! So, here are just a few home additions that you might want to consider incorporating into your property in the near future! A Garage or Carport If you…

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…

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage space can be a great opportunity for storage, a home office, games room or other valuable home improvement. So.. are you embracing or squandering this important space? If you are blessed with a garage space adjoining your home, the chances are that you are using it only for car storage or… horrors, as a dumping ground. Your original idea was to create an ornate storage area complete with shelves, alphabetised items, filing cabinets, and labelled boxes, right? What you’ve ended up with is more reminiscent of an interior garage sale that has been thrown together, quite literally. You don’t…

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…

4 Ways To Achieve The Ultimate Perfect Home

4 Ways To Achieve The Ultimate Perfect Home

When it comes to where we live, we can all have the end goal of getting the perfect home at some point in our lives. But is that truly achievable? I’d say YES! Do you like the idea of having a forever perfect home designed exactly how you want it and suitable for your exact needs? You’re not alone. You may have to go through a few properties and climb up the ladder to get it, but we are all capable of living in our perfect home at some point. I wanted to share with you 4 ways you could…

4 Fabulous Home Boosters To Give You More Space

4 Fabulous Home Boosters To Give You More Space

Your fabulous home must be functional as well as stylish to ensure you love where you live. So if you need more space or the illusion of more space, ensure the changes you make work with your lifestyle AND contribute to you having a fabulous home. When you have your interior design hat on you you may wish you had more space with which to work. You immerse yourself in the stunning home design magazines and long to recreate the chic interiors that are spread across the glossy pages. You may even tell yourself you’ll have a fabulous home if…