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6 Features That Will Sell Your Home FAST!

6 Features That Will Sell Your Home FAST!

Are looking to sell your home now or in the near future? Or are you simply trying to think of the feature that will make your home more comfortable? Either way, it can be worth looking at the latest stats. Last year, Rated People released a Home Improvement Trends Report that highlights the features most likely to add value and seel your home. They included the following home improvements: 1. A downstairs toilet It’s pretty easy to see why 58 percent of people said a downstairs toilet was one of the most desirable features they look for when buying as…

Beautiful Fitted Bespoke Kitchens That Work

Beautiful Fitted Bespoke Kitchens That Work

Beautiful bespoke kitchens sell houses. And they also make living in your own home a whole lot more comfortable, functional and glamorous. Personally designed and fitted bespoke kitchens will ensure that you end up with your dream kitchen. More homeowners are turning toward this option instead of purchasing flat packs, and there are many reasons why this is the case. From quality to flexibility, bespoke kitchens have it all. Why Choose Bespoke Kitchens? There are many kitchens for sale these days with different materials, styles, designs, and layouts to choose from. When it comes to your home, you don’t want…

Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern glamour? I’m your girl. Think Art Deco, classic 60s’, Emma Peel, Palm Springs, Palazzo style, elegant and cool. Modern glamour is really just reinvented old glamour, and the fabulous rules still apply. Make a statement but play it cool. So how can you achieve that? Modern glamour style is seriously grown-up and also playful. It’s not a severe or minimalist style, it’s about creating contrast, playing with textures, using glass and metal to great effect, and cocooning your home in.. well…. GLAM.   The Scintillating Surprises of Modern Glamour Create surprises by using the best of different styles, such…

Kitchen Makeover Mistakes To Avoid

Kitchen Makeover Mistakes To Avoid

A kitchen makeover is undertaken somewhere in the world every 15 minutes! Even if that’s not strictly true, it can seem that way sometimes. Are you one of the thousands of people thinking of remodelling your kitchen? Before getting started, make sure you’re not about to make one of these kitchen makeover mistakes – it could be costly, impractical or even dangerous. Here are some of the big blunders, along with what you should do instead.   Moving Fixtures Ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, and sinks can be expensive to relocate. This is because you will have to pay for extra plumbing…

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-seasonal flooring is becoming more high profile due to hugely popular TV shows like The Block, House Rules, and The Home Team hitting our screens. So while Australian audiences are inspired to undertake renovations based on current trends, winter renovations may be influenced by styles and materials skewed towards cold weather. However, Beaumont Tiles strategic designer Rachel Gilding says trans-seasonal flooring is a better long-term decision. “At Beaumont Tiles we are of course biased, but for good reason. Tiles come out on top, hands down, as the best flooring option when you consider durability, maintenance, room traffic, moisture levels and…

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Chrissie Swan is best known for her big personality and her role as co-host on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny radio show. She’s also the Mother of three small children… and recent owner of a daggy kitchen. Having gone through a recent renovation, Chrissie Swan wants to share with you her top tips for undergoing a kitchen transformation. The daggy kitchen exists no more because Chrissie finally decided to rework and modernise her family kitchen. With a ‘robust’ family and a love of cooking, the age and poor design of the old kitchen wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore.  …

Add A High-End Luxury Edge To Your Bathroom

Add A High-End Luxury Edge To Your Bathroom

High-end luxury can be added to any room in your home if you know what constitutes a luxe vibe. It all comes down to fake ’til you make it. For example, the bathroom is one of the most utilized rooms in the house; however, it can often be a very basic environment. So, wouldn’t it be lovely to feel like you’re showering, washing your hair, or brushing your teeth in high-end luxury? If you’re feeling the urge to give your bathing space a touch of decadence and character then add high-end luxury with our interior design secrets. High-End Luxury For…

Tips on Choosing the Best Material for Kitchen Benchtops

Tips on Choosing the Best Material for Kitchen Benchtops

It’s a common question, “What’s the best material for kitchen benchtops?” There are so many options so writer Joseph Webb went in search of some answers. With respect to the finishing of your house, none of them gives as much confusion as the kitchen countertop.  You might require a countertop that not just appears good, but is suitable for all the work you have in the kitchen.  Well, not all kitchens have the same requirements and functions. Some owners require benchtops that match with an open-concept kitchen, which means that the living room and kitchen should be of similar style,…

Let’s Talk Bathroom Elegance

Let’s Talk Bathroom Elegance

Bathroom elegance and the design of bathrooms for modern life are popular topics here on Don’t Call Me Penny. Everyone is keen to add value to their home by renovating a bathroom or ensuite. So when the time comes to renovate your old bathroom, you will probably be incredibly excited. If you’ve spent years looking at the same four bathroom walls, the chance to design a whole new space or revamp the existing space will be great fun.

Decorating Trends to Look For in 2017

Decorating Trends to Look For in 2017

Decorating trends don’t have to be slavishly followed. They are simply design and style directions you can embrace a little… or a lot. Does your home feel like it could use a fresh touch? Or are you in the process of moving and urgently in need of some additional decorative inspiration? Well, fear no more, as professional designers and interior decorators have joined forces to create some new, refreshing decorating trends that we’re so eagerly looking forward to in 2017.

The Italian Alternative for a Green + Sophisticated Home

The Italian Alternative for a Green + Sophisticated Home

The sophisticated home of the future will be greener, more sustainable and environmentally friendly without sacrificing style. QuantumSix (Q6+) porcelain sheets have just hit the Australian market and they rival stone & marble. NEW to Australia, QuantumSix+ (Q6+) porcelain sheets are the latest sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to marble and stone finishes. Light AND strong with extraordinary versatility and aesthetic appeal, the Q6+ is just 6mm thick; a more flexible, durable and affordable option than natural stone. Please click the title to READ MORE.

Japanese Minimalism : Setsu and Shinobu Ito

Japanese Minimalism : Setsu and Shinobu Ito

Setsu and Shinobu Ito are Japanese designers in architecture, interior design, industrial and product design, and packaging design. Hot off the press, it has just been announced the 2016 Salone Désirée divani, Setsu and Shinobu Ito will present their new collection of occasional tables. When I was in Japan, I found that many Japanese people speak very good Italian and love visiting Italy. So it’s no surprise that both designers have studied and worked in Italy; Setsu Ito with a leader of avant-garde design in Italy, Alessandro Mendini, and Shinobu as a Masters graduate from the Domus Academy in Milan….

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Australians love entertaining at home and with the advent of open plan kitchen/living exposed shelves have become popular. So many home owners look for new serving & crockery homewares plus ‘stuff’ they can display on open shelves. Two very well-known and popular brands in Australia are Noritake and Salt&Pepper who have both come out with fabulous new black and white kitchen accessories. Black and white kitchens can be sleek, modern and clean with high contrast white walls, marble bench-tops and checkered floors adding to the appeal. Add copper via pendant lights, bench-tops or even exposed plumbing. So when I saw…