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6 Causes of Unexpected Water Bill Hikes

6 Causes of Unexpected Water Bill Hikes

A sudden increase in the cost of your water bill should always be treated as concerning. It could be an indication of a serious plumbing issue that could cost you a lot of money if left untreated. Below are the three most common causes for a sudden rise in the price of your water bill.  Common Causes for Sudden Water Bill Hikes A slow water leak in one of your appliances Slow leaks often go unnoticed but can rack up significantly over time costing hundreds over the course of a year. Some of the most common slow water leak culprits…

Small Space Bathroom Inspiration That’s Beautiful

Small Space Bathroom Inspiration That’s Beautiful

When you have a small space bathroom you may wonder if you’ll ever get the beautiful bathroom you want. While I can’t expand your walls, I can give you advice on how a small bathroom space can be better used. When it comes to your small space bathroom, it’s essential to make the most of the space you have. Clever planning and design will maximize the space available and give the illusion of a bigger bathroom. Stuck for ideas and inspiration? Don’t panic, there are plenty of hacks and tricks for small spaces that you can use to inspire you….

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…

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

The interest in caravan renovation has increased in unison with the Tiny House Movement and the love of retro and recycling. So when alumni from ‘The Block’ get involved, you know the results are going to be AWESOME. Michael and Carlene Duffy, hosts of ‘Ready, Set, Reno’ and ‘The Block’ alumni, have taken caravan renovation to a fun and vintage DIY place. ‘Vonnie the Van’ was a neglected vintage Viscount van but now has a fabulous new lease of life. Self-confessed ‘caravan geeks, Michael and Carlene are delighted that the humble caravan is making a dynamic comeback as Australians seek…

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…

Dream Bathroom Renovation With 10 Modern Ideas

Dream Bathroom Renovation With 10 Modern Ideas

A dream bathroom renovation is one of the top four desires of homeowners according to a recent Houzz survey. It’s also what sells homes. Whether you’ve just bought a new house and are about to renovate or you’re looking at remodeling your current home, one of the most exciting projects is a dream bathroom renovation. As one of the rooms that you’ll always use most, your bathroom should be somewhere in which you feel comfortable and love to be. Not only does a bathroom hold the key to your relaxation, but it can also amp up your pampering regime. If…

Modern Bathroom Fixtures… but not like anything you’ve seen before

Modern Bathroom Fixtures… but not like anything you’ve seen before

Modern bathroom fixtures come and go with most home owners playing it safe by choosing typical chrome tapware. So if you want to be traditional and safe them maybe this feature isn’t for you. However, if you like to push the boundaries of design, and colour, then read on. Black is the new black. It’s the new hottest colour in the bathroom with matte black being particularly popular right now. Technically, black isn’t a colour (neither is white) but for the purposes of modern bathroom fixtures it’s the coolest hot colour around. When styling your home, give it a second…

Zip HydroTap For A Fresh + Sparkling Kitchen

Zip HydroTap For A Fresh + Sparkling Kitchen

Having a  Zip Hydrotap doesn’t just give you the purest water on the planet direct to your kitchen. No. You’ll add chic and stylish tapware to your kitchen too. Bring it on! If you have built, rejuvenated or are renovating a kitchen, then you’ll know that Zip Water is one of Australia’s most innovative companies. Their brilliant innovation of the world’s most advanced drinking water appliance – the Zip HydroTap – has design styles and colours to suit any kitchen. In 2017, black kitchens will be very big, just ensure your kitchen has enough natural light to cope with the…

Tips For Choosing the Perfect Bathtub

Tips For Choosing the Perfect Bathtub

Choosing the perfect bathtub can be a lot more challenging than it used to be. Bathrooms have morphed into places of relaxation and rejuvenation with homeowners now seeking bigger or better-designed bathrooms. But there is one element crucial to a relaxing bathroom. Christie Wood, Communications and Design Specialist with Beaumont Tiles, is well versed with choosing the perfect bathtub. Christie says it’s important to undertake some research to ensure your chosen bath fits the purpose and space.

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.

Three Easy Ways to Breathe New Life Back Into Your Home

Three Easy Ways to Breathe New Life Back Into Your Home

Do you have moments when you want to breathe new life into your home? Like, take a big fan and just blow away all the cobwebs? You’re not alone. If you’ve been living in your house for a long enough time, it can often feel like you’re not getting the full magical experience that you first got when you moved in. So these three easy tips will think you’ve moved to a new house.

No Bathroom Windows? No Problem, with This Great Solution

No Bathroom Windows? No Problem, with This Great Solution

Bathroom windows offer ventilation and light. However, when your bathroom has small or non-existent windows, it can offer a difficult design conundrum. Interior Designer Shaynna Blaze transforms Victorian homes on ‘Deadline Design’ which airs on Wednesday at 9.30pm on Foxtel’s Lifestyle until Dec 21st 2016. Shaynna provided a great design solution for a small bathroom with limited natural light. READ MORE by clicking the title.

Luxury Bathroom Decor with Black + Gold Mood Boards

Luxury Bathroom Decor with Black + Gold Mood Boards

Luxury bathroom decor can include luxe items from white marble and solid gold taps to 150 million year old quartz and diamond encrusted shower heads. However, for us mere mortals a more accessible form of luxury bathroom decor has been released by Maison Valentina. Creating a mood board is the perfect way to build a picture of the room you desire.

Bathroom Winter Warmers : How To Keep Snuggly.

Bathroom Winter Warmers : How To Keep Snuggly.

When winter strikes we know all about it. Suddenly, getting out of bed isn’t such a pleasant idea which is why we need bathroom winter warmers to entice us. Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for winter, turning your bathroom into a toasty retreat with some great bathroom winter warmers tips. Hard surfaces such as tile, stone and ceramic seem a chic idea when designing a bathroom, but they can make it the coldest room in the house when winter hits. Brrrrrr. So imagine stepping out of the shower or bath and being cocooned by warmth during…