2017

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

The Benefits of Working With a Homebuilder Versus Buying a Home

27 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When you're ready to start shopping for a new home, you usually have the option of looking at homes already on the market, or working with a custom home builder. There are pros and cons of each decision, but note the benefits of having a home built from the ground up rather than buying a home. Flexibility for the future Consider your needs for a home now as well as in the future. Read More …

3 Key Features For Creating A Comfortable Guest Room In Your New Home

23 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Upgrading from a small unit to a larger home is an exciting milestone for many Australians. As well as having extra space for living, it also means you may finally have a spare bedroom to accommodate overnight guests. There's an art to creating a comfortable guest bedroom that doesn't feel like an afterthought. Here are the three key features that you should aim to include. 1. A queen sized bed Read More …

How to Add Comfort and Style to Your Balcony

20 June 2017
 Categories: , Blog

A balcony can be a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and even to entertain friends and family, but only if the space is comfortable and welcoming. A sparse balcony that seems bland and uninviting can mean a space that you actually avoid, rather than enjoy. Note a few tips for adding comfort and style to your balcony, no matter its size and no matter your budget: Fabric Read More …

How To Give Your Bedroom A Facelift On A Budget

19 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

For many, the bedroom is a place to escape to after a long day or when you just need to relax in peaceful surroundings. Maybe your bedroom is the place you go to read a book, catch up on your favourite shows or meditate for a while, but you're becoming increasing distracted by the aging d├ęcor.  If your bedroom is looking a little shabby, but you don't have the budget for a complete remodel, there are some simple steps you can take to give the room a facelift without breaking the bank. Read More …

Two tips for preparing your home for a big party

15 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you want to host a party in your home to celebrate a special occasion, there are a few preparatory steps you'll need to take before the big day arrives. Read on to find out more: Clean and de-clutter The first step to ensuring that your home is ready for a party is to give it a thorough tidying up. Dusty surfaces, filthy floors and clutter everywhere will not help to create an inviting or pleasant atmosphere. Read More …

About Me
Creating A Kitchen You Love On A Budget

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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