The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

We have all been following the bush fires around Australia and most recently in Victoria, our state and home towns. The devastation is enormous with more than 1,200,000ha of land burnt across Victoria, with 27 fires still going.

2020 might be your year to Renovate, Melbourne!

If you’ve been thinking about renovating for a while now but have hesitated due to fluctuations and uncertainty in the property and financial sectors, 2020 might be your year to renovate! With interest rates at all time lows and property prices increasing, you may have more options to renovate than you think …

How to make a DIY Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreaths are a simple yet stunning Christmas staples that are so inviting and so warm on your front door this year. We like D.I.Y. Christmas wreaths more than the store bought ones as they really make it feel like home. With a little creativity, you could get the kids or the whole family involved…

Our Charitable Holiday Season Gift Guide

Give Big This Festive Season with our … Charitable Holiday Season Gift Guide With the unprecedented weather events and devastation befalling so many Australians this holiday season, our charitable holiday season gift guide is aimed at giving big and giving back in charitable ways. Australia has suffered a devastating early bushfire season with fires across…

A Brief Interview with Barry: Owner and Project Manager of PCM Carpentry

After working for prominent bulk builders, residential home maintenance companies, real estate agents, vendors and the general public throughout Melbourne the past 20+ years, Barry went out on his own. Barry and his wife started PCM Carpentry Australia from the ground up and through client word of mouth, the business has expanded to include an…

Picture Perfect: 21 Stylish Outdoor Seating Set-Ups

Take a seat. Pull up a pew. Rest your weary legs. The idea of a comfortable place to rest holds an almost enshrined status in our minds, and for good reason. At the end of a long day’s work, nothing feels better than a humble perch, especially one nestled outside when the weather warms up….

7 Timeless Kitchen Trends That Will Never Look Outdated

Between expensive appliances, custom cabinets, and costly countertops, we spend a lot of money on our kitchens – so what are the kitchen trends that will be timeless? According to Houzz’s 2019 Kitchen Trends Report, the median spend on a kitchen remodel was $11,000. To make sure that all of this money isn’t creating a kitchen…

Mudroom ideas: Willow & Wood introduce mix ‘n match

What’s a mudroom, I hear you ask? (I really have heard a lot of you ask this!). I think we’ve seen a few on shows like The Block, only they’re not always an actual room, are they?! So I’m here to demystify a little and tell you why you need one!

Real home: Melbourne townhouse features layers of navy

From cobalt to teal, and the myriad shades in between, there’s no doubt that blue is having a moment. And this Melbourne renovation, carried out recently by interior designer Jessica Viscarde of Eclectic Creative, is further proof that a deep version of the hue is a dramatic yet tranquil option. “My clients, a young family, wanted to go with a calming and relatively neutral scheme but were open to introducing some hints of colour,” says Jessica who managed to convince them to take the plunge.

How to Maintain Your Weatherboards

Weatherboards are one of the most beautiful of all types of cladding—giving you instant street appeal and timeless beauty. Weatherboard is an archetypal characteristic in Australia’s housing landscape, and across the country you’ll find worker’s cottages, Federation houses, Queenslanders, California Bungalows, and contemporary homes and renovations clad in this simple and functional material.

25 Genius Kitchen Storage Ideas

Planning your dream kitchen? You’ll want it to include well-organised, accessible storage that creates a spot for everything so your cooking space runs as efficiently as possible. Here are 25 brilliant kitchen storage ideas from the Houzz archives that will help you on your way to organised bliss. And remember, you can get more details…

How To Create A Relaxing Bathroom

When renovating a bathroom it is so important to think about how you use the space on a daily basis because it’s such an important room for your families everyday life. Whether you start the day off or end the day in the bathroom, your sense of “calm” and “relaxed” is dependent on how this room makes you feel. I know like most people, I’m affected heavily by my environment which informs my feelings and emotions. So how do you create a relaxing oasis bathroom for your family to enjoy?