25 Ideas for Narrow Spaces in Your Home

Perhaps you live in a Victorian terrace, or a Federation semi, or a house squeezed onto a sliver of land. Or you may simply have one area of your home that is deep rather than wide.

Outdoor decorative D.I.Y. screen hack

This screen is mounted on the front wall at Ferny Hill Retreat in picturesque Emerald Victoria. It’s the first thing people see as they enter the driveway and it really packs a visual punch! This was very easy and cost effective to make. Anyone with a can of paint and a few screws can do…

7 Reasons to Choose Dark Kitchen Cabinetry

Trying to decide whether to go for light or dark kitchen units? Here are 7 compelling reasons to choose the latter Dark and dramatic, or light and bright? When it comes to choosing your kitchen units, it can be hard to decide. So in the first of a two-part series to help you choose your…

Delight in Pendant Lighting

We delight in a  beautifully designed pendant light – an ambient glow positioned just right can make or break a room. The bright side of lighting From a beautifully shaped pendant to a sophisticated illumination, pendant lighting is trending right now and adds a touch of something special to every renovation. Carefully considered pendant lighting…

How to (affordably) decorate every room for Christmas

Put a little Christmas cheer in each room, without breaking the bank! Decorating your home top to toe is one of the best things about the Christmas season – particularly if you’re entertaining. If, like us you love to embrace a whole-of-house decorating scheme each year, read on for how to put a little Christmas cheer…

2018: Our Year in Review

2018 has been a Fantastic Year for PCM Carpentry We have been kept so busy with maintenance and renovations this year – we can’t believe the year is almost over! In 2018, we officially completed 6 kitchens and 10 bathrooms as well as a few laundries, kitchenettes, master bedrooms and walk-in robe renovations. PCM Carpentry…

The Perfect Kitchen Island

The island has become the icon of the modern kitchen—the 21st-century equivalent of the old-fashioned hearth. It’s easy to understand why. These freestanding pieces instantly become the focal point of a kitchen because they can have the look and feel of furniture rather than components in a domestic laboratory. Your kitchen is where your meals…

Inspired Children’s Rooms to captivate their imaginations!

There’s nothing more imaginative than a child’s mind and as parents, we aim to create captivating spaces for their young sponge-like minds to create, learn and grow. Some of the best children’s room designs come with an element of fun and fantasy. Here’s some inspiration…  

Picture Perfect: 40 Butler’s Pantries All Set to Serve Up a Treat

A butler’s pantry is top of many people’s wish lists when they’re planning their dream home. Just like an ordinary pantry, a butler’s pantry offers space for food and appliance storage, but as an added bonus, they also provide prep space, and sometimes an extra sink, oven or dishwasher, so that the bulk of the…

Picture Perfect: 40 Smart Small Spaces From Around the Globe

When space is at a premium, as it is for so many around the world, you have to make the most of what you’ve got. These small spaces do just that, and they do it in style. Be inspired by the simple, the elegant, the clever and the downright beautiful tiny spaces gathered together for…

Matte Black Statement

Nothing says style and sophistication like black and, matte black is so on trend and contemporary right now. In kitchen and bathroom design, matte black really makes a statement and gives a high-end designer feel with very little effort.

Hexagon Tiles: throwback to the 1920’s

Hexagon tiles are trending now for both kitchen and bathroom designs. Although popular in all sorts of designs well before, this trend was prevalent in 1920’s home renovation. The modern movement was just beginning in the 1920’s, with the Art Nouveau style becoming less fashionable, Art Deco architecture greatly influenced interior design aesthetics. The style…