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…

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. Where to buy If you’re looking for matte black fittings or fixtures you can try kitchen…

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…

Epic Showers to inspire your Bathroom Renovation

Your bathroom is your tranquil place to wash off the remnants of the day, relax and emerge clean and comfortable. So we scowered the internet looking for the most epic, tranquil and inspirational showers you’ll love! Check out these tantelising indoor and outdoor showers 🚿

The secret to a new bathroom – without the cost!

If an item is drawing attention in your bathroom for all the wrong reasons, replacing it may give your room a new look. Chris Carroll, interior stylist and blogger at The Life Creative, says, “Replacing your tapware is an affordable way to bring your bathroom into the now. The latest trends are pointing towards black…

Freestanding or Traditional Bathtub? Which should you choose?

Some of us love to bathe to relax and unwind. Because your bathtub informs your wellness, your bathtub selection is imperative to your continued good health. So is a freestanding or traditional (built-in) bathtub right for your bathroom? There are so many different options on the market today that you are spoilt for choice! So…

Our Top Renovation Trends of 2017

It has been a fantastic year for PCM Carpentry with so many of our wonderful clients realising their renovation dreams. Here’s our top renovation trends of 2017 from our experience this past year…   This year we enjoyed matt black fixtures in kitches and bathroom renovations from towel rails to taps. Our clients opted for…

Before and After: Modern Bathroom Renovation

We wanted to share with you a modern bathroom transformation we completed recently for one of our very happy clients. This dated bathroom was in great need of some TLC and with its 70’s colour scheme, the owners couldn’t wait to get started on this renovation! Here’s what we had to work with… The progress:…

Tiled Shower bases

Tiled shower bases are very popular right now with the majority of my clients choosing this finish for their bathroom renovations. This modern, open and inviting style adds sophistication to any bathroom by opening up the space. Traditionally showers were boxed in and cramped with glass shower screens encapsulating you whereas, today’s fashion “the tiled…

Isn’t Concrete Neat? The “Concrete Trend”

We love this trend because its such a clever re-purposing of a common material traditionally used in home building. Elegant and sophisticated, concrete is rampant within modern design from lighting and ornaments to furniture and home design and it’s so neat – don’t you think? The stark cold of the concrete textures leaves plenty of…

How to Reduce the Cost of your Kitchen Renovation

Your budget is so important when you start to plan your kitchen renovation. Before you get started, sit down and work out what your budget is and stick to it. The last thing you want to happen is not being able to finish the job because you run out of money! Kitchen renovations can be…