5 essential planning tips to renovate your kitchen right

The key to a kitchen looking beautiful and working well for you is all in the planning. Getting your layout right takes time, consideration and often the help of a professional. The right design can make or break your kitchen so take your time to plan, measure and reflect on everything that needs to take…

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…

Escape One XL is a two-storey micro home on wheels

This recreational vehicle masquerading as a tiny cottage is clad in charred wood and sleeps up to eight people. The Escape One XL was launched this month by Escape Homes. “Measuring just under 400 square feet, the tiny home on wheels can sleep up to eight and expands on the organic design of its slightly…

Modern Custom Kitchen Renovation Emerald

We just completed this stunning transformation renovating this tired 70’s style kitchen. The client wanted a clean, modern, stylish and contemporary kitchen incorporating her unique tastes and needs. This client had a very specific, custom brief for their kitchen complete with hexagonal tiles on the floor and splash back. The space was completely transformed with…

Mu Architecture completes black lakefront home with two-storey boathouse

Canadian studio MU Architecture has integrated a lake house into a steep site in southern Quebec, overlooking a secluded bay and private boathouse. The Slender House comprises a two-storey rectangular volume built into a grassy slope, using masonry retaining walls to hold back the earth. Both floors have ground-level access due to the site’s incline….

Renovation Ideas for Creating the Perfect Nautical Space

The beauty and allure of the sea is why many people choose a nautical themed renovation. Here’s our top 10 renovation ideas for creating a stunning nautical space that you will enjoy for years to come. 1. Crisp, clean and white Start with a crisp, clean and white base using white paint and tiles. This…

Stunning Warehouse Conversions

I don’t know about you but I’d love to take on a project like a warehouse conversion. With so much open space and the ability to mix industrial and traditional design, what a challenge this would be! Stunning, well thought out and a lot of fun to look at… here’s some amazing inspirational warehouse conversions….

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…

What you need to know before you start your bathroom renovation

Bathrooms can be one of the most rewarding rooms to renovate and decorate in your home – and the most challenging – by Diana Moore Whether your choices involve style or functionality, many of the decisions you make when renovating a bathroom can not only be costly to change, but have a knock-on effect. Here’s what…

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…

This amazing luxury treehouse just won home of the year 2017!

Filled with 1970s soul, this unique architect-built home won thousands of hearts – by Diana Moore Originally billed as an architectural masterpiece, this treehouse beat out hundreds of others to be voted by tens of thousands of readers of US real estate website Zillow as their favourite featured home this year. Filled with 1970s soul,…

Home tour: colour, life and style

This beautifully renovated home in the heart of Melbourne is the sunniest of places – by Jackie Brygel, Styling Jacqui Moore, Jan 2018 “Our decorating style is warm, modern and perhaps slightly Scandi,” says homeowner Suzanne of the gloriously bright retreat she shares with her husband, Rob, and their three young boys in Melbourne’s inner-south….