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…

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…

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. Just because they are stunning, well thought out and are a lot of fun to look at… here’s…

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….

What does it cost to hire a Carpenter?

You may not know this, but Carpenters these days are much more versatile than they once were. They are the most versatile of all the trades in fact with their abilities widely varied. They perform a number of tasks from reading building plans, home maintenance and smaller tasks to full scale renovations. Some Carpenters can…

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:…

The D.I.Y Revolution!

You would have seen the ads on TV for Bunnings Warehouse “D.I.Y Renovation – Do it yourself at Bunnings”… and thought to yourself, “maybe I could do that myself”. Have you also tried and got it horribly wrong? There are positives and negatives to this and it’s not just Bunnings promoting the D.I.Y revolution but…