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Bathroom Ideas, Featured Posts, General, Interior Design, Latest News, Popular Posts, Popular Posts - Start Here, Renovation, Renovation Tips, Start Here /

17 Bathroom Renovations Secrets For Your Beautiful Dream SpaceThe bathroom of my dreams is a very peaceful place; it creates the feeling if only for 15 minutes or so twice a day of a place that I have escaped into, my own private sanctuary. When I'm thinking of bathroom vanities they are big with double sinks and lots of space and my bathroom tiles are always glamorous maybe made of marble. I'm dreaming of the day...

Bathroom Ideas, DL Fav, Featured Posts, General, Kitchen Designs, Latest News, Popular Posts, Popular Posts - Start Here, Renovation, Renovation Tips, Start Here /

Home renovation can be fun, it can be exciting but to make sure your renovation goes well don't make the following mistakes. Your home is probably your most valued asset and renovating can help to build this asset but you need to plan your renovation out exactly. Follow the correct process with trusted trades people and pull together your renovation ideas for a fantastic job you will be proud of for years to come. After 7 renovations I have made many mistakes and they can be very costly or just plain annoying, especially when you have to keep looking at them day...

Featured Posts, Latest News, Popular Posts - Start Here, Renovation, Resources, Stairs, Start Here /

The Ultimate Guide To Stairs - Part 1, 2 & 3 The Ultimate Guide to Stairs is a 3 part series about Stair Design, Stairs Regulations and Stairs Materials. Click through (on the image) to each part to get an overview to understanding what is needed to create a staircase. Part 1 Stairs Design - With such a plethora of staircase styles to choose from, how do you select the best design for your own project? Look through our staircase styles to assist you in your decision and to provide inspiration. Part 2 Stairs Regulations - A staircase is one of the fundamental design...

Featured Posts, Interior Design, Kitchen Design 101, Kitchen Designs, Latest News, Renovation, Resources /

Kitchen Renovation: Designing your dream kitchen?   The perfect kitchen has fabulous and functional design. Grab our checklist and Planner before you see a kitchen designer! Updated Feb 2017   The kitchen you have at the moment just isn't working, the counter tops are old and they're starting to show wear and tear, it's just not the look you're after. You want to feel proud of your kitchen and most of all you just want space to fit everything in and work! So let's face it the kitchen is the heart of the home and it needs to look and feel like it. Where To Start Starting with a few...

Bathroom Ideas, General, Latest News, Renovation, Resources /

Bathroom Renovation Costs - Pro tips + Design Mistakes To Keep Costs Down Renovations are on the rise in Australia, and they show no sign of slowing down. With bathroom renovation costs creeping up we need to find ways to keep the cost down. Almost nine out of ten Australians agree that renovating is a good strategy to increase the value on their property. A Westpac Renovation Report (Nov. 2014) states that, while around 40% of Australians renovate to increase the value of their homes, over 60% renovate to maximise their homes' comfort. Bathroom Renovation Cost - Australians tend to see a high return per...

General, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation, Renovation Tips /

Polished Concrete Floors – What You Need To Consider - My Floor Answers The Questions I'm a bit of a renovation TV junkie (no surprise) and with shows like The Block and House Rules in recent times adding concrete floors, I've been thinking how would I go about this? What do I need to consider? The Block Glasshouse - Shannon + Simons Living Room with polished concrete floors  House Rules - Steve and Tiana's Kitchen with polished concrete floors So after My Floor recently wrote on one of my blogs posts I thought they would be the best people to ask, so I did. When...

#designfabulous, Instavideos, Interior Design, Latest News, Popular Posts - Start Here, Renovation /

Design Library AU - Instagram In Quick Review June & July At Design Library AU we are always over at Instagram and we post different inspirations over there. Have a look at what we have been doing for June and July in Interior Design, Homewares, Art, Living Rooms, Interior Design Magazines, Stairs, Furniture, Lighting, Fireplaces, Closets and more! Then come and join us! The Design Library AU - Instagram in Review - June and July 2015 from Design Library AU on Vimeo. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM - DESIGN LIBRARY AU Let us know what you think in the comments below. ...

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By Clive Smith - Budget Self Pack Containers After the stress and excitement of moving has died down, you’re probably left with a bunch of moving boxes just laying around. And whilst the initial response is to simply ‘clean up the mess’, there’s actually a lot of fun and creative uses for leftover moving boxes to clear that clutter of brown chaos. You don’t need to be a mastermind either to make these creative solutions work. Whether it’s for family entertainment with the kids, or a DIY project you can get done yourself there’s many ways you can turn useless into useful...

Black Book Diaries, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation /

Interior Design: Black Book Listings - Homewares, Tiles, Architects & Furniture With the school holidays still on and the kids at home everything moves slowly. In Sydney its very cold so we spend most of our time indoors. Its gives me lots of time to read interiors magazines and find great new products to add to the directory. So this week our listings again come from Interior Designers Little Black Books. They can be small or large businesses all offering their own unique spin on the world of interior design, architecture, home improvements and renovation. You must click-through the links to check out the great...

Black Book Diaries, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation /

Interior Design: Black Book Listings - Furniture, Homewares, Accessories and Wallpaper For the last 2 weeks at The Library I have had children on school holidays. My kids are at an age where they can entertain themselves but still want you to be around so we have been hanging out around the house and going on several trips. These trips general end up  with eating and the occasional visit to homewares and interiors stores. Yesterday we visited the Blue Mountains, with a trip to  the beautiful Hydro Majestic Hotel and coffee at Leura. It's such a great place for boutique interiors...

General, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation /

Written By Ashley Beaumont - Ecoliv 4 Ways To Renovate To help The Environment We often hear about renovating for profit, but how about renovating for the environment? You may have chosen a block which doesn’t face north or have constructed your home out of brick, but that doesn’t mean there are no options for those looking to make their home more sustainable. Ecoliv Eco Balanced - finely tuned contemporary home with an 8 star thermal rating. Housing efficiency is one of the biggest impacts we can have on the environment and a more efficient home is often kinder on your household bills. Below are...

KD Feature, Kitchen Design 101, Kitchen Designs, Latest News, Popular Posts, Renovation, Start Here /

Kitchen Designs: Part 2 Cost Of Kitchen Benchtops The cost of kitchen benchtops can be a deciding factor to achieving your dream kitchen. With many options to choose from knowing what they cost may help you to make a decision. With cost in mind, you can then look at your selection and compare it together with maintenance and durability. COST The cost will be determined on exactly what your requirements are but a rough guide would be - Undoubtedly, the most cost-effective benchtop material is Laminate. Polished concrete is also cheap in terms of the raw materials. However, more complex designs may require specialized...

Black Book Diaries, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation /

Interior Design: Black Book Listings - Home wares, artwork, wallpaper, prefab homes and interior designers and bloggers This week at the library I am still having issues with email! Who would have thought changing over computers could take so long. I'm almost there and now school holidays are upon my household what fun we shall have. The kids and I love to just hang out and go out for lunch so I hope its relaxing. On the directory this week we added home wares, artwork, wallpaper, prefab homes and interior designers and bloggers and more. Again our listings come from Interior Designers Black...

KD Feature, Kitchen Design 101, Kitchen Designs, Latest News, Popular Posts, Renovation, Start Here /

Kitchen Designs: Part 1 Kitchen Benchtops You might also like Part 2 on Kitchen Benchtops Costs HERE Kitchen design is one of the most important elements of designing a home. The kitchen has become the social hub of the home and the space in which families spend the majority of their time. Within this space, kitchen benchtops are undoubtedly the most important element. They are the most visually dominant feature of a kitchen and influential to the style of adjacent areas (such as living and dining spaces). The right benchtop will make or break your overall design. The main options for kitchen benchtop materials are: Natural...

Black Book Diaries, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation /

Interior Design: Black Book Listings - Home wares, Designers, Children's Interiors What a week its been here at The Design Library AU with a new computer system in our office we have had high expectations with very fast systems and amazingly crisp images! Well it didn't happen still we are moving old content over to the new computer and having to go backward and forward between, but we will get there. On the directory this week we added home wares, blankets, throws, garden designers, interior designers, furniture specialist, children's interiors suppliers and rugs. Again our listings come from Interior Designers Black Books. They...

General, Interior Design, Latest News, Life In Style, Renovation /

By Melinda McQueen - Melinda McQueen Design Interior Design Tools: 5 Tips Why You Need The Humble Notebook The Humble Notebook as an interior design tool would definitely be called old school, especially in this Hi Tech World we live in. It’s the humble notebook, but don’t underestimate the power of spending time cutting & pasting styles & pictures you like. In fact it can be addicting, much like Pinterest, but the notebook is a hard copy you can go back and revisit later. I can remember our design lecturer stating that the notebook is a perfect extension of your brain & memory...

General, Latest News, Popular Posts, Renovation /

Home Renovation Ideas – Where To Start? You have a fabulous new renovation to begin, your excited with the prospect of creating a new space, but where do you start? Renovating can be fun, but don’t be surprised if you find it very testing at times. Even with the best planning you can come unstuck; there will be “stuff” that just comes up that you will have to deal with. People will let you down and time frames will be pushed out. Budgets will be blown if you deviate from the original plan or find an item that you must absolutely have. Relationships can...

General, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation, Renovation Tips /

By Clive Smith - Budget Self Pack Containers Moving House? Don't Get Stung by an Overpriced Removalist Moving house can be an incredibly stressful and draining experience. You need to spend a lot of time preparing and even then, you can get caught out by companies that damage furniture, over charge or otherwise ruin your experience. Even if you get a great removalist, if you choose the wrong service it can make life really difficult. It’s important to minimise that risk as much as you can - research is the key. Types of Removalists Truck Hire The cheapest option also comes with the most work. You’ll need...

Black Book Diaries, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation, Timber Flooring /

Interior Design: Black Book Listings - Outdoor Furniture, Timber, Homewares, Building Reference Heres is another list of great quality interior design online websites we've added to our directory. We've added beautiful outdoor furniture sites, amazing reclaimed timber suppliers, homewares, glass balustrades and shower screen companies, a comprehensive building quoting and advice resource you just have to see, furniture, bedding, online design news and industry associations. Again our listings come from Interior Designers Black Books. They can be small or large businesses all offering their own unique spin on the world of interior design, architecture, home improvements and renovation. You must click-through the links to...

General, Interior Design, Latest News, Lighting, Popular Posts, Renovation, Renovation Tips /

By Vicki Brereton - Decor Interior Style 5 Easy and Effective Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value Home renovation “reality” shows like The Block reveal just how much money can be made from a full-on property renovation. As a home renovator, you know that a well-thought-out overhaul of your property can have a massive impact on its value. But of course a big renovation project comes with big costs. Even less ambitious projects – like renovating your kitchen or bathroom – can cost anywhere from $10,000 up to $30,000. However there are a few simple and inexpensive changes you can make now to your...

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