Clever ways to work kitchen cabinets into other rooms

When pre-made off-the-shelf furniture isn’t meeting your specific storage needs in the dining room, bedroom or hallway, look no further than kitchen cabinets for a good-looking and practical solution. Either custom-made or flat-pack kitchen cabinets can be used to create bespoke storage that caters to your personal needs, and to the particular space available in your home.

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Interior Design Blog Awards

Building your new home is only the first step, the real fun comes designing the interior to suit your style. Whilst we are more then happy to offer our less then expert opinion, we think you may be better off checking out our amazing list of award winners below. These interior design blogs cover all personal taste, modern and classic trends and all kinds of budgets. So without further ado here are the best 36 interior design blogs around the world: (more…)

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Super-Practical Walls With Flat-Out Flair

Walls can be far more useful than they appear. Aside from the obvious – giving you shelter, dividing spaces within the home and providing surfaces on which to display your favourite artworks – with a little creativity, they can offer myriad space-saving solutions and help to keep your household more organised. Take a look at the ways these walls have been transformed by their owners – you’re sure to stumble upon an idea you could take home with you.

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Which Bath Type Suits You?

Do you like to take long, luxuriating baths with your legs stretched out? Or do you prefer to soak and sit with water up to your neck? There are many bath types to suit your bathing style but as the bath is also designed as the central feature in any bathroom, it also pays to think carefully about what shape and style is best suited to the space you have available. Whether small or large, the bath plays a huge role in creating a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation and we are lucky today to have a range of options. To help you make the right choice, here is our pick of 10 top bath styles.

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Why Decks Top the Lot

The latest Houzz survey says it all – decks top homeowners’ most-updated list and are a more important feature of the home than ever.

Australians just can’t get enough when it comes to decks, so much so that they are now being treated not just as an add-on to the house, but an integral part of it. The results from the Houzz Australia Landscaping & Garden Trends Study reveal that 82 per cent of homeowners undertaking a landscaping project are making changes to outdoor structures, and doing up the deck or adding a new one is by far the most popular project on the cards. (more…)

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Zoned Living or Open Plan Living?

When designing a new home, you need to decide between zoned living and open plan living. Most homes are traditionally built with individual rooms, all of which have their own purpose. However, over the years, there has been a shift in open plan living.

More light and space are just a couple of advantages of open plan living. Of course, there are several disadvantages that should be taken into consideration before you begin designing your new home. Such negatives might not even be apparent until you settle in! (more…)

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