5 Ways To Save Big Renovation Shopping

5 Ways To Save Big Renovation Shopping

No matter how hard you try,  or how well you think you’ve included every little thing in your contract, it doesn’t take long for the renovation budget to start blowing out. Although you don’t need all the bells and whistles, having a few special...
The Power of Hebel PowerPanel

The Power of Hebel PowerPanel

The exterior walls of the house going up this week has prompted several people to ask what material we’ve used and why. It’s a CSR Hebel product called PowerPanel, which are aerated concrete slabs reinforced with steel mesh. Being a masonry product it...
Selections ~ Windows with Trend Windows

Selections ~ Windows with Trend Windows

On Friday of the last week of school, I headed off to Trend Windows to confirm selections for the windows and external doors. Last day of school means not getting anything done for the next 2 weeks so it had to be done! I knew I wanted the colour to be Pearl White so...
5 Quick Tips for Choosing a Builder

5 Quick Tips for Choosing a Builder

So for me it seems the hardest part of getting the reno started was choosing a builder! Choosing the builder to make your vision come to life is a big decision and one that can have devastating consequences if you get it wrong. It’s certainly taken me a while to...
The Timber vs Laminate Debate

The Timber vs Laminate Debate

One of the hardest decisions for our renovation has been choosing the flooring. The timber vs laminate debate! We’re having hard floors throughout the whole house, except for our bedroom/robe, and the living room (which will be carpet over existing pine). So...
5 Handy Tools a Reno Woman Can’t Be Without

5 Handy Tools a Reno Woman Can’t Be Without

As a reno woman there are several tools that are must-haves. I’ve learned the hard way that jobs are so much easier when you have the right tool for the job (seriously I’ve banged in several picture hooks with the back of the potato masher) The Top 5 Tools...