Building, Renovation, Property & DIY


Building & Renovation Consultant | Blogger | Property Mama

Hi, I’m Tash, property obsessed lover of all things Hamptons style.  Here you’ll find the details of my latest project – transforming a tiny 60’s house into my beautiful forever home.   I’m sharing this journey in all it’s messy glory, as well as providing tips and tricks of the trade, DIY projects and other real estate inspiration.


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Our Renovation Update #10 – Full steam ahead

After we moved out and the back wall came down it was all systems go in the front half of the house. 7 tonne of fill was wheelbarrowed in and compacted to fill the big hole left by the ripped up floors. The plumbers came the next day to install the underfloor for the...

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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 additions can really...

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Our Renovation Update #9 – Demo Time (again)

It's been getting close to the awkward part of the reno - the back wall getting removed and the existing house reconfigured internally. Mr B and I discussed where we would live during that time.  In theory it's all well and good to just live in the new section, but...

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Our Renovation Update #8 – A Solid Roof Again

After what felt like forever, we finally had some roof tiles laid on Tuesday - and they look great! A solid roof again.. I'd been a bit stressed about the tiles because they're a new Boral colour called "Shale".   I'd only seen them on an under-construction display...

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Our Renovation Update #7 – That damn wind.. and window woes

I thought there was plenty of action in Update #6, but this one has even more! Gutters After the fascias come the gutters.  They were installed on Saturday ready for the roofers Monday. I chose the colorbond half round profile in Woodland Grey which will hopefully tie...

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Colour Crush – Seafoam

I know the blog's called Home of Marble and Mint,  but I adore nearly all shades of green and blue and love to use them as accent colours throughout my home. My new colour crush for this season is Seafoam.   Seafoam is a light blue-green with a hint of grey.  The...

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  • BTS of yesterdays photo shoot  I had to grab
  • The indoor outdoor flow is a fave feature  bring
  • Think the bar fridges have been the busiest appliance these
  • Weekend Project  picked up this gorgeous peacock bed head