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25Jun
25Jun

High Ceilings

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Many of us love the thought of having an interior with high ceilings, however those that are lucky enough to have high ceilings are often unsure how to make the most of the space without leaving your room feeling empty and cold.  We've found some ways in how you can successfully incorporate high ceilings into your interior whilst still giving your space that WOW factor.

11Jun
11Jun

Glass Rooms

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Everyone loves natural daylight and a great way to bring the outdoors in is through glass.  If you are are renovating or building, then think about the type of windows you are going to select and ways in how you can add glass to your rooms.  Windows don't always need to be used just for exterior walls - why not add some glass in your ceilings, or some glass walls internally to allow more light into darkened areas and to make even more of a statement.  We have found some clever designs in how you can add  natural daylight to your rooms with glass.

28May
28May

Garage Conversions

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Do you have a large garage that is filled with useless belongings (junk) that's sitting around doing nothing but taking up space?  Then why don't you clear it all out and turn this area into another living space!  Garage Conversions are relatively simple to do and often not that expensive, especially if you are working with the existing structure.  We have found some amazing Garage Conversions that will make anyone want to clean out their garage straight away.

14May
14May

Design Effects

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

With the release of Dulux's new Design Effects paint range, we thought we would take a look at how popular these trending effects have become and how easy it is to create yourself.  The Dulux Design Effects range consists of concrete, metallic, copper, stainless steel, gold, metal shimmer and rust....  and these are all materials that are currently on-trend and being used everywhere.  We have found some ways in how you can add these Design Effects to your space with paint!

30Apr
30Apr

Cork

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Cork was a huge trend from the past and now it's making its comeback!  Cork has many benefits - it's environmentally friendly and a sustainable product, is highly water resistant, has great sound barrier properties, hard wearing and a material that can be easily resurfaced.  Cork is especially great for flooring as it is warm and soft under foot, hypoallergenic, fire retardant and well priced.... but not only is it just used for flooring.  We show you other ways how you can use Cork in your interior and how practical and functional this material really is!

16Apr
16Apr

Wood Panelling

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Wood Panelling was very fashionable and a very popular feature wall choice of material from the 1950's onwards.  It is still just as fashionable, however today's Wood Panelling has a slight different take on it.  Whether you are building, renovating or have existing wood panelling from years passed, we have found some stunning ways in how you can show off your Wood Panelling and bring it up to today's standards.

02Apr
02Apr

Hallways

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Hallways are often the interior spaces less thought about when it comes to decorating, as many don't know how to decorate these odd spaces.  Hallways are one of the main areas guests wall through and sometimes the only area that guests see from the front door, so even more reason to make your Hallway a feature.  Whether you have a long narrow Hallway or an odd shaped Hallway, we have found some inspiring ideas in how you can decorate your Hallway.

12Mar
12Mar

Victorian Terrace

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

There are still many buildings standing today from the Victorian era and one of the most popular, especially in the city areas, is the Victorian Terrace.  Whether it is decorated in a classical or contemporary manner, clever choice of paint colours is what can "make" the building and highlight its beautiful features and architecture.  Many find it difficult and confusing when it comes to choosing paint colours for a Victorain Terrace as there are so many features.  However it really doesn't need to be that difficult.  We show you how to accentuate the beauty that a Victorian Terrace has to offer and how easily it can be done.

26Feb
26Feb

Small Gardens

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Size does not matter when it comes to small gardens.  It is amazing what can be achieved in such a small space.  If you have an open space, then height is in your favour so think tall. If it's an undercover garden you are creating you still want to add some height, so think of vertical timber slats or a garden wall.  By creating the feeling of more height in the space, your garden will feel a lot larger than it really is.  We have found some creative ways in how you can make the most of your Small Garden.

12Feb
12Feb

Tile Trends

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Tiles are very versatile as they are ideal to use in many spaces and on many surfaces.  But if you are wanting your tiles to really stand out, then you need to think about how they are placed and the style of tile.  We have found some inspiring ideas on some of the current tile trends and how you can make your tiles stand out.

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