How to Choose the Right White Paint for your Home

Which of the many shades of whites, do you pick for your walls? 


 

When you head towards the paint section and just stare at the hundreds of different shades of whites on the sample wall. It then becomes overwhelming, so you just walk away because it’s all too hard to pick the 'right white' and all the many options start looking the same.

Start with these tips to head down the ‘right white’ path. 

 

KNOW YOUR UNDERTONES

There are your warm whites (yellow undertones) and your cool whites (blue undertones).

From my experiences, I have found that brighter and cooler whites are better suited in contemporary and more industrial style homes. 

And warmer whites may be better suited to more traditional spaces, but this isn't always the case.  

Untinted whites can create a sterile and cold vibe.

 

WHAT LIGHTING DO YOU HAVE?

Always consider the lighting in the rooms or space you intend to paint. 

Is there lots of natural...

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How To Create The Best Functional Kitchen For Your Home

How To Create The Best Functional Kitchen For Your Home

 

Whether you have a small or larger spaced kitchen, getting it right with the design and functionality is super important. 

We all want a stylish kitchen, one that looks so good that it makes you jump for joy each time you walk into it, but always remember functionality is key. 

If you forget about functionality then you could be cursing your lack of storage for your pots and pans, or your bin is on the wrong side of the sink. 

Always start with getting your kitchen functional, then consider the right style for your project.  

 

Why? 

 

The kitchen is the hub of the home, the heart beat of your home. It’s where family meals are cooked, where family and friends come to meet and eat, where good conversations happen. Some say life is created in the bedroom, but at home it’s lived in the kitchen. 

You want to get your kitchen right. 

Here’s some super...

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Tiny by Size but Packs a Serious Punch

I want to introduce you to Aimee Stanton who is 25 yrs of age, a qualified plumber, presenter and speaker and has a property under her belt in a market where currently Melbourne’s median house price is $800,000 +. (2019)

Aimee speaks to students at secondary schools, to raise awareness on the positive paths available to them, the limitless opportunities and speaks about how; changing her mindset has opened doors for her. 

If you follow Aimee on social media @aimee.adventures you’ll see her straight forward videos and posts and I can guarantee she’ll put a smile on your face with her down to earth approach and humour. With a positive attitude about life in general and forward thinking ideas, advice on getting ahead in life, Aimee is one to watch thrive in leaps and bounds with such a fun approach to life. 

Aimee has built a Tiny House with her brother and is currently building another one. 

There is a lot to know about Tiny Houses and the...

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How To Get Your Home Style Right Like a Pro

How to get your home style right like a pro

You know when sometimes you can’t even get your own personal style right. Your outfit just doesn't feel like you're truly expressing your true style. You want to feel the entire flow with your clothes, hair and shoes. To make it more confusing, you see hundreds upon thousands of style and home images that inspire you to get started on your own renovation / design journey. 

The problem is you love a mix of boho and eclectic with a touch of rustic and industrial influences and you know this may be a problem when planning your design because this mix may not add up to the right flow…….like when you make a cocktail and you put too much vodka but not enough kahlua and it doesn’t taste right. 

 

Let’s start with the desired end result first.  

I always start at the end and work out how I'll achieve that goal.  I fill in the gaps once I know exactly what the outcome is, what...

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5 Sexy Sink Mixers That Won't Break The Bank

 

The kitchen sink is the centre of activity in the kitchen, it’s where we fill our cups and kettles, wash our food, hands, dirty dishes and where we strain our pasta.

 

I always look for a functional and attractive sink mixer.  

One that will compliment my kitchen but at the same time a mixer that’ll be able to fill my large pot with water, without struggling to get it under there and back out again.

I also want a sink mixer with the spout reaching well into the sink, and not one that just reaches over the edge of your sink and splashes the hell out of me when I turn on the water .

Another thing; check the height of your sink mixer, ensuring it’s not going to hit into your window sill or an above counter.

Keeping these things into consideration, means you’ll pick the right sink mixer which will compliment your kitchen or laundry.

There are plenty of sink mixers out there, which can cost a serious bundle of cash.

For many renovations,...

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6 Interior Styles Trending In 2019

I’m not just about following all the latest trends, but I’ve got to say I definitely get inspired by some of the new styles which are showcased in the shop window or on Pinterest’s trending pics.

From uber stylish interiors, glossy magazine spreads and also Instagram, I love getting inspired by new ideas which hit me with such an exciting impact. I then hunt and source the items which I think will work beautifully and incorporate (my interpretation) into my space, always with my personal stamp on it.

Which creative being doesn’t enjoy being inspired? Inspiration creates new ideas. And new ideas always stir up passion.

This is my take on interior style trends to look out for and to contemplate in 2019.

Remember, there are no certain rules. This is to inspire you and go wild.

1. Natural materials

Think natural fibres such as linen, wicker, rattan, and sisal (which I saw a lot of in 2018). I honestly don’t see these materials or this look...

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House Flipping in Australia - Easy Profit or Overhyped Fantasy?

By Sean Callery October 11, 2018

As anyone who’s ever made pancakes will tell you, executing the perfect flip isn’t always easy. There’s pride and breakfast at stake. But what about house flipping, where there’s potentially a lot more on the line?

Can it be profitable in today’s market? How difficult is it? And is it worth the effort?

What is house flipping?

House flipping is an investment approach that typically involves buying undervalued properties, renovating them and then selling them on at a profit. The aim is often – theoretically at least – to complete this process quickly and to spend as little as possible on the renovation in order to maximise profit before moving on to the next ‘flip’.

When you consider the investment of finances, time and emotion that can be involved, house flipping may not be for everyone. But for some ambitious Australian investors and renovators, the challenge and potential profit are significant...

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