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If you watch those American reno shows you’ll notice that they are a big fan of painting an old tired brick facade. It’s actually a really great way to bring an ugly, boring home back to life. I’ve also seen a few painted brick homes popping up around Wagga lately.…

If you have an ugly bare fence, then a bit of greenery will always change the entire look. But what should you plant along it? I am pretty basic in the garden, but I have had a few houses over my years and I have some favourites which I know…

You’re either a lover or hater of ornamental grass. It comes in lots of colours and textures and can be wild and bushy. If your style is contemporary then this garden will suit. It gives a bold impact to your landscaping. It’s decorative and low-maintenance so you can’t really go…

Who doesn’t love looking at a perfectly manicured backyard? If you’re like me, you’re much better at taking care of the inside styling than the backyard. I love a good hedge and some roses, but I am not as clever as I’d like to be when it comes to outside…

This weekend, why don’t you transform your outdoor space in a few hours? These screens from Bunnings are so versatile – for fences, around a pool area, enclose a verandah, create a feature along a shed… the ideas are endless.  I recently added this feature to the outdoor area at…

Hi there! A few days ago I collated a blog post on ways you can use plants to decorate your home. Today I thought I’d share an image I put together on some indoor plants for beginners. These would be my favourite plants and I have a few myself. The…

I don’t think I can properly convey to you the stress and drama of filling in this pool. It was cracked, non-compliant and not able to be fixed upon buying the house. I knew it was going to be a challenge, but not the worst (but indeed it WAS the…

You know I have been renovating like crazy for the past 12 months. This is the second house I’m doing – the one I am living in. I have just finished an Airbnb house. And yes, I’m exhausted and had enough. Ha! Who thought two houses would be a good…

If you want to see luxury, harmony and the perfect balance of style and design, then you must check out this stunning pool and spa combo. You know when you’re flicking through the socials or pinterest and come across something so good, that you look at it over and over?…

When the sun shows us some warmth I like to revamp my outdoor alfresco area. I either re-pot existing plants, or add a few new ones. I need hardy plants that can tolerate lots of heat and then also survive during the cold months. Here’s a few I know will…

Most of us have that dead side yard at our house. You know the one, where nothing grows, you throw the bins and you never walk around there because it’s either too hot or damp?? When you build a new home it’s usually the last thing you think about when…