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’m not sure where the past 11 months have gone, but as 2017 draws to a close, I’ve decided it is time to not only reflect, but a time to focus on the year ahead. While the months leading up to Christmas are hectic, it is also a great time to start planning projects for the year ahead. Take the time to look at what you have achieved at home and what you would like to achieve going forward. To help you on your renovation journey, we have compiled tips and expert advice about trends that will continue to emerge in the new year. From future-proofing your home to the push to reconnect with nature, there is something for everyone. Australian style queens Alisa and Lysandra Fraser also provide their advice to assist in perfecting your project. Enjoy! Also this month, we have plenty of style hints, plus we take a look at quick and inexpensive ways to update your kitchen. You will also find tips to ensure your bathroom renovation goes smoothly. Happy renovating!
28 Cover story .............................6 Renovation revolution
Kitchen .................................10 Quick fix
Bathroom .............................12 The dos and don’ts
Style............................................14 Elegant coffee tables
Flooring .....................................18 The benefits of laminate
Outdoors ...................................20 Repainting a rendered house
Instagram..................................22 The best of social media
Tips.............................................24 Ideas and advice for your project
Finishing touches....................26 Tips, advice and style
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Renovation revolution Australia is a house proud nation. It’s estimated that 8.4 million of the country’s 13.6 million homeowners undertook a renovation project in the past year. It’s a figure that has jumped 57 per cent since 2013. Now, the Housing Industry Australia has predicted the building industry is set to see an increase in renovation activity. We take a look at the renovation industry and what we can expect in the coming 12 to 24 months.
FUTURE-PROOFING This relatively new term is being applied to all home design and renovation projects, and given how fast our society is moving, it’s understandable why. When creating a home it’s important not to limit yourself to the here and now, but predict future changes and market appeal. Here are our top four suggestions for future-proofing your home. 1. Smart technology – From Google home to iZone, there are so many new ways to create a smart home. Control your lighting, security and airconditioning all with the tap of a button or via voice control. 2. Eco-friendly – Speak to your architects about incorporating environmentallyfriendly design and construction elements. 3. Energy efficiency – Electricity isn’t going to become less expensive anytime soon. Invest in solar panels, insulation and consider natural cooling methods and the orientation of your home. 4. Generational – Children are staying at home longer and older family members are moving in. Investigate zone options or the inclusion of a granny or Fonzie flat.
THIRTY YEARS ON As homes built in the late 1980s are approaching the point of needing a bit of extra TLC, Housing Industry Australia senior economist Shane Garrett predicts the building industry will see an increase in renovation activity. In October, the HIA released its latest edition of the HIA Renovations Roundup Report, which is the most comprehensive review of Australia’s $32 billion home renovations market. The publication analyses the latest developments in home renovations activity and reveals the results of the exclusive renovations market survey. “Our analysis shows a strong correlation between the volume of renovations work and the age of the housing stock,” Shane says. “The more houses between 30 and 35 years of age, the greater the need for renovations and improvements. “The really good news is that the number of houses in the key renovations age group will increase substantially over the next decade – a result of record volumes of detached house building during the late 1980s. “Houses belonging to the ‘1980s Club’ will become increasingly ripe for renovations work over the coming years.” HIA’s updated forecasts for the home renovations market indicate that the activity is set to inch up during 2017 overall (+0.2 per cent) with a further small increase (+0.4 per cent) during 2018. In 2019, the pace of expansion is predicted to accelerate to 4.9 per cent with a further rise of 2.9 per cent in 2020 bringing the value of Australia’s renovations market to $35.12 billion. 6 My Renovation | December, 2017
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GROWING IN POPULARITY With the birth of reality renovation television shows such as The Block and Selling Houses Australia, more and more homeowners are developing an interest in renovation and home styling. Interior design queens Alisa and Lysandra Fraser – who collected more than $1 million and found fame from two appearances on The Block – believe that the investment property market has become lucrative for many Australians. “With growing financial needs in order to supplement our lifestyles, renovating and building is perhaps the most financially rewarding side job for many couples and families,’’ Lysandra says. “Unlike overseas markets we are still lucky to be enjoying financial stability in Australia, which minimises risks and offers an opportunity to take on these quick turn around projects that can add dollars to our pockets.”
The twins have noticed a strong movement towards European influence in design and say that homes will continue to be a family’s centre of gravity but with a design that moves towards an emphasis on functionality, organisation and entertainment. “While we are a culture that enjoys food and beverages in a social scene, we are now designing our homes around the need to equally enjoy these activities right at home,’’ Alisa says. “With today’s economy, and the shifts in employment and entrepreneurship, it means families stick together under the one roof for much longer. While our children are free to spread their wings and leave the nest, for most parents the reality is that they will stay at home much longer than anticipated, some even up until marriage.” Turn to pages 6 and 7 for more renovation tips from the girls.
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ALISA AND LYSANDRA’S RENOVATION TIPS • Failing to plan is like planning to fail – plan as much as you can well in advance but always keep in mind that the renovation process requires you to stretch your imagination and your flexibility muscle. Sometimes things go to plan, sometimes they don’t. Either way, optimism will take you a long way in your renovation journey and unexpected surprises that seem like hurdles at the time, can in fact have a positive outcome. • Create a budget then add a buffer to it because things will almost always cost more than you think. With every purchasing decision it is important to use the principles of hierarchy. For example if you’re renovating your bathroom, spend some time reflecting which items are more valuable to you and your lifestyle,- and where you can afford to cut corners. If you rarely take baths, it’s pointless spending big on a feature bathtub.
Down to earth As the technology stronghold on our homes increases, many homeowners are feeling the need to reconnect with nature. In 2018 we will see a renewed interest in natural and organic materials, raw products and living plants.
Alisa and Lysandra say that the coastal design theme is perfect for Sunshine Coast homes. While the style is based on a natural colour scheme, they suggest using textures to add features, depth and contrast to the design. Use different wood grains and materials for rugs, cushions and décor accents.
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The dos and don’ts of bathroom renovation
Take on the plumbing When it comes to the plumbing, we have one piece of advice: hire a professional. You don’t want to make a mistake with the plumbing and pay for it down the track with leaky taps or burst pipes.
do Install plenty of storage and cabinet space There is one thing you will regret at the end of a remodelling project, and that’s a lack of storage. Factor in cupboard space and additional cabinets or shelves. TIP – Install a mirrored wall cabinet. It looks great and is useful in more than one way.
Choose a neutral base Stick with a neutral palette for core objects such as tiling, the vanity and toilet. You can introduce colour and patterns into interchangeable objects such as accessories, linen and artwork.
Relocate the pipework If it’s possible avoid moving the plumbing. It is a large expense and will add significant time to your renovation.
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TRENDY TABLES The role of a living room coffee table has changed in recent years. While they are still adopted for practical reasons, these small tables also play a big part in shaping the style of a room. We share our top tips for selecting and styling your coffee table.
Small spaces Don’t have a large table? Don’t fear because you can still achieve the perfect style with a smaller space. The key is to keep the styling simple. Choose objects of varying height. Centre your styling around an object of height such as a vase or candelabra. Create visual appeal by adding décor accents that are lower and smaller in scale.
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tip Balance – don’t overclutter your table with small knickknacks and décor accents. Choose pieces that have meaning and complement each other. Select colours that not only work with the coffee table but the overall theme of the room Trays are the perfect addition to any coffee table. Trays hold objects and add another visual element.
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Choosing the right paint for a rendered home
aint on a rendered home is not just there to look good. It protects both the coating system and your home. Render and paint systems consist of several layers that work together. The right products, adequate surface preparation, sufficient adhesion and correct application all play a part in ensuring the system works effectively. Most render systems need a protective film to shield the system from the elements. That protective film is paint, or ideally, membrane paint. A membrane is a pliable structure that forms a barrier or lining. Thus, the term membrane is used to describe a type of exterior paint that offers greater thickness, protection and elasticity compared with standard paints. Choosing the right exterior paint for overcoating render is important for long-term protection and reducing maintenance. Here is some useful advice from the experts at Rockcote about what to
look for when it comes to choosing paint for render. THICKNESS Thickness equals protection. In a two-coat system, standard exterior paint is typically around 50 microns thick, while a quality membrane such as Rockcote Armour can be more than 170 microns thick. To put this into context, the thickness of a fine human hair is about 30 microns. To compare products, refer to dry film thickness on the technical data sheet, available on the manufacturerâ€™s website. CRACK-BRIDGING ABILITY Fine surface cracks will cause premature aging of the paint system and can grow into major cracks. Look for paint with built-in elasticity to accommodate minor cracking, known as crack-bridging ability. A good quality membrane has up to seven times more crack-bridging ability than a standard paint.
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• Understand the character of your local area and design your home or renovation accordingly. Your home should look like it belongs in the neighbourhood. Use characteristic attributes (e.g. building height, street setback, form, materials and construction details) to compose your innovative design solutions. • Plant trees to enhance the quality of the street. Good tree cover increases property values and provides improved shade, habitat, windbreaks, air quality and appearance. • Avoid high walls and hedges on the front boundary as they isolate the home from the neighbourhood. They create a perception of isolation and impede observation of the street. Source: yourhome.gov.au/housing/streetscape
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The young, and young at heart, will love this unique and stylish wall hanging. The Down to the Woods’ advent calendar will not only get you into the festive spirit, but will style your walls. It’s from Cranmore Home.
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