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an you believe that in only a few weeks the season will tick over from winter to spring? Where has that time gone? Spring is one of my favourite times of the year. What’s not to love? Warm days and sunshine – it’s the perfect weather to enjoy the great outdoors. Now is the ideal time to get your backyard (and the front) prepped and preened for the upcoming warmer months. And, we are here to lend a hand. In this month’s edition of the magazine, we have eight pages dedicated to outdoor ideas, projects and planning. What better time of year to get started on these projects than now? From pool designs and advice, through to pop-up gardens, there is something for every homeowner in this edition of My Renovation. So, grab your wide-brimmed hat, take a chair outside, relax, enjoy these beautiful days and start reading and planning. We promise you won’t regret it! Until next month, happy renovating.
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Did you know? Home lighting consumes around eight to 15 per cent of the average household electricity budget. Source: Yourhome.gov.au
LET IT GLOW Lighting is a requirement for any home. But, in addition to being practical, it can also bring stylish interior design elements to a space. Lighting sets the mood of a room and can create a focal point. When choosing your lighting, take your time to consider cost, sustainability, style, shape and colour.
TIP Put some thought into light switches. Place two-way switches in large areas such as at kitchen entry and exit points, hallways and stairways. Also talk to your local lighting store expert about the benefits of smart lighting.
Being sustainable According to the Australian Government’s Your Home website – Australia’s guide to environmentally-friendly homes – the impact that lighting has on your electricity bill can differ depending on the lighting technologies used, lighting design and user behaviour. Efficient and well-designed lighting can make for significant energy savings. • Design your home to maximise the use of daylight so that electric lighting is not required during daylight hours. • Create a lighting design strategy that meets your needs in the most efficient way, including daylight design. • Take into account the characteristics of lamp technologies such as compact fluorescent and LED, lighting switches and controls, safety requirements, and the life-cycle costs of different lighting options.
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GETTING THE STYLE RIGHT There are endless designs when it comes to lighting products. Take your time to research and find the product that suits your space.
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Celebrity DIY couple take on the humble bathroom House Rules winners Aaron and Daniella may have taken home $200,000 as the winners of last year’s series, but that doesn’t mean they are taking it easy. Instead, the couple have continued their renovation journey, recently completing a mammoth renovation of four bathrooms in a 12-week period. Partnering with Highgrove Bathrooms, the couple were excited to take on the challenge under the umbrella of their new business, HYPE Build + Design, which specialises in home reno projects and custom builds. “You can definitely tell that we love to incorporate the trend of matte black fixtures into these houses, and for this reason the Highgrove Bathrooms’ Eden Nero range is perfect,’’ Daniella says. “When we look to add contrasting textures to bathroom spaces, their Lusini stone baths and matching basins are another stellar option.”
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3. Styling There is a reason that styling a home is so important, it can not only add value to your home, but the styling can also create easy flow and an emotional journey throughout the space. The reason that some areas feel so good is because they meet the need of being functional, as well as beautiful. A great trick to ensure functionality of a space is to move around it â€“ ask yourself if you normally carry bags through the area? Is there is often more than one person moving through the space at one time? Where will your eye level be? Is there a view you are wanting to maximise?
A few clever tricks to create space with styling: reflective surfaces, warm colours below eye level and cool colours above, bring plants indoors to bring the outside in and mix up soft and hard furnishings.
2. Creating zones When shaping spaces and creating zones, it is important to consider the proportions of the space as a whole, not just room by room. When working with a smaller area, you need to be sure each zone feels spacious and not cramped. This can be achieved by clever use of furniture, lighting and styling. If creating a seating area, make sure that the person who sits on one end can get up and leave the space without disturbing others who may also be seated â€“ this is one way to make sure the area is not only comfortable, but it will feel like a more spacious zone.
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he devil is in the detail we are told and this is particularly true when it comes to budgeting for reno projects. What we will learn this month is that while it is one thing to set your budget, it is entirely another thing to manage it and keep it on track to ensure a successful renovation. As part of your cost analysis of the project you will already have an idea as to the rough estimates associated with the overall job. These larger picture costs include acquisition of the property, duties, council fees, building approvals, consultants such as surveyors, draftsmen, builders quotes, etc. As planning progresses it is important to firm up the budget you have allocated to the project and then manage it. Managing the budget effectively
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means acquiring, recording and adjusting the costs of this reno so that you know where every cent has been allocated and spent. There are many tools available these days to help you keep your budget on track. These range from apps, to downloadable spreadsheets to renovation books or attending courses run by experts. I find a simple spreadsheet with six columns detailing the item, contractor or supplier, quote, actual cost, payment dates and space for notes, works best for me. As you firm up the budget for the project it is important you try to list from the outset absolutely all possible costs associated with the project even the obscure ones such as asbestos removal, skip hire, fan switch covers, cabinet handles, dump fees, etc. Once I have created my basic
table I list all of these expenses we are likely to incur throughout the entire reno project. Capturing as much information here will help keep your budget realistic and manageable.
“There are many tools available these days to help you keep your budget on track” Breaking the spreadsheet down by rooms helps articulate your thinking as to what costs to include for each space you are renovating, without forgetting the exterior and any landscaping. It is also important that you retain
every receipt for the job, even the little things like nails, paintbrushes and sand paper add up, so keep and record everything to ensure you maintain an accurate record of your expenditure. While keeping track of spending is the easy bit it all gets a bit harder when you realise that your budget is whittling away. With the budget it is important to remember the adage ‘buy cheap, buy twice’, sometimes spending a bit more now will offer longer term savings down the track. It is a tricky one, but try to find out where to spend the money and where to save and, if unsure, ask around. Ultimately, where you spend in your budget will depend. If you are renovating your forever home, then go for a higher spec where you can afford to add longevity.
If you are making improvements for a faster sale, there are ways to get a quality finish without spending a fortune and it is then up to the buyer of your renovated property to be aware that they may be buying lesser spec fixtures. No matter what though, when it comes to managing the budget – even though we have listed on our spreadsheet every possible cost and we are keeping track of every expense – it pays to allow a 10 per cent contingency buffer to cover any unforeseen costs. Having a buffer and being in control of the budget helps you stay in control of the project minimising stress and delays. When it comes to a reno budget, set up your budget tools early, record expenses as they come in, retain all receipts and all should be well.
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Safety first If you plan to install a pool in time for the summer heat, there are many things to consider, from the type of pool you desire to where you will locate it, and eventually styling the area. But, there is another major factor you will need to plan for – meeting safety regulations. The government’s regulations are in place to reduce preventable drownings by eliminating unsupervised access to home pool areas. Failure to comply could mean a hefty fine. Here are some of the areas you will need to plan for…
Fences A minimum height from the finished ground level to the top of the fence needs to be 1200mm, allowing less than a 100mm gap from the ground to the bottom of the fence. Horizontal rails must be at least 900mm apart if they are on the outside of the pool area, or placed inside the area if they are less, to prevent children from climbing them to get in.
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Other structures If there are existing structures, plants or furniture in the area around where you wish to locate the pool, you must ensure they do not unintentionally provide an access point for the pool if they were to be climbed. Remember that anything you place near the pool fence effectively reduces the height of that fence.
Signage You need to secure a compliant CPR sign to the pool fence or in an easily visible area near the pool.
Doors and windows You cannot allow access through a door from the house or other building into the pool area and any surrounding windows must not open more than 100mm, or have a security screen fitted.
Gates Pool gates must not open inwards to the pool area and must be self-closing and self-latching. The latches need to be located at least 1500mm high from ground level and 1400mm from the top part of the lower horizontal railings.
TIP Glass panels give a sophisticated look to a pool area and provide unobstructed views inside while also negating the need for horizontal fence supports that could be climbed on.
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POP-UP PERFECTION As land sizes get smaller and our lives get busier, it can be difficult to find the time for the garden. This is why simple, ‘pop-up’ gardens are becoming a popular addition in creating an outdoor oasis for small residential areas. Pop Up Gardens co-founder Emilie Porterfield shares her expert tips. Think about the overall layout of your garden or courtyard. The starting point for any design will be to consider the space as a whole, and the functional elements that you want to fit in (such as a table, chairs, a barbecue). This will determine how much space you have left for decorative elements. It’s all about the floor. Could you perhaps add some textured tiles, or astroturf? Use your walls. Add shelves of small potted plants, or a whole wall of greenery.
Lighting. Think about adding fairy or festoon lighting, to introduce warmth and a festive atmosphere for night-time entertaining. Create depth and interest. Think about your design in terms of not only the floorplan, but also in terms of adding height and depth. We recommend creating depth and interest to draw the eye by grouping together potted plants of varying heights and with different textures and colours of foliage. Investing in a few select feature pots can add a real luxe vibe.
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The number one tip for creating a beautiful small garden is to think vertically. A vertical garden or green wall can be a great way to add height, colour and texture in a really interesting way, without taking up too much of your valuable floor space. When it comes to plant choices, consider how green your thumb is. Will you water them, or forget? Either is fine, but this will make a big difference to the sorts of plants you should invest in. There are lots of great
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Dot + Pop is the blog of Eve Gunson â€“ lover of all things interior, design, homewares, architecture and renovation. Dot + Pop firstly began as an inspiring blog and has since evolved into an interior styling and design business, as well as an online homewares store that sells a curated selection of beautiful pieces.
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finishing touches Advice and ideas to turn your renovation into a home.
DÉCOR ACCENTS LIGHT AND SHADE Creating a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing space can be hard work. Finding complementing colours, textures and décor accents takes time and thought. Choose colours that balance.
A dark room can look stunning. Make the space that little more special by introducing a feature such as this piece from Rob Larson’s Curtains & Interior Decor. Phone 5444 2412.
Velvet is a rich fabric that brings a sense of luxury to any home. When decorating with velvet, remember that less is more. A little bit of this material will go a long way. Plus, it can be an expensive product to purchase.
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WE LOVE! The St James Pendant from Domayne has a fresh black finish and elegant gold fittings.
Right advice Wallpaper is a stylish and beautiful way to set the theme of a room. There are many designs and materials available so it’s best to talk to the experts like the team at In Curtains & Blinds in Maroochydore. We love this product sample!
Dark arts Dark hues and mixed metals are a big step in the right direction when styling with the luxe factor in mind.
THE RIGHT MIX Style your home with the abstract Gold Strokes painting. It’s the ideal mix of light and dark tones. It’s from Domayne.
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CHECK LIST There are a few must-haves when creating the perfect outdoor oasis. Dining suite Cushions Outdoor table settings including placemats, table runner and dining set A table centrepiece such as a candle or potted plant. Choose something that works in with your theme Lighting â€“ good overhead lighting is a must. You can also create the right mood with feature lighting such as lanterns or fairy lights.
The Palm Trees Throw cushion in black from Daydream Leisure.
GREAT OUTDOORS You will never regret creating a beautiful outdoor oasis. And with winter coming to an end later this month, now is the time to prepare for the warmer weather to come.
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CUSHIONS ARE A MUST That’s right – you can’t have a comfortable outdoor space without a plethora of cushions. We have found this square futon, entitled Miconia, which is great for seating. It’s from Kas Australia. Check out their website for local stockists.
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