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orking on My Renovation gives me the opportunity to meet with, speak to and learn from many people in the industry. From contractors and businesses owners through to designers and stylists, there are so many people who make up the renovation and residential construction industry. By far, I find meeting real-life renovators the most interesting. These people hold such a passion and love for renovating – it’s exciting. Quite often I am also approached by people who are interested in renovating but are yet to take the plunge due to a variety of reasons. Two of the biggest questions people ask is: “Why renovate? What benefit is there?’’ Which leads me to this month’s cover story. In this edition we take a look at the reasons to embark on your own project. We also take a look at the recently staged Queensland Architecture Awards and share some design tips for creating an outdoor patio. And, don’t miss our styling advice for incorporating natural, outdoor elements into your home. Happy renovating!
18 Cover story ........................ 6 Why renovate?
Industry news .................... 8 Queensland Architecture Awards
Changing rooms .................10 Design an outdoor patio
Style .....................................12 Natural living
New products .....................14 Latest products on the market
Tips ......................................18 Water savers and space creators
Kitchen ................................20 Taps, gardens and space
Paint .....................................22 Textured finish
DIY ......................................24 Install a stainless steel splashback
Finishing touches .............. 26 Products, tips and looks
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To renovate, or not? The answer is one that relies on research. Ask anyone who has renovated a home and they will tell you the same thing: it involves work, is stressful and will cost you time and money. Renovating requires organisation and planning. So, why renovate? Well, for one, it’s hugely rewarding. If you are ready to embark on the remodelling journey, read on…
FAST FACTS • Almost nine in ten (89 per cent) Australians agree that renovation is a good strategy to increase the value of their property • Of homeowners who renovate to make extra room, more than a third choose to renovate instead of move as they do not want to pay stamp duty fees (36 per cent) or do not want the inconvenience or cost of moving home (36 per cent) • 71 per cent of people who renovate to make extra room do so as they want to stay in the same area.
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Why renovate? Not all budgets stretch to purchasing a new home. Renovating can be a great way to save money. If you are smart about remodelling, it can be a way to make money. For other people, it’s a chance to design their forever home from scratch, at a reasonable price. While other homeowners simply enjoy the planning and tasks associated with renovating.
NEW LOVE A family home contains many memories. As a result it can be hard to let go of the property and put it up for sale. Renovating can bring new love and renewed life to a tired, old home.
Flipping houses Buying and renovating a property with the view of selling has increased in popularity in recent years. However, if you haven’t gone down this track before, it’s important to call on the help of experienced tradespeople, project managers and other experts. Self-education is important before embarking on a project. Lean on advice from experts and thoroughly research the market – don’t rush into buying a property without knowing facts, sales figures and prices. The biggest question to ask yourself is if the numbers will stack up. Spend time working on a spreadsheet that details all costings including the property purchase price, renovation costs including labour and tax and sale price based on real estate predictions and average prices in the area.
Interior stylist and DIY guru Danni Morrison says there are many reasons to renovate… “For me, character, charm and a homely feel are all important factors when creating a warm environment in your home, all of which the majority of new homes lack simply due to their age. Renovating gives you the option to live somewhere and really get a feel for the space before deciding how and what to renovate. Of course you can design a new home to the exact specs you want, however it won’t have the same feel as a beautiful 100-year-old Queenslander or a 20-year-old colonial style estate. These sorts of properties have beautiful old bones and natural charm. They may just need a new kitchen and lick of paint to bring it back to its former glory. Renovating can be stressful, but more importantly it’s satisfying. Watching a space transform with all the ideas and designs you created yourself is an enjoyable and satisfying experience.” Visit designbydanni.com or follow her on Instagram: design.by.danni My Renovation | August, 2016 7
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Inspiring architecture The Sunshine Coast was well represented at the 2016 Australian Institute of Architect’s Queensland State Architecture Awards, which were announced on June 24. Following an extensive Regional Architecture Awards program, 83 projects vied for state honours. Among the 48 winning projects were Sunshine Coast firms Majstorovic Architecture, Teeland Architects and Sparks Architects. Queensland chapter president Bruce Wolfe congratulated winners and
entrants for continuing to push boundaries and championing quality design in all areas of architectural practice. “It is inspiring to see such a range of incredible designs and project typologies happening all over the state and particularly heartening to see such strong sustainable elements at the core of many projects,’’ he says. Award winners are now in the running for the National Architecture Awards, which will be announced in November.
Sunday House – Teeland Architects Award Sunday House adapts a 1970s brick building to better utilise its unique location backing onto Noosa National Park. With minimal alterations to the plan form it manages to completely transform the character of the house by addressing the issue of providing outlook to the rear of the property without significantly impacting the existing structure. The external skin of timber battens complements its backdrop. Visit teeland.com.au
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TIP Before embarking on your renovation, spend time viewing both renovated and new homes. This is a great way to come up with fresh ideas for your own home.
Plywood Box Flat - Majstorovic Architecture Commendation In a new approach to the traditional Queenslander, this small self-contained unit combines a remnant masonry wall, slab and drainage with ply flooring, walls and ceiling. The modular sheet set-out and material junctions have been particularly resolved to produce an interior with joinery like qualities.Visit majstorovicarchitecture.com
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Winners from within the Sunshine Coast region included: Commercial architecture Award – Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic by Loucas Zahos Architects Residential architectures (new) Commendation – Mt Coolum Residence by Sparks Architects Sustainable architecture Award – Noosa Coastal Bus Shelter by Majstorovic Architecture Urban design Karl Langer Award – Sunshine Coast Light Rail Shaping Our Future by HASSELL Award – Noosa Coastal Bus Shelter by Majstorovic Architecture Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions) Award - Sunday House by Teeland Architects Commendation – Plywood Box Flat by Majstorovic Architecture
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Design bliss A small patio can be a great secondary entertainment area. Choose comfortable and stylish furniture. A relaxed lounge setting is stylish and comfortable.
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G tti Getting started t t d The first step in renewing your patio is to clean the concrete area. Painting the surface with concrete paint will also lift the space.
Lighting lowdown Select your outdoor lights carefully. String bulbs look beautiful and will bring a magical feel to your patio.
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Shady space If your budget doesnâ€™t extend to building a structure for a shade cloth, an umbrella is an inexpensive option to create cover from the weather. Umbrellas are easy to put up and down and are available in a variety of fabrics and colours.
Take your time when choosing the right outdoor furniture for your space. There are so many options available from timber to wicker and also, concrete pieces. We love the contemporary Jersey 4 Piece Outdoor Lounge Suite from Harvey Norman.
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Greening up Greenhouses are a beautiful addition for the interior of your home. If design doesn’t allow for this, make the most of a blank wall by creating a vertical garden.
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The bottle greenhouse from Domayne has an urban, industrial design and is the perfect way to grow succulents or herbs.
Love the outdoors and want to bring the environment inside? It’s easier than you think. With everything from potted plants to vertical gardens and leafy-inspired décor, there are plenty of ways to go green and get back to nature.
Potted colour Scattering succulents throughout the house is visually appealing and will brighten everything from your bathroom to bedroom. Homewares stores carry a wide range of potted plants. Alternatively, visit your local gardening store and purchase a variety of cactus plants to fill miniature pots.
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The top five indoor plants… Peace lily – A staple of indoor plant choices, it is considered a great plant for cleaning toxins from the air. Zanzibar gem– Renowned as an un-killable indoor option this plant thrives on neglect. Moth orchid – Although traditionally found growing outdoors in trees, this orchid has become the most popular indoor plant worldwide. It features long pla sprays of flowers ranging from sp pure white through to yellow, pu pinks and purples. p Fiddle leaf – This plant is F enjoying a massive resurgence of popularity. When placed in an attractive decorator pot, a fiddle leaf fig can turn any room into a designer show piece. Parlour palm – This compact palm is ideal as a pot specimen. Boston fern– This graceful, weeping fern is ideal in large pots or hanging baskets. Provided by Manawee Garden Centre. For further information – manawee.com.au
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New meets old Renovating and wanting to go a little retro? Smeg has introduced a range of products that may look vintage but feature all of the smart and efficient technologies of the 21st century. The Victoria range is available in panna or black enamel and offers multiple cooking options. It is available in the 110cm upright cooker version, retailing for around $8000, or the new 90cm, which retails for around $7000. The smaller version boasts two ovens, a grill and gas cooktop.
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Pick and choose When planning your renovation, identify which jobs you can do and which can be outsourced to tradespeople. Choosing professionals over DIY is a smart option, depending on your budget, experience and the individual tasks.
Smart choices To save money, repair and restore wherever you can. Take advantage of brickwork, existing hardwood floors and structurally adequate walls.
Be sure you understand the entire process of your renovation. Follow each step and keep in constant communication with the project manager.
Going up Need more room but canâ€™t expand the footprint of the existing property? Go up. A loft will bring added space for an additional bedroom or living room.
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DID YOU KNOW? Opt for smart water efficient strategies including efficient showerheads, toilets and taps. The shower is the biggest water user, totalling 34 per cent of indoor water use in the average Australian home, followed by the toilet (26 per cent) and laundry (23 per cent). Source: yourhome.gov.au/water
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Saving space A corner kitchen with a combined dining room is the best option for those with smaller homes who want to maximise their kitchen space.
Handle it For a quick kitchen update, replace worn cupboard handles and out-of-date taps with a modern product. For less than a couple of hours work, your kitchen will look great.
It sounds like a simple thing, but the location of the microwave in a kitchen is an important consideration. It will depend on the height of those residents who use it the most. If you have toddlers you will want to make sure it is out of their reach.
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Fresh living When designing your new kitchen, think outside the box. This vertical garden is stunning yet practical. Fill it with commonly-used herbs that will be easy to access while cooking and also will have your kitchen smelling lovely. Vertical garden kits are available from hardware and homeware stores. This creation is from interior design blog, minimalist.com
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Forward planning If you spend time and money remodelling your kitchen, make considerations for future growth and changes. If you aren’t replacing your fridge this time around, keep in mind that you may do so further down the track. Therefore, allow extra room.
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or a rendered finish – without the expense of traditional render construction – choose one of the many paint options available. The Dulux Texture Full Cover Roll On paint is a flexible acrylic texture producing a flattened render finish. The traditional render texture is able to fill and level brick and mortar joints and other surface imperfections. This paint is a low cost alternative to traditional rendering methods. Dulux suggests users follow these steps… 1. Clean the area. A broom is a great way to quickly free stubborn dust and grit from your walls before cleaning with sugar soap. 2. Begin by applying one coat of Dulux Exterior Texture Primer to condition the surface and help your topcoat adhering.
3. Use a brush to cut into edges of your wall or any section that your roller will find difficult to reach. Lightly feather your brushwork into the wall to make blending with your roller easier. 4. You will need a full cover texture roller to apply the product. These rollers have been designed to hold and spread more material. Using your roller, apply the product in vertical motions, working from the ground upwards. For more details visit dulux.com.au
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How much paint? The Haymes calculator can estimate how much paint you will need for your project. To access the handy tool visit haymespaint.com.au/my-project/ my-tools/paint-calculator/
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how to: INSTALL A STAINLESS STEEL SPLASHBACK
iles tend to be the most popular choice when it comes to kitchen splashbacks. However, for a sleek and contemporary style, stainless steel is a great product option. It tends to be a little more expensive but the material looks great, it is easy to clean and is heat and water resistant. Stainless steel panels can be installed directly over existing tiles or on to plasterboard. The product will suit any kitchen style and colour. The panels can be purchased pre-cut to fit standard sized spaces or can be custom made for your requirements. The great thing? These panels are easy to install and will give
your kitchen an immediate contemporary design boost. STEP ONE Once you have purchased the panel to fit the required space, you can get to work. Purchase silicone and apply it along the back of the splashback every eight to 10 centimetres along the length of the product. STEP TWO Now it’s time to place the splashback on the wall. Line it up to perfectly position it against the wall. To ensure the splashback stays in position while the silicone is drying, wedge some packers under the base of the material to keep it in place.
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Keep in mind that stainless steel splashbacks – just like your stainless steel appliances – tend to mark easily. To keep the panel looking its best wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any smudges or dirty spots.
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finishing touches Advice and ideas to turn your renovation into a home
ELEGANT AFFAIR Art deco has re-emerged on the interior design scene with a modern twist. Dating back decades, the art deco style draws on French influence, with an added touch of Egyptian and Mediterranean cultures. Bring sophistication into your home with brass, gold and velvet materials.
For finishing touches, add bold paintings or ornate lamps such as this brushed chrome and acrylic table lamp with black shade. It’s from Andrew’s Light Up. Visit lightup.com.au
The Asha mirror in copper is available from Dare Gallery. Phone 1300 113 273.
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GO GOLD With a gold diamond pattern contrasting against a glossy white ceramic build, the gold diamond vase will accessorise your home with a bit of glamour. It will make a statement on its own or look great as part of a coordinated decor scheme. It’s available from Domayne.
LIFE MIMICS ART Art deco design should mimic its namesake – art. Incorporate replica artefacts such as vases, statues and prints. The Cult gold vase is from Dare Gallery.
LUXE PATTERNS Geometric designs play an important role in art deco design. Incorporating printed cushions, rugs and wall hangings are great. This dip dye trellis rug in white and navy will bring a touch of luxury to your home. It’s from Domayne. Visit domayne.com.au
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MONOCHROME MOOD Styling with black and white can be as fun as it can be challenging. Achieving a sophisticated and classic look requires the right balance of tone and texture. From stripes to beautiful floor tiles and wall art, there are many ways to achieve a chic finish.
This matching bowl and canister from Whitepepper Homewares blends a neutral palette and black with a unique and artistic design. Phone 0488 440 626.
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TIP ELEGANT TOUCH
Adding accent colours is important when using a strong palette. Sunburnt orange, yellow, grey and blush look great when teamed with black.
Minimalism is trending when it comes to interior design and word has it, the popular look isnâ€™t going anywhere anytime soon. These cushions will introduce the black and white colouring into your home in a simple, yet elegant way. They are from Innovative Furnishings and DĂŠcor. Phone 5452 6885.
GO DRESSY This quirky vase will dress up any shelf. White or timber floating shelves work well in living and bedroom designs and are a great way to bring feature accents into a space. The vase is from Go Arty. Phone 5451 1445.
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A splash of yellow and a bold pattern will break up the monochrome palette. This fun hanging flag is from Things of Metal and Wood.
A new lamp or pendant is an easy & affordable way to instantly update a space
This cute incense holder is from Sapien Arts. Phone 5452 6480.
Haines Floor lamp with table in ash wood with white linen shade.
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