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pring is upon us and that means it’s time to store away those winter woollies and head outdoors. I don’t know about you, but with the warmer weather, I’m dreaming of afternoons in the sun on the deck. My hubby and I are in the throes of our latest DIY project - extending our outdoor living space. Our existing wooden deck will soon overlook a secondary entertainment space consisting of a lower deck, patio and dedicated barbecue bench. Queenslanders love a good outdoor area and it came as no surprise when I read the results of a recent Master Builders’ survey. According to the report, the most popular renovations amongst the organisation’s members are bathrooms and decks. The survey found 23 per cent of renovators add on a deck or patio to their home in a bid to create more space and achieve dual-living. I hope readers will find some inspiration for spring landscaping ideas in this month’s cover story. In addition, we have an eight page special pool feature, which is sure to get you excited about the warmer months ahead. Happy renovating!
26 Cover story ........................ 4 Landscaping
Real life.............................. 6 Maroochy renovation project
Changing rooms ...................8 Dressing up the dining room
Bedroom ..............................10 Creating a master bedroom
Style .....................................12 Rug up
Tips ......................................14 Lights, flooring and paint
DIY ......................................16 Paint a feature wall
Pool feature .........................18 Fencing, style and advice
Finishing touches .............. 26 Products, tips and looks
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Natural environment Sustainable gardening and landscaping has become the focus of landscape architecture and aims to work in with the natural and built environment. According to the Australian Government Home website, ideally, these landscapes should maintain themselves and survive by being part of the natural cycles of the local environment. Work with natural systems and wetland plants that attract wildlife.
Down the garden path Garden paths and walkways are not only practical but visually appealing. Stone, gravel, pavers and wood all work well together. Be creative – use curves, patterns, uneven and various sized stones and blocks to build a path that isn’t only useful, but becomes a focal point. Spruce up the entry to your home or entertainment area by stepping away from plain concrete paths. For a different look, construct wide steps out of wood or stones.
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DID YOU KNOW? Sustainable landscaping is about working with indigenous vegetation, enhancing biodiversity and putting back much of what might have been located on the land before development. A sustainable garden uses a wide range of plants including trees, screening shrubs, medium and low shrubs, groundcovers and grasses, climbers, perennials and bulbs.
Think outside the box Fashion shouldn’t be confined to the interior of your home. Bring your style outdoors through the use of furniture, cushions and artwork. Incorporate textural elements of timber with colour, potted plants, water features, stone, concrete and lighting.
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LOOK OUTSIDE Spring is here and what better time to enhance your home than with an outdoor renovation. Think of your yard as a blank canvas, grab a pen and paper and start planning. There are endless landscaping ideas and designs. Do you want to landscape for privacy or entertainment? Do you love boxwood designs, enchanting gardens or do you want to construct a child’s play area paradise? My Renovation shares some ideas to kickstart your project…
ON TREND! Geometry is visually appealing in the garden. The rock interspersed with timber in this path creates eyecatching texture.
Dual-living Don’t confine your indoor or outdoor space - combine them. Whether you have a courtyard, deck or large backyard, there are many ways to create dual-living. The key is to treat both elements as one project, not two separate entities. 1. Build a deck on to your home to connect the two areas 2. Create a seamless effect by using large windows, glass doors and tiling that leads from the inside to the outside 3. Have your bathroom overlook, or open up into, a courtyard oasis.
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BEACH HOME Belinda Brill was looking for a new family home to share with her two children. A couple of months of hard work and her renovator’s delight has w become a new home. My Renovation b ccaught up with her to learn about the project… p
Q. Is this your first renovation project? A. Unfortunately this isn’t my first renovation project but the first time I’ve hired someone to do the work for me instead of doing it myself. After this process I would always hire a builder to do the work for me. It’s so much easier and stress free.
Q. How long did it take to complete the project? A. I put the guys at Your Asset Group under the pump as I was paying rent and mortgage at the same time so I wanted the project done quickly. They delivered with the project only taking eight weeks. I’m lucky I work for the building company so it wasn’t hard. Your Asset Renovations co-ordinate all the works and project
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Q. What tips do you offer others who are renovating their home? A. Choose your property to fit your needs. Mine was to increase equity and to make my life simpler by being close to everything. Speak to a mortgage broker to discuss your financial needs and get the right advice. Also hire a professional builder rather than trying to do the work yourself.
Q. What was the hardest part about the renovation? A. The hardest part was sticking to my budget, it is so easy to upgrade to extra features. I had a beer budget but champagne taste. Q. Tell me about your favourite features of the newly renovated property? A. By far my favourite room is the bathroom, which has the freestanding bath tub with beautiful mosaic tiles. Second would be the kitchen - it’s definitely the hub of the house. The island bench is the place we sit to do homework, eat and catch up about our day.
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Choosing the right floor rug for a room can be challenging. Choose the wrong one and the space will look disjointed. Select the correct style and a room can be transformed. Here, My Renovation shares some tips on how to find the best option for your home...
There are four key things to take into account when selecting a rug – colour, size, texture and fabric.
Tribal rugs – Blending a neutral grey shade with a striking ethnic pattern, the Flatweave Tribal rug is designed to effortlessly complement a wide range of modern interiors. It’s available from Domayne.
Colour Rugs are a great starting point to build a room’s colouring and theme on. However, for those who are buying a rug to incorporate into an existing style, opt for a neutral tone if your furnishings are colourful. If the existing palette is light and neutral be bold and incorporate bright patterns.
Size Your first step should be to measure the room. Decide if the rug is going to be used to highlight a specific area such as under a dining table. Ideally, a living room rug should fill as much space as possible and sit snugly under the furniture.
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TIPS // Bright lights Want to update lighting but don’t have the budget for an electrician? Think about replacing old lamp shades with new ones. Strip LED lighting is also great for additional lighting in the kitchen or bathroom.
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he addition of a feature wall in your home can brighten, modernise or update any room or space. Feature walls shouldn’t be limited to living or bedrooms – the bathroom will benefit from a touch of colour and texture. Texture is a key element in modern home styling. My Renovation has a unique, and relatively inexpensive way, for you to texturise and paint a feature wall. The best part? It won’t take you more than a day. YOU WILL NEED: • Two microfibre paint rollers • Two paint pans • Choice of paint • Yarn/wool
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STEP THREE Use your base paint, and a cuttingedge tool, to paint edges and corners. Follow on from this by painting the rest of the wall with the roller. Begin by rolling paint on in an M pattern before going over the wall with long, vertical strokes. Allow to dry for around half an hour to an hour before adding a second coat. STEP FOUR Work the wool around the roller to achieve the desired effect. You may like to try painting on a piece of paper until you find a pattern that you are happy with. Once happy, use the roller to paint the pattern onto the wall. Take care not to soak, or over-saturate the roller with paint.
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Splash of style Step one is constructing the pool. Step two is all about styling. My Renovation is here to provide you with some tips to create the ultimate pool oasis…
GET THE LOOK You’ll never want to leave the comfort of the San Remo Day Bed. It’s available from Harvey Norman.
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WE LOVE! REST AND RELAX Traditional sun lounges are a poolside staple, however, they are making way for the more modern daybed. Outdoor varieties of these relaxing chairs are weather and water-proof. Plus, they are comfortable and look great.
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Take the plunge LAP These modern pools are ideal for people who want to combine relaxation, leisure and fitness. They can be designed to seamlessly complement your home and are also a good option for a narrow space.
So, you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now, it’s time to decide exactly what type of pool to invest in…
ABOVE GROUND Modern above ground pools can look great, particularly if you build them in with decking. They are your least expensive option, great for small yards and can be taken with you if you move house. Keep in mind that they have a shorter life-span than the inground variety.
PLUNGE Don’t have much space? Don’t be fooled into thinking you can’t have an inground pool. Plunge pools are growing in popularity and are no longer reserved for expensive resorts. They can be created from concrete or fibreglass and can be just a couple of metres square.
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Which material? Inground pools are generally made from concrete or fibreglass. Your decision will come down to a number of factors including budget and personal preference. Fibreglass pools are lowmaintenance and are cheaper and quicker to install than concrete, which are poured on-site in your custom design, and lined with tiles or pebblecrete. Another option is vinyl lining. This option is inexpensive but the vinyl will need replacing every seven to 10 years.
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TOP TIPS Narellan Pools has these tips for people who are planning to buy a pool: • Who is using the pool? This can dictate the shape and style of pool. For example, if children will be swimming, are there child safety features built into the pool such as perimeter ledges or, for adults, is there plenty of seating? • What is the water you will be swimming in? There are options today from salt to fresh water to magnesium based systems, all with their own benefits and points of difference. • Selecting a builder? Has the builder been established for a period of time, can you talk to previous clients of the builder to discuss the process, does the builder hold the appropriate licences? Ask around at pool shops as they deal with clients from all builders.
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POOL FEATURE // DID YOU KNOW? According to the Roy Morgan Research report, The life aquatic: swimming pool ownership in Australia, the presence of children in a household increases the likelihood of swimming pool ownership. More than 15 per cent of Australians with kids aged six to 11 have a pool at home, a figure that jumps to around 20 per cent for those with older offspring. Among people with kids aged under six, the ownership rate is even lower than for childless people - just under 10 per cent versus just more than 10 per cent.
Fence it In Australia pool fences are mandatory, and for good reason – they save lives. Be sure to familiarise yourself with all of the rules and regulations that come with being a pool owner. Under Queensland law you will need a building approval to construct a pool and the fence must be approved by a building certifier. According to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, the minimum height for a fence, from finished ground level to the top of the barrier, is 1200mm. The maximum allowable gap from finished ground level to the bottom of any barrier is 100mm. In addition to fencing, your pool must also be listed on the pool safety register database. Failing to register your pool can result in hefty fines and penalties.
TIP Australian standards recommend a slip resistance surface should be used around a pool area, such as non-slip tiles. This can assist in preventing unwanted accidents.
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Make it safe The Queensland Building and Construction Commission suggests the following tips for improving pool safety: • Remove surrounding garden beds from the fence • Reduce the height of surrounding ground levels and garden beds • Adjust the gate to ensure that it doesn’t swing inwards towards the pool area • Make the gate self-latching and self-closing • Ensure the gate is regularly maintained • Shield any climbable objects with a non-climbable material such as flat polycarbonate sheeting, vertical palings or a ‘fillet’ that has an angle of 60 degrees or more • Trim any climbable vegetation away from the barrier. Visit.qbcc.qld.gov.au
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finishing touches Advice and ideas to turn your renovation into a home
MIX AND MATCH Don’t shy away from mixing and matching dining chairs. Interior designers now encourage mixed use of materials and colours. Bring colour into your kitchen and dining room with the Nomad stool and Ask dining chair from Dare Gallery. The Ask chair is available in a variety of colours.
BLACK AND YELLOW If you are looking for a contemporary and punchy interior design, experiment with the colour combo of black and yellow. The bold and balanced look of black will always be in vogue, while the added palette of mustard, lemon and canary will create a fashionable finish.
WE LOVE The stylish Malt pendant is part of the Scandustrial range at Andrew’s Light Up at Kawana. Phone 1300 439 664.
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VINTAGE MEETS MODERN Use cushions in varying styles, shapes and sizes. Crafted by artisans in India, these pleated velvet cushions feature a contemporary take on a traditional design. Pictured in black and mustard, they are available in a wide range of colours and available from Domayne.
EVOCATIVE DESIGN Embrace evocative design in your bedroom with the bold geometry and cosy blended fabric of the Kolmio Quilt Cover from Aura by Tracie Ellis. It’s available from zanui.com.au
FRESH TO FAB Turn your indoor plants from fresh to fab with the concrete stripe planter from Domayne. It’s available in five colours – yellow, black, gold, mint and blue. Visit domayne.com.au
SERVE UP Brighten up your dining room with the crosses stacking bowl set from Aura by Tracie Ellis. They are available from a wide range of stockists including zanui.com.au and domayne.com.au
RAY OF SUNSHINE Don’t limit modern styling to living spaces. Nursery design has fast become a big business with many stores now carrying large ranges that expand outside of the traditional blue and pink themes. Look outside of baby stores – scout out unique pieces at homeware stores too.
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finishing touches MODERN MATCH Blue and gold is a match made in heaven. It’s bright, modern and refreshing. This vase is available from Dare Gallery in both small and large sizes. Visit daregallery.com.au
BRING IT BACK STEP INTO SPRING Spring is here and that means, not only is it time to clean your house, but it’s time to let loose with colour. Draw inspiration from blooming flowers, fresh plants and blue skies. Open your windows, let the natural light in and welcome the change of season.
If you thought beaded planters were ere a thing of the past past, think again. This retro-inspired pot plant is back and spring is the perfect time to introduce one into your décor. This one is available from Domayne.
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IT’S ALL GREEN Spring is all about drawing inspiration from our environment. These palm leaf cushions do just this. They are available from Go Arty. Phone 5451 1445.
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Colour me happy Spring is here. Add a splash of sunshine to your home with these great tips…
This tealight candle holder is so pretty. It’s from Go Arty.
GO RED Red isn’t a colour that often frequents modern interior design projects. However a splash of the warm hue will work well when paired with the right pieces. This cushion is from Go Arty. Phone 5451 1445.
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Don’t shy away from mixing, matching and blending colour in your home. Bright colours aren’t to everyone’s taste, but if you do like to be bold, incorporate vibrant hues in your interior design with décor accents such as vases, cushions and flowers.
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