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HOUSE PROUD ORGANISE YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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don’t know about you but each year, as the calendar ticks over to December, I find myself rushing around with my ever-expanding to-do list. This year is no different. With family coming to stay during the holiday period, I am even more enthusiastic about having the house organised. From redecorating the guest room (I can’t help myself) to completing renovations on our new alfresco entertaining area, there is plenty to do. And, that’s without all the usual seasonal cleaning that takes place. This month, we have decided to help readers out by compiling tips and advice on how to prepare your home for the holidays. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, we also share all our secrets for creating the perfect festive dining table and provide ideas for decorating with gold. Plus the magazine has all the usual great renovation tips for your kitchen, outdoor and DIY projects. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. Remember to take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy. I’ll see you next year.

16 Cover story ........................ 4 House proud

Industry news .................... 6 Summer colours

Kitchen ..................................8 Handy renovation tips

Style .....................................12 Get the luxe look

New products .....................14 The latest products

Dining..................................16 Setting the Christmas table

Style .....................................18 Decorating with gold

Tips ......................................20 Space, greenery and pools

Outdoor .......................... 22 Project planning

Instagram ............................24 The best of social media

DIY ......................................25 How to paint furniture

Finishing touches .............. 26 Tips, products, looks

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COVER STORY //

THE SECRET TO DIY DIY projects – some we love, some not so much. But, how can renovators determine which ones to take on themselves, and which ones to leave to the experts. Celebrity renovator and Australia’s self-proclaimed renovation queen, Cherie Barber, shares her advice for DIY jobs. DO: • Small cosmetic changes: Budget friendly cosmetic changes are great options that will instantly improve the look of your home. The kitchen and bathroom are good areas to focus on. Refresh the benchtops with some laminate paint, use tile paint on dated tiles or brighten up the space by painting the walls. Just make sure to choose a paint specifically for bathrooms and kitchens to combat the long-term effects of steam. • Outdoors: Amp up street appeal by creating a more welcoming space with a refresh of the front or back yard to look just like new. Transform old paths or the driveway with some simple additions of surrounding garden beds using old sleepers or roll out turf. DON’T: • Electronics and plumbing: Steer clear of doing any light fitting yourself. Always have a qualified electrician handle these jobs and the same goes for plumbing no matter how big or small the issue is. • Structural changes and installations: If you’re looking at removing load-bearing walls, it’s best to source a qualified builder. Same goes for the installation of new features; if you are revamping your kitchen area and have purchased a flat-pack kitchen, parts of it can easily be assembled such as the cupboards. Be sure to leave the installing to the experts though. • Sanding and polishing: It is always a good idea to refresh your floor boards as they can get worn quite quickly. This is a tedious and messy task and if machinery isn’t used correctly it can cause damage. Be sure to get a professional to install or finish your hardwood flooring. For more tips and tricks from Barber, visit her website renovatingforprofit.com.au

HOUSE PROUD The busy Christmas and New Year holiday period is just around the corner – only days away, in fact. It is always a hectic time with the kids on school holidays and guests calling around to celebrate the season. My Renovation has some great ideas on how to organise and prepare…

Storage tips Looking for a quick tidy-up fix. The answer is storage. Stylish baskets, toy boxes and additional shelves are not only practical but also a quick and easy answer. Tidy up your pantry by introducing a plastic container storage system, or install a rod under your kitchen or laundry sink to hang spray bottles from for easy access. It will also free up space.

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Decking revival Nothing says summer more than sitting outside on the deck enjoying the beautiful coastal afternoons. On the Sunshine Coast, decks are a large part of our outdoor lifestyle. But, a deck means maintenance. This includes regularly re-nailing your decking timber or re-tightening the screws to ensure there are no loose ones that can pop above the boards and become a tripping hazard. Of course the biggest maintenance job associated with a deck is the stain. It’s important to stain outdoor decks at least once a year to protect the wood from sun damage. To do this, thoroughly clean the platform using a wood cleaning product. Once you have selected the right stain for your deck, apply with a natural bristle brush. Work with the grain and apply an even coat. It’s best to stain in the afternoon – the less heat, the better. Allow about 24 hours for the deck to dry.

HAVE YOU? Here are five must-haves to do around the house these summer holidays… • Make your house sparkle – clean it from top to bottom and don’t forget to clean fans and airconditioning units that will be getting a good work out through the hotter months • Declutter spare rooms and prepare guest rooms • Remove debris from roof gutters to prevent water damage during the storm season • Check outdoor and indoor lighting, replacing any old bulbs • Prune the trees and tidy the gardens.

Don’t forget the pool Pools are great fun during summer but it’s important to place an emphasis on safety. Don’t forget to check pool fencing to make sure it isn’t in need of repair. Remove any nearby furniture or prune back vegetation that could be used by young children to climb into the area. Check the pool gate to make sure it is latching correctly.

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INDUSTRY NEWS //

GLOBAL FLAVOUR One of Australia’s most loved paint companies, Dulux, has released its colour trend for summer 2017.

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Key features Wanting to inject some warmth into your design? Dulux expert Andrea Lucena-Orr says vivid red and orange shades such as Carmen Miranda and Temptress can be used behind a favourite art piece or in a block design to really highlight a key feature of a room. Pictured is Dulux Wash&Wear 101 Barrier Technology in Gold Pheasant, Temptress and Carmen Miranda. IMAGES: BREE LEECH & HEATHER NETTE KING FOR DULUX COLOUR TRENDS 2017 – ENTWINE PALETTE. PHOTOGRAPHER: MIKE BAKER

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WE LOVE Stick with neutral tones for cabinets and benchtops to keep your kitchen timeless. If you want to add some colour, paint a nearby wall. If you tire of the shade, it’s easy to change.

HANDY ADVICE Sleek and sophisticated This kitchen is what renovation dreams are made of. We love the blend of materials and the way the timber, black and charcoal colours complement each other.

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DINING //

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Fab florals Consider doing something different and use bright, fresh flowers on the table.

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STYLE //

W Warm up Set a warm palette by scattering gold decorations through the branches of your Christmas tree. This feather bird ornament with pearl tail is from Domayne. V Visit domayne.com.au

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ALL THAT GLIMMERS Traditional Christmas colours of red and green are beautiful but sometimes it pays to do something different. This holiday season, why not go down the path of all things gold? From gold trees to decorations and wall hangings, add a sparkle to your home.

Colours and materials that work well with gold tones include blush, cream, white and timber.

Theme it Place jars in tones of gold, brass and white through your home. This not only adds textural elements but ensures the continuation of the dĂŠcor theme. These are from Whitepepper Homewares.

WE LOVE The Mood lamp in rose gold with a marble base is from Australiandesigned brand Salt&Pepper.

DIY Here is an easy decorative DIY project. Spray paint pinecones gold. Arrange them among some natural ones for a pretty table centrepiece or to spruce up the base of your Christmas tree.

Golden glow Group objects together to create a pretty Christmas arrangement. Use decorations of various size and shape to achieve the desired effect. This glass cloche village scene features a golden, glittery design. It’s available from Domayne.

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FLAT PACKS MADE EASY WE DESIGN AND CUSTOMISE YOUR FLAT PACK KITCHEN Our point of difference from large hardware stores is that we perfectly design and manufacture your kitchen to your needs. You no longer have to compromise with a one size fits all  Kitchen makeovers  Replacement doors  Replacement benchtops  Flat pack  Kitchens  Vanities product. Let Cut N Edge prove that we  Laundries  Wardrobes  Assembled units  TV entertainment units  Complete installation service can make your kitchen, save you money and give you a kitchen you will be proud to show off for years to come. • Quality craftsmanship made with the material you want • A price difference you just won’t beat when compared to a custom fitted kitchen • Our team of specialists will even come and install it!

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TIPS // Power pleaser Appliances such as televisions and fridges largely contribute to household energy bills. The Australian Government’s Your Home website recommends that consumers look at the efficiency and consumption information on the energy rating label when purchasing electrical products.

GOING UP

Create space Want to increase the size of your bathroom but don’t have the footprint to do so? Create the illusion of space with colour. A neutral colour scheme, such as white, will make even a small bathroom seem bigger.

Love greenery but don’t have a lot of space? Consider planting a vertical garden.

REAL TIMBER DECKING WITH A MASSIVE 25 YEAR WARRANTY FROM TERMITES, BORERS AND DECAY! It will save you time and money Price

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Now available for the first time at Harvey Norman Flooring, RT25 Decking will revolutionise traditional decking and timber projects like never before. Already hugely successful worldwide this product utilises a patented method of laminated timber made from impregnatable LVL construction using hardwood veneers that displays superior benefits to normal hardwood and pine and guarantees its quality for 25 years. Compare that to any other timber product.

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Don’t buy another piece of decking timber without seeing RT25 Decking. Visit our instore display. Available at Harvey Norman Flooring Maroochydore & Rothwell stores only

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*1. Conditions of 36 Months Instalment Interest Free until December 2019: Available to approved GO MasterCard customers on transactions made before 31/12/16 where the amount financed is $490 or more. Offer available on purchases from Harvey Norman franchisees. Offer available on advertised or ticketed price. Total amount is payable by 36 approximate equal monthly instalments (exact amounts specified in your statement). If there is an outstanding balance after the interest free period ends in December 2019, interest will be charged at 29.49%. This notice is given under the GO MasterCard Conditions of Use, which specify all other conditions for this offer. A $25.00 Establishment Fee applies to new approved applicants. Account Service fee of $4.95 per month applies. Also available to existing Creditline, Gem Visa and Buyer’s Edge customers. Refer to product websites for conditions, fees and charges. Credit is provided by Latitude Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588). Australian Credit Licence 392145.

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TRANSFORM

your wardrobe storage

Think green Did you know that some banks offer special loans and conditions for building and renovation projects that are environmentally sustainable? Talk to your financial institution to find out more.

• Glass splashbacks • Robe Interiors • Shower Screens • Walk In Wardrobes

Freshen up Is your swimming pool in need of refreshing? Resurfacing, or installing new tiles, is a cost-effective way to modernise your pool. Great materials for renewing the surface include fibreglass, plaster and paint.

• Wardrobe Doors

DID YOU KNOW

• Walk in Pantry • Linen Cupboard • Frameless Mirrors

Leaving appliances on stand-by power can contribute 10 per cent of household electricity use. Always try to turn appliances off at the power outlet.

• Home Office

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THE kitchen & bathroom makeover SPECIALISTS Our Trend Surfaces engineered stone can be fitted directly over existing surfaces in as little as 1 day, with no demolition required. Heat, scratch, stain and impact resistant covered with a 10 year warranty. We specialise in kitchen makeovers, new kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.

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OUTDOOR //

PLANNING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE Planning your outdoor project is important for many reasons – even the experts develop and stick to a plan for each and every project. Jason Kay from Kawana’s iLandscape says planning ensures the finished product looks and feels exactly how you hoped. Here, Kay shares some of his outdoor tips: It’s important to make sure your project goes smoothly to save time and money. Choosing the right products and having them ready for when you need them will keep the project on track.

Some of the things to consider when en planning your garden include: 1. Where are hard structures going to be placed? For example, decks, pools, paths, pergolas. 2. Where are my pathways going to lead me to? 3. What is the planting theme? Do you like tropical, ornamental or native? e 4. Where are the gardens going to be located? 5. Do I need an irrigation system and garden lighting?

DID YOU KNOW Plants appreciate in value, so if you plant a shrub today and the cost is $10, in 10 years time it can be worth thousands of dollars.

LARGEST RANGE OF TILES Plus we have our own highly-experienced in-house tiler that can install your tiles

Suitable for every budget INDOORS • OUTDOORS • BATHROOMS • LOUNGE ROOMS • BEDROOMS POOLS • FEATURE WALLS • PATIOS FENCES & more!! Drop into our showroom and speak to our friendly team about a free quote 2/5 Premier Circuit Warana

5437 8582 www.jerryandthetilemakers.com.au Open Mon-Fri 8-4.30pm, Sat 8.30-1pm

TILEMAKERS

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The planting process Kay says planning a garden layout Ka is important. Plants that are placed in the correct position will be there for many years and when you place fo to too many plants in the garden you only end up ripping them out in on the future. th It’s wise to take the approach that a tree t is a future asset and plan your ga garden layout accordingly. This means me your garden will become a big asset. “I think one of the biggest advantages ad is that your garden will loo great and age better if planned look correctly co in the first place, which will ultimately ult give you more satisfaction and an enjoyment watching them grow and an develop,’’ Kay tells My Renovation. Re “Planning your project also allows you time to research the products you are going to use, what kind of pavers, colour and size. “I am a strong believer that if you

take the time planning your project, and research what you really want, your project journey will be much more enjoyable and you will end up with the result you are looking for.’’

BENEFITS OF PLANNING • Saves time and money • You get the result you are looking for • Plants settle in and you don’t have to waste money replacing them later on, or removing plants that are not growing in the correct place • You don’t have to do things twice, which can be a big waste of money • Take time to consider the type of timber or decking you want to use. Also consider how many plants you need.

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INSTAGRAM //

DESIGN WE LOVE

LIFESTYLE

Melbourne based interior architecture and design studio Sisalla ll is one of our absolute favourites to follow when it comes to seeking inspiration. Lauren Li founded the business in 2009 and has built a reputation for her hands-on approach to projects and design.

With 1.3 million Instagram followers, this account offers everyday people access to some of the world’s most luxurious real estate, design and developments.

If you appreciate quality, handmade furniture, check out Timber Art. This Sunshine Coast-based business creates contemporary bespoke pieces.

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// DIY

how to: PAINT FURNITURE It’s not uncommon to have outdated or worn furniture lying around. Rather than offload it, take the time to upcycle and give an old piece of furniture a new lease on life.

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Don’t spend hours prepping old furniture. More often than not, sanding it quickly before painting will do the trick.

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Love the rustic Hamptons style? Paint a chair in white before roughly sanding it back to create a vintage-weathered finish.

Be creative. Paint old wooden dining chairs in various colours for a bohemian look.

Always prime the furniture before you paint it. Allow the primer to dry thoroughly first. It’s also worth sealing your work once you have finished painting. This will give the paint job a longer life.

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Have a tack cloth on hand to wipe down the furniture between coats of paint. This special cloth removes lint and dust that will otherwise get caught.

STONE FEATURE WALLS, LANDSCAPE CREATIONS & MAKEOVERS • New homes • Paving • Retaining walls

• Feature walls • Pitched rock walls • Instant turf and artificial turf

• Plant selection • Earthworks & drainage • Pool surrounds

Phone Neil on 0411 890 447

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finishing touches Advice and ideas to turn your renovation into a home

WE LOVE The Felix Fox ornament from Domayne.

MODERN MEETS VINTAGE Colour doesn’t have to be reserved for small decorator items. The vintage-inspired Sunday metal bed from Domayne shows how easy and fun it can be to use colourful furniture. Crafted with soft round corners and coated in a scarlet red finish, the bedframe brings a modern twist to a look of yesteryear. Visit domayne.com.au

FEEL INSPIRED Let this season’s traditional festive colours inspire. Pops of red and green can brighten a dull or neutral interior.

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SOFT TOUCH Colour doesn’t always have to be bold. Opt for gentle tones of green to soften up a space. These cushions are from Innovative Furnishings & Décor. Phone 5452 6885.

GET THE LOOK T frosted, muted This green gr vase is another way w to incorporate colour without overdoing ov it. It’s from Rob Ro Larson’s Curtains & Interior Décor. Phone 5444 2412.

BE CREATIVE COLOUR SPLASH Artwork is the perfect way to blend shades of bright colour into your living or bedroom. This canvas is from Go Arty. Phone 5451 1445.

Create something a little bit special with brightly coloured pendants such as the modern and funky Parrot range from Beacon Lighting. Visit beaconlighting.com.au

The largest range of curtains on the Sunshine Coast Our talented design team can help you create beautiful interiors. Our showrooms offer an extensive range of fabrics, window treatments and soft furnishings, together with a wide selection of exclusive furniture, one-off design pieces and original works. Proudly servicing the Sunshine Coast for 40 years.

- Re-upholstery - Curtains & Blinds - Furniture - Shutters - Cushions Phone 5444 2412 117 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba

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finishing touches

SUMMER VIBES

BEAUTIFUL BLUES Vibrant colours can freshen and brighten n your home. Colour experts say that blue can have a calming effect on the psyche. This painting is from Go Arty.

Summer is well and truly here, and what’s not to love? The warmer months bring plenty of sunshine and colour. Draw on this beauty to influence your home style.

ON TREND TREN ND Ri earthy colours intertwined Rich with bursts of colour make a statement. The Arida cushion cover is from Kas. Visit kasaustralia.com.au to find your local stockist.

WE LOVE This retro clock is from Innovative Furnishings & Décor.

FLORAL DELIGHT If you love flowers, invest in a bunch that you can keep forever. Artwork is a great way to incorporate the pleasant colours and freshness of flowers. This wall hanging is from Curtains & Covers. Phone 5441 6000.

BEAUTIFUL THINGS FOR YOUR HOME THIS CHRISTMAS FILL YOUR HOME WITH HAND PAINTED ART

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NEW HOMEWARES JUST ARRIVED IN OUR SHOWROOM

COME IN AND SEE OUR SHOWROOM AND BE INSPIRED... OR PAINT YOUR OWN IN OUR WORKS WORKSHOPS 7 Norval Crt, Maroochydore Phone 5451 1445 www.goarty.com.au

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NEW CONTAINER JUST ARRIVED

YOU NEVER KNOW

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

NEW STOCK HAS ARRIVED! Come in and take a wander around our yyard,, and lose yourself in discovery. Smoked bamboo

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Decorative Pots - Terracotta Pots - Water Features - Statues - Garden Features Bamboo Fencing - Bamboo Screening - Gazebos - and so much more. 5 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs PHONE 5453 4655 bamboofencingqueensland.com.au | aussiegardens.com.au

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Limited Time Only

The luxury of leather

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Stressless®Plus™ System The patented Stressless® Plus™ system provides exquisite lumbar and neck support which synchronises smoothly as you recline in perfect balance. **Conditions apply. See instore for details.

Indigo Living is the Coasts leading cutting edge furniture retailer, giving you expertise that has taken over a decade to accumulate and access to a refined product range coupled with industry knowledge that is un-parralleled on the Sunshine Coast. OUR BRANDS: Australia Leading Manufacturers: Garstone ~ Sofa So Good ~ Molmic ~ Pesha ~ Eaststyle World Class Imports: IMG ~ Stressless ~ Bayliss ~ McCain ~ Tessa

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Comfort SALE CHOOSE ✓ Fabric or leather ✓ Size - compact, standard or large

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*Conditions apply. See instore for details.

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