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Renovating your home is an opportunity to refresh, expand and renew. Here's all the inspiration, ideas and information you need to get started.
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Rain, shine, shade – I'm there for you
Creating flow with the addition of an outdoor room is one of the most requested additions when building or renovating – and Installing a smart Louvretec Opening Roof is the first step in making that o...
Lofty ambitions – brickwork made easy
For luxury apartments or cosy inner city pads, a faux brick finish in a range of colours can complete the look of the classic New York loft.
Cream of the crop
Functionality and fine finishes, sure, and what about a simple sense of calm? This substantially reworked and repositioned kitchen combines contemporary elements with more classic features – the resul...
Open, closed, and now retracted, too
Louvretec’s next generation (and cleverest) Opening Roof style is the all new range of Retractable Opening roofs. Providing you with the features of an original Opening Roof concept, but with the adde...
Flat out transformation
How a small basic house divided into two small flats became a contemporary inner-city townhouse for its interior designer owner.
A change for the heck-of-a-lot-better
Scarlet Architects redesigned the rear of this traditional house, opening it up to a large covered deck, with steps down to a swimming pool. A fixed louvre cedar fence brings a sense of openness to th...


How to transform your living space in 7 easy steps

Dakota Murphey has put together a step-by-step guide to help you get rid of the old and bring in the new in your living room

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How to update your kitchen without spending a fortune

Forget replacing cabinets and tearing up the floors – with a few small changes, you can make your kitchen feel like new

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The old kitchen? You're swimming in it!
Architect Trevor Abramson took a relatively small 1960s ranch-style house on this elevated site and transformed it into a spacious open-plan home for an empty-nester couple. Older homes had a differen...
From garage uncool to new spa and pool
The owners moved Heaven and Earth (well garage and earth) to make way for this inviting oasis – we think it was more than worth it.


Improving the flow and updating interiors
Traditional villa gets modern makeover
Traditional home villa renovation by Scarlet Architects features open plan family living area, contemporary kitchen, new pool, bay window


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