Your guide to homes

So you want to transform your old bungalow into something more contemporary? Great! But how do you get started?
Story by: Trends

In the most basic sense, your home is a reflection of who you are. It’s a physical representation of your tastes and preferences, as well as a showcase for your hobbies and possessions. As interior designer Nate Berkus famously said, “Your home should tell the story of who are, and be a collection of what you love”.

We’ve put together all you need to know when starting a project.

The basics: How to get started

So you want to transform your old bungalow into something more contemporary? Great! But how do you get started? Read more Renovating? Start here

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There’s no shortage of reasons to renovate your home. Perhaps you’ve grown tired of the paint in the living room, or you’re thinking that maybe a guest bedroom would better serve as a home office. Read more Put together a budget

With a solid understanding of how much you can spend, it should be easier to map out your renovation. A budget means you can hone in on the materials that fit into your price range, and disregard those that do not. Read more Why you should work with a professional

A capable designer and a builder with the right experience and work ethic can make all the difference. Read more

Feature walls: Something to consider?

Whether you’re planning to sell your home and want to jazz things up for potential buyers or you’re just after a change, feature walls are worth considering. Read more The home office: 5 questions to ask yourself

Whether you work remotely or just want a space in your home to focus, here are five questions to ask yourself before designing your home office. Read more

Jul 28, 2017

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