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Latest news: Renovation

Substandard to sublime: award-winning Tocumwal House project

The term ‘hidden gem’ is liberally tossed around, but even lifelong residents of O'Connor could stroll past this MBA champion and be none the wiser.

Josh and Jenna renovate ‘The Castle House’

It’s been almost a year since fan-favourites of The Block, Josh and Jenna sold their inner-Melbourne home to restore and renovate a Rutherglen homestead originally built in the 1800s. CW caught up with the Serial Renovators, to talk renovations and living off the land.

DIY: Turn your dining room into a talking point

Interior decorator Nicole Rosenberg of Liberty Interiors was given complete creative control to inject personality into her client’s dull and uninviting dining room – and the before and after does not disappoint.

Handy tips to warm your backyard for winter

Over the past few years, our outdoor spaces have become one of the most valued “rooms” in the house. The onset of Canberra’s colder months doesn’t mean we need to retreat indoors. Making small changes to our outdoor space can create a year-round usable backyard.

Home renovation feature 2023

Check out the local advertisers in this special Home Renovation feature to find out how they can help improve your home and bring your ideas to life.

Look inside this inspired MBA award-winning renovation

Inspired Building Group’s renovation of a four-bedroom townhouse in Lawson, with plans designed by Tim Zuber from Quattro Architecture, won the Master Builders ACT 2022 award for ‘Renovation/Extension less than $250,000’ – and it’s clear to see why.

Bathroom renovation tips

Nick Crossland, from Highgrove Bathrooms, offers expert tips based on first-hand reno experience.

Style a mid-century modern kitchen

1960s style is still chic in 2023, so add a touch of nostalgia to your kitchen with some mid-century modern décor.

Inside Tea Gardens Homestead: an original Canberra home built in 1865

Nestled in a nondescript street in Ngunnawal lies a hidden, historical treasure of Canberra: the Tea Gardens Homestead.

Bouquets and beans breathe new life into old Bungendore Post Office

After spending more than 150 years keeping locals connected to friends and family, the old Bungendore Post Office stamped its last letter in February. Now it has a new lease on life, connecting locals in a different way as home to the town’s first florist, Hyacinth Bouquets.

Calling all Canberra renters: here’s how you can renovate

Renting and renovations are not two words you’d usually see in the same sentence. But what if I told you there are some things you can do to spruce up your rental that don’t require your property owner’s permission?

Blue Sky House renovation revitalises 1960s cottage

A charming cottage nestled within a leafy, tree-filled garden in a quiet cul-de-sac is where you’ll discover the Blue Sky House, originally built in the 1960s. The renovation transforming it into a light-filled contemporary family home, is nothing short of wondrous.

Home renovation feature 2022

Check out the advertisers in this special Home Renovation feature to find out how they can help optimise your investment and bring your ideas to life.

5 tips for creating a Hamptons-style home

Design experts from Houzz share their 5 ingredients to remodel your home Hamptons-style, making it a holiday hideaway all year round.

Buyer finds Mr Fluffy home filled with asbestos

Another Canberran family has bought a house only to discover it was contaminated with Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos.

How to: renovate your rental

With home ownership on a dramatic decline, especially for young Australians, renting is becoming an increasingly common living scenario. The universal rule all renters know well is: nothing can be done without your...