Liana

After kitchen reno - extractor hood

Budget Kitchen Renovation: Late 1970s to 2021

  • Liana 
  • 5 min read

I transformed our dated late 1970s kitchen on a small budget of around $300. Eventually we would like to take the wall down between the living room and kitchen/diner to create an open plan space but for now, we wanted a kitchen we could live with for a couple of years whilst we saved up for a more costly renovation.

Top 5 Best Shed Houses in Australia

  • Liana 
  • 11 min read

Commonly referred to as a Shed-House – ‘Shouse’ or Shed-Home – ‘Shome’, a livable shed turned house is a popular way to create a budget home with plenty of open plan living space.

The benefits of using a typical shed style layout include having large non-structural wall spans and an open-plan interior space. The style also has a striking aesthetic and grandeur which is hard to replicate in a standard home construction.

How to shop sustainably

How to shop sustainably

  • Liana 
  • 8 min read

Making ethical and sustainable choices whilst shopping is important to a lot of people and becoming more so. Transparency around product production and materials is becoming the norm as consumers become more aware of bad practices such as pollution, plastic waste, and child labour/sweatshops.

Sustainable Home Design – the importance of orientation

  • Liana 
  • 9 min read

An often-overlooked factor when building or purchasing a home, the orientation of the building can affect how much heating and cooling is required and your enjoyment of the inside spaces.

If orientated correctly, you can use the sun and wind to passively heat or cool your home without relying on non-renewable energy sources.