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Minimalist Architectural Stairways

Not particularly family friendly but this beautiful minimalist stairway design dropped in our inbox this morning from Houzz. Einfamilienhaus RO10

How To Mix Grout

The majority of tiling projects require grout to finish off. The DIY At Bunnings video below highlights how mixing grout is easy and quick to do. You can quickly mix up a quick batch of grout with some grout powder, water, a bucket and a stirrer. Extra tips are also included in this How To Mix Grout video including how to reach the right consistency and how often grout should be mixed.

Accento Perth – Luxury Italian Kitchens, Bathrooms, & Living

Accento Luxury KitchensAccento brings to Australia the next generation of kitchen design with unsurpassed quality, broad choice of styles and finishes and a huge range of in-cabinet accessories bringing smart storage to your home. Their showroom in Claremont is the largest kitchen showroom in Australia and it proudly displaying a selection of full-size kitchens in both traditional and modern styles with appliances and furniture for your consideration.

Accento – Italian Designs

Italy is the hub of creative design and our Italian kitchens and bathrooms bring to Perth, Western Australia and Australia a “beautiful” product designed for the needs of today’s family.Accento is the exclusive distributer for Italy’s most recognised kitchen manufacturer, Scavolini. It is an elite, custom product but you can be sure they have an individually-designed European kitchen or bathroom for everyone.

Known as the “beautiful Italian”, Scavolini is one of the world’s most significant manufacturers of custom kitchens and bathrooms with over 1000 showroom across 60 countries.


Luxury Kitchens PerthAccento has a range of over 45 kitchen models incorporating modern, contemporary and traditional styles and something in between. Scavolini kitchens are designed by some of the world’s most recognised independent industrial designers who are driving the kitchen design agenda. Like any range of products they have more popular models featured on their wesite. These kitchens reflect a combination of styles, prices and finishes. Every Accento kitchen is custom designed by our professional team to fit each clients individual taste and functional needs. Visit the website to see the Kitchen range: Luxury Kitchens Perth.


bathroom renovations in perthAccento exclusively distributes the ‘Blu’ bathroom range by Scavolini. With seven ranges to choose from that all offer alternate materials, finishes and compositional features the opportunities to create the perfect bathroom are endless. Scavolini, along with their own design teams chose to work with one of the industries top architecture firms, Castiglia e Associati to develop and design these ranges of bathroom cabinetry based around achieving the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality. These collections of boutique bathroom solutions all offer fine Italian craftsmanship and materials, the most innovative and on-trend design features and the ability to completely personalise the composition to the clients needs. Visit the website to see the Bathroom range: Bathroom Renovations in Perth

Bedroom and Living

Bedroom and Home Living RenovationsTo compliment our kitchen and bathroom products, Accento have introduced a range of bedroom and living furniture and cabinetry solutions to complete their full home range. While Scavolini offers clients an array of diverse choices for living room, entertainment and study storage units, Accento is pleased to introduce Doimo Design, a prominent Italian provider of bespoke wardrobe, walk-in-robe and bedroom furniture. To further compliment their cabinetry, Accento also imports designer European home wares and lighting from such suppliers as Guaxs glassware, Delightfull lighting and Pols Potten. Visit the website to see the Bathroom range: Bedroom and Home Living Renovations

When thinking of renovating any part of your home, visit Accento to see what they can offer: Accento Perth – Luxury Italian Kitchens, Bathrooms, & Living

Sealing Tiles with Tileguard

Sealing Tiles with TileguardFor Sealing Tiles, Tileguard comprises of a range of sealers that are ideally suited for use all around the home. No matter what surface you need cleaned or protected, the Tileguard range had a product suitable for the task.

As an all purpose sealer, use Tile and Grout Sealer. Tileguard Tile and Grout Sealer is a clear penetrating solution that will waterproof tiles and grout without creating a slippery film coating. It is specially designed to maximise water resistance reducing the growth of mould and mildew with no slippery surface.

For more specific tiles and surfaces, Tileguard comes in a range of sealers

Concrete Floor Sealer: Designed to be hard wearing, Tileguard Concrete Floor Sealer is a water based clear finish for coating concrete floors and natural stone surfaces. It provides excellent protection from staining and soiling and it will dust proof, stabilise and enhance the natural colour of the substrate.

Granite and Marble Sealer:  A transparent, water based, water-proofer, Tileguard Granite and Marble Sealer is designed to penetrate natural granite and marble surfaces. It provides effective water repellent qualities.

Porcelain and Ceramic Sealer: Tileguard Porcelain and Ceramic Sealer provides effective water repellent qualities as a transparent, water based water-proofer, designed to penetrate un-glazed porcelain and ceramic surfaces .

Slate Sealer Sealer: For slate, natural stone and various quarry tiles, use Slate Sealer. Is a single pack clear coating that leaves a glossy finish depending on the porosity, texture and application.

Terracotta Sealer: Tileguard Terracotta Sealer is a clear penetrating solution that will waterproof terracotta tiles without leaving a slippery film coating.

For more information on Tileguard, visit the website: Sealing Tiles with Tileguard

Need a Concrete Sealer? Use Bondall Paving and Concrete Sealer

Concrete SealerWhen it comes to using a concrete sealer, Bondall Paving and Concrete Sealer provides excellent protection from staining and soiling and it is extremely trafficable. It’s dust proof, stabilises and enhances the natural colour of the concrete. Bondall Paving and Concrete Sealer is suitable for most interior and exterior applications.

Bondall Paving and Concrete Sealer is a hard wearing, water based clear finish not only for concrete pavers and concrete floors but also for coating clay, natural stone surfaces, some unglazed tiles and most slate.

Find out more about Bondall Paving and Concrete Sealer at the product website: Concrete Sealer

Do Renovations Add Value?

Do Renovations Add ValueWe located an article on Perth Now with discussion on whether a cost conscious renovations adds value to Perth homes based on a Commonwealth Bank study. Some of the highlights include:

  • The average blowout was more than $6000 in WA. Twice the national average.
  • Projects often took up to 95 per cent longer than expected.
  • 81 per cent of homeowners stayed at home while renovations were being carried out.
  • Plumbing was the most common area for a project to go over budget and over deadline.
  • Outdoor alfresco areas are booming with our hot climate.

There’s a good deal more info as well as some generic do’s and don’ts.

Check out the article here: Real Estate: Will a cost-effective renovation add value to WA homes?

Photo Credit: Mikhail Golub | Flickr

All Your Renovation Needs at Mt Lawley Hardware

Mount_Lawley_Hardware_store-40_years_experience_-_-_Traditional_Hardware_and_Old_Fashioned_Service_-_Mount_Lawley_HardwareHaving served Mt Lawley and surrounding areas for over 40 years, Mt Lawley Hardware is your local supply store for all your renovation needs. With old fashioned service, knowledgeable staff, and a great range of products, Mt Lawley Hardware is certain to satisfy any renovation requirements. They stock supplies for painting, gardening, and building plus tools and general hardware for any project. Visit them at 685a Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley or check them out online: Mount Lawley Hardware

GES Commercial Daylighting and Solar Ventilation

Commercial Daylighting and Solar VentilationGES (Green Energy Systems) is based in Perth, Western Australia, with a focus on providing a reliable supply, being geographically agile, and having a strong customer service culture.

Over many years, GES has been meeting the renewable energy requirements of households, businesses, agricultural and commercial projects and regional and remote communities, with quality warranted renewable energy products and systems.

SolaTube Commercial Daylighting

SolaTube daylighting is a beautifully engineered system where sunlight and any available ambient light, is captured on the rooftop and redirected down a highly reflective tube into rooms or areas in need of light. It allows you to switch off electric lights during the day, which provides savings on energy bills and also reduces environmental pollution.

Solar Ventilation

By using solar energy, it is now possible to heat and cool your home with solar ventilation – the green solution for heating & cooling. Solar ventilation purges the heat from your roof during hot weather and distributes the radiant heat in the roof to your living spaces during cooler weather.

From residential to corporate, government agencies and rural businesses, everyone has unique aspirations for what renewable technology and clean energy means to them, and how they would like to leverage these technologies towards their goals. GES pride themselves on listening to clients needs and will provide the best fit solutions to maximise savings and return on investment. This could mean anything ranging from an Energy Star Rated daylighting system for your home, through to a large rural and remote solar farms for stations or resources operations. Find out what GES can do for your renewable energy needs: Green Energy Systems – Commercial Daylighting and Solar Ventilation