Anna Hayes's blog - 2019

Shut the door on fire danger     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Corinthian's certified doors don't compromise on style. While doors are an important aesthetic feature of a home, it is important to install the ones that are best suited to the area you live in...

Sustainable homes recognised at HIA awards     by   Anna Hayes

25 September 2019

Beaumont Concepts' winning design. A house with zero electricity costs might sound like a dream to many but for Victorian building company Beaumont Concepts and its family-of-four clients, it’s a reality that has just become an award-winner!...

Opening the door on front façades     by   Anna Hayes

11 September 2019

First impressions are crucial and your front door can say a lot about you and the design and décor of your home. Your door both makes a statement and acts as an introduction...


Dulux Colour Forecast 2020     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

Taking time to go back to basics is the theme of the 2020 Dulux Colour Forecast ‘Essence’, with colours selected in response to life in a madcap, always-on world...

New Porter's range is an adventure in colour and texture     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

Porter’s Paints. Stylist: Heather Nette King. Photographer: Mike Baker. Porter’s Paints has launched its new Smooth Impasto range of uniquely textured colours...

Taking the brush to your teen's bedroom     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

DULUX AUSTRALIA. STYLIST: JULIA GREEN. PHOTOGRAPHER: ARMELLE HABIB Teenagers will be the first ones to tell parents that they need their own space and when it comes to, quite literally, refurbishing their bedroom, it’s important the room can multitask as a sleep, study and entertainment space...

A guide to choosing the brick in your wall     by   Anna Hayes

26 August 2019

Kitchen/living room with exposed brick. PGH Bricks & Pavers has released its 2019 PGH Bricks Style Guide with nine new collections to inspire those building or renovating their home...

Melbourne Home Show 2019     by   Anna Hayes

22 August 2019

The show featured a range of speakers. Thousands of people flocked to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last week for this year’s Home Show, the country’s longest-running building and renovation event...

A barnstorming addition to a home     by   Anna Hayes

22 August 2019

Barn doors are a popular option in tight spaces. One of the most popular additions to the interior design palette in recent years is the humble barn door. Aesthetically pleasing, they evoke a bygone era and are also great in a tight space where an in or outward swinging door is not practical...

A stepping stone to a stylish bathroom     by   Anna Hayes

22 August 2019

A selection of Natural Stone Bath Worx's products at the Home Show. Whether you’re building a new home or looking to freshen up your bathroom, stone design can be a winner for a number of reasons...


Make a splash with a Tank Wall     by   Anna Hayes

22 August 2019

Tank Walls are a stylish alternative to water tanks. Energy efficiency and sustainability are big buzz words in building that are here to stay. Leaving aside the benefits to the environment, embracing sustainable practices is also more cost efficient for the home owner...

Tiny hut makes big impression!     by   Anna Hayes

22 August 2019

An example of a garden bedroom in a Nordic Hut. A stroll through the Tiny House Expo drew a lot of attention and, along the way, the charming Nordic Hut on display resulted in serious ‘study envy’ for this writer!...

Melbourne home takes prestigious award     by   Anna Hayes

19 August 2019

Michael Ellis Architects' award winning beach house. A beach house overlooking the Bass Strait has won an award at the prestigious South East Master Builders Regional Building Awards...

Get inspired at Melbourne Home Show     by   Anna Hayes

12 August 2019

Bright open-plan kitchen and living room. Planning a spring renovation? Maybe you’re in the middle of buying or building your own home, and looking for some inspiration? Or maybe you’re just a home improvement enthusiast, keen to keep up with the latest trends in the building and renovation market...