NEED a little inspiration when it comes to home improvement and interior design?
Vanessa Walker, editor of Houzz Australia & New Zealand – the popular website and online community focused on the home – can help.
Below she shares the most popular rooms on Houzz this year (so far) as well as her trend-driven tips to get you in the mood for renovating.
Marble-lous kitchens: The top three saved kitchens on Houzz this year all featured marble, including this one, which pays tribute to the stone by using it on the splashback.
As marble is a porous stone, it is important to handle it with care, as some substances and cleaning products can damage its surface.
Floating vanities: These space-savvy cabinets, which are a popular choice in the Houzz community, free up floor space to make a compact bathroom feel larger and make the area beneath easier to clean, as seen in this beautiful fish-scaled delight.
Book lovers dream: A majority of the favourite living rooms this year feature bookshelves with generous shelf space to entice even the least enthusiastic of readers.
Make the bookshelf a hero by using a dramatic colour, such as this one in black, or using down lights to bring attention to this space.
Naturally lit laundries: One of the biggest improvements we’re seeing to modern laundries is the use of natural lighting, turning ‘dead space’ into beautiful, bright rooms of the home.
Try adding a few indoor plants to give off a fresh vibe.