The Smithie BlogAll Things Renovating

Bathrooms continue to be one of the most popular renovations we undertake. Along with the kitchen, bathroom renovations provide a...
When designing and renovating a home for your young family, it can be overwhelming gauging how to blend kid-friendly practicality with...
Whether you are looking to create more space at your place or elevate your home’s street appeal, be inspired by...
Here at Smith & Sons, we are proud to partner with innovative and environmentally conscious suppliers, like Dulux. The team...
We thought we’d have a look at the ways in which renovators can incorporate energy-saving ideas into their project and...
Timber is increasingly used for creating stunning outdoor design features, following a trend for natural finishes, raw materials and mixed...
When planning a kitchen renovation, there are many important decisions to be made including which splashback will best suit your...
Despite Australia and New Zealand’s economic recession and everything 2020 threw our way, the housing markets in both counties have...
‘Tis the season to deck the halls, but why stop there when Smith & Sons can deck your backyard too?...
Whether you’re renovating an investment property, improving your home ready for sale, or creating your dream home, it’s important to...
I just love looking at floorplans. Don’t get me wrong, I also love snooping at beautiful interiors for inspiration and...
It has been a number of years now since black tapware started appearing in homes. Rather than being an evanescent...
Remember your childhood toilet? If you’re anything like me your family had a room with white-ish paint, white-ish tiles, a...
Following the recent announcement from the National Cabinet of a three-step plan set to ease Coronavirus restrictions, it is now...
A full or partial garage conversion might be a pain-free way to increase the living or working space in your...
There's a Whole New Meaning to Work From Home Last year many of us might have been excited about the...
One of the major reasons Aussie families decide to renovate or extend is the simple fact they are running out...
With the global impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) growing each day across the globe, we just wanted to update everyone out...
We understand that most people shop around before deciding on a builder to renovate their home. Some builders may quote...
When the heart of your home is ripped apart, you can expect some stress from within your family. The average...
Do you want to enjoy beautiful weather from a beautiful outdoor entertainment area this summer? Of course you do, and...
Bathroom Renovation Tips  Those of you who are looking to renovate a bathroom but are unsure of where to start,...
We may be across the world from the affluent seaside community, but that hasn’t stopped us from drawing inspiration from...
The role of splashbacks is changing within the kitchen. No longer an afterthought, splashbacks are becoming a focal point for...
Creating flow between indoors and outdoors can change the way you experience everyday life at home. It can make your...
So, you’re ready to renovate and it’s time to hire a builder… It’ an exciting time but naturally, you’re feeling...
When planning a home renovation, the kitchen often tops the list of rooms to tackle. Despite it being a common...
Smith & Sons’ unique Design – Plan – Construct process integrates the various stages of a renovation project, meaning we...
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather, conversations are held, homework is completed and of...
Galley Key features: The most functional of the kitchen layouts, the galley kitchen can be found in many commercial kitchens...
5 reasons you may not proceed with a renovation and our service solutions for overcoming them… 1. You don't know...
Is 2019 the year that you renovate or revamp your main bathroom? Discover what Reece deems four of the best...
Choosing colours for the exterior of your home during a renovation can be a stressful process. The colours should reflect...
Ikea’s recently released report ‘Beyond Four Walls’ presents findings about how people live in and relate to their homes. They...
Butler’s pantries are slowly reemerging in modern Australian kitchens and it’s easy to understand why! The little room located just...
It’s that time of year again; time to embrace the outdoors, entertain and unwind! Whether you have a spacious garden,...
What Costs Are Involved In Renovating? When planning a renovation, one of the most common questions people ask themselves is...
HOW TO ENTER Smith and Sons Renovations and Extensions is offering the chance for two lucky people to win a...
Home renovation and interior restyling often go hand in hand. A theme for paint, tiles and flooring is chosen with...
Entertaining friends and family outdoors comes with two major benefits – more space and less mess! In the warmer months,...
What makes us different from other design and build companies? We are a specialist design and build company. This means...
Making Renovations easy with our Design, Plan, Construct and process. So, you are looking to renovate your home but don’t...
Home renovating is not always a smooth & easy process, so it always helps to have a little extra info...
Understanding Builder’s Quotes (Jargon Buster!)   Everyone wants to know they are getting good value; it’s not just about the...
Fresh coat of paint If you’re already quite pleased with your wall colour at present, you might consider adding a...
If you’ve made the decision to turn your house into your ‘forever home’ by way of renovations to last a...