Can you over-restore a home?

Victorian Terrace House, East Melbourne

If you are renovating an older home it is important to remember what attracted it to you in the first place. It’s definitely possible to ‘over-restore’ a home just as a conservator can make a painting look too new by overpainting and varnishing to remove all signs of age. Ideally you retain the best features,…

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Top tips for lighting your home

Repulse Bay House, Hong Kong

Good lighting will make a huge difference to your home and is well worth investing your time and money in. If you are building or renovating, ensure that you start planning the lighting early on in both the design and budgeting process because getting it wrong can be costly. Start with a plan The best…

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