DESIGN + SELECT: Major Renovations

If you’re thinking of a more extreme change for your home, you may be looking at doing a more major renovation. Perhaps you want to re-think the overall layout and floorplan of the home, or you want a completely new kitchen or bathroom. The process for this type of renovation differs greatly to that of a home makeover or refresh, and the choices you will need to make will have a much stronger impact on the final aesthetic of your home. Keep reading to learn about some of the bigger decisions you will need to make!


Choosing the right flooring for your home will make a huge impact, and dramatically alter the way your property looks and feels whenever someone enters it. It’s also something that you’ll want to get right first time, as you will likely have to live with your decision for quite a while. Changing your flooring once every six months is not really an environmentally friendly or economically viable option! There are so many different options to choose from these days, and they all have different features and benefits. You can choose carpet, solid timber, hybrid, laminate, tiles, or even polished concrete. At the Home Innovations Display Centre, we have various companies on display that can help you out with all your flooring needs – and help you find the perfect flooring for your home. The experienced and knowledgeable pros from these companies will be with you every step of the way, making the flooring portion of your home project as seamless as possible.

Image: Prance Timber Flooring


If you’re going to do a complete overhaul of your entire place, then this might be the time to re-think your floorplan and overall layout of your home. What sort of layout makes the most sense and is going to work best for you and your family? Do you want something open plan? Or would you prefer to have separate zones for different purposes? It’s important to take note of how you exist and function in your home prior to the renovation, in order to get an accurate idea of what’s going to work best for you. Some good questions to consider are: Is there anything that’s set up particularly perfectly? Is there anything that’s super impractical – and how would you make it more practical?

Window Coverings:

It may come as a surprise, but you should not wait until the last minute to decide which sort of window covering you want. At first glance, it may look easy – you only have to select from blinds, shades, shutters, curtains, or any available option you have. In reality, though, it can be a lot more complicated than that. Some window dressings need specific preparations. For instance, if you decide to go for motorised roller blinds. These blinds have specific requirements, including electrical work, which your trades will need to know about pretty eaely on in the project.

Image: Peninsula Curtains and Blinds