Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Creative Tips for Salvaging Material Before Having Your Home Demolished


If you're planning on having your home demolished by a company like Dig Dig Pty Ltd, you might wonder how to salvage the materials inside your home rather than simply having them collected and sent to a landfill once the demolition is over. You can opt for a interior demolition, which is when materials inside are pulled out by hand and then recycled or salvaged, but this may be very expensive. There are ways of salvaging materials yourself and even using some old materials in your home so that nothing goes to waste. Note a few practical and creative tips for salvaging as much as possible from your home's interior before it's demolished and some projects you might consider for reusing these items.


Carpeting that is in good condition can often be reused if it's cut and then installed in a new area. It can also be used for projects like cat scratching posts, or small squares might be put under the legs of heavy furniture to protect tile from getting scratched. A section of carpeting can also be cut to size and then, using a hot glue gun, a border of thick material can be added to make an area rug or even a mat for an entryway. You might pull up carpeting from your home, cut away any overly soiled or matted areas, and roll up the rest for use in such projects or for when you want to install new carpeting in a bedroom, basement, and the like.

Cabinets and cupboards

Old kitchen cabinets and cupboards may not look their best, but you might remove them and use them in a garage, shed, basement, or other room where you need added storage but aren't concerned about the look of the cabinets. You can also make a quick kitchen island out of an old cabinet; sand and then repaint it, add a sheet of plywood to the top with wood glue and nails, and add casters to the bottom. You then have an island on wheels you can use in your new home.


Mirrors can be cut with a glass cutter; put them in a picture frame and you have wall art. You can also sand down the outer edges and then add picture-hanging tape on the back; these small mirrors can then be directly attached to walls. Mirrors can also be cut and used in the back of bookshelves to help reflect light and keep such a piece from looking too dark and drab. Consider saving the mirrors from your home and investing in a good glass cutter for these simple but fun projects.


22 August 2016