Renovations Brisbane

Renovations Brisbane

How To Choose A Decorative Cornice

Are you renovating a Queenslander or older syle home?
It can be daunting when working out how you are going to combine the modern day elements with period features.
Often these features are wall trims, skirting boards, cornices, ceiling roses.
Paint colours and tile patterns are also a part of the style brief

What Are The Different Building Eras?

Georgian: the period between 1750 and 1830. Cornices and mouldings tended to have a Roman influence and had fine details

Victorian: most popular in the period between 1837 and 1901 the Victorian period designs were based on imitation and reproduction. Mouldings had bold designs and tended to be heavily enriched. Many different styles were revived, and often had more than one influence featured on a single piece of cornice or moulding

Federation: Was between 1895 and 1915, inspired by existing European classical designs. This style featured  medallions, urns, bows, flowers and leaves and they were joined together by chains and drapes.

Art Deco: Most popular between 1907 and 1935, Art Deco began in Europe in the early years of the 20th century. It overlooked many traditional, classical influences in favour of more streamlined and geometric forms

Contemporary: from approximately 1950, following on the ‘modern design’ is the style that reflects anything currently trendy

Many Queenslanders fall into the Federation era.They also have a definite Asian influence as well. They are an iconic Queensland style.

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Your New Cornice Style

When deciding how to renovate the rooms in an older style home you must consider the height of the ceilings.
Highset ceilings are perfect to use bigger and more ornate cornices and add features such as ceiling roses.
There is going to be a vast space to fill and larger cornices and decorative plaster like ceiling roses will not look out of place.In the main rooms of the house - They needcthese statement pieces so do take the calculated risk and opt for something a little larger than what you originally thought of.
Infact - you do not want to make a mistake and choose something not large enough.
In other rooms like a study or bedrooms you can choose something a little less grand.
We have done many of these types of renovations and we are more than happy to give some input into what we have seen and what has worked.

You Must Like The Decorative Plaster You Choose


When picking a cornice the NUMBER 1 Rule is 
You have to likethe design!!
Do not get talked into something that you really do not like.
Sometimes it can take time for you to develop your taste when looking at a new style era

Ok lets take a look at more suggestions when choosing decorative cornices.

1 – Choose cornice that you like:

2 – Consider your ceiling height: The higher the ceiling in a room the bigger the cornice you can use.
Aso look to see if there is a matching ceiling rose.
Large cornices used in a room with low ceilings will create an out of proportion effect and appear to shrink the room.

Will Your Cornice Be A Statement Feature Or Not?

Are you trying to make a statement with your cornice or will it be an integral but unobtrusive feature of your overall decorative scheme?
You will have to work out your style brief before you start buying cornice and other trims.

Choose A Timeless Design

Just like when you choose the wall paint colour, you want to choose something that you can live with for the next 10 years plus. It is not easy to replace a permanment fixture like cornices if you fall out of love with that style. 
There are dozens of classic designs to choose from so you will not be forced into only a few styles to pick from.
With paint colours or even lighting fixtures, you can change and update them when you decide you need to redecorate.
And just like paint comes in sample sizes, you can also buy samples of cornice so you can see how it will sit adjoing your walls and ceilings together.

We discussed building eras and most older himes in Australia are from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's so the older homes will usually be Victorian and Federation homes.
Do not get hung up on the style of the home though.
Unless you are renovationing a heritage protected home, you will be able to let your design choices be heard.
You will be bringing in modern influences so it does not have to be a true representaion of that era but you do want to pay homage to it

Do The Renovation Work Right

Having decorative plaster done right will increase the value of your home when you do decide to sell down the track.
As we mentioned paint, light fittings and even carpets can be ripped up and replaced to be upgraded to a new look by the next owners.
Permanant fixtures like cornices adds the character to a home and people want these features and then to put their own spin on the style.

Make Sure You Hire The Right Plasterer

We are often called to a renovation to fix up the work of a previous plasterer or a home owner who decided to DIY.
When it comes to renovation work - The budget must be understood and it needs to be kept to 
When buying decorative plaster and trims, you must get your measurements correct.
You do not want to be wasting expensive cornice by a miscalulation.
It is not always easy to find the style that you want and if you run out part way they have minimum order amounts.
Plus the time it takes to leave the site and go chasing to go and get what you need.
It is not something that the local plaster and building supply outlet just keeps in stock
It is something that needs to be ordered in.

Experienced Plasterers For Renovations

We are well equipped to do this style of work. We love working with traditional styles and seeing a home owners vsion come to life when these trims are installed.
It is our favorite type of work to do
Call Brisbane Plaster Pro for your next Brisbane renovation job.
If you are looking for an experienced painter that we reccommend -  Brisbane Painting Pros are who we use








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Building A Pergola

Pergolas Are a Popular Outdoor Structure

They have gained popularity in recent times because how versatile they are indesign and how you can use them.
A simple structure can add a lot of deliver functions and style to your yard.
Do you need somewhere to sit and enjoy the sun?
Or do you need it to have a solid roof to offer shade and protection?
A pergola can do both with the right pergola design and building material selection

Pergola Building Materials

Timber is the most common material for building pergolas , as it is durable, stylish and versatile.  
If you are building your pergola over a deck, think about matching the timbers to gain a more cohesive look. Or you might decide that you want a contrast and use different materials.
You can build with softwood or hardwood can be used but whichever you choose, ensure that is has been appropriately treated and/or dried.  

Composite wood decking is also starting to become more popular. Th e finishwill last longer than timber BUT if it gets scratched or damaged, you cannot restore it. That is one on the positives about using timber. If the wood is till in good condition you can restore the deck.
Using the correct wood means that your pergola and if you build a matching deck, you will have an outdoor pergola that will last for many years.

Pergolas Do Not Have To Be Timber 


Steel framing is becoming increasingly popular, due to its strength and versatility in design. 
You can leave it in a natural state or patina so it looks rusted and weathered, or you can have it powdered coated in a wide range of colour options so it it will never need painting and it is simple to keep clean.
Steel can be moulded to many shapes from ultra-modern curves to a Victorian era wrought iron effect.
You can make your pergola look like it has always being a part of your property or you can create a garden centre piece that will the pride of the garden.


How To Hire The Best Pergola Builder near You?

With any outdoor structure that is over a certain size or near a swimming pool there will have to be building plans, guidelines and concil permissions sought. Read here about Council Permits For a Deck
A great pergola builder will be able to help you with pergola plans and the approval process.
The smallest and simple pergola design can start in size from 3m x 3m which is perfect for courtyard outdoor living and then can extend to almost any size in a yard or even commercial setting.

When you are searching for a local pergola builder look for their qualifications
Are the QBBC licensed and insured
Can they do all of the work from flooring to the construction and helping with plans and approvals
Pergolas Brisbane ticks all the boxes - We can do it all from laying a concrete slab to doing the surrounding landscaping and of course constructing the pergola and deck.
The only thing we cannot do is the electrical work but we do have a trusted Brisbane Electrician that we work with.

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Quality Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

The Principles of Quality Carpet Cleaning

Our strategy is to invest in training our technicians and the use of high tech equipment. Clean Your Home's steam carpet cleaning service is a premium quality carpet, upholstery and rug cleaning service.

To get your carpet looking great, hire  our carpet cleaning team. We have expert technicians that remove all stains , including slime, from your carpet without damaging its quality and fiber.

Thorough cleaning can also reduce or remove bad odors and improve the appearance of your floors quickly and inexpensively. For allergy sufferers, carpet cleaning is still the most efficient and trusted way to reduce the number of allergens and have a positive effect on your indoor air quality.

What Are The Benefits of Quality Carpet Cleaning

A quality steam cleaning technician will pre-treat stains and use a pre-spray to break down surface tension in the carpet. This helps the water to penetrate deeper into the carpet, allowing for a more thorough clean.

If you aren't sure if you can fix a carpet stain issue on your own, always call a quality carpet cleaning and maintenance expert to help you as you need to use right quality treatment on your carpet. 

Choosing a Carpet Cleaning Contractor

Though your carpet takes some caring for, the actual cleaning methods are simple and easy to perform as long as you follow your carpets care advice after the carpeting is installed.

We do a quick pre-inspection and look at the fibres and age of the carpet. We can then choose the most suitable cleaning method. We always start with deep vacuuming and pre-spraying the carpet to loosen up any dirt and soil.

Steam carpet cleaning and allergy prevention

Using commercial quality equipment, we use the most effective carpet steam cleaning method to remove dirt and stains for the allergy-free environment.

When a more thorough carpet clean is in order, we can come in and apply our special ‘steam’ method. Our low-allergy cleaning solution will work its way down to the very base of the carpet fibres, stripping away a lifetime of dust and dirt; this substance is then carefully extracted out leaving you with a soft, gorgeous looking carpet.

Finally the steam carpet cleaning service you choose should be one with experience and training in anti allergy cleaning. At Clean Your Home carpet cleaning, we use carpet cleaning agents which are citrus based and bio degradable.

Carpet cleaning and maintenance

No job is too big or small for our Brisbane carpet steam cleaning business – we can clean almost anything quickly, reliably and at a competitive price!.

We reccomend that all our customers keep up on carpet maintenance, such as routine vacuuming and annual thorough carpet cleaning schedules. Your flooring will not only last longer, but they'll look better, smell better, and give you that relaxing feeling when you walk over them.

Our services cater to jobs big and small and aim to provide a prompt, reliable service every time. Whether you are after upholstery cleaning or carpet cleaning in Brisbane's southern, northern suburbs, western or eastern suburbs, our team can visit your property and tend to all your cleaning needs.

Remove Pet Dander from the Carpets with Carpet Cleaning

We provide efficent cleaning methods to deep clean your carpet, floors and upholstery. We clean your carpets and floors with high-grade cleaning agents that will gently remove stains without damaging or shrinking your carpets and floor coverings.

Trying to mask "Doggy Odour" sprays and diffusers are a temporary solution. To remove pet smells, the hair and dander needs to come out from the carpet fibres. So the only solution to remove dander is a pet hair quality vacuum cleaner and regular steam cleaning.

Steam cleaning is also suitable for high foot traffic spaces that need to be walked on within a few hours of cleaning and it is the most effective way to sanitize carpets and to remove stubborn stains and spills.

How often should I be steam cleaning my couch?

Maybe you have a cat or a dog that is a part of the family and as a result your couch or sofa is covered in pet hair and vacuuming alone is not removing it all. When steam cleaning upholstery it’s very important to use the right water pressure so the sofa or lounge doesn’t get waterlogged and damaged.

This process is used for couch cleaning, sofa cleaning, dining chair cleaning, mattress cleaning, and curtain cleaning. People often call this process as steam cleaning.

Upholstery cleaning is a service that will freshen up your upholstery and is suitable for chair cleaning, lounge cleaning, couch cleaning, sofa cleaning & mattress cleaning. Our Steam cleaning machine is a truck mounted commercial cleaner and is suitable for residential  and or commercial premises.

The Steam Cleaning Process

The smaller carpet cleaning companies use portable machines. Yes they are easier to manage and can be used in apartment buildings but they lack power. They are similar to the machine that you can rent from the local supermarket or hardware store.

Steam cleaning your carpet on a regular basis, in addition to the usual vacuuming process, is the best way to keep it clean and fresh.


Set aside from vacuuming you will also benefit from professional steam cleaning. Carpet cleaning will not only improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpet but the most valuable benefit from the process is improving you and your family’s health!.

Our proffessional carpet steam cleaning company uses a commercial machine and gives your carpets a deeper clean and they are usually dry within 2 hours. We recommend using carpet steam cleaner for most of the types of domestic carpet cleaning in Brisbane

Steam cleaninguses less chemicals and offers a successful process to expel stains, dust & dirt from the carpets.

Benefits of Steam Cleaning Your Carpets in the Office

Added benefits of steam cleaning your commercial carpets. When dealing with an enviroment that many different peple are using it is easy for areas in the working space to become stained and worn looking. Because the carpets are a working enviroment, proper care is not always taken and stains happen and there is not the products to effectively clean up any spills.

We work with residential customers who want to keep their working spaces feeling clean and well cared for and we look after all commercial customers who need their office carpets, hotel carpets or other business carpets cleaned.

We are specialized in advanced carpet steam cleaning of a variety of carpets and rugs at your house or office.

Revitalise Your Carpets with Steam Cleaning

Dry cleaning and steam cleaning methods are two different methods of cleaning carpets, but what are they and how do you choose one over the other?.

Put simply they are both effective and they both use water

Steam cleaning involves a pre vaccum to remove dirt from your carpets and then using a powerful truck mounted hot water extraction unit where very hot water is pushed into the carpet fibres and then this extracts the dirt and bacteria from your carpet sending it to a large waste tank.
Carpets will be damp for several hours afterwards

Dry Cleaning also uses water plus solvents.
The solvent is sprayed onto the carpet and this breaks down oily build up in the fibres.
We wet cotton pad is then placed onto a rotary machine and the carpets are spun clean.
Carpets are damp for a shorter time.

We prefer to use steam cleaning as less chemicals are used within your home which is safre for you, your family and pets.

Does Steam Cleaning Kill Bed Bugs?

In Australia bed bugs are not as common as overseas - But we still get creepy crawlies that live within our mattresses and bedding. Heat kills all of them.
We thoroughly vacuum the surfaces to pick up the large debris, dander, hairs and any bugs or larvae.

Steam cleaning may be enough to kill all of the bugs, larvae and eggs. A spray that contains alcohol may also be needed.

Steam cleaning can kill fleas, bedbugs, mold spores, bacteria and dust mites 

Carpet Cleaning for Spring Cleaning

We have many repeat Spring Cleaning Customers.
When carpets are cleaned yearly it is an easy process to keep the carpets looking great with regular vacuuming

It is also the time we get booked for our window cleaning, gutter cleaning and our house washing.

Keep the curbside appeal of your home with a thorough yearly spring clean

We have built a strong reputation in the cleaning industry and strive to deliver quality services you can count on. Whether your carpets cleaned to get your bond refunded or it’s simply time for a spring clean, our cleaners are ready to help you.


Steps To Get The Best Steam Cleaning Results

The only preparation we ask for you to do prior to our visit iss to have the carpeted areas cleared of objects and furniture.

Breakables should also be removed from any shelves or widow sills to prevent an accidental breakage.

We can help move small furniture items around such as bedside tables, chairs and coffee tables.
If furniture is on rollers or castors - We can also move these items around.

If you have large heavy items like bookcases or buffets - You will have to arrange these to be moved off the carpets and back onto the carpets when they have dried completely.

We often just clean around these heavy items when the residents are not planning on moving out.

An end of lease carpet clean requires the entire carpeted areas to be cleared of all furniture

It does not take very much preperation at all to have clean carpets.

Situations Where Steam Cleaning Should be More Often

Sometimes, people with allergies or those who live with pets may need carpet cleaning more often.
In these situations, a steam clean twice a year or once every three months is more suitable.

Commercial offices, showrooms and hospitatlity business will also have very regular stem cleaning done to keep carpets clean and stop damage to the carpets from happening with high traffic areas having dirt particles ground into the carpet fibres and eroding the fibres.
The dirt particles cause damage by being left within the fibres.


Clean Your Home Carpet Cleaning

We offer excellent service and customer care, and we ensure that our Brisbane customers get the most eco-friendly cleaning solution as possible. We all limit the use of harmful chemicals in all of our cleaning services. We provide steam carpet cleaning and hot water extraction as our professional cleaning service, ensuring your home is hygienic and safe.

Carpet Cleaning Solutions - Brisbane

When choosing to book your carpet cleaning in brisbane or the gold coast with us, let me assure you that you are in excellent hands.

Give us a call to book your professional carpet cleaning . Did you know that we also offer other cleaning services that we can do the same day as your carpet cleaning?
Let us also clean your windows, clean the experior of your home and clean your driveways and hard surfaces.



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