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Get the Look

Online tools can offer style direction and make it easier for you to plan your next project


Even the most creative people with good visualisation skills can find the process of building a new home or undertaking a major renovation daunting. Apart from the fact that there are so many decisions to be made, just knowing where to start can be confusing and overwhelming.

Work and family commitments often mean that time to get out to investigate and source products is scarce and futile trips to showrooms or display homes can be a source of frustration. Thankfully, the internet has brought so many resources to our fingertips and the building and renovation sector is no different.

With a bit of insider information, it is entirely possible to make some of the biggest home improvement decisions from the comfort of your lounge rooms. Technology has even advanced to the point that you can get a virtual look at your finished project, before you’ve even so much as picked up a hammer.

The crew from James Hardie has a fantastic ‘My Look’ tool which will help you to effortlessly design the look of your dream home by creating a style and colour moodboard as you browse the online style information and project imagery. The Scyon product range covers everything from Hamptons through to contemporary styles. Simply browse through some of the incredibly inspirational projects, add them to your look book …and once you are done save your look book by sending it you yourself (or your builder / designer) by email. If you don’t find inspiration here, there’s something wrong.

This clever online visualiser will give you the chance to put the Caesarstone colour range into some kitchen and bathroom spaces. So you can experiment without spending a cent. Sometimes ideas that you think will work, just don’t cut it but you don’t know until you have them right in front of you. Maybe something you have never even considered will catch your eye.

If time is your enemy, you will love this company who can produce custom-made kitchens that can be ready for you in 3 – 5 working days. And you can do the whole lot online, no need to even leave the house. And when we say custom, we mean made especially for you, not just modular.

Our very own website now has a brand spanking new feature – ‘My Account’ which allows you to save all the stuff you find on the site in one place. You can save images and create inspiration boards for any room in your home, collect and save exhibitor details, download brochures and more. So instead of having lots of flyers and brochures floating around, you have contact details, reference pictures and everything you need in one easy-to-manage online space.