Laura Hamilton calls fire brigade for blaze during house renovation

Laura Hamilton had a mishap in her build (Picture: Laura Hamilton/Instagram)

Laura Hamilton had a mishap in her build (Picture: Laura Hamilton/Instagram)

Laura Hamilton revealed she was forced to call the fire brigade after a fire broke out during the rebuild of her new home.

The A Place In The Sun presenter, 40, took to Instagram to share a video of a firefighter putting out a blaze which appeared to be in the grounds of her new property.

Charred pieces of wood were seen being sprayed with extinguisher foam as Laura told her followers: ‘Errr… Just a little bit of a mishap at the rebuild this morning with the fire brigade

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Amazing makeover: This is what a multi-million dollar home renovation looks like

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Alexandra Duffey with her sons, Harry, 7, Jack, 8, and Tom, 12, at the home she has renovated in Chelmer. Image: AAP/John Gass.

RENOVATING a home is hard work, but renovating one while living in a different country is a whole lot harder.

Just ask Alex Duffey, who bought a house in Chelmer sight unseen while she was living in Singapore and spent the first half of the renovation going back and forth on a plane.

“We actually signed the contract while we were overseas, but had a condition put in it so the deal was subject to viewing,” Mrs

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Doing home renovations this summer? Consider new windows and doors, design consultant says – National

Hollie Cooper and her husband had just bought a new home and knew extensive renovations were in store. “Part of those renovations were that we wanted indoor/outdoor living. It was really important to us,” Cooper says.

To make that happen in their home, they began looking at window walls as an option. But early research showed that walls like these were out of the couple’s budget.

Then Cooper, an interior stylist who owns Toronto-based Hollie Cooper Interiors, heard an advertisement for a company called Magic that promised windows with retractable screens and folding window walls — exactly the kinds of

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Home renovations that are worth the cost (and which one’s not)

Homeowners often spend a lot of money on renovations expecting to recoup more than they likely will. But some projects offer better returns than others.

What you get out of a renovation when you sell your home depends on the update’s universal appeal and how well it compares with similar properties, says Colleen Quinn, designer and owner of Red Bird ReDesign in Washington DC. For example, updated kitchens and master suites are often appealing to new buyers, she said.

“It is important to make investments that will be the best use of your money,” Quinn said. “We don’t want to

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Clever renovation by the river in Sydney’s inner west

This house designed by studioplusthree is situated in a leafy site in the heart of the city, providing the owners’ children with the opportunity for discovery and adventurous play. Picture: Tom Ferguson


This house could be classified under “secret Sydney”. Located not far from the Cooks River in the inner west, it’s a spot even locals would struggle to know about.

Architect Simon Rochowski says the 1000sq m site was a bit of a jungle when they turned up, which is what appealed to the owners in the first place.

The Cooks River House designed by studioplusthree was an overgrown

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