Being a home renovator, I am constantly looking for inspiration. Being the business manager for a construction company means I need to be on the ball with industry trends and changes. Inspiration for me comes from so many different sources, both online and in print. With so many different publications available, how do you know which one to choose for inspiration? Let’s take a look at a few of my favourite home magazines to see where you could also find some inspiration.
My Top 5 Favourite Home Magazines
This magazine is a natural inspiration for me, both with our own renovation and those that we do for others. Featuring real homes, great stockist and informative articles, this is a great source of inspiration for all our projects! Queensland Homes supports local builders, architects, interior designers and Australian stockist to keep you up to date with the latest trends and designs. As a bonus, I am featured this season with a little write up about my HIA CSR QLD Business Partner of the Year Award.
Home Beautiful magazine caters for all styles of homes from contemporary through to classic. A great source of inspiration for all types of building projects. With the bonus of fascinating creatives interviews, and coverage of the TV series House Rules, Home Beautiful magazine is a popular choice for many.
Real Living magazine is a great choice for DIYers. Full of inspiration and how to guides, if you are renovating on a budget, this is a great choice. Gorgeous pictures, inspirational rooms and tutorials make for a great lunch time read.
When I want a magazine that covers all sort of home and lifestyle, this is the one I head too! From DIY to house tours, to cooking, to gardening this magazine covers the lot. A great multipurpose read. If you are on a budget and can only afford one magazine, Australian House and Garden magazine is the one I would choose.
Another all rounder with craft, DIY, gardening, advice and lifestyle sections, Inside Out magazine is a great value for money read. I find this magazine to be more contemporary of all the magazines I read.
Print media is just one of the ways in which I source my inspiration. I am lucky enough to be in a position to be able to attending trade nights where the newest and latest rends are shared, webinars where designers share what inspiration they found oversesas, as well as the real homes found on Instagram.
How do you find your inspiration? Do you have a favourite magazine?
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