Your Forever Home- The Podcast

Join award winning interior designer, author and Forever Home expert, Frances, as she takes you on the journey to create the Forever Home of your dreams.

Frances will help you navigate all the big ticket items, and all the little details that get lost along with way when renovating or building a new home.

Focusing on sharing key information to ensure you’re planned and prepared for the journey, she’ll share how to ensure your home is functional, sustainable, durable, and aesthetically beautiful.

Guests will also join Frances to share their insight and expertise on various topics, so you’re getting well rounded information from a wide source of specialists.

Frances has helped hundreds of people create Forever Homes that are designed for their lifestyles and reflects who they are, and is super passionate about your getting your Forever Home right. She’s also built her home Forever Home, so she knows first hand what it takes, and what you need to know.

Share the journey, and let Frances guide you along the way.

Listen to New Episodes Here:
Episode 17: Forever Home LIVE - Sink in the Island Bench - to do or not to do

In this Forever Home Live Frances discusses the topic of a sink in your kitchen island bench and outlines the advantages and disadvantages of a sink in the bench. This episode will allow you to make an informed choice on which is the best option for you.

Episode 16: Toilets and what are the differences

Not the sexiest topic when it comes to interior design, but a necessity never-the-less! The episode covers the differences between toilet styles and types of toilets so you can decide on the important components and which type of toilet is the best for you. Not all toilets are the same, and Frances covers rimless, back to wall, hidden cistern and floating pan options.

Episode 15: Forever Home LIVE- Internal Spatial Planning

In This Forever Home Live Frances discusses the importance of spatial planning and how it affects other choices and selections in your home. She discussed the importance of conducting this at floorplan stage and the reason why.

Episode 14: Forever Home LIVE- Joinery Drawings and Why Do Them Early On

Don’t leave your joinery drawings until you’re part way through the build. Frances outlines why this is not ideal, and what you can achieve in completing internal elevations and joinery drawings before building. She outlines how you can save money, compromises you can avoid, and why you’ll get a much better result with them.

Episode 13: Choosing Colours for Your Home

Choosing internal and external paint colours for your home is not as easy as it seems. There are many factors to consider to ensure you get it right and asking an online forum is not the ideal method to getting the right colours for your home. Frances chats through what to consider to get it right and how not all colours are the same.

Episode 12: Forever Home LIVE- Trends for 2020

In this Forever Home live, Frances outlines her view on the top 3 trends for 2020 and what will be with us to stay.

Episode 11: Specialists for Your Forever Home

There are a number of specialists required to make your Forever Home a reality. In this episode Frances discusses key specialists she believes are required, and that they be engaged early on to maximise on their expertise. Rather than them working in silos, experts are able to add massive value to your overall Forever Home Master Plan.

Episode 10: Forever Home LIVE- Preliminaries and Timelines

In this Forever Home Live Frances outlines some of the preliminaries to consider when planning your Forever Home, and the timelines to allow for them. There is a lot to plan for in advance of getting your home designed, and this is discussed in this episode.

Episode 9: Forever Home LIVE-The Importance of Internal Doors

The importance of doors is often an overlooked element in home design as people strive for open plan living. In this Forever Home Live, Frances discusses the importance of doors and the many benefits they provide in for Forever Home design, including their purpose in different scenarios.

Episode 8:Who Is Frances Cosway?

Frances shares her personal journey of how she became an interior designer, along with sharing her passions, her design philosophy and her influences.

Episode 7: Forever Home LIVE- My Sustainable Forever Home

Frances built her own award winning sustainable Forever Home in 2014. Here she runs through what was done with her home to make it sustainable, comfortable and energy saving.

Episode 6: Forever Home LIVE- Interior Designer- The Right Fit

Frances chats about how connecting with your interior designer (and other specialists) on many levels is so critical to your project.

Episode 5: Forever Home LIVE- Future Proof your Home

Frances provides an overview of what to consider to Future Proof your home design so it can copy with multi-generational living.

Episode 4: Laundry Design Fundamentals

This episode runs through the essential elements required for a well designed family laundry. How functionality needs to combine with storage requirements. Laundry chutes are also discussed in terms of how essential they are!

Episode 3: Forever Home LIVE-Decorating While at Home

Frances chats about decorating quick fixes in this Facebook Live, discussing elements to incorporate into your home to give it a new lease of life. Things you already have at home, or won’t cost a fortune.

Episode 2: Forever Home LIVE- Floorplans

As part of the Forever Home Live series, in this broadcast, Frances discusses the importance of floorplans and what aspects can affect how your home adapts over the years.

Episode 1: What is a Forever Home

What makes a Forever Home different, and what is a Forever Home anyway? Frances discusses some of the key things that make a Forever Home different to any other home, and what important elements you need in your Forever Home, more than any other home.

Your Forever Home Podcast Overview

In this introductory episode we reveal what you will learn and benefit from listening in to the Your Forever Home Podcast. You will be planned, prepared and learn all there is to create the Forever Home of your dreams.