Moving heralds changing times, and while you may look toward a bright future, the moving process brings along its stresses for the ride. You budget for your new living expenses, but then need to factor in your moving expenses, finding moving boxes and packing everything up before the truck arrives. A recent study from ING found the average cost of moving in Australia is $1,618, which many people fail to plan for. Fortunately, you still have the power of choice to cut costs. Here are eight way..
They say the best things come in small packages, but it doesn't quite feel that way from a design perspective. Minimal square footage can limit you as you decorate your home — at least, it can initially. It turns out there are some tricks you can use to make even the smallest space feel larger, more functional and, most importantly, well-designed. Here are seven tips for doing just that. 1. Keep Things Cosy There's no better feeling than walking through your front door at the end of a lon..
Is your home future proof? There’s no doubt that your home reflects your current lifestyle and if you look around, the design and décor represent who you are today. But will that exact design and décor stand the test of time and still reflect who you are in years to come? Making a few clever decisions today can save you a heap of money, time and inconvenience in later years. Here are 7 simple things you can do to future proof your home. Whether you are a retired couple looking to downsize or..
Composite timber is an innovative building material which blends recycled wood and plastic together to create a stronger and more durable product. However, because of its newness in comparison to other alternatives, many consumers are unaware of the advantages that composite timber can offer. These features can make it a popular choice for decking and provide a range of different benefits for builders and homeowners. Longer Life Composite timber is denser and heavier than regular timber..
Usually, moving in together is your first big decision together after dating for a few years (or months, depending on your situation). It’s your last big decision before popping the question, and you want it to go smoothly. Moving in together is a great way to get to know your partner, but it’s also a challenge if you’re combining spaces for the first time. At first glance your small apartment might seem cosy and comfortable, not to mention you’re saving money by splitting rent on..
One way or another, there comes a time in life for every single one of us when we start waging on buying a new house. Many different reasons may serve as a motive for doing so, with getting married or getting a baby in the family is the most prominent causes of this. Then again, buying a new house could be initiated by simply getting a new job in a new city, so you’ve been forced to move. One way or another, shopping for a new home doesn’t need to deal a devastating blow to your fa..
Nasty, smelly, and disgusting. This is probably how you’d describe your kitchen and bathroom drains right now. But blocked drains happen all the time, and if you don’t fix it soon you might come home to a foul odour sucking the fresh air out of your house. The culprit? A colony of stench-smelling bacteria that have built up in the pipework over a long period of time. This is why keeping your drains clean and well-maintained is very important, otherwise smelly drains become a nuisan..
Do you want to feel confident in the choices you make before a bathroom renovation project? Do you want to be more in control as you work along with a plumber? Are you on a tight budget and want to get the work done yourself? Renovating your bathroom is an investment that can raise the value of your home. So, if you plan to get it on the market soon or simply want to impress your family and guests, getting things right is very important. Lucky for you there are tips you can follow to ..
Becoming a home owner for the first time in your life is a remarkable achievement. After years and years of hustling, you finally get a chance to crown all that hard work, and what better way to do it than buy a property. But buying a house is not just putting a roof over your head; it is also investing in the future. And as with every investment, you want to know about all expenses that come with it. That is precisely why we have prepared this list of four unexpected costs for first home ow..