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Home Security Tips For Holidays & Vacations

After a long year of work, most people look forward to a few days off over Christmas. But no matter what time of year it is, us Aussies always look forward to a holiday - and we definitely know how to chill out better than most. But there is one downside: going away even for a few days leaves our homes open to the risk of burglary, vandalism or worse. The answer: great home security. So if you want to go away this Christmas and not worry about your valuable home and possessions at the ..

8 Ways of Soundproofing a House that Actually Work

For those who stay in metro cities, it can be a nightmare to suffer from the entire disturbance created because of the noise outside. Moreover, if you happen to share a wall with your neighbours then things get even worse. A good way of dealing with this problem is to soundproof your house. There are several budget-friendly ideas that you can incorporate. To begin with, you can determine the source of noise and then work on the areas of your house which are the closest to it. Below are the top 8..

Custom Wallpaper – The Best Way to Decorate Your Property

Custom wallpaper is an innovative product which enables you to decorate walls with a design of your choice. While traditional wallpaper may be difficult to apply and remove, custom wallpaper uses a special adhesive which is forgiving, allowing it to be repositioned, with the freedom to change your design or return your wall to normal. Installing your custom wallpaper is easy. Simply peel and stick in the desired spot and use a flat tool to press out any air bubbles. Some vendors may of..

14 Easy, Brilliant and Cheap Garage Storage Solutions

If you have a garage, you'll know this problem all too well. Once an item is no longer being used every day inside your home, but you have decided you definitely need to keep it, it's all too easy to "chuck it in the garage!" But before long, your garage - once so neat and tidy and handy - is an absolute mess. The answer? Some of the smartest garage storage solutions you've ever seen! Moving something out of the house shouldn't mean: You clutter up your beloved garage, and You will ha..

Kitchen Renovation Projects that Bring More Value to Your Home

After many years at the top of the buyer’s checklists, the kitchen and bathroom are still the kings of the home. Whether you’re renovating to sell, or you just want to increase the value of your home in the long term, these are still the most important areas to focus on. It’s no surprise buyers prioritise the kitchen given how much time they expect to spend in it, so much so that many are willing to pay an additional percentage of a home’s selling price for something modern and on-trend...

5 Tips for Saving Money on Cooling Your Home

On a blistering afternoon when the sun is beating down, hot and suffocating, there are few greater pleasures than returning to the comfort of a cool home. But reviewing the monthly utility bill can leave you frozen. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to maximize your energy efficiency. Many of the suggestions in this article take next to no effort to implement, most are inexpensive, and others are even free! With a few easy changes and a fix here and there, you can cool your home in a cost..

How to Design a Home That Uses Land Efficiently

Designing your dream home is equal parts exciting and challenging. But before you even begin the build, it’s important to examine how the land you’re using will impact the type of home you design. If you are yet to purchase land, understanding how your choice impacts house design is going to put you on the front foot when choosing blocks or considering land subdivisions. There’s a lot to consider, but to break it down a little, here are four factors to keep in mind. 1. Slope and ste..

5 Home Appliances That You Should Get Regularly Checked

Homeownership comes with a laundry list of responsibilities. One day you're unclogging a drain, the next you're cleaning gutters. The week after that, you're unclogging the drain again. These issues cover only a few of the fixtures in your home, to say nothing of the other devices you rely on to keep the place in working order. In that regard, no amount of post-it note reminders will suffice. There's simply not enough space on your fridge. But if you prioritize your duties, household maintena..

Home Styling Secrets: Tips from Interior Designers

Arguably, there is no better way to style a home like a pro interior designer than to actually pick the brains of one, or several. If you’re looking to bring in that “wow, who’s your designer I must have their number” effect from every guest that sets foot into your home, then you’re going to have to take a more calculated approach and redefine every space for maximum aesthetic appeal and functionality. Usually, though, one tends to overshadow the other, especially when you’re mov..