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..
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..
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..
Melbourne - there's plenty to love about it. It's stylish, it's seriously street-arty, and it's totally dynamic. It's the cultural capital of Australia, with its distinctive Gold Rush architecture, excellent museums, edgy night venues, endless sports. But visiting is one thing, and moving to Melbourne is quite another. What's for sure is that you will eventually settle into and love the cosmopolitan rhythm of Melbourne life. But if only you had a magic wand to produce a list of things you wis..
When speaking of interior design, you need to know that there are a lot of rules regarding almost every single aspect of it. From colour combos to furniture placement and size, there just seems to be plenty of dos and don’ts you need to be aware of. But, you know what? Rules are there to be broken, so don’t hesitate to rely more on your gut feeling and follow your heart when decorating, because only that way you will be able to create a space that truly feels personal. Therefore, let’s ..
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..