Category: Design

Guide to buying in a bushfire zone

The beginning of summer heralds the start of the bushfire season. Different types of properties have different vulnerabilities based on their structure. If you’re planning to buy or renovate, our list below gives you an excellent guide on how to review your property for fire susceptibility and highlights some elements of the structure of your…
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Top tips to prepare your home for bushfire season

The new extended bushfire season occurring each summer means preparations to secure our homes against ember attack and flames should never be far from our thoughts. While we all hope we’ll never see another summer like 2019-2020, everyone who lives in a bush setting, whether in the city or rural areas, should take the opportunity…
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10 storage solutions for older homes

Buyers love the character of older homes even though they may lack modern architectural benefits that minimise the environmental impact or feature clever, 21st-century storage solutions. Whether we’re talking a beautiful federation home or a classic 70s-style house, smart storage solutions in the nooks and crannies of their often quirky designs always command buyer attention.…
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Eleven top tips for a great home office

The coronavirus lockdown has forced millions of us to work from home and find a hitherto unknown balance between work, life and our children’s education. Around kitchen and dining room tables, it’s been chaotic. Still, this work from home strategy has won widespread approval among office workers who have experienced an increase in their productivity,…
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9 ways to achieve Hamptons style

Hamptons-style homes are luxurious and airy – perfect for Australia yet created half a world away on for the coastline of Long Island, New York. Their elegant, timeless embrace of natural timbers, natural light and outdoor living has made this design approach hugely popular and a high-value choice for renovators. Hamptons homes are immediately recognisable…
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7 ways to embrace shabby chic

Shabby chic is the perfect interior design to make a statement on a limited budget. But striking a balance between elegance and Bohemian requires some preparation to understand what looks great and what looks just plain old shabby. Shabby chic should provide a vibe of care-free relaxation without feeling fussy or contrived. Also known as…
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7 ways to keep your renovation on track

DIY television shows can lead you to believe that a renovation can be completed over a weekend, but the reality usually takes a lot longer, and involve some stress before you’ll reap the rewards. Here’s our guide to minimising the drama. 1. Do your research One of the greatest risks with a renovation is overcapitalising,…
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6 reasons to choose bamboo flooring

Few facets of a home have a bigger impact than beautiful wooden flooring. It offers a flowing, rich beauty that gives each room a sense of belonging to the rest of the home. With interior design trends now focused on the values of nature and wellbeing in the home, wooden floors are a healthy alternative…
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6 reasons why we love 70s homes

Unique, rebellious house design was as good a reason to love the 1970s as any fondue dinner party, David Cassidy album, Farrah Fawcett hair-do, or pair of flared jeans. Architects broke away from convention in the 70s, designing homes that did not conform to a style beyond being eclectic and original. While these homes eschewed…
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10 tips for a top laundry

The laundry is no longer the little room at the back of the house that you try to hide away. It has become a focal point for modern buyers who want an organised workspace rather than an indoor junkyard of everyday junk that doesn’t have a home elsewhere. An average of six hours each week…
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