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    The living room – or ‘lounge room’ – needs to be a beautiful space in your home. It is the place where you can entertain your guests. The place where you go to relax. The place where a family can spend time with one another, or enjoy a TV show or movie. Our list of […]

    tile designs

    Contemporary flair and architectural flows are influencing home interiors – and it’s not just soft furnishings that are getting a makeover. Beaumont Tiles has reported a resurgence of interest in structured and textured tiles with sales/interest in this category jumping by 15 per cent over the past 12 months. Modern structures like New York’s Guggenheim […]

    offset account

    Make the most of an offset account

    An offset account linked to your mortgage can be a great way to reduce the amount of time and interest you pay on your home loan. An offset account works in the same manner as your everyday banking account with one crucial difference – the balance is offset daily against money you owe on your […]

    passive home

    Have you considered passive design for your home? Passive home design refers to any device or structure that takes advantage of the surrounding environment, climate or elements to help passively heat, cool and light your home, supplementing the use of active temperature-control systems. Passive homes offer a huge range of benefits to home buyers, including […]

    window options

    Few people realise the difference window coverings can make to your home. Not only are there valuable energy-related benefits, but beautiful curtains, blinds or shutters can make a room look ‘complete.’ These days, there is a huge range of window coverings you can choose for your home. Brett Martin of Dollar Curtains & Blinds says […]

    beautiful bathroom

    We love a really good bathroom or ensuite. With so many different styles out there, it can be hard choosing one that works for you and fits in well with the rest of the house. With this in mind, we have picked out a few of our favourite looks to help inspire you to create […]

    Split level home

    Difficult, sloping blocks can be time-consuming, impractical and costly to excavate. Slab homes dug into a slope can often result in steep driveways, large retaining walls and an unattractive façade. In some cases it may even be impossible to reduce the slope of the land to the point you can build a standard home on […]

    2016 home trends and forecasts

    In the busy and time-precious world we currently live in, our homes have truly become our sanctuaries. Being able to choose appliances, colours and the interior design of your home is a fun and exciting way to help achieve this and make the home really yours. From style tips to modern conveniences, we asked several […]

    common decorating mistakes

    Finally having the chance to decorate your own home is always an exciting experience. As much as we try though, we can’t all be the next Martha Stewart. It is more than likely at one point or another we will fall victim to some common home decorating mistakes. To help protect you and your home […]

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    Keeping indoor plants in your home offers a wide range of benefits. Not only are they great for decorating, but there are also several health benefits to be gained from keeping plant life around the house. With more and more people opting to include some greenery in their lives, here are some of the specific […]

    facade inspiration

    First impressions do matter, so choosing the right façade for your home is important. An attractive façade can not only increase the value of a house, but it also sets the tone for the entire home. Before looking at some of our façade inspiration, be sure to consider the following points: The surrounding landscape. If […]

    creating a home office

    Tips and tricks for creating a home office that works. If your job allows you the flexibility to telecommute, or if you’re working as a freelancer from home, you may find yourself needing a home office. When working from home there needs to be a fine balance where the space is professional enough for you […]