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    Dealing with a valuation shortfall

    A home buyer can view their house and land in a different manner to a bank, lender or valuer. Where the home buyer sees future, family, opportunity and home, the banks see risk. Before your lender gives you a loan, they will use a valuer. A valuer assesses your land and home, and if they believe […]

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    Save or splurge: kitchen

    Mixing high-end items for your home with a few less expensive items can give you the perfect blend of products without hurting your hip pocket. Last month we looked at where to save your money and where to spend it in your living room. This time around read our guide to save or splurge: kitchen. […]

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    Creating a beautiful white interior for your home adds an instant elegance. The white on white look will take some effort to perfect, but the clean, neat and stylish result is well worth it. Here are a few tips on how to create a white on white interior. Choose the right white In a previous […]

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    Having plenty of storage space is extremely important when building your new home. Your builder will advise you, however the amount of space required for all of your possessions can be overlooked very easily. It is difficult to visualise how much room you have from a floor plan, so if you find yourself lacking in […]

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    Moving into your new home is an exciting time, however we know it can be expensive. If your budget is tight, take a look at our break down of the home essentials you couldn’t live without. These items are considered necessary to live comfortably and may not instantly be thought of when the time comes […]

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    We would all love to have enough room in our backyard to host a pool, alfresco, garage, play area for the kids and entertainment zone for the adults. However with the growing trend leaning towards smaller blocks, you are more than likely going to end up with a smaller backyard. To get the most out […]

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    Furnishing your home is an exciting process where your personality and inner creativity will have a chance to shine. However, as much as we would love to purchase top-end products for the entire home, the price tag will often prevent us from doing so. Fortunately there are still ways to make your home look beautiful without […]

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    Quite often when comparing builder quotes they vary by many thousands of dollars. While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest option presented to you, it is important to realise that comparing quotes purely on monetary value may in fact cost you more in the long run. This is because you are not always […]

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    Building or buying your first home is a huge learning curve. You will discover new terminologies, new processes and be granted enormous decision-making choices. However, as with anything new, mistakes can be made along the way. Here is a list to help avoid first home buyer mistakes. Remember, it always pays to be prepared! 1. […]

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    Unfortunately it almost always happens – the baby blue or pale pink walls you painstakingly chose for your child will one day become their own personal nightmare. It does not matter how much care or thought you put into that jungle-themed nursery or brightly coloured kids room, it will inevitably become a source of embarrassment […]

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    The perfect shade of white can enhance the look, feel and space of your home. With so many beautiful shades to choose from, you could spend hours contemplating whether ivory, natural or cotton white is right for you. Our preferred paint supplier Haymes have given us some great tips on how different whites affect your […]

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    Having a luxurious bathroom is like having your own sanctuary. There is nothing quite as tranquil as the clean lines and decor of a beautifully designed bathroom, so follow these simple tips to create the elegance you have always wanted in one of the most essential areas of your home. DESIGN Designing your bathroom with lots […]