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  • Organising your wardrobe

    Organising your wardrobe = organising your home. Sometimes, it takes a desperate plunge to enter the labyrinth that is your wardrobe. Edging your way past shoebox skyscrapers, climbing the mountain of dirty shirts and clearing a path through long forgotten belts, handbags and scarfs can be a challenge, and more than a little off-putting. Organising […]

    Caroma have all the latest news in bathroom tap ware.  The tiniest finishes in your home can have an enormous impact on the look and feel of it. From the shade of white you pick for your walls right down to the colour of your taps, every piece pulls together to help create a unique […]

    Should you buy a white couch?

    Is white right for you? There is nothing quite as lovely for your home as a beautiful, white couch. The pristine feel and the elegant nature of it will make it the focal point of any living room, however, we all know there is danger in giving in to the ‘light’ side. But the modern trend […]

    Always consider the resell value of your home when building. In the excitement that comes from building a new home, home buyers often forget to consider aspects that will increase its resell value. Although selling a brand new home is often far from the mind of the home owner, it is more convenient and cost effective […]

    Should you upsize or downsize your home

    There are plenty of reasons to upsize or downsize your home. As you move through life you will find your requirements in a home will greatly change depending on your family, financial situation and your own personal preferences. Changing homes, locations and getting a new mortgage is a big decision that should be carefully thought […]

    Create an amazing alfresco area

    Outdoor entertainment is fast becoming a staple for every home. Being able to relax in comfort on a summer’s day is a luxury more and more people want to possess. An alfresco area provides shelter from the elements, a secondary cooking area, utilises space and extends your home. For your very own amazing alfresco area, […]

    Colour schemes, furniture, fixtures, flooring, paint and artwork – all are important when pulling together your interior design. Do it successfully, and your home will look stunning. Do just one of these elements wrong, and you may find it ruins the entire space. Avoid home decor disaster with a list of our DOS and DON’TS. […]

    Move over feature walls, colour blocking is in. The beloved feature wall peaked in popularity around the 90’s. While there are still occasions where a feature wall can work, Haymes Paint believes the trend is becoming dated and can take away from the appearance of your home. “Feature walls, as in one wall picked out […]

    The modern rustic interior craze is here to stay. With warehouses, industrial buildings and even old farms or barns acting as inspiration and the rising popularity of the trend, it is easier than ever to find products perfect for this kind of design. Take a look at some of our modern rustic interior design ideas for […]

    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 […]

    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. […]

    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 […]