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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]