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If you are in the midst of planning a kitchen renovation, there are plenty of possibilities on offer. Remodelling your kitchen can be a fun and inspiring project, but there are also many difficulties associated with it. It can be tough to step back and look at the space as a whole and cohesive environment. We […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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