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Bring the Hamptons to your home     by   Anna Hayes

16 October 2019

Taking something American and putting an Australian twist on it is the aim of PGH Bricks’ new Coastal Hamptons range...

Style and substance in Stegbar Splashback collection     by   Anna Hayes

14 October 2019

Quality and craftsmanship are two of the most important factors of any family kitchen – while the sole point of the kitchen is functionality, it doesn’t have to be at the expense of style and design...

It's time to get ready for summer!     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

Spring has truly sprung – daylight savings has kicked in, the AFL Grand Final has been and gone, and the countdown to a long, hot summer is well and truly on...

5 tips to spruce up your yard     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

Brickworks Building Products has outlined some tips for those looking to make the most of their outdoor spaces ahead of the summer months...

Splash out on pool safety     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

Being around water is part of everyday Australian life and, for many, that is based around a swimming pool in their own back yard. In 2018/19, 19 Australian children aged up to four years drowned, the majority of which occurred in swimming pools...

If you don't want to move, then improve!     by   Anna Hayes

10 October 2019

As the property market slows, homeowners are choosing to stay in their houses for longer and invest in home improvement projects to suit their lifestyle changes over time...

‘Steeling’ a march with roof technique     by   Anna Hayes

09 October 2019

A re-roofing project in Netley, South Australia gave Boral Roofing the chance to showcase their particular technique, while also solidifying terracotta roof tiles as a timeless and favourite feature of Australian homes...

Wattyl you paint your house with?     by   Anna Hayes

04 October 2019

Wattyl has launched its colour palettes for 2020 and the two options could not be further apart in terms of style!...

Preparing for bushfire season     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Firefighters at work. In February 2009, Victoria experienced one of Australia’s worst bushfire disasters. The Black Saturday bushfires resulted in the highest loss of life from a bushfire, and left many families homeless in its aftermath...

Bushfire safety – Are you playing with fire?     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Australia has entered bushfire season. As the days tick by towards summer, those living in bushfire prone areas are encouraged to examine their buildings and see if there are any enhancements that might help them should disaster strike in the months to come...

Style and safety in non-combustible cladding     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Certified weatherboard can protect a property. If you’re located in a bushfire zone, it’s important to carefully select building materials that will protect your property. James Hardie’s range of premium fibre cement cladding comes in a range of profiles to suit any home design...

A window on the world of bushfire safety     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Windows can play a part in fire protection. While they might seem inconsequential should disaster strike, windows can actually play a crucial role in protecting against interior flam ignition...

Shut the door on fire danger     by   Anna Hayes

26 September 2019

Corinthian's certified doors don't compromise on style. While doors are an important aesthetic feature of a home, it is important to install the ones that are best suited to the area you live in...

Sustainable homes recognised at HIA awards     by   Anna Hayes

25 September 2019

Beaumont Concepts' winning design. A house with zero electricity costs might sound like a dream to many but for Victorian building company Beaumont Concepts and its family-of-four clients, it’s a reality that has just become an award-winner!...

Opening the door on front façades     by   Anna Hayes

11 September 2019

First impressions are crucial and your front door can say a lot about you and the design and décor of your home. Your door both makes a statement and acts as an introduction...

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Dulux Colour Forecast 2020     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

Taking time to go back to basics is the theme of the 2020 Dulux Colour Forecast ‘Essence’, with colours selected in response to life in a madcap, always-on world...

New Porter's range is an adventure in colour and texture     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

Porter’s Paints. Stylist: Heather Nette King. Photographer: Mike Baker. Porter’s Paints has launched its new Smooth Impasto range of uniquely textured colours...

Taking the brush to your teen's bedroom     by   Anna Hayes

09 September 2019

DULUX AUSTRALIA. STYLIST: JULIA GREEN. PHOTOGRAPHER: ARMELLE HABIB Teenagers will be the first ones to tell parents that they need their own space and when it comes to, quite literally, refurbishing their bedroom, it’s important the room can multitask as a sleep, study and entertainment space...

A guide to choosing the brick in your wall     by   Anna Hayes

26 August 2019

Kitchen/living room with exposed brick. PGH Bricks & Pavers has released its 2019 PGH Bricks Style Guide with nine new collections to inspire those building or renovating their home...

Melbourne Home Show 2019     by   Anna Hayes

22 August 2019

The show featured a range of speakers. Thousands of people flocked to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last week for this year’s Home Show, the country’s longest-running building and renovation event...

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