Anna Hayes's blog

Market insights at Property Expo     by   Anna Hayes

03 February 2020

The Australian Property Expo takes place next month. The 24th Australian Property Expo will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 28 and 29. Featuring over 100 developers and exhibitors, 1,000 homes, and 30 plus investment seminars, the show is free to attend...


Check out your local Home Show     by   Anna Hayes

03 February 2020

The Housing Industry Association runs a number of Home Shows during the year. The Housing Industry Association runs a number of home shows throughout the year in both Melbourne and Sydney...

Tiles to go the extra mile in 2020     by   Anna Hayes

28 January 2020

Australian tile and bathroom-ware company Beaumont Tiles has outlined three key tiling trends that they expect to lead the way in tiling in 2020...

Kohler's taking toilets to the next level of hygiene     by   Anna Hayes

17 January 2020

Kohler's ModernLife back to wall Touchless Toilet. Personal hygiene is a forever growing industry with a many weird and wonderful products out there for the curiously minded...

Be inventive with space invaders      by   Anna Hayes

14 January 2020

Smaller space calls for more inventive use. Statistically, houses are decreasing in size with the average home last year measuring 228.8 square metres, a 1.3% decrease on the previous year...

Sign up to a smarter life     by   Anna Hayes

14 January 2020

Home automation in every aspect of the home looks set to rise. The smart home revolution continues to roll on and it is expected that Australia’s home automation market will be worth approximately $1.9 billion this year, with household penetration hitting over 41% by 2023...

Reducing your carbon footprint     by   Anna Hayes

14 January 2020

Up to 40% of heat escapes from a home through windows. The modern Australian is well aware of the importance of sustainability and energy efficiency, from both a financial point of view and an environmental point of view...

Building for the future     by   Anna Hayes

14 January 2020

Mid-century modern homes will grow in popularity. The construction industry is forecast to return to growth within the next 12 to 18 months and 2020, according to James Hardie product manager Christian Hansen, is the time to re-evaluate how we build...

We've come a long way...     by   Anna Hayes

14 January 2020

Hamptons style homes have become popular in Australia. Home design and inspiration has never been easier than it is today, with access to millions of ideas literally sitting in the palm of your hand...

Nailing it with timber floors     by   Anna Hayes

17 December 2019

Hydrowood – ATFA overall floor of the year winner 2019. The Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) has shared some insights on what to expect when using timber flooring options, from pricing to the expectations of longevity from certain products...

Summer's the time to find the right tradie     by   Anna Hayes

17 December 2019

Summer is upon us so it’s time to start tackling all of those jobs that have been building up around the house. Maybe you’ve been holding off on fixing some wood work; you want to upgrade a piping system; or simply want to carry out a safety check on your electrics...

Flower Power offers tips for drought-hit gardens     by   Anna Hayes

11 November 2019

Flower Power horticulturalist Octavia Jones has shared some tips for how to keep your garden alive during ongoing drought conditions and water restrictions...


Andy and Deb have the Edge (cladding) on The Block     by   Anna Hayes

06 November 2019

An iconic St Kilda building has been transformed as part of this season of The Block. Five teams are renovating five separate three story terraces in the former Oslo Hotel. Edge cladding ran up to the skylight...

Cool down with energy tips     by   Anna Hayes

29 October 2019

Keeping a cool home as the weather heats up is all about balance – while your home can be equipped with plenty of devices to keep the temperature down, it often has a sting in the tail that hits you electricity bill!...

Don't be a drip with water usage     by   Anna Hayes

28 October 2019

As the temperatures continue to rise, Australians need to be mindful of water regulations that may affect them over the coming months...

Bring nature home in a greenwall     by   Anna Hayes

28 October 2019

In recent times, there has been a serious push by people to reconnect with nature; whether it’s by getting out of the city more often or by spending some extra time in the garden, we are all thirsty for more greenery in our lives...


Top 50 Rooms winners announced     by   Anna Hayes

22 October 2019

The winners of the 2019 Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms have been announced with eleven finely crafted entries wowing the judges...

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...