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5 Common Landscaping Mistakes To Avoid     by   Mark Stanley

20 August 2018

We cannot deny that a gorgeous landscape is every homeowner’s dream. A beautiful home is not complete without a yard you can be proud of, but it’s not as easy as it seems and many people fall victims tolandscaping mistakes that could have been easily prevented in the first place...

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DIY-friendly paving patterns      by    (not verified)

20 August 2018

With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin sprucing up your outdoor entertaining area. Creating a solid foundation is important so the best place to start is from the ground up – with pavers, turf and pebbles...

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Window compliance     by   Can you Subdivide?

18 August 2018

Both the Planning Scheme - in particular RESCODE and Building regulations emphasise the importance of window design and sill heights to mitigate overlooking onto neighbouring properties. Positioning privacy screen There are a few design solutions...

Colour palettes from your favourite TV shows     by   Adelle King

17 August 2018

TV shows can provide an endless source of design inspiration, with colours chosen to set the tone and mood of a show before any of the characters utter a word...

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What would make home renovators remove asbestos?     by   Adelle King

16 August 2018

The Australian Government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has released the findings of its research that looked at the factors that would make home owners more likely to remove asbestos in the future...

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Snip your garden into shape     by    (not verified)

16 August 2018

Spring is often a welcome relief to sun-loving Aussies, especially as gardens come out of hibernation and begin to put on fierce floral displays...

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5 Helpful Tips With Updating Your Kitchen     by   Adam Smith

15 August 2018

The kitchen, as they say, is the heart of every home. If you want to improve this particular part of the house, the most important things you need to consider are functionality, convenience and style...

5 Good Reasons to Invest In Vinyl Wrap Kitchen Doors     by   Adam Smith

15 August 2018

Many homeowners spend a fortune updating the look of their kitchens. After all, kitchen remodelling is one of the home improvement projects that add the most value. But you don't have to overspend in prettifying your kitchen...

Cleaning Do and Don't for Laminated Doors      by   Adam Smith

15 August 2018

Laminate kitchen cabinet doors have been popular for years, but they often have a bad reputation for continuing to look good. However, much of this is due to improper cleaning that can compromise the integrity of the finish and leave it vulnerable to further damage...

4 Steps to Get Rid of Mould In Air Ducts     by   Tom's Duct Cleaning

14 August 2018

Black mould in air ducts is poisonous, they can be found in any setting that provides food. Humid and stale environments give this fungus all the food it needs to thrive. Including inside walls and inside vents and other ductwork...

Dual Occupancy costs     by   Can you Subdivide?

11 August 2018

Your backyard might be large enough to build a second dwelling; or the land could be wide enough to accommodate a duplex. You will need a Planning Permit for the dual occ and a Building Permit before you can start to build...

Ways to Keep Your upholstery Free From Dust Mites Without Using Chemicals     by   Austin Baines

02 August 2018

The microscopic entities – dust mites live inside soft furnishings at your home. The feed on dead cells shed from animals and the human body. A smaller population of them does not cause much harm. However, when the population exceeds the safe levels, their large number is problematic...

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Better ideas for bigger area – landscaping tips for large backyards     by    (not verified)

31 July 2018

Land sizes across Australia have been shrinking so it’s no surprise that the majority of backyard design and gardening advice focuses on achieving great style in small spaces...

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Designing healthy bathrooms     by   Adelle King

31 July 2018

Like a green kitchen , a ‘healthy’ bathroom will be designed for the good of the homeowners (both now and in the future), with minimal impact on the planet...

5 Tips To Keep Your Garage Concrete Floors Clean     by   Concrete Hire

31 July 2018

Your garage floor takes some heavy duty use on a daily basis and keeping it clean probably isn’t your list of regular domestic chores...

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Being white on track     by    (not verified)

30 July 2018

Introducing white to your interior walls creates an immediate ambiance of sophistication, freshness and timeless style. However there are many shades of white and the choices can appear endless, especially when the white you select appears to look different on the wall...

Designing kitchens for health and wellness     by   Adelle King

30 July 2018

Jenefer Gordon (Eat Bathe Live) - Winner KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year Vic/Tas With the wellness movement gaining momentum in homes across the country, and an increasing green conscious within many Australian families, the Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi) is often asked about ways...

Healthy homes     by   Adelle King

29 July 2018

While most people would assume that the increasing focus on energy efficient housing by home owners, builders, developers and governments is a good thing, some argue that it’s come with a trade-off...

Industry Standard on Installation of Windows and Doors Australia     by   GEM Windows and Doors

27 July 2018

Industry Standard on Installation of Windows and Doors Australia Source: AWA Australian Window Association Installation At all times manufacturer's installation will be the predominant procedure for the installation of proprietary windows...

All’s wellness     by   Adelle King

27 July 2018

It looks like housing that puts people’s health at the centre of design, creation and redevelopment is the next frontier in real estate, according to The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Build Well To Live Well report...

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