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Adding modern life to your style     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

When it comes to our homes 80% of us are primarily concerned with the look of the property, however we need to expect more from what is one of our biggest investments, says architect and James Hardie ambassador, Joe Snell: “The spaces we live in have the power to influence our lives and wellbeing...

Paving the way to backyard trends in 2020     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Low maintenance gardens, foodscaping, urban oases and creating flow through entertaining areas to bring the outdoors in will be at the forefront of 2020 garden and landscaping trends...

A holiday home of two landscapes     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Pic: Andy MacPherson How do you represent the beach and the bushland in one home? This was the challenge faced by Melissa Bonney, director at the Designory design studio, in creating a holiday-home-come-luxury-hotel...

Starting the rebuild...     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

After a tumultuous summer where fires devastated communities all across Australia, thoughts are turning to the clean-up and rebuild process. The government has set up the National Bushfire Recovery Agency...

Property prices will fluctuate in bushfire areas     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Prices will fluctuate in bushfire affected areas. Property prices in bushfire affected areas are set to fluctuate considerably as communities and families try to get back to normal after the devastation of recent fires...

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Rebuilding is possible, says expert     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Good planning is important for building in a bushfire area. The Dean of UNSW Built Environment, Professor Helen Lochhead says that it is possibly to rebuild in bushfire affected areas providing they are well located and designed to standard AS3959...

Tips to save your home from smoke     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Smoke haze over Melbourne. After unprecedented issues with poor air quality, stemming from bushfires across the country, concern for air quality is at an all time high...

Be water wise in 2020     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Be water wise in your garden. As many areas of the country start to rebuild after the devastating summer bushfires, founder of the Greenwall Company Mark Paul has shared some tips on how to be water wise in the your home for 2020...

The alternative outdoor kitchen appliance     by   Justin Felix

05 February 2020

The ‘Aussie dream’ has long been the belief that owning a home can lead to a better life. And if that home has a backyard, then it truly becomes the ‘Great Australian Dream’. As we all know, that’s not as easy as it once was...

Should I Wall Mount My TV?     by   Telewest

04 February 2020

TVs today are sleek, beautiful and slim, meaning they lend themselves to an aesthetically pleasing item of furniture that deserves to be proudly displayed. When it comes to whether or not this means wall mounting or standing it on a unit, there’s much to consider....

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Prominent Features that Make Aussie Garden Sheds Stand Out     by   Melissa Hamler

04 February 2020

In rural or urban areas, from small farms to sophisticated building apartments, sheds form an indispensable part of Australian living arrangements. Since Australians are creative, they have a love affair with sheds within their housing premises, which make their storage diverse and unique...

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A crying shame: the vulnerable houses of America     by   Anna Hayes

04 February 2020

Two companies, NetCredit and NeoMam Studios have teamed up to present an illustrated guide to America’s most vulnerable buildings that could disappear forever...

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Finding inspiration for your home projects     by   Anna Hayes

03 February 2020

Check out the many trade shows around Australia. Whether you’re building from scratch or carrying out a renovation, designing a new home or space can be a taxing job...

Transform your outdoor space with inspiration from trade shows     by   Anna Hayes

03 February 2020

Get some inspiration for your back yard projects. There’s a double whammy of trade shows in August when the Backyard and Garden Show, and the SPASA Victoria Spa and Pool Show take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 8 and 9...

Designers set to flock to DENFAIR in June     by   Anna Hayes

03 February 2020

Get the insight on interior design at DENFAIR. DENFAIR will once again take place in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 18 to 20, with the final day being open to the public...

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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...

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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...

7 situations when only a professional plumber will do     by   Samuel Renotte

03 February 2020

Image source: Canva There are simple plumbing jobs and there are those that are complex. There are also those jobs that sit somewhere in between the two. When your water pressure is low, you can clean the showerhead, check the water metre valve, or do several other easy repairs...

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WHY DO I NEED AN AIR PURIFIER?     by   HomeOutsideImrove

01 February 2020

The basis for health and well-being, as well as the basis for vital energy, is what the body takes from the external environment. To be healthy, you must drink, eat and breathe...

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The Freedom of Building Your Very Own Home     by   Craig Lebrau

01 February 2020

The process of building a home is one that inevitably takes a lot of energy and time to work through from point A to point Z. Around the globe, people have been building their own homes for quite some time and having tremendously inspiring success in doing so...

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