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Tag Archives: home design


Natural Daylight – The Wow Factor

Interior designers are constantly seeking ways to incorporate elements of natural light inside buildings. Natural daylight transforms a space and enhances the stunning features and overall liveability of indoor spaces. If you are planning on renovating, building, selling or simply upgrading your home, consider adding skylights! They’re a great way...

11 Hot Tips From House Rulers Pete & Courtney

Professional dancers Pete & Courtney just walked away with $250,000 after a nearly perfect score on House Rules. “We started off as just two people from Melbourne who applied for a TV show. One sitting on their couch doing the application and the other saying ‘let’s do it tomorrow because...

House Rules Katie & Alex: Renovating on a Budget

House Rule's favourites Katie and Alex shared down-to-earth advice for improving your home on a budget. When asked about their unexpected loss on series six of the show, Alex replied, "It's all subjective; maybe the pressure got to us! Maybe it was too much for us and the limelight got...

A Guide to Sustainable Housing

An architect, a builder and an energy rater walked into the Home Show to discuss sustainable housing. In this rare talk, Monica Vandenberg from tiny house enterprise, Nestd, picked the brains of three pre-fab professionals. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover. [caption id="attachment_8820" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...

Don’t Sell Your Home Before Doing This First [GUIDE]

Research shows 'staging' your home increases sale price by 10%; property stylist Dean Davis tells us how.   If you are selling a $500,000 property, you could see an extra $50,000 in your back pocket simply by presenting (staging) it at its best. While the extra cash is always handy, staging...

5 Rising Bathroom Trends of 2019

Striking colours, touch-activated tech and beautiful basins; here's the Home Show bathroom countdown.  5 - Mirrors  Mondella Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Mirrors already expand the size of our bathrooms and add a touch of vanity. Exhibitors have doubled down on this practical...

How to Flood Proof Your Home

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that.  Wake...

Why is my budget always out of control?

You got the house, well done! Being on the property ladder is a blessing but not the end to all your problems. Running over budget can be the most infuriating parts of home renovation. Too often than not, we all encounter the same renovation mistakes. We like to think that...

Planning a kitchen renovation? Here’s what you need to know to plan ahead.

Kitchen renovations are complex projects, requiring the input of many different tradespeople at various stages. Whilst every renovation is different, one thing that will ensure the success of any renovation project is planning. Below is a timeline for a typical kitchen renovation so you know what to expect. Day 1-3...

Food for thought when building a new home

For many individuals embarking on the journey of building a new home can seem like a mammoth undertaking and very overwhelming. Homes are no longer built for space and practicality alone, they reflect and express who we are, how we like to live, our social and environmental conscience and our...

Renovations to add value to your home

Renovating is a fast-track solution that can boost your property’s value by making cosmetic or structural changes to a property that add real and perceived value to your property. Here are some of the changes you can make to the different areas of your home to enhance its value. The...

Energy efficiency tips to save you money

Are you planning to build a new home in Perth? With our harsh summer climate, it can be tough to keep energy costs down in summer, while also keeping your home warm in winter. While initially building a home can be expensive, we have put together some tips to create...