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Our climate in Sydney is varied yet fairly predictable - our homes need to withstand heat and humidity in summer and moderately cold temperatures in winter. More »
How many houses have a hall these days? By ‘hall’ I mean an actual room into which the visitor steps before getting to the rest of the living accommodation, rather than a tiny vestibule with just enough space for a hallstand. More »
Your new home or extension starts from the moment you sit down with the architect or home designer to discuss the plans.Those extensive sheets of paper full of detailed drawings and figures can be daunting, but it is absolutely crucial that you can relate them to what you want. More »
Drawers and drawer systems are becoming increasingly popular: they’re quiet, well-organised and efficient and look great too. It wasn’t that long ago that cupboards held the monopoly for storage space in the kitchen. These days, however, kitchens have been given a facelift, driven by a consumer desire for drawers instead of doors. More »
In addition to keeping it watertight and looking it’s best, your health and the environment are two important factors to consider when choosing a roof flashing solution to install on your home. More »
Harnessing the potential of passive solar design helps reduce both power bills and carbon emissions, writes Australian House & Garden’s Sarah Pickette. Another winter, another round of expensive heating bills, right? Not if your home has been built with passive solar principles in mind. More »
From organic cotton clothing to coveted hybrid vehicles, being conscious of one’s global impact is a hot new trend. Madeleine Watson discovers the ways the bathroom scene is also going green. As seen in Melbourne Home Design & Living
Because of the ever-increasing cost of electricity, clotheslines are becoming more an essential item around the home than ever before. Clotheslines are just about the only thing left that wont cost anything to run, and will still work well to produce the results. More »
With land sizes decreasing, privacy and screening of our outdoor space is becoming more important to avoid imposing neighbours. Privacy screens are a great way to return the sense of privacy to a small space, without disrupting the feel of an open space. More »
Australians love to spend time outdoors indulging in the many pleasurable pastimes our wonderful climate allows. We also love water and it’s a love that blooms at a very young age.
After all, how many of us grew up with a backyard swimming pool we could cool down in come the weekend? More »
Selling your home is all about marketing your asset to maximum advantage, writes Australian House & Garden’s Harvey Grennan, and choosing the right agent is crucial for a successful campaign. The internet is your major marketing tool and you must use it well. More »
Whenever there is uncertainty in the housing market and people are unwilling or unable to move in order to upgrade their living arrangements, renovations and extensions come into their own. In the case of many inner city homes this often means that the only way is up. More »