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Benefits of draught sealing old wooden windows

Having draught seals retrofitted into existing wooden windows comes with many benefits. Good quality seals will reduce rattles, noise and dust – just three of the complaints about old wooden windows that many people have. Benefits can be gained without comprising the architectural heritage of a building or contributing to...

‘Passive Design’ – What’s all the fuss about?

Lately, ‘passive design’ has become a buzzword in renovation chats around Sydney. Simply put, it’s designing a building by taking advantage of the site and local climate conditions to naturally maintain a comfortable temperature-range throughout the year by making best use of sunlight, shade and natural ventilation. This reduces the...

Making your investment property shine

Buying an investment property has always meant more to property investors than simply acquiring another asset. An investment property offers an opportunity to establish financial security for the future. The ultimate goal of an investment property is to establish a stable income stream that will set you up for life....

Rethink bamboo

Does bamboo make you think of those loosely tied bamboo poles used to cover up unsightly items or to create privacy as a cheap, quick short-term solution? Think again! Bamboo has come a long way Today bamboo is largely used to improve the overall look of existing homes or new developments...

Bathroom trends

Any great bathroom is a harmonious balance of new and old. This year, we will see bold colours, patterns and textures dominate new renovations and commercial fit-outs in place of neutral themes and ‘safe’ design work — it is safe to say, 2018 is the year of the ‘brave’ bathroom....

Hottest interior trends for 2018

While 2017 saw us drifting into calm atmospheres of muted hues, and handcrafted shapes and organic dimensions, 2018 will slowly transport us into a world of uplifting colours and more interesting and bold geometrics with a burst of luxe, while maintaining a bohemian style. Bespoke will become a word more...

Tips to deck out a small outdoor area

A wide, spacious backyard is not essential if you want to add a luxurious deck so you can enjoy the great outdoors at home. A bit of creative thinking is all that is needed to make the most of your outdoor space, even if you have a terrace or small...

How the right door can change your lifestyle

Doors might not seem like an essential design element, but underestimating their role could have a significant impact on your lifestyle. If you're building or renovating your dream home, here are three reasons why selecting the right door can benefit your home and family. They look great It might seem...

Create Better Outdoor Living

Enhance your lifestyle and the value of your home by creating an inviting outdoor room. Here, we look at innovative solutions for transforming alfresco spaces large and small. One of the main features people look for in a home is an attractive outdoor area – the bigger the better –...

Are You Ready to Store Sunshine?

Energy prices impact every household budget. In the past few years energy prices have doubled and people are looking for solutions to help with the cost of living. Homeowners across the country are using the sun to power savings on their electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint by installing...

5 Top Tips for Decorating

You’ve seen beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines. You’ve seen beautiful furniture and accessories in retail outlets. You’ve seen amazing transformations on TV shows such The Block, Reno Rumble and Home Rules. But how do YOU create a beautiful transformation in YOUR own home? By following a few simple...

How to Create a Design Brief for Your Pool

“Design Brief” is basically a fancy term for what you do and don’t want. It can be as specific or general as you like. Creating a design brief will give you and your pool designer a great head start when it comes to your initial design concept. When starting on...