fbpx

Author Archives: Nicole McGovern


Desert Flame: Reimagining The Iconic Camp Fire For A Luxury Outback Retreat

Uluru is quite literally the heart of Australia. This magnificent rock formation represents the nation’s natural history and heritage and plays spiritual home to the world’s oldest living culture, the indigenous Australians. Fire is at the heart of many indigenous myths and it’s also essential for regeneration of the landscape....

Tile Trends: Smarter Tiles

ColorTile continually updates its extensive tile technology collection with the latest in international and domestic trends. ColorTile have recently released a new collection dedicated to smarter tiles for easier lifestyles. The international and domestic tile industry is continually advancing to satisfy customers’ demands, as well as to keep up with...

How To Keep Your Home Cosy This Winter

Sydney's climate is quite mild, which allows us to often forget how cold our homes actually get.  It can be difficult to heat up a home if it has been solely designed to stay cooler in summer. A main culprit letting heat escape in the home are windows and doors,...

Things To Consider When Renovating Your Home

Renovating a property can be rewarding, but can also throw a few challenges especially if it’s an apartment. There are neighbours to consider, but there are also the issues of access, council or body corporate approvals, let alone hidden issues associated with the age of the property. There are a...

dFENCE ePOD: Homegrown Innovation

Craig Harwood isn’t too keen on the word ‘entrepreneur’. He’s a businessperson, sure, but he comes from an extensive tactical policing background. Saving lives has always been a big part of who Craig is. Today, this local innovator runs a global company, dFENCE. dFENCE was founded on the idea that...

8 Essential Questions To Ask Your Builder

Embarking on a homebuilding journey can be overwhelming at times and for some, an unfamiliar territory. Research is key in a successful and smooth homebuilding process, and there are several key factors to take into consideration when you choose a builder. We have collated the most important questions for you...

Smart Home Trends 2020

Our homes are getting so smart, soon we'll be paying their tuition fees! Here are some genius products graduating out of the next decade. Smart Home Hub Here's a round-up of the new Smart Home Hub feature which contained some pretty impressive voice-controlled tech.  SyncWise Smart Building Solutions The...

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...

8 Unmissable Home Show Features

From Street of Houses to Eco Town and Ask a Designer, check out these interactive experiences – found only at the Home Show over the last few years. Baahouse Smart tiny home & speaker series  Anyone who attended Brisbane Home Show this year will remember the mesmerising open plan...

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...

9 Energy Efficient Products Will Save You Thousands

Australia is ranked 18th out of 25 countries for energy-efficient houses; here, we run through 8 energy-saving products. Luke Menzel, CEO of Australia’s Energy Efficiency Council, said, “While this result is disappointing, it points to a huge opportunity. We can quickly cut energy bills while making our homes more comfortable...

Getting Dirty with Landscaper Matthew Daly

Multi-award-winning Perth landscaper, Matthew Daly, shared no-nonsense DIY pointers at the Home Show. Matthew’s landscaping firm MJD Landscapes & Design has been around for over fifteen years and won scores of accolades. Trophy Cabinet ✉️ Invitation to International Melbourne Garden Show x 2 🥇Gold, Silver medal & Peoples choice Perth...