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Winning Tips From The Block’s ‘power couple’

Fresh off their first guest bedroom win on The Block, Jesse and Mel shared their winning tips with fans at the Home Show. Day in the life 👷‍♀️ Being on the Block is not a glamorous affair. By Sunday morning, host Scott puts the tools down and gives you a...

Jesse & Mel – How to Get on The Block

Curveballs, bunk beds and raw emotion; Jesse and Mel shared Block secrets, stories and tips at the Home Show. Let's rewind for a second and find out more about The Block's 'power couple'. Before the Block, Jesse Raeburn was a tradie tiler working on luxury apartments including Mirvac, Lendlease and...

7 Questions for a Tiny House Builder

Ric Butler is a straight-talking, veteran tiny house builder who shared his experiences with the Home Show crowd. Our tiny tale begins with four mates who banded together to start Tinyhouse2go. Built by a builder, designer, cabinet maker and a businessman, their homes start at $80,000. The bespoke builds take...

Fundamental House – a Fresh Take on Multi-generational Living

Fundamental House is a compact ‘forever house’ designed for a couple of retirees. Its environmental design and space-efficient planning make excellent use of the site, allowing them to live near their children and give them room to roam. Around One in five Australians* is now in a multi-generational living arrangement, where mum and...

Creating Amazing Homes

Making the decision to renovate or build your dream home can be quite daunting, especially if this is your first time undertaking such a project. Engaging an architect to create your vision will take the stress out of all design and construction stages as they work alongside you. Their experience...

Three Birds Share Renovation Stories

From corporate careers to steel cap boots; best friends Lana, Erin and Bonnie shared their story at the Home Show. 11 renovations, 22 bathrooms, a sponsored web series and 22 years of friendship; the Three Birds are unstoppable. Would you guess they started with absolutely no experience in renovation? These...

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...

Reach For The (Green) Stars

Much like health star ratings on supermarket food packaging, Green Stars illustrate a building’s interior and exterior sustainability. Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) encouraging sustainability in the built environment for over 17 years. GBCA works with governments to architects, universities and even homeowners. Their mission is to set a high...

Explore Your Floor Plan in VR

The Home Show is already known for modern technology and design; Property Start 360 bolstered that claim with their virtual reality (VR) approach to traditional floor plans. The term VR is often thrown around these days. Everyone is trying to capitalise on the exciting new tech. Yet, past the impressive...

The Granny Flat Boom Is Not Slowing Down

100 granny flats a week are being constructed in Sydney (up 300% in five years) as homeowners see a growing opportunity to earn up to $420 per week in rental income or accommodate their elderly family. ‘Granny flat’, ‘grannexe’ or ‘fonzie flat’; there are many names but the concept is...

Your Guide On Choosing The Right Builder…

Ready to carry out that new renovation? Is it time to start building your new home? You have invested a lot of time and energy into envisioning how you want your home to be and so you should. A home is much more than concrete and walls, it’s the space...

5 Home Renovation Trends For 2019

If you are looking to renovate in 2019, these 5 trends should give you some inspiration, ideas and maybe some pause for thought about how you might approach your project. Some of these trends aren’t new but show no signs of going away, others have emerged more recently and look...