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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...

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...

5 Tiny Homes Without Wheels

Social enterprise Nestd is reinventing the tiny house without the wheel. Remember the remarkable Peak tiny home launched at the Melbourne Home Show? This architecturally designed home (below) raised the bar for passive technology, smart storage and pristine angles. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover....

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...

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...

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 Avoid Design Regrets in your Renovation

Undertaking a home renovation is an exciting time, but it also requires a lot of foresight, research and planning. But for many home renovators, rather than enjoying the final result, they are left feeling a little underwhelmed. Here are the 3 most common design regrets I come across and how...

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...

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...

Darren Palmer’s Kitchen Design Fundamentals

We dissect the wisdom of Darren Palmer, star of Channel 9 series The Block, from his design talks at the Home Show. Not many people know that Darren, before the glitz and the glamour, used to be a graphic designer, in spite of his love for home interiors. He believed...

2019 Trends We’re Excited About

2018 trend we see carrying over to 2019 Australiana 2018 saw us embrace our unique Australian landscape and homegrown heritage, bringing these elements into our homes. Locally sourced timbers such as Blackbutt and Tasmanian Oak made a strong appearance in our furniture selections. A calming colour palette of muted tones,...