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Dreaming of Living in Bali? 4 Simple Ways to Bring the Tropical Look to Your Home

Bali, also known as the Land of the Gods, is a breathtaking paradise brimming with luxurious beach resorts. An enchanting combination of drama, dance, colour, and art. Does that sound like something you’d like for your home? We can’t all live near the beach, but we can certainly infuse the tropical spirit! There are four […]

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7 Super-Easy Ways to Save on Home Renovation

Did you know that in Australia, it can cost anywhere between $20,000 to $300,000 to renovate an entire house? Take a look at project estimates for typical renovation tasks, based on our survey of over 50,000 quotes: Home Renovation Task Typical Quoted Prices Flooring installation $10,000 Window installation $5,000 Carpet installation $2,500 Insulation installation $6,000 […]

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5 Surprising Advantages of Tiny Houses In Australia

Imagine trying to fit an entire home into a building with less than 40sq/m of internal floor space –  approximately the size of one or two typical Australian bedrooms. Would you do it? Because more and more people around the world are doing it, including in Australia, provided they can get past the red tape. […]

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39 Designer Secrets to Renovating Tiny Living Spaces

Space is becoming a luxury commodity as property prices continue to rise and more apartment buildings sprout in our congested cities. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average floor size of a new home and apartment is 183.6 and 124.8 square metres, respectively – the smallest size in over two decades. Fact: Did […]

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Can I Replace Halogen Bulbs With LED?

You’re at the electronics store and you’re feeling somewhat adventurous. All this talk about LED technology has left you wondering whether it’s time to switch from your halogen lamps to something more low-maintenance. You’re on the right track. LEDs are expected to reach 61% penetration into the global lighting market by 2020. They use less […]

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Renovating a Small Living Area

Research has shown that homes in Australia and New Zealand have decreased in size over time. In fact, house size has hit an all time low in 22 years. The main reason for this is because more apartment buildings are on the rise, which means that floor space will be less than a traditional stand-alone […]

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10 Projects to Tackle Around Your Home if You are Thinking of Selling

Selling a home is a big decision. Reasons for selling your home can include: You’re moving to a new location You need funds that the sale of the home can provide The current market conditions make it a good time to sell and capitalise on your home’s increased value When selling a home, especially in […]

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How Do You Cure Concrete?

There are several methods to cure concrete and the most common and the most effective ones are: Water curing Water retaining Sealing and chemical coating All of these methods have the same idea – to maintain the moisture inside the concrete slab, so it grows strong and doesn’t become too porous. Careful and patient curing […]

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What Colours Can You Paint Your Family Room?

A family room is where the family congregates to socialise and relax. It is one of the busiest rooms in a home and therefore, proper thought should be put when planning the colour scheme to paint the room. The family room meets the needs of different people and for different purposes within a family. It […]

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