Easy Home Maintenance Tips for A Quick Fix Up

Easy Home Maintenance Tips for A Quick Fix Up

Looking for easy home maintenance tips? Most people are because it’s often simple and regular maintenance that will help retain the longevity and beauty of your home. Few people understand just how much work goes into maintaining a home until they buy one of their own. So easy home maintenance tips help you to quickly spruce up your home for functionality and style. Start at the top. Regularly inspect your attic and roof, clean out your gutters and garbage disposal, and replace or clean your air conditioner filter every two weeks, along with many other jobs you would normally have…

Garden Comfort: 5 Ways To Make Your Outside Space Liveable

Garden Comfort: 5 Ways To Make Your Outside Space Liveable

Garden comfort allows us to utilise outdoor spaces as an extension of our indoor spaces. With just a few tips and ideas, your outdoor area will have a desired level of garden comfort for you to enjoy for longer. When it comes to making the most of your garden, comfort is an essential consideration. Regardless of whether your outdoor space is a balcony, patio, courtyard or bigger garden, the level of garden comfort will denote how useful is the space. Now is a great time to start thinking about maximizing the comfort in your garden. If you begin to plan…

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Redecorating tips are devoured by home lovers who have ‘The Block’ and ‘Fixer Upper’ on speed dial. We all love a beautifully decorated home but perhaps don’t give the process much thought. It doesn’t just ‘happen’ but it can happen for you. Your home is likely to be a really comfortable place to live. After all, one of the core functions of a home is to be functional and liveable. Perhaps you’ve spent time choosing the perfect sofa and a fabulously comfortable bed. But that’s not decorating, is it? So these redecorating tips may have you re-thinking what makes a…

Creating Unique Homes: Goodbye Cookie Cutter House

Creating Unique Homes: Goodbye Cookie Cutter House

Creating unique homes is a goal to which we should all strive. Our homes reflect our personalities, lives and loves. Your life is unique to you so your home should be as unique as you are. And the good news? When creating unique homes only a few rules apply. Creating unique homes is easy… and not easy. It’s easy to craft a home that is a little, well, boring. Sure, it can be well put-together and look aesthetically pleasing, but there’s little that makes it stand it from all the other homes on the street. The tough bit is that…

Australian Travel: Don’t Leave Home ‘Til You’ve Seen Australia

Australian Travel: Don’t Leave Home ‘Til You’ve Seen Australia

Australian travel could be seen as the last frontier. There are wild lands, grand beauty, untold treasures and incredible gourmet delights still waiting to be discovered. Your next holiday should be within Australia, and here’s why. When most of us plan our holidays, we tend to think of far-flung lands. We think of the classic holidays that everyone should experience at least once; backpacking across Europe, Route 66 through North America, exploring the incredible culture and history of the south-east Asian nations. But what about doing the same in your own backyard? Embrace Australian travel. The concept of a “staycation”…

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Your next level garden is within reach with a little imagination, some planning and, of course, great style tips from Don’t Call Me Penny. You’re welcome 😉 Now, it’s not overly difficult to get a presentable garden or even a next level garden. Ensure the grass is green and trim, that the garden and patio areas are cleaned up, and you have a table and chairs. At this point you’re essentially ready to bask in the sunshine in a fairly acceptable way. But when it comes to loving summer the proper way, then who wants to settle for ‘acceptable’? Not…

Children Vs A Clean Home – This Is How You Can Have Both

Children Vs A Clean Home – This Is How You Can Have Both

A clean home is a happy home, right? Well it ought to be because clutter and dirt can do your head in. But when you are a busy parent trying to keep a happy clean home, can your kids be sabotaging you? Many parents think that they have to give up a clean home as soon as they welcome their first child. After all, babies and young children are known for being exceptionally messy, and they don’t exactly go hand-in-hand with neat and tidy interiors. You will find that their sticky hands get everywhere and, as soon as they are…

The Advantages To Narrow Block Home Building

The Advantages To Narrow Block Home Building

Narrow block home building has become the norm in many parts of Australia, and the world. Whilst there is no denying that the idea of owning a massive plot of land with a big house and lots of space is desirable for many, the possibility is becoming a distant dream. This is not only because property is expensive, but also because space is at a premium in the major cities in Australia. However, it is not all doom and gloom, as there are some wonderful advantages to narrow block home building, as you will discover in further detail below. They…

Essential Tips for A Well-Lit Home

Essential Tips for A Well-Lit Home

A well-lit home makes your living, sleeping, work and relaxation spaces more functional and enjoyable than most people realise. Yet creating a lighting plan or giving consideration to suitable lighting is often last-minute or forgotten completely. Not with these expert tips. When homes and additions are designed, many owner-builders can forget about the important role played by lighting. A well-lit home will create a cosy atmosphere where desired, make a room look larger, enable tasks to be more functional, and be used to highlight features or key points in a room (not to mention, making it a nicer place in…

Builders From Hell… and How To Banish Them

Builders From Hell… and How To Banish Them

Builders from hell are the biggest stress point for people building and renovating a home. As an Interior Designer, I speak with clients who have had awful experiences (luckily not with anyone I have recommended). So what can you do? Choosing the right contractor is vital when you’re building or renovating a house. You need to spend time comparing quotes and asking for recommendations from previous customers to make sure that they’re reliable… and not builders from hell. Even then, there’s the chance that their work won’t be up to scratch or, in some cases, might not be finished. If…

Going Camping (or Glamping) And How To Prepare

Going Camping (or Glamping) And How To Prepare

Going camping can be super fun when you are a kid and nothing matters but running amok and investigating new and intriguing places. But when you’re an adult, going camping raises a whole raft of new responsibilities. If you have never been on a camping trip or you are not all that experienced in this super outdoor activity, you may be wondering what you need to plan when you are going camping. Well, I’m going to cover these off in this article to make the whole task of planning your adventure that little bit easier. Going Camping: Decide Who is…

4 Fabulous Home Boosters To Give You More Space

4 Fabulous Home Boosters To Give You More Space

Your fabulous home must be functional as well as stylish to ensure you love where you live. So if you need more space or the illusion of more space, ensure the changes you make work with your lifestyle AND contribute to you having a fabulous home. When you have your interior design hat on you you may wish you had more space with which to work. You immerse yourself in the stunning home design magazines and long to recreate the chic interiors that are spread across the glossy pages. You may even tell yourself you’ll have a fabulous home if…

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed garden living CAN be obtained with a few simple tips and ideas. No matter the size of your outdoor space, you can create relaxed garden living to suit your lifestyle… and budget. When it comes to relaxing at home, most of us are pretty handy at ensuring our living rooms and bedrooms cater to our comfort needs. But relaxation stretches beyond four walls; there’s also the matter of relaxed garden living. Regardless of how big or small your garden space is, finding ways to increase the level of comfort will encourage you to entertain friends and family over the…

Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern glamour? I’m your girl. Think Art Deco, classic 60s’, Emma Peel, Palm Springs, Palazzo style, elegant and cool. Modern glamour is really just reinvented old glamour, and the fabulous rules still apply. Make a statement but play it cool. So how can you achieve that? Modern glamour style is seriously grown-up and also playful. It’s not a severe or minimalist style, it’s about creating contrast, playing with textures, using glass and metal to great effect, and cocooning your home in.. well…. GLAM.   The Scintillating Surprises of Modern Glamour Create surprises by using the best of different styles, such…

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

The interest in caravan renovation has increased in unison with the Tiny House Movement and the love of retro and recycling. So when alumni from ‘The Block’ get involved, you know the results are going to be AWESOME. Michael and Carlene Duffy, hosts of ‘Ready, Set, Reno’ and ‘The Block’ alumni, have taken caravan renovation to a fun and vintage DIY place. ‘Vonnie the Van’ was a neglected vintage Viscount van but now has a fabulous new lease of life. Self-confessed ‘caravan geeks, Michael and Carlene are delighted that the humble caravan is making a dynamic comeback as Australians seek…