Building + Design

Steel Pergolas: Strength + Styling With Low Maintenance

Steel Pergolas: Strength + Styling With Low Maintenance

Steel pergolas can be very modern and cool or they can be styled to look rustic and warm. But what about their other advantages? Pergolas have always added to the aesthetic beauty of properties and gardens. They are primarily for beautification and shading with options using recycled wood, engineered stone, pine, steel pergolas, and more. Also perfect for sipping discounted wine delivered straight to your door from Vinomofo.   So, have you considered steel pergolas? Some pros and cons you should consider. If you have space in your garden or patio, you can always create a stylish and functional pergola…

DIY Home Renovation Projects. 3 Expert Tips

DIY Home Renovation Projects. 3 Expert Tips

DIY Home Renovation Projects Sometimes there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that you put your blood sweat and tears into a project. That’s definitely the case with DIY home renovation projects. That’s why today, Don’t Call Me Penny is teaming up with Australian Heritage Homes, to discuss DIY home renovation projects for you and your families to explore. Whether you’re working on a budget, a compressed timeline, or you’re going all in, there’s a home renovation project perfect for every situation. Let’s look at a few common scenarios: You’ve just moved in, and there’s nothing personal about the place –…

Pretty Things To Do For Increased Home Protection

Pretty Things To Do For Increased Home Protection

Increased home protection is something with which many people keep up-to-date primarily to keep loved ones safe not necessarily possessions; although both may be considered important. There is no argument that protecting your home and family is very important. Whether you want to focus on protecting them from thieves, natural disasters, accidents, or something else, you don’t want to compromise on your style to do so. You still want a house that looks beautiful, helping to keep you and your loved ones safe at the same time. With that in mind, here are seven pretty things you can do for…

Stylish Living Without Living In Debt

Stylish Living Without Living In Debt

Stylish living and debt don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Whilst many people wish to live in a more stylish home, one of the main reasons stopping them is the cost of everything. Many readers of Don’t Call Me Penny are seeking interior decorating and home maintenance advice that’s within their budget. Adding up all the costs can be a little daunting, but this shouldn’t stop you from seeking stylish living. After all, ‘style’ is subjective. In reality, there are lots of ways in which you can save a surprising amount of money and still live in relative style and a…

Exterior Design Ideas To Reflect Your Interior Decor

Exterior Design Ideas To Reflect Your Interior Decor

Exterior design ideas are sometimes overlooked yet first impressions count. Your guests will have an impression of your interior from the way you present the exterior of your home. If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent a great deal of time thinking about your interior design. Then you act on those ideas and spent months designing, painting, recarpeting, knocking out walls, etc. But while all this is going on, your exterior design ideas have dried up with winter being the usual time of neglect. So maybe it’s time to set about creating a home that looks just as good on…

Minimalist Home Design: How to Get It Right

Minimalist Home Design: How to Get It Right

Minimalist home design isn’t simply sleek, stylish and Scandinavian. It’s a design mindset that can change the way that you live your life. Having a minimal home will definitely help you to be more organized and less stressed. Why? Because this design style enables you to get rid of the clutter that takes up space in your home and occupies your mind. You’ll have more space for the things that matter and your home will look bigger too. If you want to embark on some minimalist home design, you can change your entire property into something sleek and new. Make…

Styling Your Home’s Exterior With Three Simple Tips

Styling Your Home’s Exterior With Three Simple Tips

It’s the first vision of your home that visitors see. So styling your home’s exterior can give clues to the beauty within. The outside of your home is in many respects the most important part of all. This is particularly true at certain times, such as when you are attempting to put the house on the market and want to improve your curb appeal. However, it is likely to be something that any houseproud individual seeks to achieve at any time. If you are keen for your home’s exterior to look as classy and stylish as possible, then read on….

Value Boosting Outdoor Renovations (That You’ll Actually Enjoy)

Value Boosting Outdoor Renovations (That You’ll Actually Enjoy)

Outdoor renovations can sometimes be very expensive. And if they are not done well they won’t significantly increase the value of your home. To add value and not over-capitalise, picking the right project is the key. Building projects can be stressful and there is a risk that your plans and investment don’t add the value you desire. So, as with any renovation project, it’s advisable to ensure your outdoor renovations will add value AND enable you to enjoy your time at home. Gutter protection Okay, so it’s difficult to say that people actually enjoy their gutter guards in the traditional…

Could You Do A CooDo? Luxury Living for Less

Could You Do A CooDo? Luxury Living for Less

Available in Australia, the COODO™ is loved by travel and design enthusiasts around the globe. It’s a modern day alternative to living in suburbia. So what’s all the fuss about? OK, well let’s see – Coodo is European designed, boasts a glazed facade and Feng-Shui construction (ooo-kay), glass curves and high-quality amenities. However, the BEST feature would have to be the portability and what it adds to outdoor or garden style.

Upgrading Your Home Improvement Philosophy

Upgrading Your Home Improvement Philosophy

Does your home improvement philosophy need an overhaul? What I mean by that is, that you may have set thoughts in relation to redecorating, room use, comfort, safety, and home improvements. Home is where the heart is, so the cliche goes. However. the family home should be a place of love, security, and happiness. So it’s no surprise that virtually every homeowner considers home upgrades to be a key priority. From single homeowners to serial home buyers, most people complete a wide range of home improvements over the years. But the chances of success can be diminished when the home…

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming your home with budget-friendly ideas may be important if you feel it needs a little sprucing up. Well, you are not alone. We tend to re-decorate some of the rooms in our house between every 5 and 10 years. Living in the same surroundings year after year can become stale and not in keeping with your needs. This is especially common if your decor is trend-specific. Even if you’re planning on selling your house, it’s still worth considering giving it a style makeover.

Ethical Living : Green Is The New Black

Ethical Living : Green Is The New Black

Ethical living isn’t only about food and fair trade homewares. If green is the new black, is it possible to have a stylish home and be ethical? Yes! Of course it is. Architects have mastered some of the most beautiful homes in the world using ethically sourced products and sustainable materials. From simple touches such as a living roof to solar heating and upcycling. It is now easier than ever to create a stylish ‘green’ home and enjoy ethical living.

Design Build. Five Must-Have Features You’ll Love

Design Build. Five Must-Have Features You’ll Love

Just the words ‘Design Build’ conjure up images of your dream home. So, if you’re lucky enough to design and build your own home, you want to make sure that it’s perfect in every way.

If you’ve spent time researching building a property from scratch, you will have different ideas about what you’d like to include in construction. Many of these things may be luxuries, such as a walk-in steam shower, but what about the features that will make daily life easier – have you thought much about them?

Make 2017 The Year Of Saving Energy with These Simple Home Hacks

Make 2017 The Year Of Saving Energy with These Simple Home Hacks

Saving energy in your home may be more simple than you think. Make 2017 the year YOU save energy, and money, with these simple home hacks.

As a homeowner, you are probably well aware of the environmental and economic struggles your property can bring. If you are environmentally conscious, you may be concerned about the amount of power and heat your home uses, and the effect this can have on our natural world. From a more economical perspective, you may simply be sick of paying a huge energy bill every month; one that leaves you with very little cash to spare. Both of these situations are less than ideal, which is why a lot of people tend to resort to various measures to make their homes more environmentally friendly and cheaper.

Moving House? Try These Three Money Saving Tips

Moving House? Try These Three Money Saving Tips

Moving house can be one of the top three most stressful events in our lives. But it doesn’t have to ruin the excitement of moving to a sparkling new home. It’s hard enough dealing with all the big decisions and stress factors that come with buying a new home. Now that you’ve actually decided to move, you’re going to have to deal with the even more stressful process of actually moving house! There isn’t much you can do to make moving a total breeze. However, you can relieve some of the stress by saving money with these three tips.