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Dream Home Building and the 7 Tips You Need To Know

Dream Home Building and the 7 Tips You Need To Know

Dream home building is on the wish list of virtually anyone who loves their home life or is addicted to watching reality reno shows. However, dreaming and building are two different things. Building a new house from scratch is challenging and requires a lot of planning. However it does provide you with an opportunity for dream home building. From choosing the perfect location to thinking about décor details, there are plenty of aspects to consider when building your new haven. You should take some time to plan the entire building and designing process in every detail. Dream home building requires…

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

The desire to create space can be a dilemma in modern homes. Many people around the world live in small or period homes that are not designed for modern life. And it’s not just storage. Our modern lives demand both privacy and communal spaces drenched in sunlight and fabulously functional. If you are struggling with storage or how to create space, there are several design options to make the most of your home without moving. There are options for different budgets to help you gain more comfort and function from your home. Create Space With An Extension The most obvious…

Foolproof Moving House Tips for A Hassle-Free Day

Foolproof Moving House Tips for A Hassle-Free Day

Moving house is a big step in any family’s life, but it’s also one that requires a lot of careful planning and consideration.So you’ll love these foolproof moving house tips to help you. You’re probably very eager to pack your things and move away to start an adventure in a new place, but you need to avoid being too hasty when it comes to weighing up your many options. Moving house can be very costly and stress-inducing, but there are ways to alleviate these burdens. This should be an exciting experience, and a clearly-structured plan will help to ensure that….

Mastering The Art of Home Maintenance

Mastering The Art of Home Maintenance

Are you interested in mastering the art of home maintenance? When many of us think of doing a spot of DIY, mowing the lawn on a Sunday afternoon or fixing a leaky tap, we feel like we are the kings and queens of home maintenance. We might be a tad handy with a spanner, know our way around a flat pack and can spend hours savouring the joys of weeding the garden. However, while you might be a dab hand at the small jobs and you can make a brief foray into the world of home maintenance, what about those…

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…

2018: The Year Ahead in Luxury Real Estate

2018: The Year Ahead in Luxury Real Estate

The luxury real estate market will be dominated by more than a few distinctive trends in 2018. The increased interest of investors in luxury real estate is a driving force behind innovative, high-end changes, ranging from state-of-the-art amenities and luxe design trends to exciting retail stores and lush hotels. While new luxury real estate trends are coming to the forefront, some old ones are gaining an even more luxurious dimension. Here’s what you can expect to see on the luxury real estate market in 2018.   Image source: mansion-global-app.s3.amazonaws.com Luxurious retail property Retail property is a segment of luxury real…

Pergola Design Ideas to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Experience

Pergola Design Ideas to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Experience

Pergola design is the mainstay of liveable outdoor spaces. With so many options, how do you find the right pergola design for your lifestyle? Giving your outdoors a make-over isn’t always that easy. In fact, most homeowners tend to forget the outdoor living space when remodelling their home. Yet outdoor life and pergola design are vital components of our lifestyle. Redesigning outdoor spaces can enhance your lifestyle while promoting the aesthetics of your property. Pergolas are an important element but can seem pretty empty without the right decorative design. Taking care of this can boost a decorative look while adding…

Property Changes for Opening A Home Bed and Breakfast

Property Changes for Opening A Home Bed and Breakfast

Property changes can be big or small when you decide to share your home with strangers. But why would you do that anyway? Would you enjoy getting up early in the morning and cooking eggs lots of people? Do you long to welcome people from all over the world into your home and stay up late into the night swapping stories over a glass of wine? If so, then you may be one of the many people that dream of running a bed and breakfast business out of their own home. However, before you can turn your private residence into…

Designing A Sustainable Outdoor Space

Designing A Sustainable Outdoor Space

A sustainable outdoor space can be achieved by following expert advice from the horticulture and landscaping professionals who have been applying eco-friendly ethods for many years. According to the Great Australian Backyard Survey 2017, 36% of homeowners said sustainable outdoor home improvement projects were important to them. So I’ve asked celebrity landscaper, Jason Hodges, to provide his best tips for designing a sustainable outdoor space. You may know Jason from the Channel Seven lifestyle TV show Better Homes and Gardens and as a Brand Ambasador for AdBri, Australia’s leading masonry manufacturer. Jason is also a four time Melbourne International Flower…

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable living has certainly had a great increase in profile over the last 20 years. If you’re new to the idea, then try these four sustainable living ideas to get you started. I’m sure we can all agree that climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity right now. It’s making headlines all over the world, and there are some startling changes to the weather occurring in most regions. Lots of people want to do their bit to try and prevent any more catastrophic climate changes, but is that really possible? Well, if this is something that is…

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious living isn’t about 24-carat gold tapware and endless money to spend on decor (although that would be nice). No, gracious living is about how to enjoy sumptuous sunsets in historic apartments that ooze class, charm, and uniqueness. There comes a time in many people’s lives when they just want a change for gracious living. And not the kind of change that will satisfy them for a short period of time, but something so drastic that perhaps their entire outlook on life changes as well. The way we live, eat, and communicate with other people is all based on the…

Entrance Elegance: Divine Doors for Decoration

Entrance Elegance: Divine Doors for Decoration

Entrance elegance can be the first thing people see when they come to your front door. It could be the innovative garage door. Or it could be the surprise behind the decorous door on the inside of your home. When many people decorate and design their home, they often ignore one key area – entrance elegance. It’s an integral part of the home because every room has one, and they are essential in modern homes. No other component of a house has quite the same impact as a door. This makes it a greater shame that people forget to focus…

Love Interior Design? So Do Nosy Passersby!

Love Interior Design? So Do Nosy Passersby!

Of course you love interior design; you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t. But do you live in a neighbourhood whereby your interior design is on display? You love interior design concepts to enhance your home for you, your family, and your visitors. It is not for the enjoyment of people who walk past your home. However, if you live in a residential area, then you might have curious people looking in your windows, especially if there’s little space between your property and the footpath. It’s not their fault: if your house is on display and looks good,…

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

A new home build can be the most exciting and creative process designed to provide you with a dream residence. Or is it all it’s cracked up to be, both negative AND positive? Building your own home doesn’t have to be something that you treat as a daunting or unthinkable option. Many people rule it out without even knowing the pros and cons of taking this path forward. On the other hand, you shouldn’t rush into a new home build without being aware of what it all entails. So, to ensure that you’re fully aware of what’s involved in all…

An Environmental Home That’s Sustainable

An Environmental Home That’s Sustainable

Having an environmental home could be easier than you think. It’s not all about new build either, you can retro fit any home to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Sustainability is something at which homeowners are now looking. As well as helping to protect the environment, you are also cutting down on your monthly bills so it is a win-win situation. Now is the perfect time to create an environmental home with these improvements. Environmental Home: Insulation One of the best ways of retaining heat in the home is through insulation, and this can be done in walls, ceilings…