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Post-Renovation Aftermath: The Cold Reality

Post-Renovation Aftermath: The Cold Reality

Your post-renovation aftermath won’t even be on your radar during building works. Even in the excitement of redecorating, finishing seems a far off dream. However, what should you expect afterwards? When we’re considering a home renovation, we tend to focus on the work that needs doing. This is, after all, the focal point of the project. With that in mind, you certainly shouldn’t skip the post-renovation aftermath. Spare some thought for what happens after your renovation is finished. Whether you’ve moved out or stayed put throughout, the chances are that you haven’t even considered the all-important aftermath. Few homeowners do,…

5 Reasons To Consider A Home Renovation

5 Reasons To Consider A Home Renovation

Okay, so we know that a home renovation can be messy and costly. We know that it can be time-consuming and difficult to accommodate into your busy schedule. However, despite the many negatives that can surround a home renovation, there are some instances when you might be glad that you took the time to make the relevant changes to your home. In this article, we are going to give you the incentives you might need to consider a home renovation. You might then consider the mess and expense worth it, as the long-term benefits to you could be many. Check…

Seasonal Maintenance Tips You Can’t Miss

Seasonal Maintenance Tips You Can’t Miss

Seasonal maintenance will keep your home looking more like a palace. Your home is your castle. It represents you in terms of decor, furniture and how it feels when you walk in the door. So keep in looking and feeling special with a few simple tips. It’s your private space so the last thing that you want is to feel like it’s a messy one. No one likes a messy home so seasonal maintenance supplements your usual chores: Sweeping Dusting Wiping surfaces Vacuuming Regular cleaning keeps your home well-maintained and clean. The better you keep your home, the less you…

4 Tips for The Perfect House Move

4 Tips for The Perfect House Move

Is the perfect house move possible? At a time of stress and some dysfunction, you may need four simple tips to help your sanity when you move house. Making sure you do as much as you can to have the perfect house move is important. Even the few simple tips here will help you be more organised and less stressed. Moving house is such a massive lifestyle change that you need to make sure you get it right as much as possible. Planning is one of the key elements to the perfect house move. So take on board these four…

Get On The Property Ladder To Help Your Renovation Dreams

Get On The Property Ladder To Help Your Renovation Dreams

The property ladder is the only place to start if you dream of renovating your own home one day. So how can you start at the bottom when the ladder seems high to climb. Home renovation is a dream for many budding property owners. It gives them the opportunity to buy cheaply and increase the value of their property. The property ladder is the start for those dreaming about their dream renovations. However, the biggest barrier to the property ladder for many prospective homeowners is how they save for their deposit. Start Early On The Property Ladder Speak to anyone…

Preserve Your Normality When Starting A Home Renovation

Preserve Your Normality When Starting A Home Renovation

Starting a home renovation can be the most exciting and creative aspect of home ownership. But when the builders move in, normality and sanity can move out. So how can you preserve yours? Are you planning to renovate your home? Remodeling your house can be a thrilling time. However, the upheaval can also be disruptive. You’re trying to preserve a degree of normality despite the noise, construction dust, and contractors walking through your home all day long. Unless you’re planning to demolish and rebuild, you’re probably going to live in your house when you’re starting a home renovation. These tips…

Your Complete Guide To Plastic Pipe Systems

Your Complete Guide To Plastic Pipe Systems

Are you currently considering your options regarding plastic pipe systems? Perhaps you are unsure regarding what type of system to go for? Or, maybe you have made your mind up, yet need to find the best company from which to purchase your pipes? Whatever your concern may be, this post is here to help you. Over the past few years there has been an evident increase in the use of plastic pipe as opposed to other options. Read on to discover why this is the case and pick up on some excellent buying tips as well… Plastic Pipe Revealed The…

Tips For A Smooth-Running Home Renovation

Tips For A Smooth-Running Home Renovation

Everyone wants a smooth-running home renovation. However we have all heard of horror stories too. Why does it have to be that way? Well… it doesn’t. A home renovation should be an exciting time in your life. Sure, it comes with plenty of challenges and the potential for things to go wrong. Which is why you may need some expert tips for a smooth-running home renovation. As an Adelaide interior designer, I also project manage the renovations of my clients. So I’ve learnt plenty of tips and tricks for recognising traps and ensuring my clients have a smooth-running home renovation…

When An Elderly Parent Comes to Live… Adapting for Seniors

When An Elderly Parent Comes to Live… Adapting for Seniors

Do you have an elderly parent? Are they of an age when you feel it will be best if they live with you? Many of us are, at some point, faced with the decision to bring an elderly parent into our home. How do you transition effectively? When an elderly parent comes to love with us, it’s a time of great transition, both for your family and the relative involved. In fact, there are challenges that you will need to overcome for this living arrangement to be successful. You may have thought of what it takes to have a multi-generational…

Family-Friendly House Design That Fits Like A Glove

Family-Friendly House Design That Fits Like A Glove

When you’re looking for a family-friendly house design, you begin to realise that every family is different. So when you can’t find the perfect property for your family, it can seem like a good idea to build your own house. So is it? Many home buyers will feel they have a stronger influence on their own family-friendly house design if it’s built to order. Building the perfect home can be different from renovating a home to be perfect. Perhaps you’re in the process of meeting architects and bankers to figure out how to make your dream home come true. If…

Desirable Features When Looking For A New Home

Desirable Features When Looking For A New Home

Desirable features will likely be on your wish-list when you’re looking for a new home. Knowing what you want in a new home is very important… as is knowing what you DON’T want. How is your list looking? When you find yourself looking for a new place to live, there are desirable features we all have in mind. Home viewings can be a minefield. However, if you have a good idea of what your needs are, you should be set to make the right decision. Desirable Features You Must Have On your list of desirable features you probably have needs…

The “Shall I Buy or Build A Home” Dilemma

The “Shall I Buy or Build A Home” Dilemma

Whether you want to buy or build a new home, there are a couple of key elements to consider. For previous generations it may have been a no-brainer, but not anymore. So what should you consider? For a lot of people, owning their own home can feel like one of their main goals in life. For previous generations, the idea of buying a home was practically an expectation, but rising house prices mean that for many young people, buying a house is closer to an impossible fantasy than anything else. With more and more people renting or living with parents…

Renovation Tidy Tips To Keep Your Home Clean During The Chaos

Renovation Tidy Tips To Keep Your Home Clean During The Chaos

You’ll need good renovation tidy tips when you live in a home during a renovation. The excitement of having a new room or extension will fall short when you see the debris caused. Time for renovation tidy tips because it won’t only be the air that’s filled with excitement when you’re renovating. Your home will be filled with dust too. Not only in the air but all over your walls and floor too. Then there are other pieces of debris to consider, from wallpaper peelings to pieces of wood and plastic. Keeping your home clean and tidy won’t be an…

New Home Design: How To Achieve It Without Anxiety

New Home Design: How To Achieve It Without Anxiety

Finalising a new home design is one of the most exciting and also stress activating times with both feelings in equal measure. However, the excitement of your new home design should far outweigh the stress. So how can you achieve a beautiful new home design without the anxiety? Given just how important new home design is to one’s life, it is hardly surprising that it might be the kind of thing you want to get just right. After all, the last thing you want is to find yourself stuck without a home at all. Besides, living somewhere which doesn’t suit…

Pretty Beautiful Ideas for A Pretty Boring Home

Pretty Beautiful Ideas for A Pretty Boring Home

If you are a house and garden junkie, you’ll see some pretty beautiful ideas across magazines, Instagram and renovation shows. Seemingly miraculously, pretty boring homes are turned into pretty beautiful spaces. And you want your house to look like that too, right? Here’s how. As an award-winning interior designer in Adelaide, I work with clients who want to make big changes to their home. They look at the homes of their friends and then become more critical of their own. Turning a home into something more eye-catching and modern is something that everyone wants to do. Especially in Australia, we…