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Signs You’ve Found Your Perfect Property

Signs You’ve Found Your Perfect Property

Finding the perfect property to buy can take many months of searching and viewing. This is quite normal, as there is often something that is not quite right about each property you visit. Generally, some of the minor things you pick up on are just an excuse that it’s not the perfect property for you. However, you will know when you have found it. Top Tips for Finding The Perfect Property If you have used phonehomes.com.au in the search for your perfect property, it is likely that you have found it to be a quicker service than you thought. This…

Easy Moving House Tips for A Fearless Shift

Easy Moving House Tips for A Fearless Shift

Easy moving house tips will help you and your family to create a stress-free move that takes away the fear of change. It’s an exciting time, so make it a calm and pleasant time too. Many people paint moving home as an exciting time full of new possibilities. However, many people don’t actually talk about the fear that can come with moving from your current home and into a place brand new and unfamiliar. You might think that your fear of moving is irrational, but actually, many people get the fear. Below, you’ll find some pointers that will help you…

Design Professional or DIY? Which one is right for you?

Design Professional or DIY? Which one is right for you?

A design professional of some description has been engaged in the design of most modern homes. Nowadays, it’s hard to find a home that hasn’t had some thought put into the design. Most people care very deeply about the way that their home looks. They often invest heavily in a design professional to create their dream environment. Everyone always has the option to choose between using a professional designer or doing the work for themselves. To help you to make this choice, this post will be exploring the benefits of both options. Depending on your personal circumstances you may prefer…

Manage Homelife… And Have A Life Too

Manage Homelife… And Have A Life Too

To manage homelife you have to be organised, fit, healthy, motivated, selfless and a whole bunch of other time-consuming and super humans things. When you’re a mum, a wife, a worker, and a woman, you’re always going to try to do it all. Women do seek to manage homelife and everything else often to our own detriment. It’s just how our brains naturally work. Because you want to be the best mother you can be. And a great wife. And a good employee. And just a wonder woman all around. But the best thing to recognize here, is that you…

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden home renovation costs are those sneaky expenses that blow out the budget. That’s why you should add 25% to your budget for blow-out costs. However, if you can plan ahead of time you will save yourself thousands. Most people, when they plan to renovate and redecorate, will put sums down on paper, research the costs and secure financing. Homeowners are keen to ask around for estimates or quotes and weigh up the pros and cons of each architect, building firm, and interior designer. Try and find the perfect balance between quotes, speed of completion, and reputation. And, most sensible…

Second Storey Additions And The Advice You Need

Second Storey Additions And The Advice You Need

Second storey additions are a space-suitable way to add more room and possibly add value to your home. However, a costly mistake is something you will definitely want to avoid. If you have decided you need more living space but don’t want to leave your existing home, second storey additions could be the answer. Extending homes upwards is becoming a popular home improvement. Second storey additions don’t take up extra ground space, and gardens can be kept in tact. It can also be less expensive and stressful than moving to a new home. However, there are stages to work through…

Home Sale Tips So You Don’t Facepalm!

Home Sale Tips So You Don’t Facepalm!

These home sale tips are designed to help you understand some key elements of property maintenance and property sales. You may not have thought of them or know about them. When it comes to selling your home you’ll feel three ways about it, so these home sale tips will cover how you’re feeling. 1. The first and most common is relief, because you’re moving to a brand new neighbourhood and where you want to be in life. 2. The second is sorrow, because you’ve made many memories in your home. However, now things have changed for whatever reason and you…

Driveway Beauty: How To Make It Welcoming

Driveway Beauty: How To Make It Welcoming

Driveway beauty is an integral part of your curb appeal and the welcoming vibe of your home. It’s not just a space for parking cars; it’s also an indication of the home beyond. Many home owners neglect driveway beauty. They’ll tend to put all their decorating and design focus inside the house, or in the back garden. However, your driveway is the only area of your home that all people will see, and the first thing visitors and guests will experience. Whether you plan to stay or sell, the driveway beauty that greets everyone needs all the love and attention…

3 Huge Home Building Mistakes

3 Huge Home Building Mistakes

Home building mistakes are the things everyone wants to avoid. However, there are three key areas you must consider and have under control if you are to have a stress-free build. If your home doesn’t suit your needs anymore, it’s time for a move. Moving into a new home involves a lot of big decisions. However, home building mistakes keep many people from building their own home. Building a house is a big project and it takes a lot of hard work but there are certain advantages. You get complete control over the house and you can customize it as…

Home Makeover Tour: Ranch with Open Floor Plan

Home Makeover Tour: Ranch with Open Floor Plan

Let’s go on a home makeover tour with Diana Smith who will share beautiful tips for arranging and decorating an open floor plan ranch-style home. Truly one of our most popular lifestyles, open plan is here to stay. This home makeover tour isn’t a single home; it’s showing great concepts from different homes. This way, you can pick and choose the ideas that suit your floor plan and lifestyle. So… have you always wanted a home with an airy, stripped-down appeal that invokes minimalism and communal living? If the answer is yes, then an open floor plan is just the…

How To Create A Water Responsible Home

How To Create A Water Responsible Home

Most of us are concerned about our impact on the environment these days and we try to do whatever we can to reduce it. There are all sorts of things you can do like changing your eating habits and only buying products that are produced in a responsible way. But it’s the home that takes the biggest toll on the environment. Your home uses so much energy and most of that energy probably comes from unsustainable sources so going green at home is essential if you’re concerned about the environment. That means cutting down on your electricity consumption and maybe…

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…

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…

4 Ways To Achieve The Ultimate Perfect Home

4 Ways To Achieve The Ultimate Perfect Home

When it comes to where we live, we can all have the end goal of getting the perfect home at some point in our lives. But is that truly achievable? I’d say YES! Do you like the idea of having a forever perfect home designed exactly how you want it and suitable for your exact needs? You’re not alone. You may have to go through a few properties and climb up the ladder to get it, but we are all capable of living in our perfect home at some point. I wanted to share with you 4 ways you could…

Exterior Home Maintenance You May Have Forgotten

Exterior Home Maintenance You May Have Forgotten

Exterior home maintenance is a crucial supplement to all the pretty things you do to create a stylish home. And the reason exterior home maintenance is so important is for functional reasons, before style. The exterior of your home is the first thing people see and judgements are made from a quick viewing. While you may pay attention to painting, cleaning windows, sweeping paths and planting colourful flowers there are important exterior home maintenance issues. If neglected, these issues will start to degrade the value of your home, not just its appearance. Mould growing on your roof, chipped stone paths…