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  • Keep your home safe

    Over the Christmas holidays, it’s a tradition to vacate the big cities. We flee apartments, suburbs and office buildings and fan out over the coastline in search of sand, sun and a well-deserved break. But what about what we leave behind? Our homes are filled with our most precious … Read more

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  • Real or Fake Christmas Tree

    Is buying a real Christmas tree in an Australian summer just as fake as buying a fir tree? Last year, one of our readers, Sharon Bouchard, started a discussion on the subject of fake vs real Christmas trees. She wondered whether she should swap over to a plastic tree for … Read more

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  • 4 ways to cool your home

    January is one of the hottest months of the year and without taking some time to cool down your property it can get oppressive. If you’re feeling the heat this January, here are four projects you can do around the home that will pay dividends this year and in the … Read more

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  • Home for the future

    IMAGINING THE HOME OF THE FUTURE Technology pervades every part of our lives in 2017. And according to the Moore’s Law this is just the beginning – they predict that information and computer technology will double in capability every 12 to 18 months in the near future. New and exciting … Read more

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  • Renovate or relocate

    When your property’s no longer making the grade, you’ve got a decision to make. Are you going to relocate or renovate? RENOVATE: TIPS AND TRAPS That’s because if your home has those serious problems, renovating could fast become a costly exercise. Furthermore, if you’re not happy with the location of your property, … Read more

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  • Bathroom Renovation

    RENOVATING YOUR BATHROOM? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Is your bathroom looking a little dated? Does its colour scheme resemble something out of a low budget film from the seventies? If you answered yes, it’s definitely time to renovate. To help make sure you get your reno right the … Read more

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  • Investing in office space

    Every office market in the country performs differently. For example, strata space in Sydney’s inner city, increased in value by 23.7 per cent over 2016, whereas space in Brisbane’s centre decreased in value by 3.5 per cent. However, there are certain tips, strategies and fundamentals that will help you to get … Read more

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  • Use old items in your home

    Not sure how to repurpose that old bike in the front yard? Houzz have got you covered. Stumbling upon an out-of-the-ordinary light fixture, artwork or household item when you visit someone’s home for the first time can stop you in your tracks and make your mouth drop open in delight, … Read more

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  • Your front door

    WHAT DOES A FRONT DOOR TELL POTENTIAL BUYERS ABOUT YOUR HOME? Like it or not, buyers are going to judge a book by its cover. A 2016 Finder survey found that 47 per cent of Australian home buyers know whether they like a home or not as soon as they step inside. This … Read more

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  • Garage Conversions

    NOT USING YOUR GARAGE? THESE CONVERSION IDEAS COULD CHANGE THAT We are increasingly walking, biking, training, bussing and Ubering around, which means there may be unused garages gathering dust all over the country. If you’ve stopped using your garage, it doesn’t need to be wasted space. With a little creativity, … Read more

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