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8 Unmissable Home Show Features

From Street of Houses to Eco Town and Ask a Designer, check out these interactive experiences – found only at the Home Show over the last few years. Baahouse Smart tiny home & speaker series  Anyone who attended Brisbane Home Show this year will remember the mesmerising open plan...

5 Tiny Homes Without Wheels

Social enterprise Nestd is reinventing the tiny house without the wheel. Remember the remarkable Peak tiny home launched at the Melbourne Home Show? This architecturally designed home (below) raised the bar for passive technology, smart storage and pristine angles. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover....

Winning Tips From The Block’s ‘power couple’

Fresh off their first guest bedroom win on The Block, Jesse and Mel shared their winning tips with fans at the Home Show. Day in the life 👷‍♀️ Being on the Block is not a glamorous affair. By Sunday morning, host Scott puts the tools down and gives you a...

Jesse & Mel – How to Get on The Block

Curveballs, bunk beds and raw emotion; Jesse and Mel shared Block secrets, stories and tips at the Home Show. Let's rewind for a second and find out more about The Block's 'power couple'. Before the Block, Jesse Raeburn was a tradie tiler working on luxury apartments including Mirvac, Lendlease and...

7 Questions for a Tiny House Builder

Ric Butler is a straight-talking, veteran tiny house builder who shared his experiences with the Home Show crowd. Our tiny tale begins with four mates who banded together to start Tinyhouse2go. Built by a builder, designer, cabinet maker and a businessman, their homes start at $80,000. The bespoke builds take...

Explore Your Floor Plan in VR

The Home Show is already known for modern technology and design; Property Start 360 bolstered that claim with their virtual reality (VR) approach to traditional floor plans. The term VR is often thrown around these days. Everyone is trying to capitalise on the exciting new tech. Yet, past the impressive...

Does Your Home Contain Asbestos?

With Asbestos banned, it’s easy to assume the issue has been swept under the rug. Yet, Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos cancer in the world with one in three homes containing the stuff. Perhaps the truth is also swept under the carpet, because we don’t hear...

The Granny Flat Boom Is Not Slowing Down

100 granny flats a week are being constructed in Sydney (up 300% in five years) as homeowners see a growing opportunity to earn up to $420 per week in rental income or accommodate their elderly family. ‘Granny flat’, ‘grannexe’ or ‘fonzie flat’; there are many names but the concept is...

Ducted Central Vacuum System: An Investment; Not a Cost.

A high percentage of architects and builders are already specifying the Ducted Central Vacuum System as a Standard Inclusion for their homes they are designing and building. Lately, there has been increased public awareness about the benefits, advantages and added value of installing a Ducted Central Vacuum System. The system's benefits motivate more and...

5 Kitchen Design Trends to Consider in 2017!

From classic colour palettes to innovations that will maximise your budget, we share the top five kitchen design trends that renovators should consider. Classic Colour Palettes Colour palettes revolving around white and neutral shades will continue to be popular. Features such as timber and black or copper accents add interest. Focusing on...

5 Must Have Accessories and Appliances For Your Kitchen

By incorporating some extra accessories and appliances into your kitchen, you can really transform the space into a functional paradise. Below are our top five must haves that can truly make your designer kitchen special. Drawers Drawers don’t have to be boring and you can get creative with them to...

Tips for success when building a kit home

Steel frame kit homes are the perfect option for many prospective homeowners who are looking for affordable, yet attractive homes for their families. One of the benefits of kit homes is that the kits are designed to allow homeowners to build their own residences. If you're considering purchasing a kit...