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Tag Archives: design


7 Decorating Tips To Bring More Love Into A Home

Invoking a sense of love within a home primarily starts with the inhabitants. If those living in the home are missing feelings of love, chances are this essential feeling will be missing. However, you can add certain décor rules and tricks to strengthen the feeling of love throughout the home....

A Kitchen Designer’s Checklist

About to embark on a new kitchen? Follow a kitchen designer’s checklist and simplify the process. ࡫ The space: is your kitchen where you want it to be? Can it be relocated if it isn't? ࡫ The footprint: is the layout right? ࡫ Regulations: plumbing/electrical constraints? Australian Standards? ࡫ The budget:...

11 Hot Tips From House Rulers Pete & Courtney

Professional dancers Pete & Courtney just walked away with $250,000 after a nearly perfect score on House Rules. “We started off as just two people from Melbourne who applied for a TV show. One sitting on their couch doing the application and the other saying ‘let’s do it tomorrow because...

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...

House Rules Katie & Alex: Renovating on a Budget

House Rule's favourites Katie and Alex shared down-to-earth advice for improving your home on a budget. When asked about their unexpected loss on series six of the show, Alex replied, "It's all subjective; maybe the pressure got to us! Maybe it was too much for us and the limelight got...

A Guide to Sustainable Housing

An architect, a builder and an energy rater walked into the Home Show to discuss sustainable housing. In this rare talk, Monica Vandenberg from tiny house enterprise, Nestd, picked the brains of three pre-fab professionals. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover. [caption id="attachment_8820" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...

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....

5 Rising Bathroom Trends of 2019

Striking colours, touch-activated tech and beautiful basins; here's the Home Show bathroom countdown.  5 - Mirrors  Mondella Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Mirrors already expand the size of our bathrooms and add a touch of vanity. Exhibitors have doubled down on this practical...

Why is my budget always out of control?

You got the house, well done! Being on the property ladder is a blessing but not the end to all your problems. Running over budget can be the most infuriating parts of home renovation. Too often than not, we all encounter the same renovation mistakes. We like to think that...

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...

Unlocking space in your home

Discover how easy it is to increase the space in your home by thinking outside of the box? If you love where you live but feel like you are running out of room, the answer could be right above your head! Gaining safe and simple access to your roof space...

5 Top Tips for Decorating

You’ve seen beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines. You’ve seen beautiful furniture and accessories in retail outlets. You’ve seen amazing transformations on TV shows such The Block, Reno Rumble and Home Rules. But how do YOU create a beautiful transformation in YOUR own home? By following a few simple...