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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...

9 Energy Efficient Products Will Save You Thousands

Australia is ranked 18th out of 25 countries for energy-efficient houses; here, we run through 8 energy-saving products. Luke Menzel, CEO of Australia’s Energy Efficiency Council, said, “While this result is disappointing, it points to a huge opportunity. We can quickly cut energy bills while making our homes more comfortable...

Getting Dirty with Landscaper Matthew Daly

Multi-award-winning Perth landscaper, Matthew Daly, shared no-nonsense DIY pointers at the Home Show. Matthew’s landscaping firm MJD Landscapes & Design has been around for over fifteen years and won scores of accolades. Trophy Cabinet ✉️ Invitation to International Melbourne Garden Show x 2 🥇Gold, Silver medal & Peoples choice Perth...

Keeping up with the New Joneses

The New Joneses showcased their tiny home at the Home Show to champion their lifestyle ‘big life, little footprint'. The story begins with Tamara DiMattina, a powerful PR and communications magnate for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). Blunt and to the point, she said, "My job was to get people to...

Make Your Garden a Castle with Inge Jabara

Just off the back of her award-winning display at the Melbourne Garden Show, 'lady tradie' Inge Jabara shone some light at the Home Show. Inge is no stranger to getting her hands dirty. At five-years-old, just a little seedling, she would work beside her grandfather on the family garden. With...

This Solar Panel Makes Water From Thin Air

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that.  Wake...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Garden Trees

While Queensland faces a land clearing catastrophe, people across Australia are taking matters in their own hands by planting millions of trees in their back yards. The Ugly 👹 Anyone watching David Attenborough’s series, Our Planet, will know Australia is facing a land clearing catastrophe. So bad in fact, WWE...

5 NASA Plants to Keep Your Home Healthy

Have you ever felt unwell for no apparent reason? You may be suffering from sick building syndrome (SBS), the result of poor indoor air quality. The World Health Organisation reports 30% of buildings worldwide produce SBS. An alarming statistic made worse by the symptoms of headache; eye, nose and throat...

Reach For The (Green) Stars

Much like health star ratings on supermarket food packaging, Green Stars illustrate a building’s interior and exterior sustainability. Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) encouraging sustainability in the built environment for over 17 years. GBCA works with governments to architects, universities and even homeowners. Their mission is to set a high...

Real or Astro Grass?

  It's an age-old argument of waging tribes, from the timeless classic of nature's grass vs high-tech poly synthetic astroturf. So, which is better? Join the Home Show Club and you'll be the very first to receive more stories like this, free tickets, special offers, inspiration and more! Brisbane      Melbourne ...

A Guide to Living Off The Grid

Ever wanted to run away from life’s predictable routine? Or stop relying on coal and drive down your bills? Here, we briefly run through every aspect of cutting the cord and living independently.  Going off the grid can mean so much more than electricity. It can extend to water, food...

5 Eco Inventions Transforming Our Gardens

Supermarkets rely on mass market farming which takes a considerable amount of carbon emissions to get your food from farm to fork. We look through some of the most innovative Australian made garden products featured at the Home Show. 5 Composta This nifty little device is an all-in-one composting worm...