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Getting a Foot on the Property Ladder

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) is an Australian Government initiative to support eligible first home buyers to purchase a home sooner.  The scheme allows Australians to have the government act as "guarantor" on their loan with a deposit as little as 5 per cent, allowing first home buyers to avoid the...

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....

Home security is for every home

Regardless of whether you are starting a new build or a renovation, have moved into a new place, or are just thinking about your existing home, home security should be on your list of things to look at. If you are thinking about home security, then the first thing to know...

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...

DIY Tips For Building a Kit Home

Ready to take the plunge and build your first kit home? Paal Kit Homes shares their top tips for making the process simple and stress-free! Choose a home design that is appropriate to the size and setting of your block. Generous acreage with an expansive outlook, for example, deserves a...

Why Choose LED Lighting Fixtures?

Those looking into lighting solutions for a living space will likely be confronted with making a decision between LED lighting and conventional lighting. LED lighting, which stands for light emitting diodes, is essentially a long-lasting and efficient form of lighting. It is quickly becoming the preferred lighting choice in homes,...

Smaller Smarter Homes

The growing trend of efficient and simple design is gaining momentum post-GFC. The emphasis on clever design, functionality and liveability is finally the main focus of the home owner. Builders with foresight are now tackling well organized floor plans with minimum wasted space to dove-tale with the movement towards smaller...

How to Avoid Common Floor Plan Errors

So you have worked hard with your builder and finally selected the new home you love. Everything is on track and the time has come to review your floorplans. Any errors at this point can be costly and difficult to live with later. Once you receive your plans it is...