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9 Need-To-Know Lazy Gardening Shortcuts

May 2, 2017

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Gardeners often meet people who claim to have black thumbs.  ALL sorts open up about the plants they’ve killed over the years – rattling off leafy victims like a list of their prior convictions. But most black thumbs share at least one thing in common: They genuinely want to change their plant-killing ways. If you […]

Five inexpensive tips for increasing your home’s value

May 2, 2017

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You might not be selling your home right away, but if it’s something you see happening in the next year or so, it’s a good idea to find out where best to spend your time and money. FOR very little outlay of cash, these five ideas could help you maximise your home’s value. Tip 1: […]

20 Cleaning Hacks to Stop Your Pets Ruining Your Home

May 2, 2017

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Love your pets, but hate the mess? WE’VE got some easy, pet-friendly advice for keeping your home clean and smelling fresh. 1. Wear rubber gloves to catch pet hair Want to de-fuzz a carpet or de-fur a sofa? Put on a pair of dishwashing gloves and sweep the area with your hands. The fur instantly […]

7 Evidence-Based Tips for a Happier Home

May 2, 2017

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The science is in – these are the building blocks for a happier home. SCIENCE has given us so much information that improves our lives – but did you know this goes as far as how to design, decorate and live in our homes? From the furnishing shapes that give humans the most peace of […]

10 Expert Tips for Styling Your Room with a Rug

May 2, 2017

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Follow these tips to discover the perfect rug for your space and how to style it. A well-chosen rug can pull together all the essential elements of a space and turn them into a cosy room, but it’s important to get the right floor covering for your scheme. Whether you want to create a focal […]

Just Quietly, Here Are 7 Chores You May Be Doing Wrong

May 2, 2017

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  In the interest of making life easier, we want to have a quiet word about household chores… and how not to do them. KEEPING our homes in a clean state is no easy feat; it can feel tedious, it’s certainly repetitive and mostly downright bothersome. However, it’s a necessary task for most of us. […]

5 Unexpected Ways to Save Space At Home

April 3, 2017

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We’re living in a clutter-free age where minimalism for many people reigns supreme.  BUT let’s be honest, after years of flat-sharing, travel and moving state, you’ve probably collected loads of junk along the way. So, the question is: How can you store it happily – and without fuss – at home to make life feel free […]

11 Tools Every Home Should Have

April 3, 2017

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Not all of us are blessed with the ability or know-how to get in the trenches and fix minor items around the house. BUT with these simple tips and a little bit of know-how, these common tools – most of which can be found at your local hardware store – might be able to save […]

From Drab to Fab: How to Make Your Bathroom an Instant Classic

April 3, 2017

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Traditional bathrooms need not be so predictable. ADD interest by experimenting with different fixtures and fittings and shunning the all-white look in favour of colour. Embrace a pedestal Pedestal basins fell out of favour for a while – but they’re starting to look just right again, and it’s easy to see why. They have a period […]

The 5 Best Materials to Pave Your Driveway With

April 3, 2017

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The driveway can be an overlooked architectural element of a house, yet in many cases it is what people encounter first. A driveway looks best when there is a sense of unity between the style of the house and the surrounding landscape. So, whether it’s rugged and rustic or sleek and smooth, the material you […]

Healthy Living Tops Kitchen Trends for 2017

April 3, 2017

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Forget resale value: homeowners now want a kitchen that suits their lifestyle and are prepared to spend up big to get it. AUSTRALIANS are willing to spend up big when it comes to their kitchens, and why not? The latest annual Houzz survey reveals that more than a third of homeowners lead a healthier lifestyle […]

12 Budget-Friendly Bedroom Revamps

March 2, 2017

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If you want to give your bedroom a new look but can’t afford to redecorate, there are some simple ways to jazz up the space. Check out these nifty ideas for some purse-friendly inspiration. BE creative with your walls A quirky alternative to a gallery wall above your bed is a row of hooks. Here, […]

6 Outdoor Furniture Trends to Try In 2017

March 2, 2017

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Bright beanbags that you can chill out on in your backyard or relax on pool-side have been trending this summer. OF COURSE, there are also the classic outdoor furniture trends that never seem to go out of fashion, such as timber table settings with comfy seat-back cushions and laidback daybeds. One key trend from last […]

Love Your Lawn: Hacks to Keep It under Control

March 2, 2017

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Lawn love. It’s a thing, you know. IF you don’t believe us, consider the times you’ve spied your lush, verdant green grass while proudly nodding your head in absolute contentment. Lawn maintenance can be a hassle, but with a little patience and some go-to hacks you can make it a fuss-free experience. Better yet, when properly cared for, real […]

Living Room Styling Tips That Don’t Cost the World

March 2, 2017

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Decorating on a budget requires imagination and creativity, because if money wasn’t a factor, we’d all go out and buy whatever we liked. BUT for many of us, budget is one of the main factors that dictates your interior style. Your home should tell your story, and be filled with the things you love. A […]

10 Creative DIYs For Leftover Wrapping Paper

March 1, 2017

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Instead of throwing all that wrapping paper into the bin or attempting to haphazardly fold it into a big box, consider putting artful, non-seasonal paper to use in your home. FROM shelf liners to party banners, quality paper scraps can help add colour and interest to every room in the home. Iron any crinkled pieces […]

How to increase the value of your home in one weekend

January 31, 2017

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Increasing the value of your property pre-sale doesn’t have to require a team of professionals. JUST one weekend dedicated to cleaning, refreshing, tidying and upgrading can put you in great stead for sales success. The experts reveal the best value-adding DIY projects to suit a short time frame and shoestring budget. Refresh an old paint […]

Easy being green: how to style your home with Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year

January 31, 2017

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When it comes to tricky-to-use colours, green tops the list. Be it olive, khaki, lime or teal, it isn’t easy being green. EXCEPT it is, says interior designer Lisa Burdus, who says green should not be underestimated as an interior colour choice. “It is the perfect neutral, adds instant softness to a space and allows other […]

Fresh and clean: 15 hacks to make your house smell delicious

January 31, 2017

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Never fear having unexpected guests walk into a smelly living area again! HERE are a few simple DIYs to try – from unlit candles and stovetop potpourris to those sweet-smelling sachets you keep in your underwear drawer. 1. Tape dryer sheets to your air vents Love the smell of Laundromats? Recreate it at home by […]

Top Tips Ensure Shipshape Deck

January 31, 2017

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Regular Maintenance is Essential TIMBER decks need regular maintenance to provide protection from the harsh Queensland weather. To start, add some detergent to a bucket of warm water or mix 500ml of bleach in 10 litres of water. Pour the solution onto the deck and scrub with a stiff broom or a large scrubbing brush. […]