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11 Ideas to Help You Create a Cosy Outdoor Living Area

August 1, 2017

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Here are some tips and tricks to help you bring warmth, comfort and a general sense of cosiness to your outdoor spaces. THE Danish concept of hygge, which can be defined as ‘a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality’, is moving from interiors to our outside spaces. So if you want to enjoy some downtime […]

10 Top Design Tips for an Ergonomic Kitchen

August 1, 2017

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Good ergonomics are more important in the kitchen than any other room in the home. GET it right and you’ll create a smart space with good flow where every meal is cooked smoothly and in style. Get it wrong and you’ll be frustrated on a daily basis. Here are 10 clever tips – as well […]

DIY Hacks: Descale A Shower

August 1, 2017

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It’s one of those jobs that seems to get put off again, and again and again… until it’s almost impossible NOT to notice.  GUILTY as charged? Then you’ll know what we’re talking about and completely agree that showering with limescale and grime sure isn’t a pleasant way to start or end your day. Imagine how much more you’d […]

Luxe for less: How to make your home look luxurious on a budget

August 1, 2017

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Do you have Champagne tastes but live on a beer budget? LIVING a life of luxury doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Follow these tips to declutter your home, add instant class and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Warm things up You can give your dining room the luxurious feel in three easy steps. […]

How to Clean a Lampshade in One Minute

August 1, 2017

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Most homes have a lampshade or two creating a warm ambience, or giving the space an extra boost of light. FABULOUS to look at and very functional, lampshades are a great lighting feature but often forgotten when it comes to a cleaning routine. Do you have dusty lampshades? Forget the old school duster as it […]

8 Home Improvement Tasks That Can Be “Knocked Over In A Weekend”

July 3, 2017

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1. Painting a room yourself can save you hundreds, and it doesn’t need to take too long. Get your power sander out and you can prep an entire fence or large room in a couple of hours. 2. Often prized photos and degrees are left languishing in dusty drawers. If you’ve got a free weekend […]

The Two Most Popular Rooms To Renovate, According To Survey

July 3, 2017

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Forget kitchen sinks and bathroom tiles, the two most popular rooms to renovate might surprise you. ACCORDING to a recent survey by Houzz, renovators’ average spend in 2016 on the laundry and master bedroom increased 24 percent and 23 percent respectively, making them the savvy renovator’s new top priorities. Laundry While a utility space is […]

It's All In The Detail: 7 Ways To Drape A Throw Like A Stylist

July 3, 2017

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Adding a throw to a sofa is a perfect winter warmer, but getting the look right is key. Here’s how to do it with style. CASUALLY draped or neatly folded, throw blankets are a practical addition that add style to your living room. And with the cold weather here in full force, a throw is […]

Things In Your Home You’re Definitely Forgetting To Clean

July 3, 2017

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A quick check of a few websites shows the exact same overlooked things popping up over and over. AND here is the list, in no particular order. 1. Throw blankets We drape them over the sofa, cuddle up in them in winter, and often find the cat sitting on them. But it seems we seldom […]

9 Ways To Make Your Home A Happy Space For Kids

July 3, 2017

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Ward off boredom, curb clutter and keep family harmony with these little indulgences for your children. 1. Stash kids’ books in the dining room Keeping a selection of children’s books (and perhaps some drawing paper) in the dining room can help antsy kids stick it out a little longer at the dinner table. And between […]

DIY Hacks: How To Clean Chocolate Off Your Couch

July 3, 2017

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Love nothing better than curling up on the couch in front of the telly, wrapped in your favourite blanket, cup of tea in hand, and a selection of choccies within arm’s reach? IT’S a sweet scenario, but then you drop a piece on the couch. Press pause on the TV. Everything’s about to go pear-shaped. You try to scrape […]

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 […]