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TURF’S UP. How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy

November 2022 In DIY & Home Improvements

So, you’ve finally moved into your new house! But to really complete your dream home, it’s time to tackle the garden. You might be wondering – how do I create the perfect lawn? And while you might think it’s as simple as sprinkling some grass seed out and hoping for the best, a little bit…

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Spring in a New Look at Home

October 2022 In DIY & Home Improvements

As we farewell Winter and enjoy more daylight hours, there is no better time to revitalise your home and spring in a new look. Although spring cleaning often steals the spotlight, there are several other ways to update your home beyond the mundane tasks of a traditional spring clean. Giving your home a refresh doesn’t…

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6 Tips for Effectively Working From Home

May 2020 In DIY & Home Improvements

Although some of us may have worked from home before on the odd occasion (or perhaps regularly once or twice a week), working from home consistently for this length of time is probably new to many of us!  As we’re now skipping the commute and working from home for the foreseeable future, it’s never been…

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Five advantages of a knockdown rebuild

October 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements

When looking to upgrade your lifestyle, there are plenty of options to choose from—do you renovate or extend your existing home to make it better suit your current circumstances, buy a bigger house in a more affordable location, or start over by demolishing and starting again. If you’re toying with the idea of a knockdown…

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What we’re loving right now: Wallpaper

June 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements

As a staple on the interior design landscape for as long as we can remember, it’s not hard to work out why so many of us have a long-held love affair with wallpaper. An effective way to add some warmth, interest and character to a space, whether you use it to create a single feature…

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Top five indoor plants

January 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements


If your home is feeling like it needs to get its groove on, a potted plant here and there might be just the ticket to creating a healthy, fresh vibe. Don’t forget, plants also purify the air by absorbing nasty toxins and carbon dioxide, which is then processed into oxygen through photosynthesis (bring back memories…

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The best of alfresco living

November 2017 In DIY & Home Improvements

Spring is well and truly in the air now. As the weather starts to warm up, most of us want nothing more than to step out of the dens we’ve been hibernating in throughout the cold Melbourne winter, to embrace the sunshine and fresh air that has finally arrived—and what better way to soak in…

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Why the kitchen is the heart of the home

July 2017 In DIY & Home Improvements


We all have them, we all use them and we can’t live without them—kitchens. They’re undeniably the heart of the home, so let’s take a look at why we love them so much and how you can get the most out of your kitchen. A place where families come together There’s no question that food…

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6 Creative Bookshelf Ideas For Your New Home

October 2015 In DIY & Home Improvements

man putting his head in a bookshelf

Whether packed away in boxes, dotted around the house, propped up on dedicated shelves or neatly arranged in a bookcase, it’s safe to say you probably own a collection of books. You might be a regular reader or perhaps only read occasionally and built up a collection of books over time that you just can’t…

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Even A-List Actor Ryan Reynolds Struggles With Flat-Pack Furniture

September 2015 In DIY & Home Improvements

If you are buying a new home there is a strong chance you could be faced with the challenge of putting together flat-pack furniture at some point in the near future. Well breathe a sigh of relief because it looks like even Hollywood superstars aren’t exempt from being humiliated by this task! This new video,…

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