While solar-powered systems seem to be the ubiquitous solution for every home in Australia with our plentiful sunshine, the truth is that some homes will actually lose money using solar over another option.
Do you look over at your neighbour’s lawn and see the grass is greener on the other side? Lawn care can be tedious, hot and bothering work. Sometimes, no matter what you try, it just won’t grow.
Whether you’re working on a budget, or have extra money set aside, there are a number of ways to make your bathroom appear more spacious. Most of these solutions can be easily implemented.
Do you judge a book by its cover? We all know we’re not supposed to, but to put a new twist on that old aphorism what about a settee? The truth is, that like it or not we are innately judgemental creatures.
Consumers may have sighed a collective sigh when the Australian Carbon Tax was repealed but this doesn’t mean Aussies can relax their energy saving ways and stop worrying about the next bill.
Do you have a decent outdoor area? A few good ideas – and a willingness to embrace your inner MacGyver – could take a regular outdoor setting from Basic to Baller. Here’s a few ideas of various complexity to get you started.
Australian outdoor entertaining used to be about picnic chairs around a homemade barbeque, but technology now makes fancy outdoor kitchens more affordable and attainable than ever before.
Whether you’re saving for your first home, upgrading to a larger one, or looking for an investment property, you’ll find there are many benefits to buying a brand new home off the plan.
South East Queensland is on the brink of a property renaissance in 2014. Despite other Australian capitals languishing, many pockets of Brisbane and the South East are now having their time in the sun.
Buying a rental property is an increasingly popular way for people to create an extra stream of income for themselves. Here are 10 tips on how to do just that.
Are your barbeques notorious for fizzling out? By following these simple tips, your mediocre gathering will be transformed into the neighbourhood’s social event of the season.
How do you tell if your windows are in need of a spruce up or something new? Check out these classic tell-tale signs that your windows are in need of an update.
Australia. Crystal blue oceans. Forests full of amazing animals. Seas abundant with fish. Almost everything natural is picture perfect and we’ve got it all in our backyard.
Having a clean house isn’t only good for mere appearances sake; it can also improve the health of the people living in it. Not convinced? Here are a few ways a clean house can improve your health.
Renovating is no easy task. The process can take a long time and there is seemingly no-end to the expenses that are involved. To save you some money while renovating, here are some helpful cost cutting tips.
They are persistent, they make their authority known and they can attack you when you least expect it – well maybe not the last one. It is of course, the Stubborn Stain.
There’s no better time of year to freshen the place up and bring a chic, breezy new look into your home. Here are five essentials that will brighten up your home this spring.
Winter is the time for warm soups, lazy afternoons, and not doing very much at all. Here are some tips to get you, and your home, out of that winter slump and into the vibrant energy of spring!
Wish there was an easy way to get it to sparkle in under an hour? Luckily, there are some simple ways to speed up the process and minimise the stress that comes goes along with it.
Whether you are planning a relaxing outdoor barbecue on a balmy summer evening, or getting ready to host the perfect festive dinner party, you need to have the right atmosphere to make your guests feel right at home.
Building your own home will not only save you money it will also give you the opportunity to have some input into the design of your family’s home.
How can you ensure that you are teaching your daughter the lessons that will help her have a positive relationship with money?
Giving your furniture a makeover doesn’t have to break the bank; in fact, you can find bargain deals on the fly, or roll up your sleeves and offer your pieces a little TLC on your own.
Nearly 70% of Aussies live within an hour of the coastline, making the outdoors an integral part of the summer experience. There is nothing more romantic for a date than taking advantage of the beautiful weather in summer by dining outdoors. Impress your latest beau by making the experience perfect, right down to the table setting.
You’ve finally staked claim to your personal corner of the world, but as king and queen of your new castle, you are also the resident handyman, security guard, gardener, and decorator. If you are a first time homeowner, let the following tips show you how to wear all of these hats gracefully. Faucet Leaks When […]
Neutralising bad odours with a scented air freshener like the new ‘Dettol Glen 20 Healthy Air System’, can have some surprising benefits for you and your family’s well-being. There is a growing body of research that says odours (both pleasant and pungent) influence our mood, memory and emotions, as well as the immune system and […]
Each season we look to the leading design and trend creators to help interpret the latest in lifestyle and interior decoration, and this coming season is no exception. So what can we expect for Spring Summer 2013/2014? Leading homewares stylists Betty Wong and Louise Wilson for MyHouse, who have just launched their Spring Summer Catalogue, […]
You have decided to show your windows a little TLC; you know what style of blinds you like and your budget is set out, now all that is left to do is to go into a store and order them right? Wrong. Like with any type of renovations or purchases for the home it’s important […]
Construction has commenced in Melbourne on a 20 level apartment building designed specifically for women. Situated at 2 Claremont Street in South Yarra, Ella Apartments by Spec Property is comprised of 167 light filled apartments. Located in a prime position, overlooking the expansive Melbourne city skyline, a glamorous hotel style foyer will greet residents and […]
Moving overseas can bring on all kinds of apprehensive feelings, even for the most experienced travellers. For kids, this transition can be even harder, as whole environment changes from home life, to school and even friends is something they probably haven’t had to deal with before. Not to mention adjustments to a different in language, […]
A woman’s impact on the design of her new home is greater today than ever before. 90% of the time, it is the woman who makes the final decision on the purchase of the new family home. She knows what she wants and prefers not to compromise! Unlike her male partner who is guided by […]
A professional, efficient removalist can make moving day a snap. Get the right moving team in place with the following tips. Source numerous quotes Start by contacting a number of reputable removalists and asking them for an obligation-free written quote. Consider price, service and any extras you might need such as packing materials, cleaning, storage […]
If you don’t have a large deposit, buying with family or friends could be an attractive option to tackle the cost of home ownership and help you get into the property market. Co-ownership allows you to combine your earning capacity to borrow more and you’ll only need to pay a portion of the deposit and […]
Although the decision to file for bankruptcy should never be taken lightly, for those who are experiencing their own personal financial hell, bankruptcy can provide immediate relief from the financial hardship caused by mounting debt. In Australia, individuals do not need a lawyer to file for bankruptcy for personal debts. To file for bankruptcy protection […]
Oprah Winfrey’s organising guru and best selling author Peter Walsh, will be returning to Australia next month for Dymo National Organising Week from 6th to 12th September 2010. Best known for his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Australian born expert organiser, has built a successful business and television career out of educating people […]
Did you know that “going green” could actually save you money? According to new research commissioned by Lipton, makers of the first Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea to hit the supermarket shelves in Australia, nearly two thirds (63%) of Australians believe acting sustainably will actually cost them more. But the reality is “going green” can actually […]
Best-selling author and resident organisation and decluttering expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Peter Walsh, will be back home in Australia this September to spearhead Dymo National Organisation Week (N.O.W.). This is the second year that Peter has been the ambassador for Dymo N.O.W., an initiative of Dymo Australia to encourage us to de-clutter and […]
Parenting & Family Matters Columnist, Tania McCartney. There’s some serious stuff going down in the mind of this mother right now. That and an extraordinary, scrabbling, mind-bending balancing act that seems to be testing every ounce of my creative problem-solving ability. Put it this way: when the kids have trotted off to school, sometimes I […]
Home owners and enthusiasts will get new ideas to transform even the most modest room into an escape they won’t want to leave when the HIA Home Ideas Show comes to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre for five days from Wednesday 15 April 2009. With travel plans on hold for many, focus is turning to improving […]
The Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is urging the community to stay fire-safe during their Australia day celebrations. While it’s a long-held Aussie tradition to gather around the barbie on Australia Day, this enjoyable custom can quickly become dangerous if some simple precautions aren’t taken. Statistics obtained from the Victoria Adult Burns Service at […]