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Renovations that won’t give you good return on investment
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If you’re renovating to increase the value of your home, you need to think about your renovations more carefully. You only want to invest in a pool if you plan on using it. If you invest in a pool to … Read More

How to find the a home builder best for your job
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All homes are not alike and the same goes for builders. One builder might be perfect for your home building project while another equally skilled builder might be all wrong. The trick to finding the right builder lies in matching … Read More

How to identify structural damage to a house
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Buying a house should be a rational decision. When you inspect any home, you should look for the defects as well as the advantages. If a home looks good but hides structural damage, that bargain home could turn into an … Read More

3 Technologies that will change the future of interior design
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The interiors of our homes are always changing to meet shifting trends, ways of living and new technologies, and as a result interior designers are constantly tasked with keeping up with (and integrating) new features and preferences for their clients. … Read More

How to unclog a bathroom sink naturally
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The vanity is certainly a focal point in any bathroom, and its sink is certainly a workhorse. A daily dose of toothpaste, shaving cream and more will result in a clogged drain eventually. Clear your bathroom sink of any blockage … Read More

How to clean and disinfect granite benchtops
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The granite benchtop in your kitchen, while effortlessly sleek, may be overdue for some deeper cleaning. Don’t worry about using harsh or acidic cleaners – these should actually be avoided as they will weaken your sealant over time. All you … Read More

How to extend the life of leather furniture
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Leather has a way of telling a story through its cracks and wear. Weathered leather is a uniquely expressive material, capable of conveying upon it a sense of history and sentimentality. All the more reason, then, to do what we … Read More

How to clean a front load washing machine
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Front loading washing machines have become the norm in households and laundromats, and for good reason – they use less energy and require less detergent than top loading washers. One of its few drawbacks, however, is the way grime can … Read More

How to choose between quartz and granite benchtops
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So you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen and the looming question remains: sleek quartz or earthy granite countertops? While there are pros and cons to each, ultimately whatever you choose is bound to make your kitchen feel brand-new. Quartz Overview … Read More

Design tips for bedrooms
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One vital part of the house that should not be overlooked when doing any redecoration is the bedroom. If you are tired of the current style of your bedroom, now is the perfect time to infuse some creativity. Here are … Read More

Bedroom Ideas for readers
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For readers, a bedroom is more than just a peaceful and comfortable place to sleep. It is the perfect hideaway to get engrossed in a story and allows minds to travel freely. Whether you are decorating your own bedroom, or … Read More

How to paint bathroom tiles
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It is possible to paint over ceramic tiles but there are a couple of considerations you should bear in mind.  Firstly you are going to lose the tile look as the paint will cover the grout lines.  It is advisable … Read More

A guide to building costs
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Calculating building costs is not easy even for experienced contractors. There are some basic elements of construction you have to bear in mind when estimating building costs, these include: Excavation and foundations: There are reasons why large housing developments are … Read More

How to look after your timber deck during winter
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Keeping your deck clean and clutter free is an easy way to ensure your outdoor area is as low maintenance as possible over the colder months. Stack chairs and pack away furniture that you won’t be using over winter. If … Read More

How to Choose the Right Colour Combination
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According to the experts, decorating with colour is all about intuition, imagination – and some knowledge of colour theory. The colour palette is not just about paint, it includes the colours of the floor, furniture and fabrics, window coverings, wallpaper … Read More

The Federal Government proposed measures to shift the responsibility for remitting GST from property developers to purchasers.
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No further commentary or guidance has been released since the budget announcement, however the proposed changes are intended to take effect from 1 July 2018. The proposed changes refer to developers of “new residential premises”.  Therefore all developers should take note … Read More

Popular kitchen layouts
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When it comes to planning your dream kitchen design you want to ensure maximum space efficiency and functionality. Every space is unique but there are some standard configurations and common constraints that come into play in a kitchen renovation. ISLAND … Read More

How to avoid plumbing disasters
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Plumbing checks can help prevent bigger, more expensive problems down the track, so it’s worth taking a closer look at high water-usage areas regularly. Check for water pressure problems by opening a tap on high flow. If the pressure is … Read More

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