The Trick to Decluttering

    The process of moving house can be difficult. Sometimes it is driven by requirement or necessity, rather than because you really want to move out of your family home.  The stages you go through leading up to and during the move can be unfamiliar, they can be daunting, and they can increase stress.

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  A lifestyle block self-sufficiency survival guide. Owning a lifestyle block is a dream for many and it’s easy to see why. Fresh country air, picturesque panoramas, more privacy from your neighbours, the space to grow your family, keep pets, explore your green thumb or run a business from home. Living self-

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  Thought you couldn’t afford to incorporate more sustainable living solutions into your homebuyers’ or renovation budget? Think again.  When it comes to sustainable living it’s a fallacy that it’s too expensive upfront for the average homeowner, says director of Solarchitect, Russell Devlin. Russell

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Five Myths About Architects

  What is an architect? What exactly do they do? What services do architects offer? How do they work? Why would you use one? And who is entitled to call themselves an architect?  A good way to find the answers is to clear up some myths. Myth One – Architects just care about how buildings look  Architects

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Technology in the Home – Past and Future

  Technology in the home is a hot topic that goes a long way back. In some ways, a house itself is an implement that uses the technology of the day to shelter us, keep us safe, warm, private and protected, whether it is through putting together sticks, mud, bricks, steel, glass or today’s hi-tech composites.

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Forgotten Trends

  Do you ever look back on something and ask yourself, ‘What was I thinking?’ Architecture and interior design is no exception. Let’s take a moment to reminisce over the humble home’s fashion faux pas over the years. It’s easy to see why some trends never circled back around, but there have also been

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Rooms with a Views

  Getting your window treatments right can make or break an interior space.  Believe it or not, this is a very important part of the interior, especially for a new build, as you may be wanting to automate blinds and stack drapes back onto bare walls to leave the window clear of drapery. These are only a few

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Hot Stuff

  Each of the seasons is unique in what it offers – be it weather, produce, lifestyle choices and more – but spring is even more unique in that it signals new beginnings and is perhaps the most popular time when it comes to updating the home. Freshen up your abode this season with the latest looks for spri

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Smart Storage Solutions

  It’s always amazing how much one can accumulate over the course of their lives.  If you have the right storage in place you don’t tend to notice it, but if you don’t, your home can quickly turn into a jungle of knick-knacks. Thankfully storage doesn’t have to be a cardboard box under your bed, or a

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Insider Insights

  5 Minutes with Interior Designer Lucy Wilkie How did you end up in interiors? I completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, specialising in interior architecture. Having this training and understanding of construction has been extremely beneficial throughout my career. What do you say to those who think t

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