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Darren Palmer - Designing on a Budget

March 19, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

Content:   Bang for your buck Floor planning – make the most of your space Complete harmony – the overall aesthetics of your home Colour choice – important consideration Pattern and texture – give the right amount of magic to lift a room Well dressed – don’t overlook window coverings   https://www.domain.com.au/living/darren-palmers-shares-his-top-transformation-tips-with-bang-for-your-buck-804611/   This article is […]

Water damage in the home! Tell tale signs

March 13, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

The 5 most common types and fixes 1. Damp Floors – Mould growth, timber decay and a musty smell 2. Water coming in from balconies – Problems closing balcony doors and windows due to swollen wood 3. Roof Leaks – Water stains appearing on ceilings or walls, along with mould and puddles on the floor 4. Leaking Gutters – deterioration to […]

Turn an old home's quirks into its perks!

March 6, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

8 easy updates that will make an old home look new, without breaking the bank Refresh accessories Find old ways to reuse old things Bring in the greenery Paint your front door Refresh the space with white Introduce industrial finishes and fixtures Install a hanging chair Add art https://www.homestolove.com.au/easy-updates-for-old-home-19787   This article is for general […]

Laundry Tips - Take a spin!

February 27, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

Your laundry is a working room so it’s easy for things to pile up. It is important to keep the space organised to prevent that extra clutter that accumulates so easily.   Divide your space into zones – Clean out all the clutter and free up much-needed space Think Vertically – maximise the use of […]

Balcony Designs - more than a place to hang clothes!

February 20, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

A clever design can morph a small space into a second living area in a few easy steps, perfect for lazy weekend brunches and after work drinks at home. Decide what you want from the space… is it an outdoor eating area or a place to relax Choose outdoor flooring that can be easily rolled […]

Beautiful minimal kitchens to be inspired by!

February 13, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home.  Minimalist kitchen design is what the modern family is looking for.   The norm for any minimalist space is pared-down styling yet these designs elements of glass, stone and wood bring your kitchen to life. Take a look and find some inspiration for your next project https://www.homestolove.com.au/modern-minimalist-kitchens-4334   […]

Coastal Style Decorating!

February 6, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

Almost everyone loves coastal style decorating, memories of relaxation, holidays and fun times at the beach. American Coastal – Think Hamptons, warm whites, lots of light and cool hues, soft furnishings, nautical. Tropical Island Coastal – Think Hawaii, Polynesia islands – tropical colourful patterns, natural elements, wood, tribal traditions. Mediterranean Coastal – Think the blue […]

Check out these 5 classic exterior colour palettes that are sure to brighten up any exterior!

January 30, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

Neutral Zone – Play it safe with a neutral palette Grey Area – Tone on tone to create a cool modern palette Coastal Cool – Summery look Bright Spot – Pop of citrus combined with crisp white for updates vintage charm Dark Side – Deeper colours add a sense of drama and are ideal for […]

Everything you need to know about plunge pools!

January 23, 2019


If a swimming pool is on your wish list and you are short on space then a plunge pool could be your answer. Plunge pools are popular for their compact size and are ideal for smaller blocks.   They have all the benefits of a larger pool. https://www.homestolove.com.au/plunge-pool-19577   This article is for general informational purposes […]

New Year. New Beginnings. New You. New Home!

January 16, 2019

Rentals Sales Strata

New Year. New Beginnings. New You. New Home! Making a fresh start can be fun. The ideas below will get you started. Choose a New Theme – when choosing a colour palette choose no more than 3 colours Introduce Artwork – find a piece of artwork that you love Pairing Patterns – ensure your prints […]

Choosing the right Facade for your home is a big decision, choose carefully!

January 8, 2019


Facades are important to your building design not only from the point of view of aesthetics, but also for structural and practical reasons. Make a great impression with the right facade and add value to your home.   5 tips to choosing the right facade for your new home   Plan a budget, shop around […]

Everything you wanted to know about Mud Rooms!

December 19, 2018


  A mudroom is an area that provides storage and ensures the main areas of the home stay clean and tidy. Ensure you have the essentials, hooks on the wall, a bench seat to sit on, hard flooring and plenty of storage.   What should a mud room include? Bench/seating – no mud room is […]

5 Home Design Myths Busted!

December 12, 2018


white does not always mean bright mixing styles does not always mean a confused home timeless does not mean safe black does not always mean bold less is not always more https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/5-home-design-myths-busted/   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We recommend […]

Summer outdoor entertaining!

December 5, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

Outdoor style tips to upgrade your summer entertaining Laughter, friendship, good times, good food and twinkling lights… how to make the most of your outdoor entertaining. ·         Set the scene – Create a theme for your outdoor space helps you define your look and your colour palette ·         Create the welcome – Twinkling lights, comfy outdoor […]

6 Renovations You probably didn’t know could add value!

November 28, 2018


·         Overhaul your windows ·         Update your skirting boards ·         Is every room being utilized? ·         Create the illusion of higher ceilings ·         Pretty-up the walls ·         Modernize your ‘wet rooms’   https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/6-renovations-you-probably-didnt-know-could-add-value/   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We […]

Five things to do before moving day!

November 21, 2018


https://www.domain.com.au/living/streamline-your-move-5-things-to-do-before-moving-day-776621/   Breathe Declutter Dispose of hazardous materials Label everything Care package   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We recommend obtaining advice specific to your situation before making decisions relating to your investment property and financial position.

Decor that deters buyers!

November 13, 2018

Sales Strata

You will never get a second chance at a first impression.   What buyers see from the moment they first set eyes on your property will have an impact on their overall impression.   Here are a few decor elements to steer clear of: 1.      Overly personalized spaces 2.      Wallpaper 3.      Rid your home of “work” 4.      […]

How to use tiles creatively in your home!

November 7, 2018


Your home is where you can express your personality and creativity.  Tiles are being used more these days, it’s all about embracing variation and being creative by pairing texture with patterns.   https://www.lifestyle.com.au/diy/what-bathroom-tiles-to-choose.aspx   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We […]

Bee Keeping!

October 31, 2018


Bees are essential to our ecosystem as pollinators. There’s something appealing about keeping your own beehives from helping pollinate plants to sourcing honey directly from your own backyard… https://www.lifestyle.com.au/gardening/beginners-guide-to-the-art-of-beekeeping.aspx   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We recommend obtaining advice specific […]

Tips on how to pass a rental inspection with flying colours!

October 24, 2018

Property Management

https://www.domain.com.au/news/four-expert-tips-renters-pass-property-inspection-flying-colours-773164/   Should I stay or go during an inspection What are they looking for Cleaning your oven and cooktop is one way to pass an inspection Do I need to tidy up