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To Clad or not to Clad – A return to trends of the past!

May 15, 2019

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Are your walls lacking texture and dimension – try interior vertical cladding to add some sophistication, natural elements and create the illusion of scale. Create the illusion of height Draw the eye to a statement piece Add instant coastal vibes Conceal joins and doorways Anchor a fireplace Natural timber is ideal for low moisture zones […]

10 Ways to add value to your home – make a lasting impression with potential buyers!

May 8, 2019

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Increase the value of your property and make it stand out from the rest without spending a fortune! 1. Refresh with paint – lift the mood 2. Revamp the entrance – first impressions count 3. Update flooring – choose the right upgrades 4. Quick kitchen fixes – update handles, cupboard doors 5. Makeover the bathroom – change the taps, paint […]

Spark Joy with Tips from Marie Kondo – simplify your life + spend time on the things you love!

May 1, 2019

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Culling – does it spark joy – if not – thank it for its service and recycle Storage – organisation is the key – everything has its place Get rid of papers Don’t pile things Only keep items of clothing that bring you joy See everything you need, know where everything is and find what […]

Nurture Nature

April 24, 2019

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Indoor plants add much joy, make a great design statement whilst providing other qualities like a positive mood, purifying air and making you feel more connected to nature! Indoor plants: 10 best house plants Monstera deliciosa or “Swiss cheese plant” Epipremnum aureum or Devil’s Ivy. Dracaena Massangeana or Mass Cane. Spathiphyllum or Peace lily. Zanzibar Gem. Anthurium Andraeanum. Maidenhair Fern. […]

Common causes of toxic mould

April 17, 2019

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Moulds are fungi that need moisture and organic material to grow.  While we may like it in our favourite cheeses, it is not wanted in our homes. Causes: Leaking roof, windows, pipes, laundries, poor ventilation Landscaping poor drainage – allowing moisture inside No ventilation in the bathroom or fan vented into attic Solutions: Stop the […]

Top 5 kids’ room trends for 2019

April 10, 2019

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Looking for a new project or inspiration for kids’ bedrooms from styling to colour palettes and textures and on a budget too! · Vintage is back, baby! – Up-cycling an op-shop find or hanging a framed vintage poster or rug. · Have some fun with colours, textures- Mustard is on trend use it sparingly as it is […]

Luxurious walk-in wardrobe designs to inspire!

April 3, 2019

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Ever dreamed of having the perfect walk-in wardrobe that’s luxurious, yet spacious? Check out these fabulous wardrobe ideas from wall to wall storage and pendant lighting to glass shoe cabinets. https://www.homestolove.com.au/walk-in-wardrobe-designs-6290   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 […]

March is a great month for gardeners…. So March into action!

March 27, 2019

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March signals the end of summer and the start of a much kinder season for gardens Harmonious rustic colours create a magical effect Select autumn trees appropriate for the size of your garden Japanese maples are perfect for large and small gardens Pear trees are another colourful and versatile group of autumn colouring trees https://www.domain.com.au/living/autumn-splendour-new-season-gardening-with-paul-bangay-804569/   […]

Darren Palmer - Designing on a Budget

March 19, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]