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DIY Tips For Building a Kit Home

Ready to take the plunge and build your first kit home? Paal Kit Homes shares their top tips for making the process simple and stress-free! Choose a home design that is appropriate to the size and setting of your block. Generous acreage with an expansive outlook, for example, deserves a...

Kitchen Design Trends To Add Value To Your Home

Your kitchen is the hub of your home and is deserving of a great design. While the majority of people tend to avoid extreme design trends when renovating, it is possible to craft a kitchen that is not only great looking and functional but will enhance the resale value of...

Colour Psychology in Décor

Want to redecorate but don’t know how to combine your existing furniture and décor? Don’t really know what your style is? Do you stick to neutrals because you don’t know how or where to bring in colour? Clients have these problems all the time. So, where on earth do you...

Why Choose LED Lighting Fixtures?

Those looking into lighting solutions for a living space will likely be confronted with making a decision between LED lighting and conventional lighting. LED lighting, which stands for light emitting diodes, is essentially a long-lasting and efficient form of lighting. It is quickly becoming the preferred lighting choice in homes,...

Smaller Smarter Homes

The growing trend of efficient and simple design is gaining momentum post-GFC. The emphasis on clever design, functionality and liveability is finally the main focus of the home owner. Builders with foresight are now tackling well organized floor plans with minimum wasted space to dove-tale with the movement towards smaller...

Create Better Outdoor Living

Enhance your lifestyle and the value of your home by creating an inviting outdoor room. Here, we look at innovative solutions for transforming alfresco spaces large and small. One of the main features people look for in a home is an attractive outdoor area – the bigger the better –...

Are You Ready to Store Sunshine?

Energy prices impact every household budget. In the past few years energy prices have doubled and people are looking for solutions to help with the cost of living. Homeowners across the country are using the sun to power savings on their electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint by installing...

5 Top Tips for Decorating

You’ve seen beautiful images of interiors in glossy magazines. You’ve seen beautiful furniture and accessories in retail outlets. You’ve seen amazing transformations on TV shows such The Block, Reno Rumble and Home Rules. But how do YOU create a beautiful transformation in YOUR own home? By following a few simple...

How to Create a Design Brief for Your Pool

“Design Brief” is basically a fancy term for what you do and don’t want. It can be as specific or general as you like. Creating a design brief will give you and your pool designer a great head start when it comes to your initial design concept. When starting on...

How to Avoid Common Floor Plan Errors

So you have worked hard with your builder and finally selected the new home you love. Everything is on track and the time has come to review your floorplans. Any errors at this point can be costly and difficult to live with later. Once you receive your plans it is...

Getting the Best From Your Polished Concrete Floor

No longer just the domain of industrial designs, polished concrete is fast becoming the flooring of choice in residential and commercial projects – inside and out. Polished concrete is a versatile and low maintenance flooring option that complements a myriad of building designs.  While it gives a stylish finish to...

5 Tips for Renovating for a Profit

If you have an investment property or your own home, the sensible way to add value to your property is through renovating for profit. Keeping up to date with trends and having a property that looks fresh will appeal to prospective buyers. Renovating will add value and generate a profit,...