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Author Archives: Sonia Constandelos


Selling Your Home? This Report is Crucial for Owner Builders

The property market in Melbourne is highly-charged at the moment, with the median house price now tipping the million dollar mark. If you’re selling, you will probably already have your to-do list in order – find a reputable real estate agent, arrange photography, spruce up the garden, lock in an...

Imagining Zero Electricity Bills

When Tom and Ingrid Graze entered the property and development arena 30 years ago, it was a passion for property and the financial freedom it brought.     At the time they never understood the impact of what housing and housing designs have on a community, the environment and the planet. Travelling...

What to consider when beginning your renovation or new build

When beginning your renovation or new build it is important to consider the painting works to be completed.  It is easy to get caught up in the design phase of your project and many people don’t realise that paint serves a protective, functional role in your home. Exterior projects require...

Heavy-Duty Hand Cleaners

While working on any renovation and building projects, we bound to get our hands dirty. Most of the time, a regular hand wash is just not strong enough to clean our hands and we head to hardware stores to get some serious hand cleaners or scrubs.   Cleaning products that...

5 Tips to help you estimate your building budget

With any building project correctly estimating and managing your budget is crucial. It can help you avoid costly blow-outs and ensure that you have enough money to complete the build. So what are some key elements to firstly estimating, and then managing the cost of your project? Here are five...

Creating an Energy-Efficient, Comfortable Home – Weather Proofing

Creating a home that is efficient, affordable to run and comfortable year-round is easier than you think. By focusing on key areas of your home, you can make vast improvements in your home’s efficiency, without it costing a fortune. Ensuring your home is well-sealed is an important first step to...

How to keep your comfortable home for less

A core element in designing and building your dream home is getting the insulation right. There is nothing worse then being freezing cold during winter and boiling hot during summer. Relying on air conditioning to get it right. Not to mention the increased energy bills that go with it. Wall,...

Home Trends in 2022

Looking toward a post-pandemic world, future home trends will see more of a focus than ever before on practicality and adaptability inside our homes. As we take a deep breath and process our new routines, we will be sharing our top tips for future home trends. In 2022 and beyond,...