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Getting Dirty with Landscaper Matthew Daly

Multi-award-winning Perth landscaper, Matthew Daly, shared no-nonsense DIY pointers at the Home Show. Matthew’s landscaping firm MJD Landscapes & Design has been around for over fifteen years and won scores of accolades. Trophy Cabinet ✉️ Invitation to International Melbourne Garden Show x 2 🥇Gold, Silver medal & Peoples choice Perth...

Buying or Renovating by the Coast

Many people dream of living on the coast, envisioning long bare-foot walks on white sands, magnificent sunsets (or Renovating Decking by the Coastsunrises) glistening over the ocean, swimming and surfing the waves, luxuriating in those glorious summer evening breezes… and, of course, beach parties! If you’re considering coastal living, your...

Dress Up Your Outdoor Space

Open green spaces for your home are important, more so today than ever. With lives getting increasingly stressful, surrounded by traffic, buildings and a sea of people, outdoor living spaces offer the essential calm and balance to our existence. The outdoor living area, however, is often the most neglected; or...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Garden Trees

While Queensland faces a land clearing catastrophe, people across Australia are taking matters in their own hands by planting millions of trees in their back yards. The Ugly 👹 Anyone watching David Attenborough’s series, Our Planet, will know Australia is facing a land clearing catastrophe. So bad in fact, WWE...

Real or Astro Grass?

It's an age-old argument of waging tribes, from the timeless classic of nature's grass vs high-tech poly synthetic astroturf. So, which is better? Join the Home Show Club and you'll be the very first to receive more stories like this, free tickets, special offers, inspiration and more! Brisbane      Melbourne   ...

Water: The Harmonious Element

Water is such an integral part of our everyday life. Not only is it a physical part of who we are, it is naturally sought after by people young and old alike. Water naturally draws us in and makes us feel connected to nature. A prime example of this is...

Choosing A Deck For Your Pool Or Spa

Summer in Australia is all about the outdoors; spending summer lazing around on the back deck or beside the pool is the best way to enjoy that Aussie sun. But which deck is the right deck? There are a few questions you need to consider when choosing a deck. Is...

5 Eco Inventions Transforming Our Gardens

Supermarkets rely on mass market farming which takes a considerable amount of carbon emissions to get your food from farm to fork. We look through some of the most innovative Australian made garden products featured at the Home Show. 5 Composta This nifty little device is an all-in-one composting worm...

Rammed Earth

What is rammed earth? Used as an eye catching architectural or interior feature rammed earth expresses the rawness of natural earth formed to create a wall. Like a finger print the layered method of construction creates unique veins and the interaction between the materials used to create the earth wall...

Tips to deck out a small outdoor area

A wide, spacious backyard is not essential if you want to add a luxurious deck so you can enjoy the great outdoors at home. A bit of creative thinking is all that is needed to make the most of your outdoor space, even if you have a terrace or small...

Windows: thinking outside the corner

Using corner sliding doors and corner windows to add a contemporary feel Architects, builders and renovators are always on the lookout for variations in products which will give their designs an ultra-modern look and feel. With the ongoing focus on creating indoor-outdoor living spaces, doors and windows are often the...

Permeable Paving; not just a trend, a necessity

Wherever you look, urban development in Melbourne is booming. Strict planning restrictions apply to new single dwelling builds as well as townhouses and subdivisions, in an effort to ensure the demands of Melbourne of the future are met today. A key limiter in many developments, especially on small blocks in...