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Thinking of building a new home?

If you are thinking of building a new home, here’s how to navigate a sea of choices. The thought of building your home is exciting and one that probably has taken some time to come to fruition. Well done! However, now that you have made this decision, how will it all work? Do you simply…

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Looking good while working safely

Safety always comes first when we talk renovating or building, right? But have you ever felt underwhelmed by the limited choices when it comes to work boots or safety wear specifically designed for women? Well, you are probably not alone! The options aren’t great; at least, they weren’t until Stacey Head entered the game. In…

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Renovating your kitchen: a multitude of trades

Unfortunately, renovating a kitchen tends to be messy, time-consuming and can be expensive if not planned right. Why? Because almost all key trades are involved in making your new kitchen a reality. You will have plumbers, electricians, cabinet makers, benchtop experts, painters, plasterers, flooring and maybe even window, door and tiling specialists visit your home.…

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Factoring in the sun

When we think about sunshine and sustainability we generally think of solar power. Harnessing this abundant resource may have positive impacts on our energy bills and planet but, like our bodies, we need to consider the impacts of the sun on the life-span of our homes and furniture. Before we delve into the slip, slop,…

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Welcome to the world of online sourcing

How to find a tradie  You have just discovered your toilet is leaking, the kitchen tap needs fixing, the backyard decking needs a revamp or perhaps it’s time to put up that new carport?  Oh, and those trees needs some serious trimming while we are at it! Until not so long ago other than asking…

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House Designs + Drone Landing Pads

Why now is the time you should talk to your architect or building designer! The drone industry is booming. You may not own a drone yourself, but you will no doubt have seen some type of drone video doing the rounds on the internet. A bit of a laugh and perhaps a good present for…

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Colouring our world as we age

Changes to the body are inevitable as we get older, but did you know that many people loose the ability to distinguish colours as they age? The eye structure changes – pupils may decrease in size and respond more slowly to darkness or bright light and the lens becomes yellowed and slightly cloudy. It looks…

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Process makes perfect

  Having recently completed the Blade House on the NSW South Coast – Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel of TAKT | Studio For Architecture talked to HouseLab about re-engaging with the process of collectively creating a dream.   There is no question, the landscape of architectural practice has shifted. The rise of design in popular…

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The big wide world of home + property podcasts

If you are already a fan of podcasts, it will come as no surprise to you to learn that there are over 660,000 different podcast shows available to choose from. That’s about 28 million episodes with content in more than 100 languages! Whether it’s for inspiration, convenience, education or simply fun, there is plenty to…

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Mood boards: your new best friend

Whether you’re building or renovating a mood board is a fantastic place to start collating your ideas. A mood board helps you to focus and keep on track, it’s also a useful tool for conveying your ideas and helping others to see your vision for the project. Designers, architects and colour consultants will be delighted…

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