Ventilation is very important for buildings and essential to remove stale air and replace your home or property with fresh air. Good ventilation also helps to: Moderate temperatures Reduce moisture Stop condensation Control impurities (particularly those nasties) Remove odours Provide air movement No one wants to be stuck relaxing, working or sleeping in a room…

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It’s funny how our toilet habits are suddenly front and centre of everyone’s minds and news headlines! Amidst panic buying of toilet paper across the globe, we are learning how much toilet paper an average household needs to live through 14 days of isolation.    The “experts” suggest we need:   Now keep in mind…

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For the past couple of years, we have seen a trend with more people decorating for celebrations other than Christmas. And with Easter around the corner, our minds turn to Easter decorating. Admittedly this year’s egg hunts may need to be a little different and contained to the backyard, but that doesn’t mean we can’t…

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There is nothing like moving into a new home with a new kitchen and laundry to heighten your awareness of common design flaws. Don’t get me wrong – there is something very satisfying about being able to move into a modern and relatively new home – but it’s not until you actually live in a…

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After a very long flight followed by a treacherous taxi ride, I arrive at the hotel ready to check-in. It’s 1:00 am, I rattle off my details to the receptionist and at this moment all I want to do is curl into a ball and sleep like for the next 48 hours. I make it…

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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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This month, Jo Jackson, Rogerseller’s Group Manager of Design, talks about bathroom design and how the Rogerseller team works with architects, designers and homeowners in creating timeless bathroom designs. Header image: Rogerseller – the Falper Ambiente single drawer.   Q. Rogerseller has been a leading supplier of bathroom pieces for decades, but you also work…

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This month we shine the spotlight on kitchens; after all, it’s the heart of a home is it not? Annually Australian’s invest thousands of dollars into upgrading and renovating their kitchens. As with any building project, it’s really important that you understand what to expect in terms of cost. The average value of a kitchen…

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Want to renovate your kitchen? Everyone loves a good before and after – in fact, we are bombarded with them on TV, social media and every good house magazine! Interestingly, often the details of the how, why and logistics are overlooked in-lieu of some dramatic ‘wow’ photos. Before embarking on your own journey of a…

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With stone benchtops being the go-to in most contemporary homes, HouseLab explores the options in giving a kitchen that solid, natural feel. *Header image M House by DKO Architecture featuring Maximum Moon benchtops. Photograph by Peter Bennetts.   Engineered stone and reconstituted stone The terms “engineered stone” and “reconstituted stone” are used interchangeably to describe…

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