As we head into a period of self-isolation and social interactions, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by all the negative news stories and health concerns facing many families. Added to this are the huge economic impact and repercussions on how we continue to offer services and products. If you are in the middle of…

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I can’t stress enough the importance in investing time and effort upfront to get your project brief right and as clear as possible BEFORE you even start talking to your designer, architect, builder or trades! Do you know what a project brief is and why it’s so important? Take a quick look here to come…

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Over the years I’ve completed (as has my company Rodine Australia) numerous builds and I have to say, there’s nothing more exciting than when the construction phase begins. All your hard work of planning, budgeting, designing and negotiating comes to fruition and the reality of your vision begins to take shape. It truly is an…

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Homes are a very personal reflection of ourselves and our family, and as a result, tend to evoke strong emotions – joy, pride, a sense of financial security, mental wellbeing as well as in some cases, fear and trepidation when it comes to renovating. You know how it goes – you have a vision for…

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We sat down with AJ, craftsman and owner of bespoke cabinet making company Anthony John’s Cabinets, to find out what his most commonly asked questions are. When should you start planning your kitchen renovation? Kitchen renovations always start as a bit of a dream, don’t they? It’s never to early to create a vision board…

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Recently we moved to a new home – after 18 years in the same house! That’s an awfully long time to accumulate family treasures, holiday keepsakes, furniture and general “stuff”, not to mention the personal possessions of 5 family members (and a dog). Moving is nothing new to us, having relocated across the world, as…

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Whether you consider yourself to be a good negotiator or damn right scared of it, in some aspect of life we all need to call on our negotiation skills. It could be to negotiate a pay rise at work, with a real estate agent when buying a house or maybe even with your partner over…

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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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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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