Hard to believe the end of the Financial Year has been and gone (and hopefully some tax refunds making their way to you), we are now into the month of July and in the latter part of the year. With what has transpired in the beginning months of 2020 how many of you have decided…

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There are state-specific regulatory governing authorities that issue trade licences and each state has different governing bodies. Most are easily sourced via the internet or via enquiry calls. As there are quite a few, we’ve correlated some useful links and resources to help you. Remember to do your due diligence as errors or incidences from…

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Well, hello there! How have you been? It’s been a tough few months, hasn’t it? Recent global events are proof that while we often like to think that we live in a fairly ordered word which we control, the truth is a little more complex. Hot on the heels of a horrendous bushfire experience and…

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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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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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It is standard practice in Europe that apartments come complete with quality kitchens, and given the increasing popularity in downsizing from the family home to an inner-city apartment, the kitchen is becoming one of the main focal points in design. The scenario is simple and for some familiar – the children have grown up and…

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New trends, recent innovations and new products mean more choices! If you are planning a renovation or building project this year, you may want to consider visiting one of the many home and building exhibitions that are being offered around Australia in 2019. These events are always a great way to: 1.     Learn about trends…

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When the world is so busy and the influences so many, how do we filter out the noise and focus on what matters? The Dulux Colour Forecast 2019 is all about creating your happy place and living your best life, it’s about more than colour, it helps bring trends to life in your home through…

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A great deal of time, effort and attention to detail goes into building or renovating a home, not to mention money. When it comes to the finishing touches, like doors, it pays to take a little extra time to consider how influential door design and form can be to the overall look, feel and functionality…

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Design assistance and technical advice can be provided in many different ways by a range of consultants. It will depend on your experience, capacity and/or desire to manage the work yourself as well as your budget. The extent of the work, the complexity of the build, the level of detail you require in the documentation…

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