Outdoor decking is a great way to turn an unused space into a usable entertaining area while also helping to boost the value of your property. Below we will go through a few pointers to help Before, During, and After when taking the step to having your decking built. BEFORE Research In today’s world of…

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Our April edition of TILT is out now and full of wonderful ideas and insights! Working from home is one thing but working from home while the rest of the family is also at home, is a completely different matter. If nothing else, it tends to be messy! It seems the dishwasher is never empty,…

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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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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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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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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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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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