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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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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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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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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Kitchen’s combine so many aspects of our home life – spending time with family, cooking up a storm, work/homework, coffee with friends – with such diversity in such a small space, the options for your lighting design are endless! The trick is to make sure your design is layered and gives you all the lighting…

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Welcome to a New Year and the start of a fresh decade! Though it hasn’t been the usual celebratory and relaxing start that we usually enjoy, has it? The severity, scale and impact of the current bushfire crises have been overwhelming and extremely thought-provoking across a number of conversation topics. Wherever you go, everyone seems…

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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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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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I recently had the honour of being a guest speaker at a Women in Property Network (WIP Network) event in Melbourne. The mission of this group is to provide a community that supports, encourages and motivates women who either work (or maybe are considering) working in the property field. It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear…

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