Renovation and Home Design

Avoid Frustration When You Move Into Your New Home

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Guest post by Hubert Dwight

Moving house is one of the most stressful things that we do to ourselves.

There is the relentless searching for the right house, and the right block, the waiting, the chasing up and then finally…the move.

There are, however a few things that you can do that might [read more…]

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Annual Household Maintenance Guide: The Forgotten List Of Household Chores

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Guest Post by Hubert Dwight

For a long time you aspired to own your own home.

Now that you are the proud owner of your very own house and all the glorious responsibilities that go along with it, it’s time to step up to the title of ‘homeowner’ and look after the [read more…]

Channelling the ‘Retro Vibe’ In Your Humble Abode

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Guest Post by Hubert Dwight

It’s always an exciting time when you decide to do some decorating a home.

Whether you’re looking to give your existing home a bit of a facelift or if you’ve moved in to a new place and want to impart your own personal touch on to the place [read more…]

The Joys of Moving Houses (No Sarcasm Intended)

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Guest post by Hubert Dwight

If someone were to say that there are joys in moving houses, many people would consider the person speaking to be a bit bonkers.

It is a natural reaction because we humans tend to focus on the negative experiences rather than the positive.

The fact is, moving into [read more…]

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Fence Disputes

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The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) has revealed the consistent No 1 dispute has been fencing.

In fact fencing counts for around one third of all of their top ten disputes.

In 2013-4 there were fence 6,489 disputes, slightly above the long term average of 6,301.

So how can you minimise the chance of [read more…]

Monitored Burglar Alarms

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I won’t be bothering with a monitored alarm again!

I had one at my previous home. . . . ‘Free Install’ with 3 Year Monitoring Contract. . . . Waste of money in my opinion!

Monitoring

From all accounts most thieves are mainly after a few valuables that can be moved quickly.

By the time [read more…]

What are Green Walls? and Why are they so Spectacular?

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Guest post by Hubert Dwight

Green walls, known by a variety of names, including living walls, eco walls, vertical gardens or bio walls, are one of the biggest design trends of our era.

Originally developed in 1938, green walls were then known as “vegetative bearing architectonic structure and systems”. . . . A [read more…]

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Tripsafe Cable Covers

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Have you ever tripped over electrical cable snaking across the floor?

I know I have . . . . more than once!

It’s a common problem if you want to use an electrical device well away from a wall, such as charging a laptop while you are sitting on a lounge chair.

A Solution

Well [read more…]