You probably know this yourself, but it won’t hurt to remind you – the housing market isn’t very good these days for house sellers. And even though from time to time, you think about selling your house and buying a new one, you would be wise to stop and choose just the right moment to…
No one wants to dread their energy bills each and every month, and one of the best ways to cut costs is to take a fresh look at appliances. Appliances throughout the home can consume an exceptional amount of gas, water, and electricity, and this is one reason that every homeowner should take a look…
Those creepy noises that you hear in the night might be the sound of your house telling you that repairs are needed. By Christopher Solomon for BobVila.com Homes make strange noises. They’re built of many different materials — glass, concrete, wood — that expand and contract at different rates. “[But] the most noise your house…
As much as they might like the idea of a fireplace, most homeowners don’t use theirs regularly. A fireplace can add ambiance to a room and value to a home. Many homebuyers say they would like their residence to have a fireplace. The reality is, most homeowners don’t use their fireplace on a regular basis.…
It’s that time of the year when the temperatures start to drop and you find yourself turning on your stove and cranking up the heat. With all the fireplaces, heaters and stoves on full blast, it’s especially important to be up-to-date on how to safely keep your home protected when it comes to fires. We…
We’ve fallen in love with everything about outdoor lounging, courtyard entertaining and al fresco dining! Oh, you too? We thought so…
Gas hot water systems are deemed one of the most important devices you need to install in your home. Without it, ordinary activities like taking a bath, doing the dishes and washing your clothes can become challenging. After all, who wants to use ice-cold water while going about your basic activities like taking a bath or washing the dishes, right?
City living is exciting. It’s also expensive. Or is it?
Here are four quick ways you can tell if your rent is too high.
With busy schedules and a number of family members living in one space, it can be easy for the household to become messy and unclean throughout the week.
Secondary suites are seeing an enormous surge in popularity around the world – but particularly in Australia. If you are interested in an affordable means of adding value to your property, or even offsetting the cost of your mortgage repayments, building a secondary suite may be an ideal option.
Fencing serves a practical purpose for residential plots. They delineate the property, keep animals in and also help to deter intruders. However, far too many fences provide these benefits in exchange for an unfortunate aesthetic trade-off. Simply put: they don’t look nearly as good as they ought to.
As a landlord, to maximise a cash return on your rental property investments, it’s important to have the right type of waterproofing.
Nobody likes spending more time or money than they need to, so when it comes to getting the most life out of your home appliances, whether it’s your coffee maker or your dishwasher, you’ll want to follow some easy steps to make sure you’re choosing the best and maintaining them correctly.
When it comes to kitting out your office there are ways in which you can make it glam for a fraction of the price. In order to achieve the ultimate office design you need to be savvy to find those items which seem more expensive than they appear.
Modern homes, homes built in the last 15-20 years, have been designed with modern lifestyles in mind, i.e. lifestyles that demand high levels of energy usage; however, homeowners residing in older homes, those built over 20 years ago, often find that their homes are unable to provide them with adequate access to the energy they require to keep comfortable and content.
Whether you are looking for a new flooring solution or you are looking to revitalise an old looking floor, finding the right firm to provide support is crucial. Here are five signs you have hired a wrong flooring company to refresh your floors.
If you have solar cells on your Sydney home or office, you might be wondering what to do if they get dirty. With a build-up of dust, grime and other debris, the efficiency of your photovoltaic panels can gradually decrease over time.
Bachelors have come a long way from the days of microwave meals and takeaway pizza, and thanks to the popularity of food shows and celebrity chefs, you’ll find many men attempting to impress with their culinary skills.
Performing major home renovations takes quite a lot of planning and it’s always wise to leave yourself as much time as possible to discuss matters with tradesmen, research and enquire about planning permission and zoning laws, and shop around for a good deal if you’re hiring heavy equipment like bulldozers and excavators.
When it comes to ensuring your heating does not suffer any issues during Autumn or Winter, there are several points to consider