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How to paint your house like a pro

Are your walls looking dingy? Are you sick of that mushroom-brown colour scheme that was there when you moved in? Spring is the perfect time to grab the paint rollers and freshen up your interior. Repainting is often touted as a quick and inexpensive way to revitalise your home. You don’t need elaborate equipment or…

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Get your garden springtime ready

Is that a hint of spring in the air? After a long wet winter, warmer days are finally on the way. Get ready for weekends in the garden, picking fresh produce from the veggie patch and enjoying the newly sprung flowers. The best spring gardens are created in the colder months. While it’s still cool…

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How to create the ultimate home cinema

Going to the movies is one of life’s great pleasures. The comfy seats, the surround sound, the crystal clear images. But with rolling lockdowns still affecting much of the country, it’s less easy to enjoy the big screen experience. The solution? If you have a living space that doesn’t see a lot of use, consider…

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How to look after yourself during lockdown

The majority of Australians are currently under lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise across the nation. If you’re among them, you may be: •    Worried about catching the virus •    Anxious that your job will be affected by the impact of the pandemic •    Under work pressure, especially if you work in health care or essential…

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Smart tech to spend your tax return on

Around two-thirds of Australian taxpayers get a refund every year. On average, that refund comes out at just over $4,000 per person. If you’re among them, you’ve done the hard part of getting your tax return lodged. Now all you have to do is decide how to spend it! This year, why not keep the…

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Is now the right time to sell your home?

Thinking of selling but not sure now is the time? You may not need to hold off until spring in the current market. The property market is broadly seasonal. Houses that are listed in the summer tend to take the longest to sell, and there is a second, smaller, lull in mid winter. The summer…

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What to know about buying a knockdown rebuild

Dreaming of a brand new home? You have a few routes available to you. You can look for a vacant block of land, buy a house-and-land package, or buy an existing property to knock down and rebuild. Each option has its advantages. House-and-land packages offer certainty of price, and you can often choose from multiple…

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How to work from home forever

A recent PwC study confirms what a lot of us already knew. We like working from home, and we want to keep doing it. Hopes and Fears 2021 found that 90% of Australians want to keep working from home in some capacity, with most preferring a hybrid schedule (a mix of at-home and in-office days).…

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Wonderful wallpaper

Interior design is going maximalist. Gone are the plain white walls, empty rooms and stainless steel kitchens. Today’s interiors mix pattern, texture and colour to create inviting spaces. We’re seeing natural materials like timber and stone, soft metallics including brass tap ware and brushes nickel finishes, as well as florals, stripes and herringbone. It’s no…

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The one type of property everyone wants right now

You probably already know that the property market is red hot right now. Real estate agents are struggling to keep enough stock on the market, while some buyers are putting in offers sight unseen. Fear of missing out, or FOMO, has never been more prevalent. But as with everything, the devil is in the detail.…

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