6 tips to ensure your home stays snug this winter

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Winter is coming – and not just in Westeros, either. Across Australia, temperatures are dropping, the coffee shops are filling up, and people are retreating inside for a bit of warmth and security. While this season certainly has its downsides, it also means hot cocoa, winter markets, and snug nights at home on the sofa. […]

5 winter traveller’s tips for visiting Australia’s style capital, Melbourne

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In Melbourne, winter is never a good reason not to go out. It makes sense really, given the changeable nature of its weather and climate. Nevertheless, during the colder months, art and culture in the city seem to explode. As temperatures drop, people don’t stop enjoying outdoor activities, but they do embrace more theatre, gallery […]

6 tips for avoiding the common issues of home construction

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Planning and building your home is exciting – but it’s also wrought with dangers, stresses, and infinite ways of permanently depleting your bank account. Below are 6 tips to help smooth out your build, so that you can enjoy the progress pictures without tearing your hair out. Plan, plan, plan There’s no such thing as […]

6 simple steps to prepare your garden for winter

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The coming of winter is a not always the most exciting or activity packed time in most gardens. There are many things you can do to get your garden ready for the coldest time of year – no matter where you live. The following six steps will ensure that your garden is at its greenest […]

8 must-see spots of any Australian open-sea adventure

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Perhaps you’re in the market for a new boat, or you’re a boat owner in need of some inspiration and time away. Australia is surrounded by seas – it’s a most perfect place to venture by boat – and if you choose to travel the watery way, you’ve got an endless array of areas to […]

5 tips for boosting the profitability of your home

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For many of us, our home will be our greatest asset. Creating the perception of an enviable, aspirational lifestyle can be achieved even in the most modest property. According to Create Expectations, home staging specialists in Melbourne, staging your home for sale is no longer an option but a vital component of any successful sales […]

5 trouble-free tips for moving out

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One of the most stressful occasions in our lives, moving house is a flurry of activity. From wrapping, packing and dusting, to cleaning, mopping and lifting, moving homes is a trial of our physical and mental capabilities and can tear apart even the most level of tempers. The following five tips are designed to keep […]

5 feng shui style tips to revitalise your home

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Feng Shui is a way of philosophy, which is orchestrated by harmonizing your surroundings with yourself. This might sound complicated, but it is quite straightforward once you understand some of the principles, which we will be outlining in this article. Principles such as letting light and fresh air into your house, strategic placement of mirrors […]

5 ways to turn your home into the perfect relaxation space

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With our busy and varied lives, finding the time to sit down and relax in your own home doesn’t happen as often as we’d like. When you do get that me time, or even time to relax with family or friends, atmosphere is everything. We all want our homes to be warm and inviting to […]

7 most helpful travel apps you need before any trip

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Travelling is what makes life worth living. You get away from home, the people, the job, the realities and anything else that annoys you to take some much needed ‘you’ time, to relax, recharge and get a taste of another life. But, all too often, so many of us pack up and leave without the […]

5 steps toward a more lavish outdoors

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There was a time when the backyard was a place you would only venture into at weekends to do a little gardening and tidying up when necessary. The garden was just a piece of land tacked onto your house that you felt obliged to keep looking tidy just so that the neighbours wouldn’t complain. But […]

5 ways to reclaim the comfort of your lounge

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We live life at a frantic pace, filled with appointments, bookings, to-ing and fro-ing; Unsurprisingly, we appear to be more stressed than ever before! One of the key suggestions to chilling out more is to find a way to de-stress. For many people, de-stressing -or, chilling out- comes quite naturally. Chuck on an episode of […]