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Preparing a home for sale can call on all your DIY skills, and even earn you a few new ones! One of the most commonly asked questions when sprucing up an otherwise presentable home is “What colours should we paint the rooms?” Common sense dictates that sticking to a neutral palette is important – white […]

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Looking at building a new home? A pergola or deck? Have you considered what type of timber you will use and whether it comes from a sustainable source? As global awareness of environmental issues increases, it’s reassuring to know that Australia is a leader in the production of sustainable timber. Timber is sustainable if it […]

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Sometimes, when a buyer has made an offer on a property, they discover prior to settlement, that the property has an unapproved structure. Most often these are patios or verandahs but they can also include more substantial buildings such as a conservatory, workshop, garage or extra bedroom. These kinds of structures normally require formal approval […]

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  Neutral carpets or elegant floorboards tend to grace the floors of most of Melbourne’s homes. But these are not the only two options. Attention is slowly being given to more natural floor coverings—sisal, seagrass, hemp and other plant fibres. Sometimes scorned because their texture is rougher than wool or nylon carpets, natural floor coverings […]

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Collectibles on Display

Some homes just feel good the moment you walk into them. The secret is often the use of light, space and the display of personal mementos throughout each room. Showing off your favourite photos, artwork and collectibles is best kept to a minimum when preparing to your home for sale, but if you are here […]

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