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A few years ago, the push to install solar panels on the roof of our homes began. The initial set up costs were considerable but the environmental and financial benefits over the long term were promised to be significant. So how has the drive for us to switch to solar power faired? Well, according to […]

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An attractive backyard can initially entice tenants and add value to a rental property. However, care and maintenance of rental property landscaping can be a headache for property managers as well as the tenant. Low maintenance gardens are generally the best option. Hardscaping – The key to low maintenance landscaping is relying on fewer living […]

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It’s entirely understandable that as we progress through life we accumulate more possessions. But according to a study of Australian homes by the Australia Institute we are accumulating far too much, and to the detriment of our health. The problem begins when we surround ourselves with stuff that we either don’t need or don’t use. […]

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When a house fire starts, it’s working smoke alarms that provide the critical early warning needed to save lives and minimise property damage. So as we now have daylight saving, it’s an ideal time to check all smoke alarms and ensure they are in perfect working order. · Test each smoke alarm using the test […]

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There’s no doubt that hot, windy summer conditions can take their toll on Melbourne’s gardens. But there are many ways to ensure your garden survives the heat, without having to run sprinkler systems 24/7. You’d be surprised how little water is really needed to keep gardens and lawns verdant. And smart planting can also reduce […]

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We all know the value of a few well-placed pieces to really make a room ‘pop’. A really great cushion, rug, art-piece or a statement chair can make all the difference but where to start? Choosing pieces to pull a room together can be stressful especially if your talents lie elsewhere. Perhaps we lack the […]

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Thanks to a strong Melbourne property market at the moment, not a lot of properties are being passed in. In fact many are achieving sale prices well in excess of reserve thanks to vibrant buyer demand. However, if the property you are interested in does happen to pass in at auction, how do you set […]

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When it comes to property you only get two chances to make a first impression, says Tammy Nathan from Styling Properties. The first opportunity is the curbside appeal and the second comes when entering the house. Making sure that front gardens are in tiptop shape, neat and tidy, and appealing is definitely important, but one […]

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Hands up how many people have looked in their wardrobe recently and thought: “I can’t find anything!” One of the greatest challenges of the modern home is not necessarily having enough storage, it’s having the right storage – storage that is fit for purpose and matches your lifestyle. If you are looking at redesigning your […]

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Winter chores around the home

Winter is the time of year when we spend the most time in their homes. It’s colder outside and we naturally stay indoors for the warmth and coziness. Before settling in to a relaxing moment in front of the fire, why not take the opportunity to attend to attend to a few annual chores before […]

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