Tips & Trends

Interior design tips and trends to help you make your home beautiful
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Top 5 Backyard Studios in Australia

  • Liana 
  • 12 min read

To set the scene: you and your family are all working from home. There are no more available spaces to comfortably work from other than your dining table which means you have to clear everything away before dinner. Not very practical to say the least. This is where the backyard studio comes in. Adding a valuable studio space in your garden can be a great way to create a useable, multi-functional space to work, create or relax in. What’s more is that it can actually add value to your home.

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Hidden Hazards around your home

  • Liana 
  • 10 min read

We all love our homes and want them to be a safe haven from the world. However, there are a few things inside that could actually be harming us. If you are thinking of doing home renovations, be careful of unseen hazards which could be hiding in your home. You may be at risk of harming yourself or those around you if you disturb a hidden hazard.

Top 5 Best Shed Houses in Australia

  • Liana 
  • 11 min read

Commonly referred to as a Shed-House – ‘Shouse’ or Shed-Home – ‘Shome’, a livable shed turned house is a popular way to create a budget home with plenty of open plan living space.

The benefits of using a typical shed style layout include having large non-structural wall spans and an open-plan interior space. The style also has a striking aesthetic and grandeur which is hard to replicate in a standard home construction.

How to shop sustainably

How to shop sustainably

  • Liana 
  • 8 min read

Making ethical and sustainable choices whilst shopping is important to a lot of people and becoming more so. Transparency around product production and materials is becoming the norm as consumers become more aware of bad practices such as pollution, plastic waste, and child labour/sweatshops.

Sustainable Home Design – the importance of orientation

  • Liana 
  • 9 min read

An often-overlooked factor when building or purchasing a home, the orientation of the building can affect how much heating and cooling is required and your enjoyment of the inside spaces.

If orientated correctly, you can use the sun and wind to passively heat or cool your home without relying on non-renewable energy sources.