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2 bed granny flat Casula Sydney Cubbits

What is a granny flat and is it a good investment?

  • Liana 
  • 7 min read

A granny flat is a self-contained unit located on the same block of land as the main dwelling. Granny flats can be within, detached or semi-detached to the main dwelling. Services are usually shared between the main dwelling but can be metered so the granny flat tenant pays for their own usage.

Photo of aluminium window frame painted satin black

DIY Home Decor Project: How to spray paint aluminium window frames

  • Liana 
  • 7 min read

If you are looking to improve your façade or interior, a relatively quick and affordable way to do this is to paint your window frames. If you have aluminium window frames, the best way to do this is to use spray paint. Read on to find out how.

Mark's studio shed exterior view of shed and landscaping against painted black fence

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.

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.

Chair upcycle project before and after photos. New fabric and spray painted matte black frame.

DIY Home Decor Project – Old chair upcycle

I am always thinking of what furniture I can upcycle next. This weekend I decided to upcycle a set of chairs we were given when we first moved to Australia. There was nothing wrong with the structure of the chairs, only the 80’s grey frame and salmon pink fabric had definitely seen better days (yuk).

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