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A Natural Born Home

A Natural Born Home

A Natural Born Home  For lovers of nature and the environmentally conscious alike, living in a completely self-sufficient countryside haven is a dream come true. But turning this fantasy into a reality requires careful forethought, planning and of course the help of a...

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From Modest Makings

From Modest Makings

Bethany Hayes speaks with Dianne Bayley, director of Pasco Design, and seeks her advice on evoking a sense of luxury within the home, when starting from the very basics.

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Feeling The Flames

Feeling The Flames

Bethany Hayes explores the ins and outs of home fireplaces; from unique tips, essential accessories and how you can ensure your flame burns brightly all winter long.

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It’s Got Kerb Appeal

It’s Got Kerb Appeal

Your home’s façade is the first thing everyone sees, whether they’re friends and family visiting or merely onlookers driving past on the street.

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Let’s Talk About The Home Automation Situation

Let’s Talk About The Home Automation Situation

LET’S TALK ABOUT THEHOME AUTOMATION SITUATION  In an ever-evolving world, our society has undergone significant restructuring since the turn of the century. In a world where working long hours has become standard for many families, individuals are striving to savour...

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I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again

I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again

I GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT I GET UP AGAIN  The dream of becoming a homeowner is an achievement deeply embedded in our psyches, but once attained, more challenging still can be converting your newfound residence into the place of your dreams. Here, Emma Warner Allen chats...

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The 2020 Building Design Awards

The 2020 Building Design Awards

Every year, architects and building designers alike stand shoulder to shoulder in Melbourne at the Design Matters National Building Design Awards, which recognises the talent and vision of both industry professionals and emerging designers.

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Dulux Colour Forecast 2021 ‘Redefine’

by Natasha BrennfleckDulux’s Colour Forecast for 2021 asks homeowners across Australia to redefine their homes, which have nurtured us throughout this year of unprecedented uncertainty. Bringing muted tones across aptly named palettes- Retreat, Reset, and Nourish –...

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From Little Things

From Little Things

Katie Livingston chats with company director of SWALE Modular, Chris Clarke, about the rising prevalence of tiny homes and their place in the modern market.

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Sustainability By The Sea

Sustainability By The Sea

Australia is blessed with some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches. To learn more about the environmental advantages and impact of building in these areas, Tristan Lott sits down with Glen Wood, co-director of Coastal Haus

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SONOS Tried And Tested: A Better Way To Listen

SONOS Tried And Tested: A Better Way To Listen

SONOS TRIED AND TESTED: A BETTER WAY TO LISTEN  Home audio is a rapidly expanding market, with a legion of consumers seeking new, simple ways to integrate audio products and equipment into their home and lifestyle. As a pioneer of wireless speaker technology, Sonos...

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A Return To Former Glory

A Return To Former Glory

Bethany Hayes sits down with Rob Insoll, director at Black Door Building, to discuss the most effective ways to modernise a heritage abode, while still maintaining the building’s existing integrity and historic beauty.

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Double Down

Double Down

Tegan Lyon sits down with Marque Property Group’s dual occupancy specialist, Travis Arthur, to discuss the lucrative investment opportunities associated with dual living dwellings and how this style of home might be perfect for your family.

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Damage Control

Damage Control

Natasha Brennfleck speaks with Grant Jennings, managing director of Jigsaw Projects, to take you through the worst types of damage and the best solutions to recreate your home.

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The Modern Stone Age

The Modern Stone Age

Despite Melbourne design trends changing and evolving, stone remains an enduring choice in home design. With many different stone types and palettes available to utilise in your kitchen and bathroom, it is important to consider which stone type is right for you and...

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Spare Me

Spare Me

by Sally O'Brien Modern homes typically feature open-plan spaces as the ultimate entertaining staple that allows ease for family interaction and communal living. These open-plan areas appear heavily in modern minimalist design, which can leave smaller additional...

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Home And Away

Home And Away

With the rising popularity of Airbnb accommodation, homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more guest friendly. Whether you’re looking to create additional space for family visits or want to obtain some extra income on the side, building an additional...

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Coastal Castle

Coastal Castle

A beachside property view is a luxury of its own. Simi West speaks with Graeme Alexander, founder and owner of Graeme Alexander Homes about the pros and cons of building a coastal property, and how to make the most of the bountiful views when living by the seaside.

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The 2019 Building Design Awards

The 2019 Building Design Awards

Design Matters, formerly the Building Designers Association of Victoria, is an industry body which acts for building design professionals and celebrates excellence in building design. On the evening of July 27th, building designers from across the state gathered at...

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The 33rd Dulux Colour Awards

The 33rd Dulux Colour Awards

Now in its 33rd year, the prestigious Dulux Colour Awards celebrate courageous and innovative uses of colour in the home-design industry. With a record of more than 430 entries, the 2019 awards drew emerging and established designers and architects from across...

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Good Bones

Good Bones

The state of Victoria is replete with once-stunning period homes that, with the right TLC, can be transformed into a truly spectacular modern residence. Peter Lo Bartolo, the managing director of APC Build, speaks with Pamela Hale about the benefits of restoring old...

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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Over the past several years, industrial-inspired architecture has become increasingly prominent within residential designs; however, achieving this sought-after aesthetic without sacrificing character and warmth is easier said than done. Here, Amy Hart, the director...

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Neuro-Wood

Neuro-Wood

Timber is a simple, adaptable and timeless product. For millennia we have utilised wood in built spaces, and while its structural properties are well-known, it seems its strength and versatility aren’t the only things it has to offer, as Lucy Mackey discovers in...

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Bending The Rules

Bending The Rules

From graceful curves and sleek integrated stoves to natural stone benches and burnished metallics, Lucy Mackey discusses current home design trends with Daniel Mazzei – the managing director of Mazzei Homes.

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Before You Build

Before You Build

Pamela Hale speaks with Porter Davis Homes Queensland about the critical considerations to make before you build.

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Country Escape

Country Escape

Georgia Jordan delves into the construction of an eco-conscious home designed by Archilux.

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Talk Of The Town

Talk Of The Town

Jacqueline Maya explores how to design the perfect inner-city dwelling on a small suburban block.

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Coral Crush

Coral Crush

Georgia Jordan explores the playful shade of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019, Living Coral 16-1546

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Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years

Jacinta Walsh speaks with Englehart Homes about its 40 year anniversary and the secrets of its enduring success.

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All Decked Out

All Decked Out

Annie Slevison chats with Outdoors Domain about creating the perfect outdoor space for the whole family.

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Adaptable Abodes

Adaptable Abodes

Georgia Jordan speaks with Independant Builders Network about its specialised housing range, Adaptable Living.

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