Tag: Expert advice
5 home design essentials for subtropical living
For this Brisbane-based home designer and builder, one important influence is the Queensland climate.
Blaze of glory: An interview with Shaynna Blaze
Shaynna Blaze discusses the demands of deadlines and design
The ultimate bathroom glossary
New to the world of bathrooms? Our handy guide has the definitions for 50 terms you’ll need to know
Tapware: Not your traditional kitchen sink
A good splashback can light up a room and a big double basin can make washing up a breeze. But great modern tapware is becoming a design focal point in its own right — and more than a few products come with tricks up their sleeve!
Ask our architect Chris Moller
Grand Designs Australia magazine Editor-at-large, Chris Moller, talks context and homes
New home advice: Knock-down rebuild
We show you why knocking down your old home and rebuilding is an attractive option
The Essential New-Home Builders’ Checklist
There is so much to think about when building a new home. Use this list to check off important items to ensure the building process is a smooth one
Creating liveable homes
To make sure your home isn’t burying its good looks behind an ugly veneer, follow these simple steps for a smarter, more stylish façade
Cooking capers: A look at outdoor kitchens
TV chefs like Manu Feildel love them. Restaurateur and chef Matt Moran reckons they spice up any get-together. And cooking guru Jamie Oliver claims they’re the ultimate foodie must-have. But it’s not only celebrity chefs giving the thumbs up to outdoor kitchens.
Building advice: Contract checklist
Contracts are legally binding so it’s important to get them right. Use this checklist to ensure your building contract contains all the necessary elements
Six steps for creating the perfect bathroom
This six-step guide will have you soaking up the daily rewards of your dream bathroom in no time
Expert advice: Renovations versus Makeovers
If your bathroom is tired, old and dated — and isn’t meeting your aesthetic or functional needs — it’s time to look at your options. Your two main avenues to rectify the problem are a full renovation or a makeover. Here, we take a look at why a renovation will serve you much better than a makeover in the long term.
Grow your way to a healthier you - Australian Garden Show 2014
Graham Ross’ family reckon the best food is simply home-grown. Fresh, seasonal produce straight from the backyard or balcony is easy to prepare, the best way to provide quick, super tasty meals for their ever growing family.