Tag: Expert advice
Get the most out of your barbecue year round
Today’s state-of-the-art barbecues are too good to pack away for six months. Barbecue expert, Andrea Mead, tells us how to get the most out of your barbecue year round - no matter the weather
4 home office interior design tips and ideas for all styles
Home Offices experienced a surge in popularity and show no sign of slowing down. These 4 home office interior design ideas are bound to give you some inspiration, no matter what your choice of style, location or furnishing
Australian Stone Expert: Choosing the right stone for your project
Choosing the right stone for any new construction or renovation can often be a difficult decision in the build process. Your choice in stone will not only affect the budget, but it will also influence the longevity and aesthetic appeal of the space
Planning a Landscape Makeover in 2018?
How can a landscape makeover promote mindfulness? Plus, find out how you can create a mindful and stress-free space in your own backyard for 2018
Trending now: the hottest cabana and outdoor room trends
In this article we focus on the latest trends in cabana and outdoor room design to enable you to choose the design components that will work for you and your property, and maximise your return on investment
Celebrating Chinese New Year: How to prepare and declutter for the year ahead
For many Chinese people who celebrate the occasion, Chinese New Year is a very exciting time and a chance for those living in Australia to reconnect with traditional values and embrace a new year of luck and prosperity
Scenic Blue: Create the perfect natural walkway (video)
In this video, Chris Slaughter explains how to effectively trim your plants to create the perfect natural walkway using bamboo.
Scenic Blue: How to make the most of small spaces (video)
In this video, Chris Slaughter gives two how-to tips that you can implement in your own garden to take advantage of small spaces.
Expert Advice: Kim Duffin, Designer (Sublime Interiors)
From functional kitchens to blissful bathrooms, Queensland-based designer Kim Duffin creates picturesque spaces that are both inspiring and inviting
Expert Advice: Steve Johnson, Designer (Retreat Design)
We caught up with Perth designer Steve Johnson to find out more on the design process, his inspiration and his advice for anyone undertaking a new project
5 home design essentials for subtropical living
For this Brisbane-based home designer and builder, one important influence is the Queensland climate.
The bucket test: how to measure your water pressure and flow rate
Before installing any kind of sprinkler or irrigation system, it is absolutely essential to know your water pressure and flow rate. Luckily, this can easily be done with one simple household item
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.