Tag: Expert advice
How to save money on your winter energy bill
Winter can be one of the most expensive times of the year. We speak to some industry experts to discover how to save money on your winter energy bill
11 top tips for home builders
From a little DIY renovation to a complete knock-down-rebuild, being a home builder can have it's rewards.
Pool heating: our guide to year-round pool use
Choosing the best pool heating system will not extend your swimming season but allow year-round pool use. Here are our top heating ideas
How to understand your Pool Building Contract: a checklist
Are you finding your pool building contract confusing? Here, we run through a handy checklist put together by SPASA to make your life easier
5 designer tips to create a year-round outdoor kitchen space
It may feel overwhelming when you decide to install an outdoor kitchen We get it. But here are 5 tips from the designers themselves to make it easier.
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 of Deadline Design
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