Constructing homes with passive design principles is an increasing priority for owners and builders. People are comfortable only within a very narrow range of conditions.
Noisy neighbours can make every day seem like you’re living in the middle of a war zone. But there are simple ways in which harmony can be restored without the need to resort to desperate measures.
Pest infestation is never pleasant, but if you detect evidence of unwanted visitors in your home, there are methods to remove them quickly and efficiently.
Apartment living is becoming increasingly popular, and with this comes the rise of apartment pets. The property that you live in should not determine whether you have a pet. But by following a few simple steps and rules, you will be able to live comfortably and enjoy your happiest lives with your animal companion.
Visualising how a colour palette, design scheme or new furniture will suit your new home requires artistic vision and forethought. If you have a design style in mind but are not sure how to implement it or what size furniture to buy for the dimensions of your interiors, help is at hand with the latest design and decorating apps.
Whether you are building or undertaking a major renovation, check current legislation in your region to ensure that the work provided is under warranty. Most states require builders to be fully registered and this includes offering warranty insurance.
The best-dressed windows serve a valuable dual purpose of keeping the winter chill at bay and blocking harsh sunlight at the height of summer. But they should also enhance and blend with your interior style in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way.
With spring and summer temperatures set to soar in the Southern Hemisphere, protecting loved ones and assets is our number one priority.
Lockdown realities are not only changing the way we live and work, but also the environment in which we do so. Given our close proximity to and focus on our homes, many householders are looking to redecorate.
Homes built for the future encompass increasingly popular passive design principles. From green ratings and solar energy to orientation, insulation and glazing, constructing a certified passive-design property is not only an exercise in cost-cutting and energy efficiency, but it can also add resale value.