14 steps to a good first impression

First impressions count. Whether you are on a date or going for a job interview, if people decide they do not like what they see, that negative view tends to linger. When it comes to romance, there are plenty more fish in the sea, but when it comes to selling your home, you may not fi

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Hamptons Style Homes, a Design Classic

Houses in the Hamptons are recognised the world over for their style and luxury, and it is no wonder that this style of home is often replicated. There are several design features that make homes in the Hamptons so unique, and when these features are used in the design of Australian homes, it can br

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Best ways to keep your home cool

Regardless of how beautiful your home may be, it can become very uncomfortable during the hotter periods of the year. This piece takes a look at some of the things you can do to make sure your home is very comfortable even at the peak of summer. Create cross ventilation Having several openings fro

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Refurbishing an old table

Antique tables come in a number of styles, designs and ages and many have the potential to be refurbished, however refurbishing a table requires a great deal of care and planning.  Read on and we will tell you how to upcycle tired old tables and make them valuable, ‘modern’ pieces.

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9 steps to sell your house in spring

Spring is upon us - and with it comes a wave of house-hunters, as the market prepares for the busy buying season. As demand rebounds, though, so does your competition, as a growing number of sellers aim to take advantage of the peak period.  Spring is therefore the best time to

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