Category: Tips & Guides
How to make a quirky Christmas wreath

Want to spice up this year’s Christmas decorations with some quirky, out-of-the-box ideas? This off-beat wreath will get you thinking. “Forget the usual Christmas decorations – it’s time to bring some quirky, wow-factor fun to the festive season,” says Adam Powell, stylist and installation artist. From toy-laden Christmas wreaths to flower bombs, Adam has a way of making Christmas extra unique – and you can get in on the action, too…read more

How to make a quirky Christmas wreath


The design trends that buyers can’t get enough of

Scroll through online real estate listings and you’ll notice some homes have it, some homes don’t. Precisely what this elusive “it” is can vary from place to place and style to style. Broadly speaking, it’s the real estate equivalent of fairy dust, sprinkled by home designers, stagers and stylists to make their clients’ properties stand out from the pack. Just what trends are proving irresistible to buyers in 2016? And how can you embrace these looks in your own home? Read more

The design trends that buyers can’t get enough of


How to get the best from your builder

When building and renovating your home it’s important to select the right industry professionals to assist you. But once you’ve got the best people on board, how do you make sure you stay on good terms? We asked a builder, an architect and an interior designer for their tips on getting the best from your builder…read more

How to get the best from your builder


How to take the first steps to become a property investor

Buying an investment property can sound like a solid idea in theory. But for the first-timer, it can also shape up as a confusing, sometimes overwhelming process. Get the early foundations wrong, and it can really curtail your future profits, or even lead to a loss down the track. So where do you start? Tip one: the first step isn’t related to either the investment or even the property itself, says Michael Beresford, director of investment services at property investment firm OpenCorp…read more

How to take the first steps to become a property investor