Enjoy the darker side of your rooms

Feb 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

It's all too easy to associate dark colours with negative connotations and a general sense of doom, but don't be too hasty!

Shades like black, navy and deep grey are also reminiscient of night skies and crisp winter nights.

Bedrooms are an ideal space for dark walls. Most of the time spent in the bedroom is at night – making it the perfect place to go dark and dramatic. 


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Topics: Agent Life, Property Tips, DIY, Home Renovations, family home

Ideas on how to Make the Most of the Space Under the Stairs

Jan 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

If you’re looking for extra wiggle room in your home, look under the stairs. Whether in the main part of the house or the basement, this area can have enough room for uses like a mudroom and coat storage, wine cellar or craft station. Here’s how Houzz designers are making the most of this often-wasted space.


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Topics: Property Tips, DIY, Home Decor & Furnishing

How to Design an Easy-Clean Home

Jan 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

In my never-ending quest to find more time to relax, put my feet up and enjoy a glass of wine and a good book, I’m writing today about designing your home in a way that helps to minimize your cleaning time.

Whether you are contemplating a remodel or designing your dream home as a new construction, your choices in layout, finishes and furnishings will all impact the amount of time you spend cleaning. So sit down, put your feet up and pour yourself a glass of wine. But before you pick up that book, read the tips below and see if some of these will work for your home.


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Topics: DIY, Advice, Home Ownership, Home Decor & Furnishing

Mordernize your bathroom

Aug 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that can add value for buyers. The team at Resene have some great ideas for bring out the best in your bathroom.

While it’s often one of the smallest rooms in your home, that doesn’t mean bathrooms need to be bland and boring.  Use the right colours together, add the right materials and that poky little bathroom space can easily become an oasis of calm.


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Topics: DIY, House of Inspiration, Add Value To Your Property

Home maintenance reacts to economic climate

Aug 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

There is no doubt the market is under pressure. Expendable income for consumers seem to be diminishing and the overall economic climate, interest rates and ratings agencies downgrades are filtering through to the man on the street.

Despite the doom and gloom outlook FNB’s latest property barometer on residential maintenance and downgrades explains that there is only a slight weakening levels of home maintenance and downgrades.


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Topics: DIY, Home Maintenance, climate