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Genius home gadgets



These cheap-as-chips gizmos spread right across the home. From your fridge to your laundry and beyond – they’ll make life easier. Photo: Realestate.com.au

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Own a slice of Byron’s beauty



While idyllic Byron Bay might have an air of exclusivity, these longtime residents are aiming to bring a bit of its magic to the rest of Australia. Photo: The Farm

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How to keep your house cool without using too much power



Finding energy-efficient ways to cool your home doesn’t just save you money on bills – it can be critical on sweltering days when everyone else is also using their air-con and there’s a risk of blackouts. Photo: iStock

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Architecture experts explain why Australians are conservative with colour



Australian homes are, by and large, conservative in nature. In many places around the world you can find entire neighbourhoods full of buildings painted in bold colours, but Australian homes tend to stick to a predominately neutral palette. Photo: iStock

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How to keep pests out of your home this summer



Australia has a reputation for creepy crawlies, but bugs, flies, termites and dreaded household pests are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Photo: Stocksy

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Ten eco-friendly product alternatives you should own by now



It’s unfortunate, but we can’t buy our way to sustainability with a cupboard full of pretty “eco” things.
The only good sustainable products are the ones we actually remember to use. Photo: iStock

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Landscape designers reveal top garden trends for 2020



The constantly evolving world of landscape design holds up a mirror to how we’re evolving as a society. Modern garden design is as turns playful and simple; organised yet embraces the organic and takes into account our need for sanctuary and sustainability. Photo: Anson Smart

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5 expert tips to find the perfect home to flip



Former House Rules champs, Aaron and Daniella Winter, know a thing or two about a successful reno. They’re now seasoned “flippers”, turning fixer-uppers into property gold on the Gold Coast. Photo: realestate.com.au/sold

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The secret to downsizing and learning to let go



You may find you’re more attached to your clutter than you think, but there are ways you can learn to let go. Photo: iStock

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House types explained



What’s the difference between a house, townhouse, terrace, semi, duplex and villa? Photo: Domain.com.au

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The gardening hobby that can also help the world



Fifty-two kilograms of honey is a lot of liquid gold. Photo: Domain.com.au/Alex Clarlyle

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Why knowing your neighbours is good for your health



Popping in to grab a cup of sugar from your neighbour could actually be healthier than you think. With loneliness now seen as a major health issue, those who have a good relationship with their neighbours are reaping the benefits. Photo: Domain.com.au

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How to fake a bigger living room in less than 10 minutes



It’s not always possible to take out walls, especially if you’re renting, but there are a number of little decorating tricks you can use to visually elongate a living room. Photo: Domain.com.au

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Does your home have a ‘concept’ and should it?



In a world where white walls, predictable floorplans and simplistic finishes are considered cookie-cutter, we can’t help bu agree with interior experts building a convincing case for the ‘concept’ home. Photo: Realestate.com.au

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The mental and physical benefits of gardening



A recent study found that adults who were less exposed to natural spaces during their childhood had lower scores in mental health tests. Photo: iStock

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How smart home technology could change your life over the next five years



Smart technology appliances are becoming the norm. Photo: iStock

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The most important decision to make when investing in art for your home



Launching in Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building in September is the Affordable Art Fair, a global success story that has been visited by 2.5 million people in 10 cities. Photo: Fenton & Fenton

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