How to Become an Owner Builder

Fancy yourself a DIY master around the house? Looking to upgrade your renovation skills to home building skills? If you said yes to these, then becoming an owner/builder might just be for you. With the advent of TV shows such as The Block, Renovat

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Buying Off the Plan? Why You Need to Consider a Kit Home Instead

Considering buying off the plan? You’re not alone! Whilst it may seem like a strange concept to buy a house that doesn’t exist yet, there are many advantages to this course of homeownership. These benefits explain why the kit home path is growi

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Single storey vs double storey: what’s right for your family

Constructing a new home is exciting. You’ll be making a lot of decisions on details like the layout of your spaces and the colours of your walls. Every little detail adds to the final property you end up with, so you’ll want to carefully consid

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A step-by-step guide on how to design your own home

Building your home from the ground up is the only way to end up with a house that contains the exact features you want; but first, you need to have a floor plan. The floor plan is the central element in the design process, when you’re translating

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Why the kitchen triangle is still a great design strategy

While in the past kitchens tended to be for cooking only, they’re now also hubs for living and family gatherings. Modern kitchens rival the living room for the amount of time we spend in them. Since it’s such a heavily used space, design is a c

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House Extension Costs: What You Need To Consider

    When you purchase a home, you often don’t think about your future requirements. Excited by your current circumstances, it’s easy to get swept up and fall in love with a home that might not fit with your lifestyle later on. Let

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What to Consider When Building in Bushfire Prone Areas

Australia has always faced the devastating impact of bushfires. Now, thanks to the effects of climate change, the loss of lives and property in rural, regional and urban areas across NSW, QLD, Victoria and ACT has been significant. This has prom

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The Benefits of Building a Granny Flat in Australia

More than half a million homeowners across Australia’s eastern seaboard have enough space on their property to build a granny flat. This could boost home values by 30 percent and add around 27% to rental income. Building a granny flat in Austr

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Heating Options For A Small Home

While every Australian is aware of our hot summers, how we keep our homes warm during the cooler months is often an afterthought until winter hits, unlike residents in frigid and high priced cities like Chicago in the U.S. While larger homes usuall

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The Doors Recommended By Australia’s Leading Kit Home Supplier (Kitome)

Building a new home can be exciting, but when it comes to making big decisions (like choosing doors, for example) you’ll notice that there are a wide range of options available on the market. With doors, you have to consider the size, colour, fra

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