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  • A cool change calls for cosy interiors

    A cool change calls for cosy interiors

    The right furniture, fabrics and lighting can transform a chilly home into a warm and inviting retreat.  According to King Living, creating a new look for autumn/winter can be as simple as introducing texture and layers to existing interiors, with some warmer accents to maintain a contemporary feel.

  • Choosing the right tableware for any occasion

    Choosing the right tableware for any occasion

    Creating a memorable dining experience goes beyond food and service. Tableware has proven to be an essential part of food enjoyment with ‘plating’ now a common term thanks to our appetite for TV cooking shows. Villeroy & Boch marketing manager, Francesca Caleffi recommends taking into account your signature recipes and entertaining habits when selecting tableware, to ensure every meal is presented in style.

Create a personal holiday retreat in the backyard

Monday, 20 January 2014 in Boral

Create a personal holiday retreat in the backyard

With a few imaginative touches, homeowners looking for a relaxing escape may not have to travel further than their own backyard. According to Clinton Skeoch from Boral Timber, creating a personal vacation spot is becoming an attractive renovation option, whether it’s for an inner city courtyard or a large suburban garden.

Tips for staying cool this summer

Friday, 20 December 2013 in Fujitsu General

Tips for staying cool this summer

Australians are anticipating another unforgiving summer, which makes now the ideal time to review the cooling needs of the home. Reverse-cycle air conditioning is a cost-effective and energy efficient way of keeping cool in the months ahead.

How to: buy a new AV system

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 in Amber Technology

How to: buy a new AV system

Staying on top of the music when entertaining at home can be easy, provided the right set-up is in place. Taking advantage of playlists and downloaded music on smartphones and tablets means a sound system with wireless connectively is the easiest way to keep the good vibes rolling at every party.

Get social with txtspk

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 in Hale Imports

Get social with txtspk

Talk to friends without saying a word using the new Zoku Social Pops! accessory kit. Perfect for the summer holidays, this creative kit allows kids to decorate ice pops with their own designs and messages – creating lots of LOLs in the kitchen.

Planetary mixer is out of this world

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 in Kambrook

Planetary mixer is out of this world

 

From holiday baking and biscuit making to morning teas and school lunchbox treats, the new PowerMix Planetary Bench Mixer from Kambrook turns any kitchen into a baker’s dream. Ensuring quick, even mixing as the planetary action draws ingredients away from the side of the bowl, the affordable and sturdy bench mixer delivers consistent baking results.

 

How to create bespoke decorative lettering

Friday, 22 November 2013 in Sika

 How to create bespoke decorative lettering

Hand-made decorations are a great way to add a personal touch to any wedding or party, while also saving money for catering and other elements. This DIY lettering project from Paisley Vintage can brighten plain white chairs, or personalise a table display. Best of all, the same fabric can be used to make tablecloths, napkins and bunting to extend the decorating theme.

A buyer’s guide to selecting pavers

Thursday, 19 December 2013 in Boral

A buyer’s guide to selecting pavers

In the coming summer holidays, homeowners may have a few extra days available to revitalise the garden. Pavers can offer a practical and durable solution to refresh outdoor areas. 

With an overwhelming choice, building products supplier Boral offers some tips to help homeowners combine practicality and design to achieve a look they’ll love for years to come.

 

Guarding the front door when home or away

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 in Uniden

Guarding the front door when home or away

Home and small business owners can keep an eye on who is coming and going from their front door or reception area with a smart new digital wireless and portable home video intercom system.  Requiring no special installation, the new plug-and-play Uniden DoorGuard UWG400 also features ‘Snapshot’ to capture stills of visitors who ring the doorbell.

Homeowners in bushfire zones advised to protect timber verandahs and decks

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 in Boral

Homeowners in bushfire zones advised to protect timber verandahs and decks

 

With its natural appeal and durable properties, timber continues to be an attractive home design solution, particularly for verandah and deck construction. Homeowners in bushfire prone areas must be extra vigilant about protecting their properties from fire and according to Boral Timber there are decking timbers available which are classified as fire resistant*.