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Posts Tagged ‘Building’

Science, Maths + the Art of Light

More than the heart of your home, your kitchen is the one space where every aspect of life happens. Chatting with friends and family, kids doing homework, organising the details of your life – and of course, cooking your meals. With the right lighting, your kitchen becomes more than just a functional area in your…

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Unpacking the world of display homes

This month we sat down with Jenna Bills, Co-Founder and Director of yourdisplayhomes.com.au to talk about the ins and outs of Display Homes.   Why visit a display home? There are many reasons you would visit a display home and many benefits to be gained from a visit prior to planning your new build. Inspiration…

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Process makes perfect

  Having recently completed the Blade House on the NSW South Coast – Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel of TAKT | Studio For Architecture talked to HouseLab about re-engaging with the process of collectively creating a dream.   There is no question, the landscape of architectural practice has shifted. The rise of design in popular…

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The big wide world of home + property podcasts

If you are already a fan of podcasts, it will come as no surprise to you to learn that there are over 660,000 different podcast shows available to choose from. That’s about 28 million episodes with content in more than 100 languages! Whether it’s for inspiration, convenience, education or simply fun, there is plenty to…

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Mood boards: your new best friend

Whether you’re building or renovating a mood board is a fantastic place to start collating your ideas. A mood board helps you to focus and keep on track, it’s also a useful tool for conveying your ideas and helping others to see your vision for the project. Designers, architects and colour consultants will be delighted…

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Deciphering builders quotes

Deciphering builders quotes can feel like you’re reading a document written in another language, especially when you’re comparing apples with oranges. The key is making sure you understand all the jargon in the quote. Don’t be to be too proud or shy to ask if you do not understand what something means. If you still…

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How much paint will I need?

Have you ever been almost done with painting a room, only to find that you have run out of paint? You know that feeling when you have to race off to the shops (looking your best in your “painting” clothes), leaving paint brushes and trays strategically placed so you can take up where you left…

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TILT | February 2019

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? How is it going? A huge congratulations if you are still sticking to them and on track. If not, don’t be too hard on yourself; you are not alone. Studies show that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals! How long did you last?…

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Building Blocks: The Modular Movement

Written by HouseLab  It is incredible to think that over 50 percent of homes built in Sweden and Finland are now prefabricated modular dwellings. Traditionally, we look to the Nordic countries for aesthetic inspiration and this new way of building is taking hold here in Australia, with the time and costs saving generated by building off-site…

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20 Building and Home Shows in 2019

New trends, recent innovations and new products mean more choices! If you are planning a renovation or building project this year, you may want to consider visiting one of the many home and building exhibitions that are being offered around Australia in 2019. These events are always a great way to: 1.     Learn about trends…

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