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The Home Design Process: Top Tips for Getting a Result You Love

The Home Design Process: Top Tips for Getting a Result You Love

Undertaking the building of a new home or large-scale renovation can be one of the biggest projects of your life. Unfortunately, many people just aren’t prepared as well as they could be. Award-winning building designer and author of the book, Nail It, Take Control of Your Building Project and Save Money, Adam Hobill, shared some […]

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The Building Biology Approach to a Healthier Home

The Building Biology Approach to a Healthier Home

Here’s a disturbing fact. Around one third of all illnesses can be traced back to environmental factors. And yet, many of us pay little attention to how our own homes and work spaces, the very places we spend a big proportion of our lives, affect our health and that of our loved ones.  That’s where […]

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Function in Interior Design – The Bigger Picture Role of the Interior Designer

Function in Interior Design – The Bigger Picture Role of the Interior Designer

The simplistic view of interior design is that it is all about aesthetics – colours, fixtures, fittings and furniture. These are certainly important parts of the interior designer’s role, but designing for function is, perhaps, more important. I recently welcomed interior designer, Michelle Astudillo, on the Spaces podcast. Michelle works predominantly with property developers to […]

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Why Function Beats Frills in Interior Design

Why Function Beats Frills in Interior Design

Shannon Vos shot to fame in 2014. It was in that year that the tradie painter and part-time interior design student, together with his brother, won the hugely popular TV renovation show The Block. Since then, Shannon has gone on to become a highly sought-after interior designer with his own firm, Vos Creative, and a […]

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Key Tips for Future-Proofing Your Smart Home Technology

Key Tips for Future-Proofing Your Smart Home Technology

What is it with technology? It seems as soon as you buy something and bring it home, there’s something better out there. It’s this fast and every-changing nature of technology that can make choosing a smart home technology system a fearful prospect. It can be a substantial investment, so you want to be sure that […]

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Top Renovation Tips: How to Get It Right From The Start

Top Renovation Tips: How to Get It Right From The Start

A word to the wise, when it comes to renovating your home; what you see on The Block is not necessarily reality – though the pressure and stress seems pretty right. As any experienced renovator will tell you, don’t underestimate the time, money and hassle that goes into even the most well thought out renovation […]

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Smart Cities: What Are They and Why Should We Care?

Smart Cities: What Are They and Why Should We Care?

Smart cities. It’s a term that gets bandied about often, but few people seem to have a clear understanding of what it means or why we should care about it. Professor Marcus Foth is one person who definitely does. Marcus is a professor in the field of urban informatics, or more commonly known as Smart […]

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How to Encourage Health and Happiness Through Building Design

How to Encourage Health and Happiness Through Building Design

It’s a well-known fact that our health and happiness is closely linked to our environment. Our surroundings can have drastic impacts on everything from psychological wellbeing to physical health. This reaches all the way from geographical location to immediate surroundings – such as the buildings and structures we resided in every day. As Alain de […]

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