Tips for creating a wheelchair accessible home

Narrow doorways, high counters, and steep stairs are common hurdles impossible to navigate for people with limited mobility. Modifying your home to improve accessibility can seem like a big job, but it’s easy once you know where to start.

Roughly one in every five Queenslanders has a disability, government statistics reveal. If you or a family member has a disability, it’s important your home is built to accommodate your needs. Narrow doorways, high counters, and steep stairs are common hurdles impossible to navigate for people with limited mobility. Modifying your home to improve accessibility can seem like a big job, but it’s easy once you know where to start. Here’s how you can make your home safer and easier to access for people with limited mobility.

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What is a small or narrow lot?

A small or narrow lot is a block of land that has an area smaller than 450m2 or an area that is less than 600m2 (excluding the driveway) if it is a rear lot.

Brisbane City council has a set of specific planning requirements for any lots that are classified as a 'Small Lot'. These conditions are called the Dwelling House (Small lot) Code. Read More

Why spot and safely remove moulds in your homes?

Experts say Australians do not realise how dangerous moulds can become if present in their homes. Even short-term exposure to the spores can cause significant health problems. If you're a homeowner, spotting moulds early on can help you address the issue quickly before it gets out of hand. A clean and damp-free environment deters mould growth making your house a safe, healthy, and pleasant place to live.

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An interior designer's guide to minimalist living

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent” 
Joe Sporano

Great design should be embedded into our everyday lives and become a tool to enhance our environment and lifestyles. The key principle of minimalism is to remove what isn’t adding value to your life, to make room for things that are. Keeping things simple and practical doesn’t mean that beauty is left out of the equation, but rather, it shows a sense that everything in your home has a purpose and a function as it is aesthetically appealing.

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Celebrate your new home with a party

Throwing a housewarming party once everything is complete helps you appreciate your new home afresh

No matter how beautiful your new home, moving house can be stressful, with one in three Australians rating it the second greatest stress one can experience. Throwing a housewarming party once everything is complete helps you appreciate your new home afresh and remember all the reasons you started the journey, as well as being a great opportunity to welcome your neighbours, friends and family, and show off your new design ideas.

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10 ways to confidently add colour to your home

Whether you are building a new home or working with an existing canvas, here are some ideas to get your creative colours flying.

When building a new home or renovating an existing home, we often opt for the safety of a neutral colour palette. Most people love the idea of add adding colour to their home however they are usually too afraid to do it.

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What you should consider before buying a narrow or small lot

We love the challenge of building a four bedroom home on an inner-city small or narrow lot. The reduced space forces creativity and versatility of design and makes you think about every inch of space.

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Start preparing now to move into your dream home by Christmas

Thought about building your dream home? It might seem a little ambitious but if you want to move in by Christmas 2019 you need to start preparing now.

Building a new home can take anywhere between 8 – 12 months. Check out this article for more information on home building timeframes.

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What classifies a small or narrow block in Brisbane?

The first thing to understand about the classification of small or narrow blocks is that they’re dependant on where you are.

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Minimalist homes have positive psychological effects, study finds

A well-designed, minimalist home has positive effects on the psychological well-being of those living in it, giving would-be homeowners more reason to have their homes built by experts. With 4.9 million Australians feeling stressed, coming home to a well-organised and beautiful home is now more important than ever - and this is without the studies that support the psychology of organisation and its ability to reduce stress. According to neuroarchitecture expert Eve Edelstein, architectural environment can influence the brain and either increase or decrease stress, which highlights and emphasises the importance of a well-designed home.

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