Custom housing deserves custom air management

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A custom home doesn’t just mean custom external and internal design. The inner workings of the home can be fine tuned, too, providing full control of the layout and workings of your perfect house.

Despite Australia experiencing some of the hottest summer temperatures anywhere in the world, University of Sydney researchers have found that housing constructed to cope. According to one researcher, homes trap heat “like a plastic bag”, and new building codes are in dire need of provisions to encourage better heat management.

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Tips for creating a wheelchair accessible home

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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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Why spot and safely remove moulds in your homes?

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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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Celebrate your new home with a party

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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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Minimalist homes have positive psychological effects, study finds

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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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Interior design trends for 2019

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Thinking of customising your dream home? There’s no better time to be updated on the latest trends in interiors.

High ceilings, open kitchens, and glass doors that let in floods of natural light are just a few ways to whizz your home into the New Year but comfort should be key. Awaken your inner aesthete with just a few of the top trends expected for 2019, selecting styles that show that beautiful design can indeed last a lifetime.

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5 tips for designing an ADHD friendly living space

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Children with ADHD are hyperactive, often act without thinking and have difficulty focusing, affecting their ability to function socially, academically and at home. We spoke with Jane Sandwood, who has worked with children with ADHD, and she said the good news is with proper treatment, they can learn to successfully manage their symptoms. Jane said when working with children with ADHD she became acutely aware of the importance of creating a healthy space where children can feel safe. Read More