Passive housing design and construction have improved in recent years. But, in some cases, making homes more energy efficient has led to increased emissions. From indoor pollution to increased energy demands, many homeowners are finding that their greener homes are not living up to expectations.
With Millennials entering the property market, as well as an increasing and ageing population, the apartment sector will see certain trends dominate in 2020. In turn, these trends will have a significant impact on both investors and people looking to buy an apartment. If you fall into one of these categories, here are the five apartment trends you should keep an eye on this year.
Smart homes have multiple connected devices you control from a central hub or smartphone. You choose the devices you want to automate and personalise the features as you like – from a coffee machine programmed to have your morning cup ready as soon as you get out of bed to a heater that warms up your interiors before you get home.
Bathroom renovations are one of the most common types of home renovations out there. But how much do they actually cost? The cost for a bathroom renovation can vary greatly depending on the size of the room as well as the costs for materials, labour, fittings and other expenses.
When it’s time to update your kitchen, you may want to look at some of the current trends from Australia’s top interior designers. Whether you are trying to make your kitchen more stylish or replace something that is old or damaged, going with on-trend designs can really maximise your kitchen’s potential.
A luxuriously furnished home is the dream of every common man, decorating home with furniture, vases, electrical appliances, curtains, plantation shutters is quite a conventional approach; there are various unique ideas to design your home.
Once renovations are over, the work isn’t done. Of course if you’re renovating with Houseace our team make sure everything is spic and span. But if you’re DIY there is a lot of cleaning up to do, and it can seem overwhelming if you don’t have a plan in mind. Here is a handy post renovation cleaning checklist to help you sort through the mess and get your house looking great again.
When renovating a small bathroom, many homeowners hope to achieve a luxe look while making the bathroom look larger than it really is. The good news is that streamlined fittings such as recessed LED strip lighting, wall hung vanity units, frameless-glass shower recesses, and large mirrors are often simple to work into modern small bathroom renovations. These features can create the illusion of space while treating your bathroom to a spa-inspired update.
Wondering how to renovate a bathroom in a rental property to increase rent? Or just curious about bathroom renovations on a budget and how to ensure you renovate for profit?
Here we’ll share our complete guide on how to renovate a bathroom in a rental property to increase rent, including how much you should spend on a rental renovation, how to ‘makeover’ rather than renovate your bathroom to give it a fresh, clean look for a fraction of the cost, and much more.
Dripping faucets, clogged pipes, and toilets that don’t flush properly: These common plumbing problems cause most people to reach for the phone and dial the nearest plumber. The good news is that in some cases, a bit of basic know-how and some tools you might already have on hand can come to the rescue, saving you money in the process.
Here we’ll discuss DIY plumbing and how to fix common plumbing issues.
Thinking about updating your home but worrying about the costs? Luckily, you have a number of options when it comes to home renovation financing. Here Lendi explains how to fund a home renovation, from renovation loans to construction loans and everything in between.
Whether you’re living in your first one-bedroom apartment or if you’re in the retirement phase of your life, you may think that a will is just a document stating who will receive your assets after you pass away, but the process involves much more than that. And, if you do own a home, or plan to renovate your house, then it is vital to be organised.
If you want to do your own bathroom renovation, you will need to set aside plenty of hard work, patience, as well as money for tools and supplies that will help you achieve the perfect DIY bathroom renovation of your dreams. The following guide will help you figure out how to renovate your bathroom, step-by-step.
Timber floors tend to look a little rough over time, which is where a solid floor polishing comes into play. However, how much does having a timber floor polished actually cost?
If you’re based in Sydney and are in need of an interior designer, you’re in the right place. If you haven’t worked with a professional like this before, it’s an important decision. With the right interior designer, they will carry your vision, work with you, and bring ideas for your new home or renovation.
If you have a small bathroom, you’ll know the frustrations that can arise. Not only do you feel cramped, it isn’t functional, and you can never relax while taking a bath (even the smelliest candles don’t help!).
When looking to make improvements to your home, there are some important considerations to keep in mind. As well as the layout of the property and your budget, you also need to think about how long you plan to stay. If you plan on moving within a certain period, you don’t want to be wasting money on improvements that won’t yield a return…and this is very much the topic for today.
At Houseace, there are some questions we receive more often than others. However, there’s one that stands out: How much does a kitchen renovation cost? If you’re currently considering a renovation in your home, this is important to understand because you don’t want to put yourself into debt. Likewise, you don’t want to make sacrifices on certain features and then end up realising you could have spent more.
Renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming. There’s a long list of things to consider, from budget and layout, to permits, style and functionality – and that’s just the start. So before jumping straight into a bathroom renovation or remodel, do you have your checklist down to a tee?
Here we outline all the important steps to make any bathroom renovation run smoothly and quickly, and share a few expert tips along the way.
As probably the most hardworking area of your house, your kitchen’s layout and storage features require careful planning. Most of the problems that homeowners face with their cookspace stem from the lack of designing with their needs in mind. If you’re not sure how to nail your kitchen renovation, we’ve compiled a guide on how to steer clear or combat these common kitchen errors outlined below.