expert advice

Five things to consider before renovating your kitchen

Before you pick up the measuring tape and start planning your ideal kitchen, interior designers Chloe Matters, Jade Nottage and Cushla McFadden of TomMarkHenry, have some choice words of advice to follow

The latest garden trends and how to try them at home

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2016 exhibitor Jake Adamsons of Landscape Lab shares his insights on Aussie garden trends to try

How to make a five star insect hotel

Milkwood's Kirsten Bradley shows you how create the bug equivalent of the Ritz.

10 rules to break when decorating a small space

Ideas we guarantee you haven't heard of before from Sydney stylist (and clamshell enthusiast) Belinda Cendron.   

Going to auction? Read this first

Sellers listen up, gaining an advantage on the competition to maximize your return on auction day doesn’t always mean spending big bucks on pre-sale renovations.
Guest bedrooms

Guest bedrooms

Take inspiration from our gorgeous guest bedroom and create a relaxing retreat for your visitors.
Grass

What type of lawn is best for the front of our home?

What type of lawn is best for the front of our home where some areas are sunny and others shady? At the back, our native violet groundcover dies off in summer. What could we use all year under olive and magnolia trees in raised beds?
Shed

Bathroom or granny flat?

We live in a three-bedroom house with one bathroom. There's space to extend one of the bedrooms and add a second bathroom, but we're torn between doing this and transforming our large shed into a granny flat. Which would have the greater resale value?
Jewellery box

Stylish ways to store your jewellery

After moving house, I realise I need a better system for storing my make-up and jewellery. Do you have any suggestions for organising them in a compact and stylish way?
Mulch

Don't know mulch?

Then listen to Helen Young - she has your garden covered for a healthier outcome.