Snacks, smarts, and style! How to become a display home maven
Mar19

Snacks, smarts, and style! How to become a display home maven

You may think there’s no harm in diving right in and beginning your display home journey with a few random visits to homes that you just happen to drive past. But do you know if the display home is within your budget? Is the area somewhere you want to explore further? Is the home even open? And most importantly, did you pack a snack? We all know you’re not you when you’re hungry! We’ve got a bunch of tips to make sure you don’t leave...

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Foreseeing the Unforeseeable
Feb19

Foreseeing the Unforeseeable

(Looks into a Magic Eight ball, eyes roll backwards, the reading begins) “You’re ready.” “You wish you could fast track the building process and cut straight to the living-in-your-new-Smart-home thang.” “You want it to be done already…You’ve been waiting what feels like a lifetime.” Well, that’s how it would go if we were on the set of Neighbours. All high vibing drama and mystery with lots of velvet and fog and eerie music...

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The Pre-Start Sweet Spot
Jan29

The Pre-Start Sweet Spot

Feeling stressed just thinkin’ about Pre-Start? Well in addition to the fact that stressed spelt backwards is desserts (mind blown much?!), we’ve got a bunch of tips to make your Pre-Start journey easy-as-pie. (There we go talking about dessert again, but we promise that by the end of this guide you’ll want a slice of this yummy as building process all for yourself). Our Senior Pre-Starter – yep, it’s a real job –  &...

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Those Shady Succers
Dec11

Those Shady Succers

If you’ve never been a natural ‘green thumb’ and struggle to keep plants alive (#guilty) than look no further than succulents, the species of greenery that’s not only trending right now but is basically unkillable. Really. These bad boys are the superhero of plants; they’ve got water storage super powers to live months off the one feed, dress in cool camouflage outfits, and share a mortal enemy: those that give AF. See, like your high...

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Must haves vs Lust haves
Aug29

Must haves vs Lust haves

Like the start of a new relationship, building a new home is filled with firsts. The first time you gaze down upon your new floor plan – is that master suite really all for me? Swoon. The first time your set your sights on the waterfall kitchen of your dreams – it’s just like the one in Aaron and Daniella built on House Rules. How on-point are we! The first time you realise that you can’t afford the waterfall kitchen of your dreams....

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SMART’S Best Homes for Entertaining
Mar31

SMART’S Best Homes for Entertaining

SO you’ve decided to buy a new home or you’re thinking about building. Congratulations! You’re one step closer to living in your own place, that’s perfectly designed to suit your needs and wants. You might want a private theatre room, an activity or games area, a giant central alfresco or a kitchen scullery with a walk-in pantry. It’s up to you! One of the best parts of being a homeowner is being able to personalise your home’s...

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