Common spring pests in Australia
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7 Common Spring Pests To Watch Out For This Season

October 5, 2017 David Best

Spring is a beautiful time of year with flowers in bloom and the weather warming, but it also means some less desirable Australian spring pests.

While it’s true that you should keep an eye out for pests in and around your castle all the time, you may not know that depending on what season we’re in, you are more or less likely to encounter certain kinds of pests compared to others. To trained pest control experts, common household pests are actually pretty predictable critters. You can be ready to spot the early signs of spring pests and end a whole lot of pest-y problems before they wreak too much havoc.… continue reading

Signs of termite activity
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The 6 sure signs of termite activity in your home

August 16, 2017 David Best

For most home owners, there is one particular ‘T-word’ that strikes terror into the heart: termites. That’s because these little critters are an awful lot more than a nuisance – they can cause terminal damage to your valuable home, investment or business premises. Worse still, many signs of termite activity can go pretty much unnoticed to the untrained eye until thousands of dollars worth of damage is done – damage so severe that the basic safety structure of your home can even be irreparably compromised.

Luckily, there are ways in which these silent little munchers can be caught red-handed before too much damage is done – which is why we’ve outlined some of the things to watch out for below.… continue reading

Industrial look
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Wall Texture Ideas for a Truly Dreamy Bedroom

June 19, 2017 Lillian Conners

Forget about those boring paint swatches and swap them for some beautiful and interesting textures. You can use different textures to manipulate your bedroom’s depth, by playing with light and shadows, and create a unique atmosphere. Whether you want to go big or opt for a more subtle texture, one thing’s for sure: Your bedroom will look amazing. Let’s have a look.

Go big or go home

If you want to achieve a dramatic and bold look in your bedroom, you can opt for some textured wall panels. They are sold in sheets that can be easily attached to the wall and painted over.… continue reading

How to reduce noise at home
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How To Reduce Noise For More Peace and Tranquility at Home

June 8, 2017 Lillian Conners

It seems people are more focused on treating a disease than identifying its cause. Even when the agent has been identified, people are still reluctant to change their habits or the way of life. Aside from tobacco, there are many more or less obvious causes – lead, asbestos, mercury, pesticides, aerosols, and food like trans-fats. One of more alarming disease causes is noise pollution. According to WHO, it is harmful to every third person in Europe. Individuals cannot change their environment, but can do much to make their home a more pleasant and relaxing place with these noise reduction tips.… continue reading

Scandinavian Style Living Room
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The Basics of Scandinavian Style

May 23, 2017 Lana Hawkins

The Scandinavian style has taken the world by storm. It echoes the majestic aesthetics of the cold northern regions that are dotted with breathtaking lakes, forests, and mountains. At the same time, it is an epitome of the longing for cosiness, a notion that comes naturally during long and harsh winters. This remarkable style is a perfect choice to spruce up your home and embrace modern living at its best. Here’s how to give off the right ambience and put together a liveable home that oozes timeless aesthetics with Scandinavian style interior design.… continue reading

Household Failures
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Better Safe than Sorry: Preventing Common Household Failures

May 11, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Perhaps you’ve seen the first signs of soon-to-be disasters, but you haven’t recognised them or you deemed them insignificant. However, the first indicators of possible failures shouldn’t be just overlooked. More often than not, these minor issues lead to more serious problems and, eventually, a complete failure. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you become prepared for emergencies, or, even better, prevent them altogether.

Heating and cooling system problems

Over the years, your cooling or heating system can break down due to an improper installation, outdated components or improper maintenance.… continue reading

Remodeled Kitchen
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Kitchen Remodelling: To Splurge or Not to Splurge – That Is the Question

April 23, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Kitchen remodelling is one of the most useful house upgrades, and not only when you’re trying to sell. It can make your home a more pleasant place to spend time in and make some of your chores easier. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it shouldn’t have to put up with problems such as deterioration, outdated appliances, or any other inconveniences. Still, no matter how much you want to introduce a specific upgrade, it can go way over your budget and seriously jeopardize other projects you had in mind.… continue reading

home renovation ideas
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5 Cool Home Renovation Ideas For 2017

April 16, 2017 David Best

If your family is growing out of your house, or you’re just looking for a change, too many people conclude that putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign is the obvious solution. But why not think about a home extension? The truth is that, even though packing up, selling, buying and moving is extremely simple, people often dismiss the concept of extending because it seems too hard. Or maybe they just haven’t been given the best home extension ideas!

At House Home, we’re all about helping Australians get the most out of their place, which is why we’ve put together some great house renovation ideas to get you inspired and those creative, home renovation juices bubbling!… continue reading

Furniture and mounting
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Home Theatre: A Selection and Installation Guide

April 8, 2017 Lillian Conners

A home theatre of your dreams should be your leisure and comfort zone, your safe haven from all of life problems and challenges, a room where you can escape and enjoy unforgettable moments with the ones you love. Let’s take a look at the best options out there so that you can create a home entertainment centre you’ve always wanted.

Choosing the TV

First and foremost, size isn’t everything. But, size and quality do go hand in hand and choosing the perfect TV for your setting means the difference between watching a dimmed picture in a bright room (looking at your own reflection basically) and losing yourself in a vivid display of colours in a perfect setting.… continue reading

Bathtub
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Choosing a Bathtub: Pros and Cons of Different Materials and Designs

April 1, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Designing a bathroom requires various considerations that depend on the pipe layout and functionality. One of the biggest dilemmas homeowners have in planning this room is whether they should decide for a bathtub or a shower. There is no doubt that showers have their perks when it comes to saving space and time, but they can’t be compared with the comfort provided by bathtubs. Don’t think your work is over if you decide for a tub, you still need to choose the design and material that will work the best for you.… continue reading

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