5 Design Tips for a Stunning Hamptons-Style Patio

Hamptons style patio featuring bi-fold doors, retractable fly screen, rattan furniture and wooden flooring in a Sydney home

The popularity of the Hamptons style

The Hamptons style, with its natural themes and elegant beach and country vibes, has become one of the most coveted design approaches. For Australians, this summer-resort style has resonated for a lot of reasons. It aligns easily with the continent’s year-round temperate weather as well as Aussies’ love of the great outdoors. With most of our population living close to the coast, it’s not surprising that the Hamptons style and its celebration of outdoor living has become so popular.

5 Tips To Keep Rooms With Large Windows Warm

In some areas, winter is already here with freezing temperatures sweeping across us seemingly overnight. But just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you can’t be warm and toasty inside. However, one of the most popular features of the classic Australian home can be fairly detrimental at this time of year. That being our preference for big, bright windows.

12 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Verandah

Designed well, verandahs can be a home’s haven. Be it for a get-together with friends, moments of quiet reflection, reading, craft activities or simply sitting and relaxing, a veranda can be a versatile space and a space you truly love. To get the most out of your verandah, however, there are factors you should consider…

7 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Choosing Blinds, Awnings, and Shutters

When your home has blinds, awnings or shutters protecting the windows, there are a number of key benefits you will enjoy. From added insulation to greater privacy and light control, there are endless reasons to choose blinds, awnings and shutters over curtains.

Like most accessories for your home blinds, awnings and shutters come in all types of material, colour and shape. They can be fixed or retractable and on every window or just some. Any home that employs these can expect the following benefits:

  • Protection from the elements
  • Money saved on your energy bills
  • Improved aesthetic appeal
  • Privacy and lighting control
  • Increased function and ease
  • Customisation

5 Natural Strategies to Ensure an Insect-Free Home

Whether you’re a fan of insects or terrified of creepy crawlies, you’d probably agree insects belong outside and not inside your house. Not only are bugs potentially annoying and distracting when they get into the house, their presence can lead to unsanitary conditions, bites, and even disease transfers.

Choosing the Right Fly Screen for Your Windows

Fly Screen for Your Windows
Fly Screen for Your Windows

Windows and doors allow the flow of natural light into the interior spaces your home. However, opening up your windows and doors can mean unwittingly allowing a whole host of unwanted things into your home – insects, organic materials carried in by the wind, and even the unwanted gaze of neighbours.

The Comprehensive Guide to Summer Home Style and Living

Summer can also bring about heat waves; sun streaming through the windows making it even hotter inside. And if you’re home isn’t designed to deal with the intense heat, you could be using a lot more electricity than you actually need to trying to cool it. Is your home designed to really make the most of the summer lifestyle? Do you have a relaxing outdoor entertainment area? What about a sunroom you can enjoy without those pesky flies? Can you enjoy time spent indoors? Are you really utilising the extra hours of natural light, or do you find yourself flicking light switches every time you enter a room?

How to Stylishly Screen Casement and Awning Windows

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Versatile and stylish, awning and casement windows can enhance virtually any home’s design. Letting in lots of light, improving airflow and providing unobstructed views of the landscape, they have many advantages. But, whether you’re looking to replace your current windows, you have existing casement windows in your home or you recently moved into a newly built apartment which has awning windows, the question of correctly screening them can seem a challenge.