Handy Hints

  • Beware old household wiring – don’t let a renovator’s dream turn into a nightmare! When buying a home built before the 1980s it is imperative the wiring is checked by a licensed electrical inspector or registered electrical contractor prior to moving...

  • Having built a house from scratch as well as renovated a couple of homes, I’ve learned the hard way that excellent communication with tradies is a vital factor in getting what you want. So much can be lost in translation: sometimes people aren’t list...

  • What’s in a switch? Well, according to Darren Palmer, interior designer and judge on The Block, they are one of the simple things you can change to give your home a more luxurious feel – and that’s even before you use them to turn anything on....