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Expert Advice: Harness the power of Feng Shui in your new build, with Krystal Sagona  

Being intuitive is something that is innately ingrained in Krystal Sagona and her work with Interior Flow. When she realised this wasn’t the ‘norm’ within interior design, Krystal was determined to create spaces that heal the people within them and to empower everyone who used those spaces to thrive.  We spoke with Krystal about holistic interior design and…

Expert Advice: Choosing the perfect garden for your new build, with Greg Soster

Ready to plan your new build’s garden, but not sure where to start? Greg Soster, Director of Outside Space, gives us his professional advice on the perfect garden to grow, depending on your climate zone, architectural style and maintenance level!   Coastal gardens Coastal gardens reflect on their proximity to the ocean and a laid-back…

Expert Advice: 10 tips on how to save money when building a new pool

When designing a dream backyard, you’d be hard-pressed to find a homeowner who doesn’t include a pool in that vision; however, it can be quite an expensive and prolonged project. In fact, the average cost of a 6x3m pool in Australia reaches a whopping $36,000! If you’re looking to build the pool of your dreams…

Expert Advice: How to choose the right builder for your new build, with Tass Construction Group

Rome wasn’t built in a day…and neither are our homes. Choosing the right home builder is a serious, long-term decision; so how exactly do you find the right one for your project? To help shed light on this crucial process, we pick the brains of Ben & Aaron Tass, of Tass Construction Group, on how…

Expert Advice: Do you need an architect for your new build, with Minh Le

Minh Le is the Director of Archimetrics Architects, a Melbourne-based architectural practice. With 18 years of experience in the construction industry, Minh’s approach to service is that of assistance, helping clients understand what they need. Today, he helps us answer the question; do I need an architect for my new build project? Q. So…do I…

Expert Advice: The Ultimate Checklist for new outdoor areas, with The Designory

The Australian climate has always lent itself to spending time outdoors; in fact, the outdoor spaces within our homes are a critical part of how we use them. But where do you start? The Designory have been working with clients for many years, creating beautiful, well connected outdoor zones; so feast your eyes on this…

Expert Advice: Planning your new build’s outdoor area, with Ascher Smith

A beautiful backyard is one of the easiest things to forget in the early stages of a build…but one of the hardest things to ignore once it becomes your home! Recently, we were lucky enough to chat with Ascher Smith, Perth’s leading exterior landscape designer & stylist, about how — and when — to plan…

Expert Advice: How to budget for your new build, with Pete Boehm

With more than thirty years’ experience in the banking and financial services sectors, Pete Boehm is a chartered accountant with an extensive knowledge and understanding of Australia’s consumer finance, home loan and property sectors. His experience has provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities today’s homeowner face, from a first home buyer to a…