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How to renovate on a budget

How to renovate on a budget

Updating the appeal of your home is triggered by many reasons including selling your home, personal enjoyment or the addition of a new family member. When considering how best to renovate your home, or even a specific room, you should always start at the same point… How much can I spend?

Our Top 5 Tips for Saving Money

Irrelevant of what you have to spend, it is always best to follow the tried and tested principles every property profession on ...

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4 Easily Forgotten Spring Cleaning Tasks

4 Easily Forgotten Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring cleaning is a tradition that can be traced back to cultures through the centuries. For modern-day Aussies, it’s a chance to declutter and make the home a lot more welcoming, ahead of the summery season.

In this blog, we take a look at getting the right tools for your spring clean, as well as a handful of often-forgotten cleaning tasks in the home that are easily done.

The Right Tools

A great vacuum is absolutely essential for spring cleaning, and for keeping ...

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Cafe Style Breakfast at Home

Cafe Style Breakfast at Home

Smashed avocado on toast is a deceptively simple café mainstay. What sounds like just two ingredients slapped together has turned into something much more. It’s proper Aussie comfort food, and we’ve exported it to the world (drop into any trendy café in New York or Los Angeles and they’re almost certain to have it on the menu).

The Bread

Your local bakery is your friend. Big supermarkets do stock different kinds of bread beyond the standard sliced loaf, but for all intents ...

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Betta Home Living Awarded Google Trusted Stores Badge

Betta Home Living, which offers electrical appliances and furniture, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program.

To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to eCommerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on time shipping and excellent customer service.

When visiting the Betta website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information.

Google Trusted Store

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The Right Home Entertainment Set-Up for a Grand Final

The Right Home Entertainment Set-Up for a Grand Final

The first weekend in October will undoubtedly be the biggest of 2015 for Aussie footy fans. Two grand finals, back to back. 160 minutes of AFL and NRL over two days, plus pre-shows and presentations. That’s a lot of TV time for one weekend!

But, before that we’ve got a four weeks of finals to go through – so what better time to make sure your home entertainment set up is up to scratch?

Picture-Perfect Plays

We talk a lot on the blog ...

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5 Reasons to Get Dad a Beard Trimmer for Father’s Day

Once upon a time, it was considered very rugged and manly to grow a beard. Then, for some reason, a little bit of scruff fell out of favour with polite society and being clean-shaven was the only way to go. For some dads this rule has stuck, and the idea of growing a beard is unthinkable. But facial fuzz is more popular than ever; it has well and truly hit its stride, and looks like it’s here to stay.

Of course, ...

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Drinking Your Breakfast: The Betta Guide

Drinking Your Breakfast: The Betta Guide

Let’s admit it: most of us get out of bed a bit later than we should. Because showering and getting dressed are pretty much non-negotiable, the morning necessity that usually gets cut out is a solid breakfast. If you’re lucky, maybe you can cobble something together. If not, it’ll have to be a bacon and egg roll on the road, or worse, skipping the meal altogether.

That’s where drinking your breakfast comes in. It’s nice and convenient and doesn’t require all ...

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What You Need to Know About OLED TVs

When it comes to TVs, there are already so many acronyms to know (LED, LCD, HD, 4K, etc), but this is one you’ll want to know. OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. The key thing to understand is that OLED TVs are thin. Incredibly so – the thinnest that have been shown are less than a centimetre thick! That makes them super light and thin, while still retaining outstanding picture quality.

Getting Curvy

This great technology has enabled manufactured to ...

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Fitness & FitBits: What You Need to Know

Fitness & FitBits: What You Need to Know

On most people’s to-do list, in one form or another, is a fitness-based goal. Whether that goal is to lose a couple of kilos or get fit enough to run a marathon, it’s easier to reach with a little help. That comes in the form of a smartphone, and little activity tracking device called a FitBit.

Most people already have the smartphone, so it’s just the latter that’s missing. In short, the FitBit range has various models, each designed to ...

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Winter Warmers Made Easy

Winter Warmers Made Easy

The winter months bring with them cold and often dreary weather. But, one of the best parts about the season is the chance to enjoy some warming winter favourites. Soups, stews and roasts – who can resist? Of course, standing over the stove is not exactly ideal, so we’ve compiled three of our favourite kitchen appliances for winter.

These kitchen helpers take much of the work off your hands, and eliminate the need to spend hours at work on lunch and ...

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