There are some fabulous stories in the Bendigo Advertiser's Inspire Your Home 2019 magazine. Don't miss Make mine industrially rusty, as it is all about the trends towards rust!
Who knew that old farm machinery, tools and equipment with winding handles would be such a drawcard in the 21st century home?
The kitchen of today is just as likely to sport a decorative 1940s butter churn or a 1960s milk separator, replacing the best China, canisters and grandma’s lace tablecloths, with hardly a twinge.
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Today many of the modern home owners have embraced our industrial past, making space for the old ploughs and harrows, haymakers and tractors, and they have replaced the poppies and daphne in the garden beds.
Of course, getting these behemoths home from the clearing sale, or an old farmyard, are just more entertaining tales for your friends and relatives.
There’s no doubt that they do look the goods gracing the driveway of a modern home, boasting of an industrious past, while sliding gracefully into a rusty and benign future.
Then there is the very handy advice story called Keeping up appearances.
It's all about regular maintenance of your home, vital not only to ensure it doesn’t suffer any structural problems, but also to enhance its liveability and reduce health risks.
There are a few areas where you will benefit greatly from early detection, and calling in a professional for help.
With topics and handy advice covering termites, leaks, cracks, and electricals, there are also lots of things you can do yourself.
Plus advice on checking for air leaks around your windows and doors and how to repair windows that are jammed or ‘painted closed’ and make them operable to improve cross ventilation.
Install or fix your insect screens so you can open windows at night in summer to allow the heat air to escape.
Check your refrigerator’s door seals. If your fridge is not energy efficient, think about upgrading to one with a high star rating.
Install smoke detectors and/or check the batteries.
Paint and repair walls and ceilings with low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints to improve amenity and air quality.
For more information on how much of a difference these steps can make, visit yourhome.gov.au.
Plus you won't want to miss out on the story called Ideal alfresco space.
Alfresco spaces have become a social hub and incredibly popular area where home owners love to spend summer.
The ability to live inside outside is now an integral part of any new home design.
The ability to move freely between the indoors and outdoors is an important part of any home designInterior designer for Brolen Homes, Bianca Petrucci
“Alfresco spaces have become social hubs for family and friends and represent the Australian way of life,” Bianca Petrucci said.
According to Bianca, sizing, barbecues, pools, furniture, electricals, lighting, colour schemes, plants and materials are key considerations when designing an alfresco space.
As a general rule, a minimum of three to four metres is needed for entertaining areas, which is large enough to fit a table and chairs and small cooking space.
For these and more ideas to Inspire Your Home, pick up a copy of the magazine today, or click on the link and read all about it on a device of your choice.