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Recommended Reading: Home And Living

Recommended Reading: Home And Living

A Home For All Seasons - Kirstin Perers

Southern Publishers

The key to turning a house into a home doesn’t depend on the size of your budget; it comes down to small touches and simple techniques that work.

A Forensic Fairy Tale: Pushing Daisies

A Forensic Fairy Tale: Pushing Daisies

Once in a blue moon television unveils a fresh show that is distinctly different; Pushing Daisies is one such show.

Described as a forensic fairy tale, the show debuted in 2007 and quickly won acclaim.

Information on Exteriors

Information on Exteriors

When it comes to appearances the exterior of a home has the potential to be powerful or passé depending on how it’s finished.

Exterior design should incorporate the size, shape and style of a house.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

The critics loved it but viewers failed to tune into Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, a one season wonder from the creators of TV’s The West Wing.

The Complexities Of Colour

The Complexities Of Colour

When colour is used in a home it frequently reflects the people and personalities who inhabit it.

A Cold Blooded Tale

 A Cold Blooded Tale

Infamous  *** 1/2

A flamboyant author with a nose for news heads to the American mid west to write about a small town murder.

Going Green

Going Green

Caring for the environment and creating a healthy home go hand in hand whether you are building or renovating a home.

Incorporating good design doesn’t need to result in increased costs and a major mortgage.

DIY Disasters And Recommended Home and Living Reading

DIY Disasters And Recommended Home and Living Reading

Accidental Renovator: A Paris story

Barbara Biggs

Southern Publishers

When an opinionated Aussie moves to moves to France and finds herself in the midst of a DIY disaster, what follows should be a hilarious farce.

Planning For The Future

Planning For The Future

Owning a home comes with regular responsibilities from, rates to insurances, maintenance, electricity and telephone.

While many of these costs are hard to avoid, some can be drastically reduced with a little planning.

The Basics of Budgeting

The Basics of Budgeting

Building something from scratch or renovating involves stretching savings and making the most of our money.
 
Whether you are building a new house or preparing to renovate every project should begin with knowing what you can afford.