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The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

Building a house always presents its challenges, especially when the land you’ve got has its lumps, bumps and unusual shapes. But perhaps that’s the thing you love about it. A flat block is certainly convenient for building, sure – but that rolling hill or rocky...

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How Dreams Come True

How Dreams Come True

Were you ever leafing through a home design magazine, wishing you could take certain parts of some designs and mash them all together? Well, custom home builders do exactly that – and more! Instead of worrying about what to compromise on, ask a custom builder to...

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A Home That Has It All

A Home That Has It All

Often, it is a homeowner’s dream to have their creative vision brought to life with expert craftsmanship and for the result to exceed even their wildest imagination. Having built more than 250 homes over the last 30 years, and leaving behind a trail of happy clients, Classic Building & Design exude experience and industry knowledge about quality home design that surpasses its competitors.

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The Shoe That Fits

The Shoe That Fits

Modern living is an ever-evolving landscape. A prevailing movement that has naturally come from this evolution is the trend of small homes – tight, compact living that optimises the limited space to be as efficient and as comfortable as possible.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home is the place where you have built a sense of love, warmth and happiness. Perhaps it’s not always the building itself, but the hub you’ve created where you are surrounded by your family and loved ones. No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s important to design a house that you and your family can call home for years to come.

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Building Resilience

Building Resilience

As concerns about our changing climate become an ever-present issue in our day-to-day lives, it is crucial that we don’t get immersed in the trappings of nihilism and hopelessness.

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Walk Right In

Walk Right In

Whether it’s a nifty DIY project, an experimental dish or a bold new hairstyle, all of us at some point in our lives have imagined something truly spectacular only for it to turn out not quite as expected.

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Home Of The Minimalist

Home Of The Minimalist

After a busy day, finding some serious respite within a calming and neutral environment is the welcome escape every homeowner deserves.

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Love Is An Open Door

Love Is An Open Door

Open-plan living has been dominating the architecture and home design market for decades, making its first mainstream impact in the 1990s.

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I See Your True Colours

I See Your True Colours

I SEE YOUR TRUE ColoursColour may seem like one of the more basic elements of home design, a lower priority when renovating compared to structural changes. In actuality, it has a vivid history, and a deep significance in expressing a homeowner’s personality and style....

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For Old Time’s Sake

For Old Time’s Sake

In a hyper-modern world obsessed with the latest tech, trends and gadgets, it is often a relief to throw back to times of old. Ranch- and farmhouse-style homes are a nostalgic dreamland for us sentimental softies, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about these charming designs.

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The Edge Of Glory

The Edge Of Glory

A lot of nature’s beauty come from its imperfection and almost every block of land will have its own unique quirks.

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For The Ages

For The Ages

FOR THE AGES  There’s a reason why kitchen and bathroom renovations are the most common requests when it comes to home makeovers. Standing as a calm and relaxing environment, your bathroom is a sanctuary where we can ruminate on the trials of the day and wash away its...

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Even The Playing Field

Even The Playing Field

EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD  Though a sloping plot of land may present its challenges from an engineering perspective, these are overpowered by the many lifestyle benefits fostered by such angled terrain. Often embracing exceptional views and an abundance of natural light,...

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The Right Angle

The Right Angle

Kirrily Ireland speaks with Tom Ellwood, founder of Avenue One, the company’s esteemed design director Toby Johnson, and interior designer Alice Dalloz, to explore the benefits of using straight and angled lines in architecture.

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The Star Of The Street

The Star Of The Street

Richard Gremmo of Gremmo Homes shares his insights on statement-making abodes with Sydney Home Design + Living’s Kirrily Ireland.

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Carve Your Own Way

Carve Your Own Way

Carve Your Own WayThere are many choices that go into bringing a house together, working from the foundations to the frame, to the smaller choices - the unique statement pieces - that tie everything together and create a home. Seeking out the wisdom and advice of...

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Feeling The Flames

Feeling The Flames

Bethany Hayes explores the ins and outs of home fireplaces; from unique tips, essential accessories and how you can ensure your flame burns brightly all winter long.

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Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven

In conversation with managing director of Stairman, Juanita Dowd, Sydney Home Design + Living’s Bethany Hayes unpacks how your staircase can improve your home’s style, enhance a sense of grandeur, and remain so much more than just a means of transport.

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Colouring Outside The Lines

Colouring Outside The Lines

Seeking to unpack the best ways to create daringly with colour, Bethany Hayes sits down with interior designer and marketer at Edgecliff Homes, Jenna Cohen.

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A Return to Former Glory

A Return to Former Glory

Here, Bethany Hayes discusses the most effective ways to modernise a heritage abode, while still maintaining the building’s existing integrity and historic beauty.

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Escape to the Country

Escape to the Country

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY  Many of us dream of escaping the rat race that often accompanies city life and retiring to a more peaceful setting where they can immerse themselves in nature. For those blessed with bountiful green pastures and the rugged beauty of native bush,...

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Raising The Bar

Raising The Bar

RAISING THE BAR  As the old adage goes, ‘a man’s home is his castle’. Combining the fact that the events of last year have seen many of us spend more time confined within the walls of our home than ever before, and with a love of a good drink deeply ingrained within...

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I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again

I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again

I GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT I GET UP AGAIN  The dream of becoming a homeowner is an achievement deeply embedded in our psyches, but once attained, more challenging still can be converting your newfound residence into the place of your dreams. Here, Emma Warner Allen chats...

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We’ve Got a Good Gym Going

We’ve Got a Good Gym Going

WE'VE GOT A GOOD GYM GOING  For many, the home gym stands as a symbol of extravagance and luxury, joining the ranks of a swimming pool, tennis court or four-car garage. While it is true that the home gym has evolved from a haphazard setup to become expansive rooms...

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Coming Out Of The Woodwork

Coming Out Of The Woodwork

Making a splash against any wall, decorative panelling can bolster the design and style of your home, whether you’re after an old-world feel or something a little more modern.

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Down To Earth

Down To Earth

Katie Livingston seeks advice from skilled draftsman, Amanda Shaw, director of The Craftsman and Draftsman, about how with clever design and proper forethought, you can create a stunning forever home that is both functional and sustainable.

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What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking?

In conversation with company director, Michael Attard, Tristan Lott explores the unending potential of outdoor kitchens for the Sydney homeowner.

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Going Native

Going Native

Kirrily Ireland speaks with Damien McBride, Managing Director of Tech Scapes Australia Landscaping, about how you can incorporate native plants into your outdoor space.

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Home Automation Nation

Home Automation Nation

Kirrily Ireland sits down with Jack Petersen, director of InVista, to discuss the benefits of home automation, and how you can incorporate it into your everyday life.

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From Modest Makings

From Modest Makings

Bethany Hayes speaks with Cassy Kings, general manager of Edgecliff Homes, and seeks her advice on evoking a sense of luxury within the home, when starting from the very basics.

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Bodacious and Kerb-acious

Bodacious and Kerb-acious

Emma Warner Allen chats with Fyffe Design’s head designer, Alec Hogan, about ways one can create a timeless and spectacular external home design that will attract attention from the kerb.

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Set the Mood

Set the Mood

SET THE MOOD  Your home is your unique sanctuary; a place where you can escape the stress of the outside world and take time to unwind and relax after a busy day. When it comes to creating a tranquil space, the style and placement of your lighting can make or break...

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Spare Me!

Spare Me!

Learn how to design a home with longevity with these helpful tips from Ben Spannenberg and Jacqueline Maya.

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Neuro-Wood

Neuro-Wood

Diego Jaime, co-director of Archebiosis Architects, speaks with Tegan Lyon and shares his insights on the beneficial properties of timber.

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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Sally O’Brien speaks with Kon Kyselov, the director of Evolve Building and Development, about simple ways to create industrial design that doesn’t feel cold.

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Home & Away

Home & Away

Leigh Marie Dodd speaks with Jim Antoun, from Firstyle Homes, about tips for building an extra residence on an existing block.

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A Social Abode

A Social Abode

Tegan Lyon speaks with John Ugarkovic from Buildcraft Constructions, about the components of a social home and how to incorporate these features.

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Surface Reinvention

Surface Reinvention

Managing director Phil Brenton provides some expert advice on achieving a beautiful and long-lasting interior finish.

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Water Wise

Water Wise

Pamela Hale interviews the director of innovations for Caroma about its strides for water conservation.

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The Mental Load

The Mental Load

MATES in Construction discusses how it’s tackling the high-level of suicide in Australia’s construction industry.

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Shelf Esteem

Shelf Esteem

A list of new-release tomes collated by editor Georgia Jordan for your home and interior design inspiration.

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Mortgage Mastery

Mortgage Mastery

Jacqueline Maya discovers how to obtain a mortgage, and advice for first-home buyers from IFA Mortgages & Finance.

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Good Bones

Good Bones

Pamela Hale speaks with one of the Bostik Boys about the benefits of home restoration.

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Dearly Bespoke

Dearly Bespoke

Pamela Hale discusses the essential elements to include in a modern Australian abode with Millbrook Homes.

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