Which type of nail polish is the most useful around the house? It's crystal clear that one particular shade really outshines the rest!

Having a toothache is the worst, but these easy remedies will help soothe the pain and discomfort until you can get to the dentist.

When it comes to these 9 household items, it's like Grandma always used to say: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!"

Feeling snack-y? These 18 easy snack options are all under 200 calories each—and they actually taste great too!

I'll show you just how easy it is to turn an item from your recycling bin into the most useful vacuum attachment ever!

Who knew that one little succulent plant could have this many different benefits? From soothing skin to treating heartburn, this plant can do it all!

FINALLY, a simple and foolproof method that produces perfect hard boiled eggs every time! (No rubbery whites or greyish yolks here!)

Binge watching your favourite TV series into the wee hours? Checking your emails in bed? Tossing and turning until the alarm’s about to go off? Skimping on sleep can cause more problems than you realise, making you more prone to serious illnesses and less productive at work. Here’s a guide to how much...

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and garden questions. Here, Evette Moran, co-founder of the Mark Moran Group, which received the award for Best Garden Overall in the 2018 Woollahra Garden Awards, shares...

In this Q&A series, we turn the spotlight on one thought-provoking renovation or extension each week. Here, Tanya Hancock, principal at Hancock Architects, explains how she extended this poky four-bedroom, one-bathroom...

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and garden questions. Here, Andrew Weeks, business development manager at Cyclone pet- and insect-screen supplier, shares some practical tips for preventing your four-legged...

Once, if you had home tech, you shouted it from the rooftops with big, sci-fi inspired devices. But today, the trend is for smart tech that is integrated to the point of being unseen.

Beautiful plush materials, high sheen, arched windows, layer upon layer of decorative elements… it’s time to indulge in some images of grand homes throughout the world.
And remember, you can get more details of a project and see more of a professional’s work by clicking on a photo....

An L-shaped layout can be a good option for a kitchen, and it works particularly well in a small space, as the design allows one wall to be kept free from impinging benches. There are some challenges, though. Having only two walls to accommodate benchtops, storage and appliances can limit your choices,...

“The Australian dream of owning a home with a large plot of lawn is long gone and Australians are moving towards smarter, more beautiful and lower-maintenance gardens,” says Brett Robinson of landscape architecture practice Acre. “We’re pushing...

If the thought of using pink in your interiors seems a tad scary, you’re not alone. Many of us shy away from the colour, thinking it might be too soft and sickly. However, used in the right way, pink can look fantastic. Browse through these rooms, all of which show how you can decorate with pink to create...

There are few domestic pursuits more relaxing than stretching out on a window seat with a good book, a cuppa, sunlight streaming in, and a view unfolding before you. Whether you’re planning to renovate or simply dreaming of a relaxation nook, slimline window seats punch above their weight in terms of...

Since founding her Melbourne-based photography business, Suzi Appel has gained a reputation as an architectural and interiors photographer and has become a go-to professional for many designers in the building industry. Here, Houzz looks beyond Appel’s beautiful images to find out what it takes to run...

Want to create something magical for your child? Take a look at these bedroom wall art ideas and let your imagination take flight.

Building an eco home makes sense on so many levels – your new abode will boast stunning natural looks, cost less to run, and will be kinder to the environment. Here, an expert outlines the environmental credentials of seven of the most popular eco-friendly building materials in Australia, and how best...

In a Q&A format, we talk to the designers – and examine the creative thinking – behind some of Houzz’s most loveable rooms.

Natural ventilation is not only a better choice for the environment than artificial cooling such as air conditioners, it is also free. Natural ventilation makes use of outside air movement and pressure differences to cool and ventilate a house. Cooling breezes carry heat out of a building,...

A really thorough declutter and organising blitz should be done in short chunks over several weeks, but if you don’t have time for this there are still ways to get your home in order. These simple, half-hour ideas are perfect for helping you organise the most visible and frequently used areas of your...

In this Q&A series, we turn the spotlight on one thought-provoking renovation or extension each week. Here, Kate McMahon and Rob Nerlich, co-directors at architectural firm Mcmahon and Nerlich, reveal how they turned...

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here, Olivia Anderson, national marketing manager at Smeg Australia, reveals the must-have appliances and tools that can help...

Coined by global decluttering sensation Marie Kondo, the KonMari method is all the rage again, prompting many across the world to declutter. If you’ve missed her book The Life-Changing...

It may be hot outside for humans but the plants in your garden will still be going hard during this productive time and will need your attention. Clever gardeners get outside early in the morning or late in the day during February to carry out important tasks such as watering, mulching, planting, picking...

Life’s too short to spend hours searching for the right paint colour for your decorating project. If you see a shade you like in a Houzz photo – be it on a wall, a piece of furniture, or anywhere in the photograph – there’s a quick and easy way to find the closest Resene...

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here, Mark Menegatti, owner of MRM Landscaping, MRM Constructions and a Bostik...

With the world currently in the grip of Marie Kondo organising mania, you might be wondering if your home could benefit from a little decluttering magic. We’ve asked three organising...