building safety regulations to keep in mind right now

Building Safety Regulations to Keep in Mind Right Now

There are a couple of main criteria that the Australian Heritage Homes wants to ensure that you keep in mind, throughout the process of building your dream home. The first may be the most frivolous, but bears reminding none the less- the look of your home. Yes, we do place importance on things looking pretty. The second may seem a bit more important to some- a level of comfort. We don’t particularly want you moving into your new home and hating every minute of it. But the last, is the one that we want to focus on today, safety. It’s the most foundational, and sometimes the hardest to keep up with.

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that awkward space, kitchen cabinets

That Awkward Space Above Kitchen Cabinets

There are many spaces throughout your home that probably seem a little bit redundant. They’re an afterthought for decorating, but they’re also a gaping hole in your otherwise perfect plan. What do you put there? How do you clean it? They’re the architectural question marks of interior design. Luckily for you, the Australian Heritage Homes team is well-versed in all things redundant space related.

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top five benefits of rock gardens

Top Five Benefits of Rock Gardens

With the sun finally starting to show its face, many of the landscaping projects that you’ve been putting off, can finally come to fruition. No more using the temperature outside as an excuse not to trim the hedge; No more blurring your eyes and viewing the haphazard shrubberies as… ”modern”; Finally, no more thinking that ‘today, is not the day.’ Today IS the day – to step outside, take a look at whatever patch of land you have, and decide how you’re going to optimize it for the spring and summer ahead.

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the evolution of the australian residential market

The Evolution of the Australian Residential Market

Let’s be honest. For those of us who live in Melbourne and the surrounding areas, we’re pretty proud of where we reside. As if the weather and scenery weren’t enough, we’re surrounded by some of the happiest people in the world, a plethora of things to do, and a real estate market which continues to grow stronger and stronger. The Australian Heritage Homes team is proud to be a part of the industry here, and inspired by each and every one of our valued customers.

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surviving natural disasters in your home

Surviving Natural Disasters in Your Home

We’re all seeing the reports of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, with others on the horizon, and these are nothing new. For thousands of years, homeowners have ‘batten’d down the hatches’ and hidden in cellars while Mother Nature rages around us. It’s unfortunate and it’s unavoidable, and if you’re looking to help, we recommend that you can check out groups like this one. While natural disasters strike, they put everything in perspective.

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Home Renovation News- September

Home Renovation News- September

The seasons are changing, the leaves are going to come out to play and that means that a brand-new round-up of home renovation news is upon us. While the AHH team is local, and strives to accentuate the features that we’re so proud of in our area, we also love to draw inspiration from wherever we can. Here are articles that we found interesting and informative this month.

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2017 Common Causes of Neighbor Feuds

2017 Common Causes of Neighbour Feuds

It’s not necessarily a topic that we like to share frequently on the Australian Heritage Homes blog, but it’s a bit of necessary evil. We’re talking of course, about potential feuds with your neighbours and how to avoid them. In a picture-perfect world, you’d be close friends with everyone on your street. You could pop by for a drink after work, all of your children would have frequently playdates, and you would never want for milk or sugar. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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Home Renovation Monthly News Recap

Home Renovation Monthly News Recap

Another month, another home renovation news recap. Though the weather is still chilly, this is an industry that continues to impress, inspire and educate, week after week. For those newer to the AHH blog, and perhaps unfamiliar with the posts here—our partnership with our valuable customers goes far beyond the work that we do, physically. We want to support you long after your home is complete, answer any questions that you may have and share news that we think may be of interest to you.

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How to Avoid Popular Expensive Home Repairs- Part II

How to Avoid Popular Expensive Home Repairs- Part II

You would be surprised how many responses the Australian Heritage Homes team gets when we discuss any kind of failure on this blog. It could be our failures, it could be yours—regardless, customers receive these very well. We believe that this bares sharing, because it’s a reminder that we’re all human and we’re all learning from each other.

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How to Avoid Popular Expensive Home Repairs- Part I

How to Avoid Popular Expensive Home Repairs- Part I

Popular and expensive don’t really belong in the same title, do they? You want something to be popular, to be well-known, to be well-liked, but you don’t want it to be expensive. Maybe look expensive, but never cost expensive. Well unfortunately, in this day and age, there are many grandiose trends that homeowners think they can pull off… Unfortunately, they can’t. This is most likely (in our humble opinion) because they didn’t work with a Class-A team like that of Australian Heritage Homes.

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