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From the style of the season right through to what to expect when you are building, we cover a range of topics in this blog, updated weekly. Keep up to date with the latest news, views and happenings at New Living Homes.

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How To Set Up A Kid-Friendly Study

Kids these days have more of an evolved learning experience than previous generations. Whether it’s because of home-schooling, extra-curricular activities or homework on iPads and other gadgets, students need a space in the home where they can concentrate and be encouraged to complete tasks to the best of their ability....
8 Simple Things That Make Your Home Look Messy

8 Simple Things That Make Your Home Look Messy

Life gets busy and when you finally get around to cleaning the house, you want it to look sparkling for as long as possible. When the floors have just been mopped and the cabinets are all dusted, you get to sit back and relax after all the hard work and...
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What Is Zero Lot Boundary?

When looking at floor plans for new homes, you may notice that some designs refer to a “zero lot boundary” footprint. But what does that mean and is it applicable to your house or land? Zero lot boundary refers to a structure being built up to or very near the...
How Landlords Can Make A Great House Listing

How Landlords Can Make A Great House Listing

If you have an investment property, tenant occupancy is a big deal. Just like a business owner, you have an opportunity for a substantial amount of income that can steer you toward great success. However, if you don’t market your house correctly, you could be losing potential tenants to other...
10 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Smaller

10 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Smaller

Whether you’ve just been handed the keys to your new house or are thinking of redecorating your existing home, there are some key design guidelines that experts recommend you stick to – just ask any interior designer. Of course, there are no indefinite rules, after all, your home is your...
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Why Upgrade Packages Are A Smart Choice For New Home Owners

You’ve probably heard it all before when shopping for a new home – budget-friendly promotions, bundles and packages. Builders will try to sell you what they consider to be an upgrade that you and your family will appreciate. But is it actually worth it? We’ll give you the honest answer:...
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How To Create An Impressive Guest Bedroom

One of the best things about building a new home is that you can pick a floor plan that suits you and your lifestyle. If you know that you’re likely to host guests from out of town or have extended family members come to stay from time to time, allowing...

What Is BASIX & Why Is It Important?

If you’re building a home for the first time, you might hear a few unfamiliar words thrown around and one of them might be BASIX. What should you know about it and why is associated with your new build? Don’t stress, you’re not expected to know everything from the get-go...
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Tips On Picking the Right Colour Scheme For Your Home

Unless you’re an interior designer, an artist or someone creative of the like, the likelihood of you knowing exactly which colour scheme you want for your new home from the get-go is slim. The choices are overwhelming and can get confusing. The last thing you want is to receive your...
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How to Organise Your Pantry

Practising self-isolation can get a bit boring when you’re twiddling your thumbs and wondering what to do next. The obvious answer (after movies and board games) is a productive task list of spring-cleaning. While it is a definite time killer and will make you feel better at completion, it’s a...
Dos and Don’ts for First Home Buyers

Dos and Don’ts for First Home Buyers

Buying your first house can be extremely stressful. It is probably the biggest financial commitment you have ever made and will play a big role in determining your quality of life over the coming years. It could be the best decision you ever make, or one of the worst. To...
Why would I Invest in a Modern New Home

Why would I Invest in a Modern New Home?

Property and houses are expensive at the best of times. Indeed for many people buying a house is the single largest monetary investment they will ever make. Assuming a steady income, the larger the purchase, the larger the debt and the longer it will take to pay off. There are...
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