The A-Z of Window Styles

Gemmill Homes | 8/09/2015 7:11:18 PM

A window is a window, right? Not exactly. Think about it - you’ve got sliding, hinged, louvred, clerestory, and hopper windows, not to mention all the different types of skylights. Get the low down on all the different window types to inform your design process, including finding out which windows are best for certain areas. A window will never be just a window again after reading this article - and you’ll also be able to impress your builder with a bit of jargon.

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The Humble Brick: Different Sizes and Options for Your Home

Gemmill Homes | 8/09/2015 6:29:34 PM

Brick homes are the tradition in Australia, and for good reason too! They’re durable, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing in our sunny landscape. But there are different kinds of bricks on the market, so which one should you go for? Did you even know about the different sizes and finishes available? Perhaps the first decision you’ll need to make is between single and 2 course bricks.

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How to Choose the Right Carpet for Your Home

Gemmill Homes | 7/09/2015 9:50:37 PM

For many homeowners, the luxuriously soft feeling that carpet offers underfoot makes it a clear frontrunner when it comes to flooring options in living areas and bedrooms. Depending on your family and how you’ll be using the carpeted spaces in your home, you need to carefully consider which type and material will offer you the comfort and longevity you need for the years to come. The most important things you need to know about different carpets include the fibres, density, and colour and design considerations. Here we’ll talk through each important consideration, so when it comes to choosing the carpet for your home you’ll be an expert in knowing what you need and what to look for.

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Different Lawn Varieties for Your New Yard

Gemmill Homes | 7/09/2015 9:33:52 PM

A flourishing garden with a beautiful green lawn is part of the great Australian dream. We all have that one house on our street with beautifully manicured lawns that look like something out of a Hollywood film set. While the grass may look artificial or impossible to achieve, this certainly isn’t true. Lawns aren’t simply an aesthetic addition to a property - they actually have some important benefits. From an environmental perspective, lawns help to purify and cool ambient air. An average front lawn can offer the same amount of cooling as more than two air conditioners, and in addition, they are an excellent source of plant oxygen exchange and provide a natural water filtration system for the environment.

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11 Ideas for a Kitchen Backsplash

Gemmill Homes | 7/09/2015 9:19:01 PM

The kitchen is known as the heart of the home, and as one of the most used parts within the house, it’s important that it is both pleasant to be in as well as practical and durable. The backsplash, or splash back as it is also known, is an often overlooked component of this area.

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How to heat and cool your new home

Gemmill Homes | 7/09/2015 8:27:56 PM

Did you know that almost half of the energy used in Australian homes is for the purposes of heating and cooling? Most homeowners decide to install some form of heating or cooling, and the type of system required will depend on the surrounding climate and how efficient the house is in terms of natural insulation. One of the greatest challenges for a new home is ensuring it’s sufficiently equipped for all seasons, without the homeowner needing to experience a nasty bill shock every month. So what are the various options for heating and cooling your new home?

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10 Creative Ideas for Decorating Your Kid’s Room

Gemmill Homes | 7/09/2015 8:14:33 PM

When decorating your child’s room, the usual interior design rules may not necessarily need to apply. With kids, the name of the game is fun, and creating a room that your kids will love to spend time, play, and be inspired should be the focus.

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Paint vs Wallpaper: The Great Debate

Gemmill Homes | 7/09/2015 4:41:47 PM

One of the most important aspects when it comes to decorating and styling your interiors is the colour and design of your walls. When considering how to best dress your walls, the two options are paint or wallpaper. Both of these choices have their benefits and advantages, both are attractive, so how do you decide which is best for you?

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A Look Inside the Future of Smart Homes

Gemmill Homes | 6/09/2015 9:30:20 PM

In this technology-driven world, the future holds boundless possibilities for the home. With the rise of intuitive, web-connected gadgets from companies like Apple, Samsung, and Google, our homes will be able to do more for us than just give us a place to sleep at night.

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How Interior Colours Can Affect Your Mood

Gemmill Homes | 6/09/2015 9:19:17 PM

Did you know that colours can affect your mood? They can make you feel happy, calm, energetic, or even tired, depressed, and constricted.

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