According to the peak housing body, historical data indicates that Australia’s housing sector might stimulate the economy’s next round of growth. (more…)
Author Archive: Jeanne Austin
Are you a first-time home buyer eager to get into the market? Here are steps to take to help you decide whether you’re ready to take the plunge. (more…)
It used to be that interior walls were finished with layers of wet plaster troweled onto wooden strips, or lathe, that were nailed to wall studs. But that changed almost a century ago when the gypsum panel that’s named Sheetrock. Because of its success, other manufacturers have long since gotten into the act.
Known generally as drywall, this material is sold in thin, paper colored sheets that awre typically 4ft wide by 8 or 10ft long. They come in various thicknesses, and it is easy to install with nails or screws; panel seams between pieces are layered with thin paper tape and covered with drywall compound. (more…)
Red is the color of passion, but if you’re too passionate about the color, you may be seeing red in your home as red can go everywhere from cheery and happy to angry and aggressive in the emotional spectrum. That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind when using red in a room, when is too much and when it is not enough. (more…)