How to Make a Room Look Larger

How to make any room look bigger

Do you need more space in your home? (Is there any home that doesn’t?) Every homeowner wants more of it, and the most common approach is extending the home. However not everyone can afford such huge and complex project. The good news is that there are ways to make a room spacious without having to […]

The Cottage on the Hill – Zinta Aistars

Cottage on the Hill in snow

What could this odd-shaped and many-windowed little house in the woods have possibly housed? I stood in the woods on the top of the hill with my real estate agent, gazing in befuddlement—and increasingly also in delighted awe—at the little structure that reminded me a little of a Dr. Seuss house, a little of a […]

Garage Conversions

Garage Conversions – The Smart way to Convert. Converting a garage into a granny flat is certainly one way to create a separate dwelling in your own back yard. And because the roof, walls and floor are already in place, it can be a relatively inexpensive process.   However, it’s not quite as simple as throwing […]

A global problem – a backyard solution…

In this article, I’m going to focus on Sydney, Australia because I know it intimately.  But Sydney is no different to all the world’s major cities.  It ran out of readily accessible land decades ago! People are now forced to commute for up to two hours just to get to their workplace! Sound familiar? People and local governments all over the world are interested in […]