Why flatpack home offices are here to stay

How Covid has changed our lives A few years ago, working from home was not really the done thing. Of course, the Covid 19 pandemic changed that: it is more common – and more accepted – for Australians to work from home. Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that two in five people … Read more

Bringing everyone together in the kitchen

How do you create a bright and light kitchen? / SmartPack Kitchen Cabinets Australia

Temperature drop As the last glorious autumnal days step aside for winter, our habits start to change. No longer is it a given that the barbeque will be fired up, the outdoors fraternised in shorts and a T-shirt, or the bi-fold doors flung wide open to cool the house down. Stay inside Instead we tend … Read more

April Complimentary Tip Sheet

April Complimentary Tip Sheet / Smartpack

Being very clear about what you love and loathe about a bathroom is going to come in very handy when you decide to renovate or add a new bathroom to your home. Be sure not to skimp on your design and planning stages, as it ought to be a space you really enjoy using every … Read more

March Complimentary Tip Sheet

March Complimentary Tip Sheet / Smartpack

Getting the look and feel of your new home office is important as many of us are now working from home on a more regular basis since the Covid pandemic. You will need to design a space that is welcoming, comfortable, practical and airy. More than anything your home office needs to encourage productivity, whether … Read more

February Complimentary Tip Sheet

Flatpack kitchens: how it can change your next DIY project

You may have spotted kitchens you wish were yours while travelling or pored over an amazing design in a magazine or on the telly, but when it comes to renovating your own kitchen, there is a lot to consider. These tips can help no matter what you’re planning. Plan ahead Building or renovating a kitchen … Read more

What to add to your DIY Christmas stocking

Sorry mate, no can do Have you tried calling a tradie lately and locking in a renovation or makeover job around your home? In the lead-up to Christmas, you will be lucky to get quotes and a job started before the end of January 2021. Use newfound skills But perhaps you’ve upped your DIY skills … Read more

Simple ways to keep your house cool

Simple ways to keep your house cool / Smartpackkit

Reaching boiling point We have only had the occasional hot day as we head towards summer in Sydney, but those hot, humid and uncomfortable 35 degrees Celsius-plus temperatures are coming. It can make your home feel like an oven as you long for the Southerly buster to come through as you toss and turn in … Read more

Getting those outdoor DIY jobs done

Getting those outdoor DIY jobs done / Smartpack

The great outdoors As we edge closer to summer, consider a range of DIY outdoor jobs such as installing a pergola, building an outdoor kitchen – perhaps with a pizza oven, bar or BBQ area – as well as looking into replacing your existing shed. As any DIY aficionado will tell you, there is always … Read more

Why a kitchen & home spring-clean is good for you

Why a kitchen & home spring-clean is good for you / Smartpack

Do a stocktake Households of Sydney and New South Wales, take note. Now that winter is behind us and the days are mostly getting warmer and longer, it’s time to do a stocktake and work out what needs doing around the house when it comes to a comprehensive spring clean. For many of us, springtime … Read more

Things to do indoors this winter

Things to do indoors this winter / Smartpackkit

Home is where the heart is Have you heard of the latest hacks doing the rounds on television and social media as we find more inventive, fun and creative ways of spending many hours indoors this winter? The resurgence of DIY Well, high on the list of popular things to do for both families and … Read more