Whether you're buying a brand new home or an investment property, or planning to borrow money to renovate, we can help you get your finances on track. Plus, follow our expert guides to flipping houses as a profession, renovating your place to sell or add long-term value, and boosting kerb appeal.
One of the easiest and fastest ways to transform a home DIY is to use paint. We share expert secrets on choosing the right colours and how to get special effects. The key to a professional job is preparation, so get the right equipment and use our application techniques for the best results.
For a lush, green, weed-free lawn in summer you need to give it TLC year round. We show you how to grow grass from seed, lay turf and patch lawns. Plus check out our seasonal guides to lawn care that cover everything from fertilising to mower maintenance and the best ways to zap weeds.
Give furniture a new lease of life with our easy step-by-step projects. Learn how to sand, paint and stain tables, chairs, bookshelves, beds, cabinets and more. Repair cracks in timber, patch old veneer, reupholster chairs, and replace knobs or handles to update hand-me-down or secondhand pieces.
Celebrate the holidays and special occasions with DIY decorations. Deck out your home for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Australia Day, birthdays and parties with our simple step-by-step decorating and craft projects. And make special gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
You don't need to hire an interior designer to make your home beautiful. We share advice from the experts so you can create a space that works for your decorating taste and budget. With just little know-how you can make your home a functional place that is also a pleasure to be in.
From windowsill herbs to a kitchen garden our step-by-step growing guides make it easy to raise fresh food at home. You can have a tomato plant in a pot, rows of vegies in the ground or a mini orchard of citrus trees. Learn when to sow, transplant, water, feed and prune to harvest crops year-round.
Stop snails eating your vegies, aphids infesting your roses and fruit flies swarming your citrus. Learn how to identify, and eradicate or treat, common garden invaders and plant problems. Get advice on organic and chemical control methods, plus tips on cure and prevention, for a healthy garden.
The kitchen is the hub of the home but is a big renovation cost. Get more bang for your buck with our design ideas, cosmetic updates, step-by-step projects to install cabinetry, inspiring reader renos, planning guides, before and after pics. Choose appliances, design the layout and install the cabinetry.
Living with a pet is rewarding but they need looking after. We give you advice on how to choose an animal companion and the facts about pet insurance. Plus how to build a doghouse step by step, what you need to raise chickens in the backyard and the best ways to pet-proof your home and garden.
We all want more storage in our homes but don't want to spend a fortune on it. If you master a few basic carpentry skills you can design and install custom solutions like built-in shelving and wardrobes DIY. Plus, learn how to utilise vertical space and buy the best-off-the shelf product for your space.
Improve your home with a major reno or give it a cosmetic update to add value. Get inspired by incredible renovations from readers and find out how to get the dream home you've always wanted.
How does your garden grow? We show you how to make the most of your space whether it's a big backyard or a compact courtyard. Learn tips and techniques for planting, pruning, propagating and more. Follow our easy step-by-step projects and be inspired by great design ideas you can try at home.
You don't have to spend money on calling in a handyman to do simple fixes or taking furniture and other household items to be repaired. Learn how to solve common problems around the home and repurpose tools and materials in creative ways. Think outside the square to save time and money.