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Posted by Swanbuild on 3, July, 2019

Moving to the countryside is a dream come true for most people looking to leave behind the continuous rat race of city life. Not only do you stand to gain health benefits from a less stressful environment with cleaner, less polluted air, but also stand to live an eternal vacation life that others will envy.

Giving up city living for a more relaxed life in the countryside is a monumental and exciting change. This vision can go downhill pretty fast when the dream house you move into turns out to be less liveable than expected.

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Farm Labour

Posted by Swanbuild on 30, April, 2019

For those looking to retire soon, it's very important to consider how one wants to spend their new-found leisure time. Many retirees look forward to the time when they will be able to pursue lifelong dreams such as playing golf, cultivating an orchard or spending time transferring their skills and knowledge to the younger generations of the family. For those who've recently purchased a plot of land, or are wanting a new start for the next season in life, there are some key points to consider when deciding which type of home will be the perfect accompaniment.

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips

Why a Modular Home Is Better Than a Kit Home

Posted by Swanbuild on 26, March, 2019

If you want to build a new home and are thinking about a modular or kit home, it's important to know the difference between the two. Many homeowners think they are the same, but the key differences between modular and kit homes can affect your building process, convenience, and long-term satisfaction with your home. Here are the key advantages that make modular homes a better choice.

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Topics: Insider, Home Design, Tips

Defining Features For Modern Farmhouse Style

Posted by Swanbuild on 26, March, 2019

Thanks to the many home improvement TV shows, the term "modern farmhouse" has become ubiquitous in recent years. Modern farmhouse style mixes old and new elements comfortably while creating a cozy environment that tends toward natural and nature-based elements. Let's look at several features that show up again and again when referring to modern farmhouse decor.

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips

4 Must-Know Tips to Make Your New Build Water Efficient

Posted by Swanbuild on 26, February, 2019

When it comes to a new build, installing water efficient systems, fixtures, and appliances offer a variety of benefits. For starters, you can save on water costs. Secondly, conserving water is important for the environment and preserving this precious resource for future generations. Lastly, water conserving efforts help to minimise the effects of droughts and water shortages. Let's take a look at 4 ways you can make your new build water efficient.

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips

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