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5 outdoor ideas to get spring ready...

Posted by Swanbuild on 14, September, 2021

With Spring upon us, it’s a great time to start getting outside and making the most of the better weather and longer evenings. With that in mind here are 5 ideas to get you set up for spring…

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips, Spring, Outdoor Areas, Verandah

Open Plan v Separate Rooms...

Posted by Swanbuild on 20, August, 2021

When designing your home, one of the big questions you’ll have to tackle is whether open plan living, separate rooms or a combination of the two is best for you. Each different approach has its own advantages and will help establish the feel of your home. We take a look at the different ways open plan or a more closed floor plan can suit your needs…

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips, Moving Home, Planning

4 signs you're ready for a new home...

Posted by Swanbuild on 22, July, 2021

Our homes and where we live has a huge impact on our lives – after all, they’re the spaces in which we spend so much of our time. Whether you’re dreaming of more space, or want to make a lifestyle change, here are 4 signs you’re ready to move to your new home:

1. You’ve outgrown your current home
Has your family grown, but your number of bedrooms has stayed the same? Perhaps you’re getting tired of waiting for the bathroom in the morning? Maybe you’ve lived in your current home for a while and no longer have the room for everything you want and need. If you find yourself struggling to fit everyone and everything into the space you have, it could be time to look at upsizing so you can spread out and live comfortably under one roof.

2. Change of lifestyle
If you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle of the city or want more outdoor space to enjoy – maybe a lifestyle change is for you. Plenty of people dream about moving to the countryside as their lives and priorities change. It could be as simple as wanting a safe, healthy environment for the family or maybe the kids have moved out and you are looking for a smaller home in an idyllic location. Whatever the reason if you find yourself longing for a different lifestyle, it might be time for a change of home.

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips, Moving Home, New Home

Winter Warmers For Your Home

Posted by Swanbuild on 2, July, 2021

With winter well and truly in swing, we take a look at some things to consider when building that will make your home comfier, as well as ways to prepare your interior for winter!

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Topics: Home Design, Lifestyle, Build, Winter Tips

Exploring the options: Kit vs Modular vs On Site builds

Posted by Swanbuild on 16, June, 2021

When you choose to build your home, there are three general options available to you. Firstly, there is the traditional on-site build, which most of us are familiar with. Secondly, there is the choice of a Kit home, where the home is supplied in pieces for you to build. Lastly, there is a modular home, of which the majority is built in a factory setting, and put together on site as modules, as the name suggests. Each of these choices has their own advantages and disadvantages.

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Topics: Insider, Home Design, Lifestyle, Tips

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