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Monday, June 1, 2020

Wish list survey shows we’re wannabe tradies

You know that immense feeling of satisfaction when you've followed instructions and assembled a piece of Ikea furniture? And the drawers open and close?...

Seven reasons you may need to say bye-bye to your balcony barbie

Could this be our last summer of unfettered fry-ups on balcony barbecues, asks Jimmy Thomson.  It’s certainly heading in that direction with everybody getting ...

Cats and dogs get their own computer game

How do dogs do that look? You know, when they know you're going to leave them for the evening or that unexpected work meeting....

High expectations: Are you a typical apartment buyer?

Let's be honest, we apartment dwellers like to think we're individuals. Sure, we live in a vertical village, but we're different to the people...

Pet-centred renovation is the cat’s pyjamas

Do you ever wonder where your cat is? You live in an apartment, two or three rooms, a balcony but Dexter is nowhere to...

Fat of the land: Where to live to get fit

As a nation we are overweight.  Earlier this year, the Heart Foundation collated statistics to reveal the healthiest – and heaviest – areas in...

Downsizing: A short guide to growing smaller

Whether you find yourselves empty nesters, newly single or hankering after the new baby boomer lifestyle of inner city café society, there are more...

Tall storeys: Five funny tales of flat life

Over the last 10 or more years our friends at Flat Chat have uncovered just about every apartment living horror story you could ever wish to...

Little things that are a big deal to renters

Something too many landlords, rental agents, strata managers and strata committees don’t get is that something that seems too minor for them to bother...

Five classic errors apartment newbies make

New to apartments or teetering on the brink of buying your first unit? Trusting that someone somewhere will make the right decisions for everyone? If...