Where are all the family friendly apartments? Not here!

As you struggle in the lift with your stroller or try to get your kids to school on time without them pressing all the...

Seven splashbacks – ideas to replace your tired old tiles

If there was ever a perfect name for something, splashback is it. It's that area behind your stove, sink, or washbasin that gets splashed...

Six of the best convertible coffee tables

Coffee tables are a major presence in our homes, replacing our ancestors campfire as somewhere to gather to eat and tell stories.  They can...

Is yours one of the top dogs for apartment living?

With strata laws increasingly leaning towards allowing pets – rather than the blanket bans we once endured – the question arises, what’s the best...

In Brief: Brutalist block out but containers in

The ‘so ugly it’s beautiful’ Sirius building in Sydney’s Rocks area is a step closer to demolition after the NSW government rejected heritage status...

Weird and wonderful: the perfect pet for your pad

It might be raining cats and dogs in strata these days but apartment owners with a taste for the exotic  - like giant rhinocerous...

Taking the sofabed to a whole new level

I often think being an apartment owner is like being a gypsy. There's something about the lock and leave mentality that means if you...

Fear of flatting – how I learned to loathe living in a house

It was my life’s desire to never live in an apartment, much like old people don’t want to move into a retirement home. I...

Five fantastic hacks for your micro flat

Those of us living in expensive state capitals may have to accept that we might never be able to afford the apartment of our...

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?...