Home & Decorating

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Mother-son master renovation skills

premium_icon Mother-son master renovation skills

‘It’s really good to do the course, just for the experience of it.’

Fri 3 Jul 2020

Rockhampton’s 50 Most Influential people: Number 8

premium_icon Rockhampton’s 50 Most Influential people: Number 8

“For me, it’s a nice balance between running the family business I love and getting out there, engaging with other people about how to make the whole region that bit...

Mum’s weird use for ‘versatile’ $2 Kmart pool noodle

Mum’s weird use for ‘versatile’ $2 Kmart pool noodle

It went viral after being used to stop an X-rated problem. Now other mums have come up with creative uses for the humble $2 item.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

Revised energy costs to impact CQ residents

premium_icon Revised energy costs to impact CQ residents

Palaszczuk announces changes for regional households and businesses.

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Your home could be healthier - here's how

premium_icon Your home could be healthier - here's how

Homes designed to fight viruses and mental health issues could be part of the COVID-19 legacy. These clever tech features will help keep your family healthy.

Thu 25 Jun 2020

$100 Bunnings fridge makeover stuns

$100 Bunnings fridge makeover stuns

An Aussie woman has given her old, “horrible” fridge a completely new and expensive look using four Bunnings and Kmart items.

Mon 22 Jun 2020

The toxic effect wood-fired heaters are having on our health

premium_icon The toxic effect wood-fired heaters are having on our health

Money-saving heating measures may cost you your health if you’re not careful, firey warns.

Sat 20 Jun 2020

Kmart secretly launches new range

Kmart secretly launches new range

Kmart has provided shoppers a budget-friendly option for luxe homewares, dropping an entirely new collection of trendy yet affordable pieces.

Thu 18 Jun 2020

‘Magic’ $4 Bunnings item that mums rate highly

‘Magic’ $4 Bunnings item that mums rate highly

It’s an annoying problem that gets worse in winter. But one mum shared her 'awesome' solution which was met with praise from other mothers.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Major Rocky stores struggle amid COVID-19 fallout

premium_icon Major Rocky stores struggle amid COVID-19 fallout

Metropolitan locations favoured in a bid to meet “unusually high demand.”

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Ikea’s new concept and fresh $1 item will stir up food scene

Ikea’s new concept and fresh $1 item will stir up food scene

The Swedish furniture giant has successfully infiltrated the Aussie retail sector and it now has its eyes on a different market.

Bunnings selling ‘expensive’ item for $4

Bunnings selling ‘expensive’ item for $4

Bunnings are selling an item that usually costs as much as $200 for just $3.75 – and shoppers are very excited about the bargain find.

Inside mum’s ‘next level’ Ikea pantry

Inside mum’s ‘next level’ Ikea pantry

A woman has left fellow mums stunned after she shared images of inside her “next level” pantry decked out with a $6 item from Ikea.

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Mum’s ‘no-scrub’ cleaning hack wows

Mum’s ‘no-scrub’ cleaning hack wows

It’s a part of the kitchen that can be overlooked, but one Aussie woman has shared an easy way to keep it clean – no scrubbing involved.

Coles bargain solution to sleep problem

Coles bargain solution to sleep problem

As part of the supermarket’s big move to rival Aldi, Coles is selling a bargain homewares product that’s been dubbed an insomnia cure.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

What to consider when designing your new home office

What to consider when designing your new home office

Think about placement, privacy and power points when creating the ideal space in which to work from home.

Sat 6 Jun 2020

Reno dreams collapse under tough stimulus hurdle

premium_icon Reno dreams collapse under tough stimulus hurdle

Mackay renovators and home builders are struggling to access a $25,000 Home Builders grant

Our homes will change after COVID-19, says TV star

premium_icon Our homes will change after COVID-19, says TV star

Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud says if there is a lesson we should take from COVID-19, it should be that architecture should connect not isolate people.

Downsizing tips for empty nesters

Downsizing tips for empty nesters

Thinking of shifting into a smaller pad? This interiors expert has some advice to help you make this major lifestyle transition.

Fireys make progress with Operation Cool Burn to protect CQ

premium_icon Fireys make progress with Operation Cool Burn to protect CQ

Unwilling to see a repeat of the last fire season, our fireys are working hard to get the region prepared.

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