INSIDE and Out MAGAZINE
MAKE AN ENTRANCE
UNIQUE AND HOMELY
AUSTRALIAN MADE BLINDS
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANT
BUILD A SHED
TIME FOR A REFRESH
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOUR HOUSE BE PAINTED?
19 KEEPING UP STANDARDS 20 DYNAMIC RENOVATING TEAM 23 QUALITY IMAGES HELP SELL 25 SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY 27 LIGHT UP YOUR SPACE 29 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A GOOD SALE 31
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Make an entrance
IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, FRONT YARDS HAVE TWO MAIN PURPOSES: TO PROVIDE AND HIGHLIGHT THE ENTRANCE TO YOUR HOME AND TO CREATE KERB APPEAL.
n addition to these two benefits, a well-designed landscape can now also improve the appeal of your home by accentuating or complementing its architecture. To enjoy these benefits for your front yard’s landscape you need to consider the important elements that make for a good entryway design. These three elements are vehicle circulation and parking, creating a beckoning walkway to your door, and accenting the front entry. For driveways, the most commonly used materials today are concrete, exposed aggregate and bluestone since they durable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. For an appealing walkway, consider using pavers to line pathways and have them interposed with round stones (a popular landscape design today). You can also make sure your front entry complements your landscape by having it painted in the bright colours and putting some plants and flowers on it or close by.
Their display includes a metal reed sculpture with seven red gum sleepers, displaying a natural rustic look to fit in well with the environment and to also make a statement. Matthew van Zeyl said the project took ‘‘about two months of weekend work’’ to complete. ‘‘The metal reeds which imitate kabungee, are welded from deformed bar and bits of scrap metal and the round structure was once a wool wagon wheel,’’ he said. ‘‘A chainsaw was used to reveal the red gum timber’s natural colour and we treated the bottom with bitumen paint to prevent termites and reduce rotting. ‘‘We had a little bit of help along the way with the metal edging coming from North Deni Steel Supplies. ‘‘The total cost was $180 including concrete edging for that section, rocks and bitumen paint. ‘‘I estimated that it would have cost around $530 if we had to pay for the red gum sleepers and metal to make the art.’’
A front yard feature is another element to consider and can also be surprisingly cheap to do yourself. An outstanding local example of creating a beautiful front yard entrance feature is the van Zeyl family’s home.
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A NEW PAINT JOB IS AN EASY AND INEXPENSIVE WAY TO TRANSFORM A ROOM, BUT HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT PICKING A COLOUR?
nyone who’s wandered through the aisles of paint swatches at your local homewares store can attest to the overwhelming task of choosing just one. Toby McLean from Toby McLean Painting & Decorating has the following advice for you: Look to the natural light Consider the amount of natural light you get in the space. Sure, a dark shade will make for a dramatic feature wall, but without natural light, it’ll just end up looking grim and depressing.
colours, asking aesthetically minded friends and family for their opinions.
than they appear on paint chips, so if in doubt, err on the lighter side.
Don’t rely on sample swatches
You can’t always trust your memory
Always test the colour directly on the wall, to get a true sense of what it’ll look like. Leave it on the wall for a day or two and observe how the light plays with it, creating shadows at different times. For example, black paint has the reputation for looking dramatically different in certain lights – from green to blue to grey. Colours tend to come out darker on walls
Your colour memory can play tricks on you, so take along some references when hitting the paint store. This can range from samples of textiles to a piece of clothing whose colour you love. Avoid going too matchy-matchy Furniture, floor coverings, paintings and rugs can serve as solid inspiration for what colour to choose, but avoid going too
matchy-matchy. Colour co-ordinating can look boring and washed out. Choosing a shade much lighter or darker than the preexisting elements of a room works much more effectively. Whiter doesn’t always equal brighter Custom dictates that small, dark rooms should be painted white to maximise the feeling of space. However, this doesn’t always work to lighten and brighten a space. If there’s little natural light to begin with, whitewashing a room can make it look even more dim, grey and depressing.
Be wary of eye-popping brights
One room, two colours
That eye-popping hue may have caught your attention in the glossy magazine, but consider the size of the space you’re working with. If it’s not big enough to carry it, bright shades can overwhelm, creating visual clashes. Remember, you can always introduce vibrant hues later through cushions, throws and artworks, or even painting splashy accents on woodwork and the insides of cupboards.
A creative use of paint is to apply it in blocks of colours to mark different areas of a space. If you want to split the room using two different shades, ensure there’s some kind of architectural feature to make it a logical split. Don’t get caught up in trends Shudder at the thought of that splotchy sponge-painted wall trend popular in the 1990s? Don’t get caught up in the fads. Be daring, but follow your instincts and not the trends. That said, if you want to give your luxe boudoir ombre walls, who is going to stop you?
Conduct a preliminary test Take a photo of the room you’re planning to paint. Then upload the picture into Photoshop and sub in the different 5
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Unique and homely KATE SMALL’S DENILIQUIN WORKSHOP IS A VERITABLE BUFFET OF TIMBER MATERIALS THAT COULD SUIT EVERY HOME.
t is also scattered with an array of emerging and completed furniture designs, each unique and finished with perfection. It feels homely, which is exactly the feel Kate is aiming for with each custom piece she creates. The 28 year-old established Kate Small Designs almost three years ago after finishing her studies at the prestigious Sturt School for Wood. The award winning designer is as busy as ever despite Coronavirus, and said starting her own business was one of the best things she has done. “It is up to you whether you want your furniture to match your home, or your home to match your furniture,” Kate said. “A lot of the time people invite me over to talk about a new piece to suit the home. You work with the space and what is around it, the colours and everything else. “I would suggest people start with a mood board, with the colours you are going to have, what materials and timber would suit that and if you are going light or dark. “You can explore a theme and decide if you want a slightly retro style, maybe even modern, Scandinavian, rustic, country — whatever it is, start with that. “This process enables the creation of something not only unique and fitting for the person or family, but for the environment it is in.” Once you know what you want, it’s all about choosing the right timber for the job. “If I see darker tones I will give them samples of darker timber, or
if there are cooler tones I will give them some blonde samples,” Kate said. “And then clients get to choose if they want Australian native or foreign timber. Lots of people like American oak or Victorian ash. “It really comes down to what the client has in their own house, and their vision for the piece and the space it is going into.” Kate is also working hard to create her own unique line of furniture. “It is something I have been looking into for a while,” she said. “Custom made is really good, but I want my own line that goes off my own designs and my own inspiration. “This kind of service is something you can only get from local businesses who are a part of your local community. “I believe people should choose to shop locally as they are supporting their local community. Buying from a local furniture maker you know where the piece is coming from. A client can come in and see the piece at any stage through the process which is quite unique.” “My clients also have a reliable source to go back to. I can provide ongoing advice and support on how to care for and maintain the piece of furniture and work with them to design complimentary pieces.”
“You are purchasing a piece of your community. By supporting a local business by making a purchase, you are bringing the community into your home, which is important.”
“Overall, you are purchasing a piece of your community. By supporting a local business by making a purchase, you are bringing the community into your home, which is important,” she said.
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henever Australian-made products are available, it is always best to buy them.
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There are plenty of advantages of selecting custom blinds. With blinds, you can better control the lighting in your home. You can open them slightly or completely to alter how much light is let in and this can affect not only the ambiance of your space but also save you money on your utilities. You can let in more light to reduce electrical bills, and on cold winter days, sunshine can help heat up a room by just opening your blinds.
Many people believe that blinds are the easier and less stylish method of window covering however, they are quickly regaining popularity in the home fashion industry.
Blinds also offer you the option of complete privacy once closed. Some fabric window coverings still allow some light through which can silhouette people in the home during the darker evening hours. For the most privacy control, install topdown shades to lower from the top to get light in without having others see the rest of the room.
With an increasing number of styles out there and the development of new materials and colours, custom-made blinds are the ideal option for your window covering.
One advantage is having the blinds accurately measured to fit your windows. Accurate measurements is a requirement before installing customised blinds, as an incorrect measurement may ruin the
interior design of a room. While you can gather measurements yourself, it is recommended to get in contact with a blinds expert. When the information is gathered, always keep a file with those measurements for future reference. You can also pick textures, styles, finishes, colours, fabrics, product type and designs of your desired blinds. Although there are several blinds that are ready to be installed, there is no better feeling than having a personal touch. The ultimate advantage of made to order blinds is its high quality. An expert will ensure customers that it is all made 9
of premium and high grade materials, especially if you personally choose the materials for your blind yourself. If you want to be unique and one-of-akind and of course have enough budget, customised window blinds are the best options. Otherwise, if your budget is low; there are affordable blinds in the market which can suit your taste, and will also complement your roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior design. You can get your blinds sorted locally with Deniliquin Betta Home Living now supplying and fitting blinds for your home or office.
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GARDENING CAN SEEM DIFFICULT AND DAUNTING BUT A LOT OF THE WORRY CAN BE REMOVED BY SIMPLY CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE RIGHT PLACE.
lants that are well suited to their site will perform best with a lot less additional effort, will establish quickly and have a healthy root system. A happy plant equals a healthy plant. Plants grown in their ideal growing location are less likely to be affected by pests and diseases. Your plant is more likely to recover quickly and continue to grow and flower. The key to successful planting is to understand the environment you are working with in your garden or chosen spot. Step 1: Environmental Considerations LIGHT – How much direct sunlight does the spot receive? 6+ hours is considered full sun. 4 - 6 hours is considered part sun / part shade. Less than 4 hours of sun is considered shade. SOIL – Does the soil tend to be wet, dry or normal? Is your soil sand, clay or loam? If you have a spot that tends to be wet, don’t put a plant that prefers to be in a dry spot.
TEMPERATURE – Are you in the northern tropics or the temperate south? Remember there can also be microclimate pockets within your garden as well. A microclimate is an area that is different from the general conditions of your area.
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WIND – Are you located in an apartment building? Or are parts of your garden very exposed to the elements?
Growth habit i.e. pyramidal, columnar, spreading, etc. Season and colour of bloom
Foliage colour, texture, and shape
Benefits to wildlife i.e. bird attracting Autumn colour
Longevity i.e. annual, perennial
Step 3: Lifestyle Considerations
WATER NEEDS – Different plants require different amounts of water so pay careful attention to the label and any additional information nursery staff give you. If the label or nursery says drought tolerant, this is an ideal plant for any area beyond the reach of your hose.
Don’t forget your lifestyle plays an integral role in choosing the right plant – how do you plan on using the space? How much time will you spend in the garden? Remember, plants are living entities. If you want them to grow well and thrive in your garden, they need to be taken care of correctly.
DIMENSIONS AND HABIT – It is important to remember that all plants grow; even the small, spindly twig could eventually turn into a large tree.
Call into the Garden Centre at Mitre 10 Deniliquin for all your garden needs and advice. They stock plants, vegetable seedlings, trees, pots, outdoor furniture, barbeques, outdoor homewares, potting mix, mulch .... and that’s only in the garden centre.
Step 2: Aesthetic Considerations Plants add colour, texture, perfume and shape to your garden. Here are some things which you might like to consider:
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Build a shed BUILDING A SHED CAN BE AN EXCITING WAY TO ADD SOME STORAGE SPACE IN YOUR BACKYARD.
hether you need an area to store garden supplies, household tools or other home improvement items, a shed offers the perfect space for storage. Of course, building your own shed is quite a project. Even if you’ve decided that you want a new shed, you may have no idea how you should begin building it. Karen from North Deni Steel Pty Ltd said there are many factors to consider: • •
What’s the purpose of your steel shed? Are you looking for a shed for your home, for your workplace or do you have another use in mind? Will you use your shed as a garage, storage, something else? If so do you want a single, double or triple garage? Maybe one with garaports, lean-tos or a carport with awnings. Do you need to need to consider reinforcing walls or roof to support shelving? Will you be easily able to access the shed? How much room will you have
to get in and out of your garage? Is it located near the front or back door of your home? •
Have you considered your neighbours and own privacy? For example, will your neighbours be able to see through the windows into your garage?
Have you thought about the proximity between the house and the shed, or how close the shed is to neighbours’ homes?
These are all important questions to answer before building. Building a shed is also similar to building a house. Although not all sheds need council approval, many will depending on the size of the building. Most councils require notification for any structure larger than ten square metres. Either way, it’s usually best to check your local government website to find out whether you need a building permit. If you do need a building permit, to get the process moving quicker, have a
meeting with the council planner before submitting your application so you know what is required.
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AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN RELEASED TO REMIND DIY ENTHUSIASTS TO PLAN, PREPARE AND CHECK FOR ASBESTOS IF THEY ARE RENOVATING AN OLD HOME.
enovation works may disturb asbestos, particularly in houses and sheds built before 1990, and the tagline Asbestos lurks in more places than you think,
reminds DIY renovators and tradies to check for asbestos before renovating or building.
NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said now is the
perfect time to tackle a DIY project but only if it is done safely and carefully.
“You can’t always tell what products contain asbestos just by looking,’’ Mr Kean said today.
Even though it has been banned in Australia since 2003, at the height of its use asbestos was in more than 3,000
products with many of these products still in homes and workplaces – especially those built before 1990. “We want homeowners to make use of Government’s Asbestos Finder asbestos.nsw.gov.au or arrange an assessment from a licensed asbestos assessor before starting a renovation to best protect your family, neighbours and the wider community,” Mr Kean said. “Checking before you start will keep you and your family safe.” Everyday products that could contain asbestos include: • •
roofs, eaves, downpipes and insulation
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under lino, some carpets and tiles (and the cement compounds used to fix tiles)
lagging around pipes, inside fuse boxes or as part of ventilation shafts
fences, garden sheds and small outdoor construction like chicken coops
bonded cement sheeting that make up walls, which can be disturbed when sanded in preparation for painting.
For more information, including steps to take if you find asbestos, visit asbestos.nsw.gov.au.
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Perfect match to freshen up your home Soft Linen Sheers with Roller Blinds One complements the other. The roller blind gives privacy and insulation at night, and the sheer adds the softness and texture to the room while still providing privacy during the day.
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Time for a refresh Before
After NOW THAT WE HAVE COME OUT OF THE COLD WEATHER AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WARMER MONTHS, IT IS THE IDEAL TIME TO GIVE OUR HOME A REFRESH.
ith so many DIY tips, suggestions and products available, doing home improvements and makeovers are not as daunting as you may think. Just start with the basics. A new paint colour is a good start. Not only does it brighten up the room, but it makes you declutter. You look around and see how different the space looks now that those extra pieces have been removed. Not only that, the area looks bigger. This is a perfect time to change your window furnishings with lovely freshly painted walls and timber frames; no way do you want to put up those tired looking curtains or blinds again. Block-out roller blinds with soft sheer curtains is very much a current look, because they work so well together. The block-out roller blind gives privacy and insulation when down and the sheer adds the softness and texture to the room while still providing light and privacy. Add some beautiful cushions, a throw rug and accessories with floral, vases and decorative pieces and you have
transformed a tired room into a welcoming space. Deni has some little gems if you go looking. Shopping locally is always so much easier. Maybe you are looking for a total renovation and need some direction. There are so many elements to think about to ensure everything flows to create a cohesive look. From floor coverings to cabinet surfaces, the list is endless and can be confusing. Having a good knowledge of interior suppliers, I can assist in finding the right piece you are looking for or that fabric that you have seen but can’t find, but also help you put together all those elements that you may be finding confusing. I can show you the latest colours in paint and soft furnishings that will work with your existing furniture. Being a big fan of mood-boards, I’ll show you how to put all your ideas together to create a visual presentation or I can do it for you. 15
“Deni has some little gems if you go looking. Shopping locally is always so much easier.” - JAN CARTER Then if there are curtains and blinds you need, I would love to show you the latest in fabrics and colours, then measure up and have them fitted. Now is the time to get inspired. Look at my inspiration page on my website to give you ideas and encourage you to get motivated. Call me for a consultation, I would love to work with you to create your new space. Phone 0419 103 812 or visit www.insidecreations.com.au ■ Jan Carter, Inside Creations
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How often should your house be
PAINTING YOUR INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR VARIES IN FREQUENCY BUT KEEPING ON TOP OF BOTH IS VITAL TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE LOOKING FRESH.
our home interior typically doesn’t need to be painted as often as the exterior, however there are some simple rules you should follow to keep your paint looking fresh in every space and on every surface inside your house. Some walls in your home need to be repainted more frequently than others due to daily wear and tear. Bennett’s Painting Service owner Michael Bennett said while painting can be done by anyone, the most common issue most people have is separation. “Your best option is to hire a professional, but if you are painting yourself you have to take more care in the preparation stages if you are having separation issues,” he said. “It could be a case of needing new plaster on your walls, the walls may need to be sanded down more or you may need to use putty to fill holes. “Some people also opt to spray paint the roof or walls. Make sure to cover windows
and anything else you don’t want paint to go on.
Homeowners frequently don’t paint the outside of their house as often as they should because they don’t take a close look at it.
“How often you paint your interior depends on a lot of factors, for example if you have kids or pets making a bit of a mess it may need to be done more often, and it also depends on how often the room is used.
If the house and trim paint looks good from a distance, they assume everything is fine. When peeling and cracking on window trims becomes visible from a distance, it’s a sign you should have repainted your trim last year or the year before and definitely shouldn’t put it off again until next year.
“I’d generally suggest a fresh lick of paint every five to seven years.” There’s no one answer to the question, “how often should I paint my house exterior?” Again, various factors come into play.
If you have timber cladding, you should inspect it closely every year or two. Pay particular attention to places where timber overlaps or butts into other materials. Look for signs of moisture, infestation or fungus in these areas.
The answer depends on the climate in your area, the type of cladding on your house and the quality of paint that was used previously.
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More weather-resistant cladding won’t need repainting as often as timber, but don’t neglect fascias, window trim, doors and other timber components. “If spray painting the exterior of your home you should also make sure it’s a still day,” Mr Bennett said. “I’ve heard of people spray painting their exterior on a windy day and giving their car an unwanted paint job. “That’s another reason to hire a professional, as professional painters have insurance to cover things like that, even though we are usually able to avoid them. “If you use exterior varnish on timber you should put one fresh coat on every year; you will lose the colour of your timber if you don’t. “If you want the job done right and don’t have the confidence to do it yourself, my main suggestion is to always get a professional.”
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AN IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING OR RENOVATING IS INSURING YOUR TREASURED POSSESSIONS. PEPPIN INSURANCE GENERAL MANAGER JUSTINE KEECH HAS SHARED HER THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING TO THE PROPER STANDARD TO ENSURE YOU CAN BE INSURED.
y guilty pleasure at the moment is watching The Block. Consequently my poor husband has a list of jobs a mile long and the timber sander is out on our front verandah. What has struck me this year is the focus on building standards. Whether it’s just to give some focus to the building team or just to add to the drama I’m unsure but it’s added an extra dimension. Just like Keith and The Block contestants, house insurers and building standards have been butting heads lately but unfortunately it’s the consumers who have been the losers. We first noticed it about four years ago when a client’s bathroom floor almost collapsed due to a water leak. All was going well until the assessment report returned advising that the waterproofing was not up to standard and therefore the claim was denied. Our response went along the lines of ‘ That’s all well and good but the bathroom was built in the 1990’s and of course it’s not up to 2000’s standard’ – and the claim was eventually accepted. Not long afterwards a claim against storm damage was denied for the same reason – the roof was not up to
current standards. Whilst we pushed hard we couldn’t get this claim overturned which was infuriating. This issue went from a trickle to a stream and we have experienced this push back from insurers in increasing numbers – especially with regards to water damage claims. A good home insurance policy roughly says that if you have water damage as the result of a leak and you have maintained your property and it’s something that you couldn’t have easily noticed then the cost to find the leak and the damage the water has done will be covered (obviously there are exceptions and exclusions to this!) Whether your property meets current building standards or not does not enter in to it .... except when it does. During the Banking Royal Commission it was found that one of the direct insurers (who you buy insurance from directly like Youi or Budget Direct) had inserted a clause in their home insurance policy basically denying claims unless the house meets current building standards. To paraphrase the commission found that this was sneaky and certainly not fair and reasonable. I’m not sure if this clause has been removed but I certainly hope so! 19
“Keeping insurers to account when it comes to claims in our job as insurance brokers.” - JUSTINE KEECH Speaking of sneaky, another bugbear of mine is the current trend of insurers to trumpet benefits of their products that every insurer offers. Like Budget Direct, whose current ad campaign touts that they offer 12 months free accommodation if your house is uninhabitable due to an insured event. Well guess what, every good home insurance policy offers this and some have much, much more. Don’t even get me started about the dog with the light sabre .... Keeping insurers to account when it comes to claims is our job as insurance brokers. Perhaps we are a lot like Keith on The Block – what a scary thought. ■ Justine Keech, Peppin Insurance.
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Now NEITHER JIM GRANT OR HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTER JEMMAH CONALLIN ARE NEW TO THE REAL ESTATE FLIPPING GAME, BUT THIS YEAR PRESENTED A FIRST FOR THE PAIR.
n September they completed a full renovation of a Deniliquin home, and listed it on the market. It’s not the first renovation project the fatherdaughter duo have completed together, but it is definitely the biggest to date. With help from other family members and local professionals, they transformed a small, understated home in Deniliquin’s north into a stunning showpiece. An addition to the rear doubled the footprint of the home, which is just one block from the Edward River in a prime Victoria St location. “We started off slow, going room by room while we had a tenant living in there,” Jim said. “I would do a bit of work during the week, and Jemmah has Fridays off work so she and her husband John would also come and work on Fridays and Saturdays. “When the tenant moved out, it allowed us to hook in a bit more, particularly in the wet areas.” The family team started the project in January 2019 and, after setting a timeline to list the home by spring 2020, ramped up the effort earlier this year. The trio did call in a bit of help from others, with local businesses Build It By Beags, Newman Plumbing, Marshall’s Electrical and Deniliquin Aluminium Windows all involved in the project, along with Jemmah’s uncle John Newton who helped with the painting. “My son-in-law John also did a great job with the back fence and getting the grass going,” Jim said. “And mum (Rhonda Grant) fed us every day we were on the job,” Jemmah added. “The extension frame was built for us, and dad and I did the rest,” she continued. The extension houses a sleek kitchen and a large living space which opens to
the rear yard, where a stunning outdoor entertaining area has been installed. “We did have to change the footprint of the home a little to help with the flow,” Jemmah said. “And adding a pitched ceiling in the extension made sense so it looked a lot bigger. “We decided to leave the colour palette quite simple (white and black internally) so it would appeal to the masses.” Jim and Jemmah have been doing odd jobs on homes together for the last seven years, and say they’re not done renovating together just yet. “Dad never had sons, and I had always wanted to learn a few of his skills,” Jemmah said. “We had already renovated a houseboat together before I moved overseas, and I decided to do up a house in the Netherlands when I was there. “Dad gave me a lot of advice online, and he came over at the end to help me fit it all out. “I want to build a house on a block John and I already own in Deniliquin. I’m hoping a local builder can get the home to fit out stage, and then dad and I can project manage the rest.” Jim said renovating has almost become his new full-time job since retiring from the former Deniliquin Council some years ago. “I would have done at least 10 bathrooms or ensuites since I have retired — at our home and at each of my daughters’ homes. “We’ve also been working on a holiday house at Narooma, and we’ve got a bit more work to do there.” ■ The home renovated by Jim and Jemmah is located at 214 Victoria St, Deniliquin and is listed with Deniliquin’s Big River Real Estate.
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our home or investment property is likely to be one of your biggest assets, so it’s important that you chose an Agent who is capable and appropriately trained in portraying your property in its ‘best light’. Showcasing the improvements and highlights of your listing is crucial to capturing the interest of one or more potential buyers (or Tenants) and Big River Real Estate have invested heavily in high quality photography and marketing tools to achieve this level of interest. “Gone are the days of a single kerbside marketing photo,” says Agency Principal Angela Walker. “Home owners should and will expect more of an Agent in 2020; so we have raised the bar in the local market which has been to the delight of Vendors and Landlords alike”.
High quality, professional quality photography (like those seen within this story) is included in all Big River’s listing campaigns at no additional cost to property owners and will see your property come to life in both tangible and online marketing. Combined with the refined negotiation skills and local market knowledge of their Sale and Property Management Agents, the Agents at Big River will have you best positioned to achieve maximum returns.
“We really do understand just how important it is to include as many high quality images of the property in our campaign for a property owner.”
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his is an additional two years on top of Toshiba’s original five year warranty. Toshiba is confident its air conditioners can withstand the harsh conditions of the Australian climate, with the new extended warranty showing Toshiba’s passion to support reliability and quality. Following a comprehensive review, it became apparent that the Toshiba products go the distance, according to manager of product and marketing John Caione. “We have known for a long time that Toshiba systems have the respect of so many consumers as the product you can trust. So, we thought, let’s support our consumers and highlight that when it comes to reliability, Toshiba products have what it takes to shape up to any contender,” he said. Being comfortable in your home means much more than controlling the temperature. Toshiba air conditioners are designed for flexibility in application and with a low operating sound level and improved air quality to ensure you get all year round comfort, along with precise temperature control.
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Room size: Define the area of the room in square metres. Room position: It is also important to determine which direction the most exposed wall of the room faces. That is, which wall of the room is most exposed to outside. For example, is this room getting a lot of sunlight? If yes, the size has to increase in order to provide enough cooling/ heating capacity.
Whether you are looking to cool a small bedroom or a large living space, the range of Toshiba’s residential air conditioning solutions are ideal for all areas of your home.
Roof/Floor: This is another factor that affects the size of air conditioner needed. If the room has a high ceiling or unused floor plan, the capacity needed is higher.
From wall mounted split systems to floor standing or inverter ducted systems, Toshiba has a wide variety of heating and cooling solutions to suit your requirements.
Number of people in the room: The larger the number, the hotter the room, the higher the air conditioner’s capacity.
There are many different things to consider before choosing the size of your air conditioner. They are as follows:
Air leaks: This depends on how often people open the door. Each time the door is open, an exchange of the air temperature with the outside occurs. If this happens too often, the air conditioner will have to work very hard in order to maintain the room temperature.
Type of home: This criteria can give you an idea of the heat generated inside and the quality of insulation present. For example, masonry, uninsulated or wood stud requires additional air conditioner capacity. The number of windows also has an effect on the size of air conditioner. 25
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LIGHT FIXTURES ARE A KEY ELEMENT IN THE DESIGN OF THE ROOM AND ARE OFTEN THE UNSUNG HEROES OF GREAT LIGHTING DESIGN.
hoosing light fixtures can be a complicated task. Lighting and ceiling fans are crucial in not only the functionality of the rooms in your home, but also the design. Typically, decorative lights play the role of adding a layer of adornment to the area of choice. When choosing your decorative lights consider style, shape, colour and size to ensure they are the perfect accessory. Some examples of decorative lighting are as follows: Pendant Lights A pendant light is any light fixture that is mounted to the ceiling and hangs down from the ceiling on a rod or chain. Pendant lights might look simple but there are several things you should know before falling in love with that blown glass fixture you saw at the lighting showroom. Pendants are often crafted with a decorative flair. Mini pendants are especially well-suited for decorative use since they can be made in so many different ways, from ultra-modern to natural, crystal to retro and everything in between. Other types of pendants, including drum and bowl, are better suited for endeavours. With mini pendants, the way the light looks is equally as important as what it does.
Chandeliers Chandeliers consist of circular hanging fixtures with up-lights, and occasionally down lights, attached to multiple arms. Though these are often used as ambient lighting, chandeliers are generally pretty highly decorative as well. Known best for the sparkle of hundreds of cut crystals, crystal chandeliers are just one of many types of chandeliers, which also come in a variety of sizes. Smaller varieties of chandeliers, known as mini chandeliers or chandelettes, are also available to bring glitz to any size room. Chandeliers fit well in traditional and rustic decorating styles and are used in practically any room of the home, from dining rooms to bathrooms. To determine the appropriate size chandelier for a room, measure the length and width of the room and add the two dimensions together to provide an appropriate diameter. Wall Sconces Available in a nearly endless variety of shapes, sizes, colours, styles, finishes and prices, wall sconces are great for adding a little sparkle to small areas of a room. There’s no limit to what you can light or how the lighting will look with sconces, with some even looking like miniature chandeliers. Styles range from contemporary fixtures with frosted glass and brushed nickel finishes to traditional 27
lantern-style fixtures with antique brass or oil-rubbed bronze finishes. Wall sconces typically provide both accent and ambient lighting, illuminating dark hallways or highlighting decorative wall decor. Lamps These are a popular element of design in every room. On a table or on the floor, they accessorise spaces with interesting shapes and colours. Use them to add scale by mixing tall and short, petite and bulky. Give a room an instant facelift by changing the lamps or lampshades. An affordable accessory, a new lamp can give a room a fresh look. There’s more than one perfect shade for every lamp base, too. Pick up a couple of new lampshades to refresh a stale look. Accent lighting Accent lighting is also a sort of a directional lighting that adds drama to a room by creating visual interest. Accent lighting requires at least three times as much light on the focal point as the general lighting around it. As part of decorating, it is used to sculpture, spotlight paintings, houseplants, and other prized possessions, or to highlight the texture of a wall, drapery or outdoor landscaping. To pick the right decorative lights for your home, visit the team at Middy’s Deniliquin.
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Tips and tricks for a good sale THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A GOOD SALE AND A NOT SO GOOD SALE.
lders Real Estate Deniliquin principal, Hamish Thomson, has some tips and tricks in order to get the best value for your sale. These comments are of a general nature relevant to the Deniliquin residential market and are made from a strictly economic point of view. Knowledge: Before you buy become familiar with the Deniliquin market. Read or seek the opinion and advice of the best local people possible. Long Term: Buy with a long-term intent. Property is a long-term investment although this may not always work as circumstances can change in relation to work, personal situation or economics. Affordability: Don’t stretch yourself too much or back yourself into a corner. Over Capitalising: As a rule of thumb (if your property is in good to reasonable condition) spending over 15% of the property value will often place you into territory where you may not get back what you have spent. Although a spa, pool or huge shed might be great it can be hard to get your money back.
Spend Wisely: If you are doing improvements / alterations / maintenance - spend wisely. Cheapest is not always best and can end up costing you more. Outside labour can be expensive - can you do it yourself or get family/friends to help? Many jobs need the assistance of qualified tradesmen – have a plan, have council approval and get quotes. Maintain your property: Your property needs to be cared for (no different from your vehicle). If not, your property will decline in value relative to the market. White ants and water damage are usually the main offenders. In practice this means checking and keeping a close eye on things (get the professionals to help do this). As a guide you should be spending around 1% of the property value, year on year - that is around $2,500/year or $25$30k over 10 years on a $250,000 property (this can vary pending the type of property and the condition in which you purchased it). Maintenance can include full re-paint, upgrade kitchen benchtops or bathroom vanity, fencing, roof repairs or guttering i.e. replacing the new hot water system or re-painting the back wall is not an improvement - it is maintenance!
Long term relationship with your agent (buyer or seller): You need complete trust, loyalty and openness and sometimes patience. Many discussions between agent and client are for their ears only and should not be shared with others.
need to be fixed or alternatively openly discussed. After the clean and tidy then comes paint, flooring, bathrooms, kitchen, decks etc. where do you stop! This is where professional advice and careful spending can really pay dividends.
Preparing your property for sale (don’t allow the buyer to ‘pick’ on the small things): The house needs to be clean, tidy and decluttered inside and out, lawns mowed and edges tidy, gutters cleaned, doors swinging properly, no water leaks, touch up paint, etc. Any major defects
At Elders Real Estate Deniliquin we are happy to provide any advice and/or appraisals free of charge. Our business is passionate about helping you make the best decision.
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homebuyer? CHANTELLE SHEVELS FROM GRASSROOTS FINANCE TELLS US THE TOP 7 THINGS A NEW HOMEBUYER NEEDS TO KNOW.
Bigger deposit, better position
While some lenders can offer low-deposit loans for less than 5 percent of the purchase price, saving around 20 percent can offer you big benefits: •
Access to a wider pool of lenders and products
You need to borrow less money overall
It’s a clear sign to potential lenders that you’re good at managing money.
If you’ve saved less than 20 per cent there are lenders who can help, but deposits of that size may require Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). This adds more fees and another layer of assessment of your suitability because LMI providers are separate businesses and often have quite strict rules.
Know your credit rating
Lenders use your credit rating to judge whether your circumstances are suitable for a loan. Some non-bank lenders will review your financial situation as a whole, so your credit rating’s not always the defining factor when you apply for a loan. But it does matter. Credit scores are closely linked to the success of home loan applications, so understanding what makes up and affects your credit rating is important for any homebuyer. Get hold of a copy of your personal credit file and review your own credit rating - including any defaults listed against your name. There can be mistakes on your report if you pick up on them you can request they get altered.
You can easily get a free credit score online. You can Google it or check the Australian Government’s Money Smart Website for quick links.
Work out what your bottom line looks like
You probably know where you want to buy and how much you want to pay; now it’s time to work out how much you can reasonably borrow. You’ll need to take the various home loan fees into account, like stamp duty, legal fees or Lender Protection Fees (LPF). You should also think about your current situation, your income and expenses, any dependents (kids or parents), and any lifestyle changes you can see coming up – like a job change or starting a family. Think about what’s likely to happen in the near future - as well as how it is right now.
If the home loan doesn’t fit, don’t sign up for it
There are more things to consider with a home loan than just the interest rate. There are redraw and offset facilities, refinance costs, repayment flexibility, fixed or variable interest rates, loan terms and fees to consider. Make sure you research the loan options available and examine them all.
Research, research, research
Did we mention research? Often the difference between a diamond in the rough and a dodgy deal is simply the buyer’s level of market knowledge. The more you know about the property market and where you want to buy, the better. Look at average prices over the last
decade, whether it’s near shops, schools and transport, potential rental returns, etc. You want to be sure the area has what you need in terms of both lifestyle now and future growth opportunity.
Speaking of growth opportunity, remember that sometimes the best locations for property growth are not the ‘hot’ suburbs but the suburbs next door. These often provide a cheaper entry point and greater potential for development. Likewise, a brand new or newly renovated property will generally charge a premium for the look. An existing, lived-in home may not look as pretty, but it can be much better value and let’s you add your own personality to it.
If you don’t have the finance, don’t make a bid
There’s no cooling-off period at auctions, once you’ve made an accepted bid that’s it. Buyers without finance approval can find themselves in serious strife if they sign a sale contract. Stay on the safe side, make sure you hold a letter of finance approval from your lender. That way you can negotiate your purchase price without worry. If you’re a first home buyer ready to enter the market, keep these hot tips in mind. They can help you be a savvy home buyer. If you’d like more information talk to us today. You can contact Chantelle Shevels by email chantelle@ grassrootsfinance.com.au, phone 0427 629 522, or visit www.grassrootsfinance.com.au.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is for general information purposes only. It is not intended as legal, financial or investment advice and should not be construed or relied on as such. Before making any commitment of a legal or financial nature you should seek advice from a qualified and registered legal practitioner or financial or investment adviser. No material contained within this article should be construed or relied upon as providing recommendations in relation to any legal or financial product.
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aybe you’ve noticed it doesn’t seem to cool or run as efficiently as it used to. Like all appliances, your air conditioner won’t last forever, although you will get a good innings out of a well-maintained system. While it depends on your unit, the climate you live in and how often you use it, a regularly serviced air conditioner will last much longer than one that is not. The experts at Daikin have compiled seven signs to watch out for.
Your unit is leaking or producing excess moisture – A small amount of condensation or water dripping on the outside of your unit can be normal, but for the most part it should stay dry whether or not it’s in use. Ask a professional air conditioning technician to inspect it straight away for safety reasons (electrical components and water are not a good combination).
Your unit is short cycling – If you notice your unit is turning on and off more frequently than usual, it is possible it is malfunctioning. Short cycling puts extra stress on your air conditioner and will cause it to fail entirely if not handled quickly. Call a technician, and with any luck it may just be a blown fuse.
Unit is blowing hot or cold air inconsistent to temperature settings – It may mean low refrigerant levels. However, warm air production when set for cooling can indicate a serious problem such as a damaged compressor. If your unit is producing hot (or inconsistent) air, inspect the filters, valves, condensation drains and coils for air flow obstructions. But be prepared, a replacement unit may be on the cards.
Your energy bills have dramatically increased – If all roads lead to your unit being the source of the extra power, then you need to determine why it has become significantly less efficient. Try cleaning the air vents, replacing the filters and then check for any lumps or knots in the condensing coil. Of course, it may be an energy drain simply because it has become sluggish and is reaching the end of its working life.
Your unit has diminished air flow – This could be another sign that your air conditioner’s compressor is on its last leg. Again, check filters first, but it might be time for a new unit.
It’s emitting strange noises or strange smells – A fully functioning air conditioning system should operate almost silently. Noises may mean the fan isn’t working properly, or one of the parts inside the unit has become loose, or an internal mechanism has become clogged with dirt. However, if the noise is a little stranger – such as screeching, grinding, grating, rattling, buzzing or ticking — this could indicate a serious problem that means unit replacement. Foul odours can mean that your air conditioner’s insulation has become damaged or that the ductwork has become mouldy. Dirt, mould or mildew inside your unit can circulate contaminated air and cause health issues for your family. So don’t ignore those bad smells.
Your unit requires frequent repairs (and is out of warranty) – In an ideal world, your unit should be serviced just once a year to keep it well maintained, clean and in tip top shape. If your air conditioning system is constantly in need of mending and repairing, multiple times per year, then replacement may be the more economical and efficient option. If you need to call in a professional to further investigate any of these tell-tale signs, call the team at ID Appliance Deniliquin on 0417 629 488.
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CAREFUL PLANNING IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE A KITCHEN THAT’S BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF DESIGNING YOUR OWN KITCHEN IS ENSURING IT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT.
he best part of starting from scratch is it can be purpose built for you and your family.
Whether you know exactly what you want, are wanting advice or have no idea where to start, Deniliquin Cabinet Makers can help. Owners Maria and Marc Everitt have a few good tips on what you need to think of when designing a kitchen. Colours Picking colours can be hard with such a variety to choose from. A lot of people research what is trending, which have been greys, whites, blacks and even some blue and green this year, but it is more important to determine your own colour scheme. To do this, look at what colours you like and work off your furniture, decorations and appliances. Or you can be vibrant and change it up, but just make sure they are colours you are going to love seeing. Materials Choosing your materials can be daunting, but there are a couple of simple things you can do to narrow down your choices. The first is to find what you love the look of from
its finish to the texture and colour. Don’t forget to see if it will suit your overall look. Bench tops You can apply the same advice to bench tops, but there are a couple of extra things to think about. The biggest is using a material that suits the use. There is no use picking a material that stops you from using your kitchen, which is often the heart of the home. Storage Start to think ahead about storage because there is nothing worse than not having enough space for your personal belongings. When it comes to a kitchen, there are so many options to consider. You can have plenty of cupboards, drawers for pots, you can even have pull out pantries, wire racks and so much more.
Appliances It is important to measure your appliances to ensure they fit perfectly in your new kitchen. Gas and electric appliances have different regulations, so it is important to let your cabinet maker know. Deniliquin Cabinet Makers can’t install appliances, but they can help you find someone who can, or can organise it all for you. Budget Budget always comes into play. It is important to make sure you know what your budget is, so when you are designing your dream kitchen, you know that you can do it, and know how far you can push it. The little details
Don’t forget the little things either, like door handles, the option on having soft close cupboards, and even what you plan to put in your kitchen once its finished.
While you want your kitchen to be purpose built for you, there is no harm at looking at what is trending. Some of this year’s trending kitchen designs include more drawers for your pots, island benches with breakfast bar, cleverly concealed storage, colourful kitchens, sustainability and eco-friendly designs and built in appliances.
If you have no idea what you want, have a look online or in magazines and bring these images and ideas along for the consultation. Alternatively see the team at Deniliquin Cabinet Makers, they are always happy to answer your questions.
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Energy Star Rated Solar Films, Enerlogic Films, Safety and
Increased daytime privacy on most solar ﬁlms
Security Films, Decorative Films, Anti-Grafﬁti Films and
Better energy efﬁciency, lowering energy costs
Night Vision Film.
Reduced fading of carpets, curtains and furniture.
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tinting HOMEOWNERS OFTEN CHOOSE BLINDS, CURTAINS, SHUTTERS OR OTHER WINDOW COVERINGS TO REDUCE THE HEAT PENETRATION OR GLARE IN THEIR HOMES, BUT THERE’S A MORE EFFICIENT WAY.
esidential window tint is an energy-efficient option that comes with many benefits, including protection, safety and aesthetics, which can help you reduce your energy bills and keep your home more comfortable. Deniliquin Autoglass & Window Tinting owner Lloyd Spinks said that tinting your windows can have the following benefits: Energy conservation Traditional glass windows allow the heat from the sun to penetrate, raising the interior temperature significantly. With window tint, much of the sunlight and heat is blocked, allowing your home to stay a much lower temperature and reducing your need to constantly run the air conditioner. Maintaining temperatures When the heat of the sun is blocked, your home can stay at a consistent temperature more easily. This also reduces your energy use, since you no longer need to run the air conditioner in certain rooms to keep your whole home comfortable.
Glare reduction Glare from the sun can have a significant impact on your comfort and productivity. For example, glare on your computer screen or television can be irritating, and may even block your view completely, which affects both your work and your recreation. Window tint reduces the blinding glare that comes through at certain points in the day and obscures your favourite television show or computer screen. Security and safety Windows on the ground floor are a common entry point for burglars. They simply break the glass and unlock the door or climb through the window to enter your home, which puts you in a position of choosing the aesthetic beauty of your windows or the safety of yourself and your family. While window tint can’t prevent forcible entry into your home, it does hold the glass in place longer and makes entry more difficult. Along with preventing a potential burglary, this benefit can also help with innocent accidents and natural disasters. Whether your home was hit by a severe storm or a window was broken by a poorly
aimed baseball, window tint will keep glass from ending up all over the room and causing injuries to you or your family. Low maintenance Window tint is water resistant on its own, and it’s also available with a scratch-resistant coating. With these features, your windows won’t get a build-up of fingerprints and water spots that require constant cleaning. The result is less work for you, along with beautiful, crystal clear windows. Privacy Many types of window films are available, with features ranging from additional UV protection to a tint that limits the view of your home from the exterior. If you’re looking for a little more privacy from people in the street, the right window film can shield the view from the outside and give you a better sense of privacy and comfort inside your home. For professional advice or to get your windows tinted visit Deniliquin Autoglass & Window Tinting.
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Practical MultiTools for the most varied jobs. Switch between tools in no time. SEE YOUR LOCAL STIHL DEALER
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Meridian Cable Knit Throw in Biscuit, Central IGA, Deniliquin, $59.99. Nottingham cement round pot, Leaves & Vines Nursery, Deniliquin $14.95.
Amalfi - Bromley Cushion - Cream Cotton/Natural Jute, Betta Home Living, Deniliquin, $34.95.
Amalfi River Table Lamp, White/Natural, Betta Home Living, Deniliquin, $119.95. Maxwell & Williams Diamonds 16 Piece Dinner Set, Betta Home Living, Deniliquin, $99.95.
Layton Accent Chair, Betta Home Living, Deniliquin, $599.00.
Maxwell & Williams Vanilla Pod Oval Bowl, Betta Home Living, Deniliquin, $29.95.
Fox and Hare Decorative Brass Bowl, Plains Design, Deniliquin, $98.00. Byron Seagrass Belly Basket, Mitre 10 Deniliquin, $53.99
Retro 2 Slice Toaster, Mitre 10 Deniliquin, $45.00. Small and Large Boards, Kate Small Design, Deniliquin, from $60.00.
Aruba 9 Piece Wicker Setting, Mitre 10 Deniliquin, $1999.
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NO TWO HOUSES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME. PEOPLE WANT AND DEMAND THE ABILITY TO CUSTOMISE EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR HOME. AND IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT CUSTOMMADE GATES MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY HOME OR BUSINESS PREMISES!
ates are not just used for entering or exiting a driveway; they offer another level of security and privacy. They act as a deterrent against burglars and also add more screening for privacy. They are used to keep children out of potentially dangerous areas, such as swimming pools and roads. Another reason for installing a gate is to ensure animals don’t enter certain areas, such as a front yard where they could easily run onto the road. Custom-designing your gate gives you the flexibility to create a gate which is perfectly suited to its’ application, as well as the design its’ surroundings – in terms of both construction and aesthetics. The real benefit of custom-made gates is flexibility, in terms of size, function, material and design. These gates can be eye-catching, as well as functional. Regardless of your purpose, there are a number of important considerations to make when setting up a fence. Which is why it is best to have your fences or gates customised. It is only through proper customising that you can have the ideal perimeter for your home - one that suits your unique needs and preferences. Here are benefits why custom-made fencing and gates are a great option. Greater Security While a standard, run-of-the-mill fence offers similar characteristics, a custommade gate offers enhanced features that will suit your unique requirements. With a stock fence, there may be some sections of it that won’t fit the topography of your
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location. An ill-fitting gate may mean gaps you weren’t expecting. It will defeat the purpose of keeping your pets in while keeping the stray animals out. They can use the spaces at the bottom for egress or ingress. These issues can be easily remedied by having your gate custom-made. Because it’s tailored to suit the landscape and other features of your property, you get a perfect fit with your fence.
FEELING SAFE AND SECURE IN YOUR HOME SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY AND TO ENSURE THIS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER INSTALLING A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM.
ecurity cameras can give you peace of mind knowing that when you are not at home you can still keep an eye on your property.
Improved Accessibility Most fence manufacturers only craft perimeters in standard dimensions. So if you’re looking for a gate with a large swinging portal, going for the ordinary fare may not suit your requirements.
An example of a top notch security system is the Swann range, in particular the QV 9092. This wired surveillance system includes night vision, True Heat motion detection, push notifications and cloud storage. It has everything you need to protect your property, possessions and loved ones and its full high definition 1080p resolution lets you discern important features such as faces and licence plates.
Better Aesthetics If you’re looking for a fence that complements the look of your home, go for custom-made. Most standard, cookiecutter gates don’t have the effect since they were made without your home in mind. For instance, if you have an older home, you’ll surely pick an era-appropriate fence to complement its charm and aura. It wouldn’t look right to have a modern, contemporary fence paired with a classic, vintage home.
Enjoy hands-free security using voice commands, stream video from your camera via the Google Assistant and Chromecast, Google Home Hub, or by Alexa devices with a screen, such as Echo Spot, Echo Show or 4K Fire TV. Powerful night vision allows viewing up to 30m in black and white and color night vision up to 10m with the sensor lights on. You can mount the cameras outdoors with the weatherproof design built to withstand rain, shine, snow and dust, having an IP66 rating.
Boost the Property’s Value With enhanced appeal comes an increase in the resale value of your property. While an ordinary fence can have a moderate effect on the aesthetics and, consequently, the home’s value, gates that are especially suited to your home’s design can draw in more prospective buyers.
Even if your security system gets stolen, you’ll have image evidence off-site system as you can set it up to upload footage and still images to your Dropbox account in the cloud. The
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massive 1TB Hard Disk Drive can store months of footage before overwriting older footage and you can easily transfer videos to a USB stick or download via network. Another reliable security option is the Concord range. Much-like the Swann, the Concord range includes high definition 1080p resolution, facial detection and weatherproof cameras. Some of its other features include builtin infrared LEDs for night vision up to 30m and Thermal Detect Technology to help prevent false triggers. The Concord’s Network Video Recorder system includes a built-in 2TB Hard Disk Drive and supports cloud storage to safeguard your data and push notifications to send alerts to your phone. This NVR uses ethernet cables to carry video audio and power to each IP camera, saving you from messy wiring and multiple power supplies. The 4K DVR allows you to upgrade the cameras to 4K Ultra High Definition for even more detail. You can watch live or playback video on your TV monitor via HDMI or VGA or log-in remotely via your Apple or Android compatible smartphone or tablet using the free app. To arrange a smart security system for your home, call in and see the team at Wired Entertainment in Deniliquin.
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