Top 5 tips for turning your garage into a man cave

Once seen as a bit of a blokey escape from the domestic sphere, the man cave is now understood as something that is good for men’s mental health, providing them with a space either to be alone or spend time in the company of mates. Similar to the ‘Men’s Shed’ phenomenon, the man cave movement encourages men to spend time doing things that make them happy, which in turn has a positive impact on their relationships and their work lives.

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5 ways to get the kids off the screen over the school holidays

There’s plenty of evidence that shows that Australian kids are spending more and more time on screens, and, as a result, less time engaged in physical and creative pursuits. And we all know that monitoring and regulating kids’ screen time is a difficult task, especially if both parents work or you’re a single parent. School holidays, in particular, can pose a real challenge in terms of finding things for kids to do that don’t cost the earth and that keep them away from their screens.

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The top 4 exterior design trends for 2017 & beyond

It often seems that architecture and design trends change as fast as the seasons, which makes keeping your exterior fresh and appealing a bit of a challenge, in terms of both time and cost. This is why it’s important to do your research from the start, using colours and materials that are not only durable, but adaptable. (And this goes for your garage door as well.)

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Our top 4 garage storage solutions for awkward items

We’ve all got them, those essential items that are so awkwardly shaped it’s impossible to know how to store them. And for those of us who use the garage for storage, this can mean there’s always one corner (or more) that is a health hazard of jumbled scooters, bikes, rackets and snow or beach gear, to name just a few.

To help you get that corner of your garage under control, we’ve done some research and come up with what we think are the top 4 storage solutions for those things that just won’t fit in a box or sit neatly on a shelf.

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