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Renovation costs in 2023

Renovating a home can be a costly endeavour, and it’s natural to want to know if renovation costs will go down in 2023. Unfortunately, predicting the future of renovation costs is not an easy task. However, Local Expert can provide some insights on the factors that may influence the cost of renovation in 2023. Part […]

Tips for renovating your home

Renovating a home can be an exciting yet daunting task. Whether you’re looking to improve the functionality of your home or simply enhance its aesthetic appeal, there are a few key factors that you should consider before embarking on the renovation journey. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some advice from the professionals […]

Painting Preparation for your Home

Preparing your home for an exterior paint job can be a significant undertaking, but the rewards are equally substantial. Not only can you save thousands of dollars, but you can also extend the lifespan of your siding and trim and increase your home’s value by restoring it to its original condition. Plus, keeping your paintwork in good repair hinders […]

How to Create a Productive Home Office

Are you joining the work-from-home revolution? More and more people are choosing to ditch the commute and set up shop in the spare room. But how do you create a productive home office from scratch? Keep reading to find out. Choose Your Hues While your home office space is empty, now is the best time […]

How Interior Paint Colours Can Affect Your Mood

Do you want your home to feel refreshing, joyful, or relaxing? No matter your vibe, there’s an emotion-evoking paint colour to match. Why Do Interior Paint Colours Affect Your Mood? Studies have shown that colours directly affect our thoughts and emotions. Although the cause hasn’t been entirely determined, psychologists believe it may relate to survival instincts. In […]

How to Prepare a Wall for Painting

A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. But the preparation you do before you start painting, can mean the difference between eye-catching and eye-sore. So, follow these steps to properly prepare your wall, before dipping your toe (or brush) into the wall-painting world. Note: This how-to is for plaster walls only. Scrub Unless your wall is brand […]

Types of Interior Paint Finishes and How to Use Them

Finish is usually related to ‘sheen level’, or rather, how much light a paint finish reflects. So, a high-sheen paint (like semi-gloss), will reflect more light, and have a shinier appearance than matte-finish paint. But how do you know which paint finish is right for your home project? Wonder no longer. From lowest to highest sheen, […]

5 Bathroom Design Trends for 2022

Bathroom design in 2022 is all about minimised stress, maximised style, and paying homage to mother nature. With that in mind, here are some of our top bathroom design trends for 2022. 1. Gorgeous Greenery Homeowners are clearly keen on bringing the outside in, and this year, the bathroom will be no exception. We’ll likely […]

Trending Interior Paint Colours for 2022

Say goodbye to grey for your next interior design—eye-catching colour is back in town. It’s clear that we’ll see the return of some retro hues in 2022. Bright and bold interior paint will replace muted minimalism, and unexpected colour combos will become the status quo. So, although classic, crisp white may never go out of style, why […]

Calling All Tradies…Want To Build Your Business?

In Australia, high admin workloads are causing more and more tradies to turn down work. That means less time on the tools and less money through your trade business. But, when you join Local Expert, you’ll be given access to our cutting-edge platform that takes the ache out of admin. Whether you’re a painter, plasterer, handyman or anything […]

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