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As it may seem, the trend of darker tones are coming back and on the rise again. There’s something about the darker tones coupled with simplicity and modern design giving a futuristic soothing feeling.

We all need a bit of light and many of you would agree that a bright room full of lighter pieces of furniture as well as decorations liven up the room. But there’s something about the darker trends and themes that makes an aged home look modern and cool again.

Dark is easy on the eye. It may not be the best for summer, but it’s surely more warming during those miserable cold winter days. Want the feeling of sophistication? The darker theme at home may just be the differentiation you are looking for if you are seeking a contemporary looking home as it often gives a modern and futuristic vibe. Effective use of dark shades coupled with elegant glass concept pieces will enrich and change the whole outlook of your home.

Play the dark shades right, consult an interior designer together with Simply Frameless for expert advice on how you can maximise your return for investment to get everything to look exactly the way you want it to.

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As the cold weather starts to set in, we farewell the beach and bikini days of summer. It’s not all bad though, as we welcome the much-needed rain and dust off that puffer jacket readying it for some daily routine outings.

As we creep into the wintry months of the year, our exposure to daylight shortens. In 2017 Winter Solstice will be on the 21st June and as we approach this day we creep under 10 hours of daylight.

We all need exposure to some sunlight to keep healthy and for some to keep grumpiness and depression at bay. Make sure you are getting the maximum exposure to the scarce and limited supply of sunlight at home by looking into where you can optimise and allow sunlight to shine in. By brightening up your home, you can brighten up your day which can improve your productivity throughout the gloomy season. Your energy bill will also likely to drop, as optimal amount of natural sunlight are being leveraged to organically warm-up your home.

Care for some ideas on how you can brighten your home? Speak to Simply Frameless today and see how we can help you lighten up your daily place of residence.

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With summer at final stretch, we still have a good amount of sunshine and warm weather until that inevitable drop in temperature hits. Most parts of Australia are known to have beautiful beaches, but nothing is better than being able to go for a quick dip in your own backyard!

If you are one of the lucky few that has a private pool in your own backyard, don’t let it go to waste. Water features and swimming pools, albeit smaller than commercial ones, can still increase your property value as well as overall presentation for your home. If you are thinking of selling, don’t neglect that swimming pool as it is an important feature.

Even if you are not putting your property on the market, its still smart to utilise such a nice feature. Its surprising how a simple revamp, clean-out and addition of a nice balustrade can change the whole outlook and give the deserted area a breath of new life. Your visitors will suddenly want to sit outdoors, kids will start hanging outdoors more often and the backyard will suddenly be fun.

If you have the drive to make your swimming pool look better but don’t know where to start, get in touch with Simply Frameless and we will be more than happy to give you some professional advice on how you can enhance and renovate appropriately with efficiently.

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The new year is once again upon us and whilst many of us are actively seeking for new year resolutions as we all do every year, let us make a suggestion that may just become your most constructive one yet.

Many of us look for resolutions in the form of self preservation or health regime, why not be a little different in 2017 and dedicate this year to improving one of your most valuable assets? After all, your home is your place of residence and most probably also an important element of your diversified investment portfolio.

Home improvement and renovations are often overlooked, but should not be underestimated as an easy task. One needs to carefully plan and architect what needs to happen to ensure the success of such endeavours and that the investment in time and money yields maximum impact. Cutting corners will not do and is a recipe for disaster. Be vigilant every step of the way and make sure you do all the necessary due-diligence prior to moving ahead.

Simply Frameless has been helping both renovators and developers with bathroom, mirrors, balustrading and glass concept requirements. We are trusted in the industry and have a long history of previous clients to backup our quality work. Should you need some obligation-free advice or assistance with your unique new year resolution of 2017, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Do you think the house prices are incredibly expensive and out of budget? You are not alone. As house prices surge, home buyers are forced to look further and further away from the city in order to counter the price-rise. But do you already own a home and only looking to upgrade? You may already be sitting on the hidden gem you are looking for.

A lot of home owners prep their homes to sell off with much overdue renovations, fixtures, fittings and even landscaping; effectively turning their old and aging home into a much refreshed and modern one. We only then realise how much potential and how nice the home we are living in actually is, but often by then its too late and the new home-owners are the ones to enjoy and reap the benefits.

So before going out to the market and looking at relocating your place of residence, first look under the hood to see what you already have; whether it makes more sense to spend money carrying out various componentry renovations and enhancements or if the actual upgrade and move to another property is more worth-while. It is surprising how much a simple renovation can modernise an aging home.

The three signs that you should consider renovation over selling / buying:

  1. You are the owner of your home (i.e. you are not renting) and your property is either a house or townhouse
  2. You are already located in a relatively good suburb and the maturity of the surrounding infrastucture are in place
  3. The structure of your home whilst isn’t new, is sturdy, low maintenance and you like the layout as well as the feel/vibe of your current residence

The first step is always realisation. Discover the possibilities; make a wise and informed decision.

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Seems like its never the right time to get around to renovating that house of yours until it is ready to be sold and you are moving on? You are not alone.

We have a lot of things in our lives that we have to juggle on any given day; and 24-hour days just seems too short to get everything that we would like to do, done. Many of us out there feel alike; we never get to renovate our much-loved place of residence until it is time to sell it off and then we realise how nice the place actually is after it is properly done up. The sad thing? The new owner will benefit from all the renovation and not you.

Have plans to renovate but keep putting it off? There’s no better time to start than right now. It is never the right time, but we all have to make an effort to create the right time in order to actually get it done. However in saying that, it is never good to rush into things especially when we are talking about something as big as a renovation. To take the first step and get you started here are 3 important steps you should consider prior to actually committing to or actioning anything:

  1. Scope out all the components that you are planning to renovate; this way you can have an overview of “the job” and quantify some scope.
  2. Prioritise the components identified for renovation; in order of importance. This will help you identify the more “pressing” items that need to be done and what the “nice-to-have’s” are.
  3. Budget projection for the components identified for renovation; this may involve some research and obtaining quotes for parts and labour of the work required.

Once the above steps have been completed, you should have a fairly good idea of how to go about executing your grand renovation plan. Talk to us and see which components of your home renovation we can assist you with.

Stop procrastinating and start today.

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The ever-evolving modern day home interior and exterior designs are keeping all of us on our toes whether we are designing a new home to move into or renovating our beloved existing properties we come home to everyday.

So what is the trend and where is everything going? Well, apparently we like open-plan living. Various statistics have shown that in the last 2 years leading up to now and possibly moving forward in the near future, our preference for open-plan living will continue.

Open-plan living isn’t all without its problems though, as unrestricted space overlapping kitchen, living and dining areas are often the cause of unwanted food smells as well as surplus acoustics that can easily be avoided with conventionally defined living, kitchen and dining areas.

With the disadvantages aside, modern and well-architected open-plan living is simply breath-taking. The spacious feeling is simply irresistible for those that do not like to be crammed into small living rooms or kitchens that are confined in its own space. Beautiful glass architectures in stairs, kitchen splash-backs, doors and mirrors help magnify the sense of openness and space.
Talk to Simply Frameless and see how we can help you make your open-plan living area a reality and how our glass, splash-back and mirror solutions will supersede your expectations.

Last but not least, have a happy AFL Grand Finals Day this weekend from our Simply Frameless Team in Victoria.

Whether you are a SME or large corporate organisation, looking after employees and giving them a workplace they look forward to being part of every day of the week is one of the most important factors to reducing staff turn-over. Unfortunately many organisations are overlooking this influential aspect which could be the difference between employees decision to stay or look for opportunities elsewhere.

Environment at work is important due to the sheer amount of time we all spend at the office. We do not compromise on our sleeping environment, so why should we for a place we spend nearly as much time as we are in bed every week?

Workplace is not necessarily all about work, as keeping healthy and having a lifestyle at the same time is equally as important. This will ensure our longevity both with our well-being and also loyalty with employers. Having the correct facilities to encourage workplace lifestyle is a good starting point to driving this positive initiative.

Does your organisation encourage interaction and activities during work hours? Are there proper facilities to encourage these initiatives in the first place? Give your workplace stylish bathroom / showering facilities and modern glass concepts; something that your employees will look forward to everyday.

As they say, little things can make big differences in the long-run, and it’s never too late to start.

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The simplicity, elegance and functional aspects of Scandinavian Design has a large following not just in European countries, but all around the world. There is something both calming and reassuring about the aesthetics of simplicity and practicality.

Incorporate this fluid concept of minimalism and excellence into your new residential or corporate design to ensure full functional use of space without the clutter and complications. Organic functionality is something that is inherently found in Scandinavian design, which also makes such designs natural and green due to the use of elements such as wood, granite and leather in combination with glass and other exquisite materials.

Custom designs both functional yet cosmetically pleasing are hard to come by nowadays; set the standard in your next project whether it be residential or commercial by coming up with elements of design attractive yet pleasantly ergonomic.