Reasons Why Granny Flats are Worth Choosing


There is always an increasing price of property and it relates to the expensive building materials and the increase of land value. This is especially in such a big city like Melbourne.

Many people are starting to build granny flats in their backyards that do not require the high cost of building materials.

Any home owner with a decent size yard can have granny flats or bungalows built. They are fabricated on the manufacturer’s location and set up on the home owners’ desired part of the backyard.

Elpor Granny Flat Melbourne do not only pay attention to luxury in every inch of the flat, but they seriously provide total comfort through high-class amenities, without taking the eco-friendly aspect for granted. This is why their granny flats were awarded with 6-star energy rating.

Choices of granny flat design

When it comes to the options of the granny flat designs, Elpor provide flexibility to choose your desired layout. They can choose the one with two or three bedrooms, additional veranda’s, extra bathroom, pantry, kitchen, laundry facilities and many more.

What makes a good PR agent?

It is not a simple task. Let me tell you, I would know. I have been using public relations in my line of work for over 10 years. I have moved cities and states, and have ended up in the gorgeous city of Melbourne, close to three years ago.

Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, a city of diverse culture, a mix of people, of food, of style and a place where likes and dislikes vary greatly. The business world is one in which companies compete for attention. They compete in their own way, and it will depend on the industry, company and skills of certain people involved.

To find a PR Agent in Melbourne that you can work alongside, that you can work with, to ensure you are able to meet any positive or negative events that affect your company, or industry, I would say look no further than one that knows about the following; Google Remarketing, Video Advertising, Social Media and can influence the Blogger Community. They are to be honest, qualified, creative and timely group of professionals.

When I am on the lookout for a PR Agency, I also look for a company that could take my company where I needed to go and that ticks all the boxes above. It is about conversing with the PR Companies, find out their style and their level of dedication to their clients. It doesn’t matter the size of the company, as long as the job being done has a positive outcome on my business, then that is the main aim and they have done a good job.


The Best Electrician Richmond Has to Offer

I’d recently renovated my kitchen in Richmond and decided to completely redo the electrical work for the whole house. It’s quite an old home, originally built in the 1930’s, and we were still using the old fashioned electrical board with ceramic fuses and wires. In addition to upgrading to a new switchboard with safety switches, I decided it’d probably be best to replace all the old wiring, as well.

I asked a few mates of mine that work in the construction industry who they’d recommend to do all this electrical work and they all seemed to think Briggs Electrical was the way to go. Briggs do everything from large scale projects, to test and tag, down to residential odd jobs, and were happy to come out and give me a quote for the work I needed done.

The guys that came out were very professional and were able to explain exactly what needed to happen and how much it was going to cost me. Just to be safe, I got another couple of quotes for comparative purposes but in the end Briggs proved to be the best electrician in the area based on both service and price.

We booked in the job and they came out the very next week to begin work. They spent the entire day there and didn’t leave until everything was up and running and they even tidied up after themselves once they’d finished the job.

Domiciliary Care Explained



For a variety of reasons individuals can struggle to live independently. Domiciliary care aims to fill the specific gaps in independence in the home environment. Full time care centres that offer blanket support for just about everything, many elderly or disabled individuals and their families choose to remain at home and receive support more specific to their needs.

The advantage of being in a familiar, comfortable and private environment is great for some and with the support of someone like Healthcare 2 You that is certainly possible. For many families, the demands of supporting an individual in need of care are simply overwhelming and that’s where domiciliary care is a godsend. For more information on specific services contact Healthcare 2 You.

If you’ve been searching for jackets for women, then the search is over..



I’ve just been notified that work is sending me overseas in December for 6 weeks to help out with an international conference and trade show. It’s a great opportunity and I’m so excited. It’s in Berlin in Germany, which is a city I’ve been desperate to visit for a long time. Obviously I’m going to need to do a bit of shopping before I go – after all, it’s going to be winter over there in December and everywhere in Melbourne is only really stocking summer stock. I searched for winter jackets for women online and came across Toscani. They’re a boutique store based in Brisbane that luckily can ship to Melbourne and I found myself a stunning winter jacket that’s going to be perfect for the Berlin winter. It’s nice and thick and made of wool, and I can see myself wearing it every day over there. So for beautiful jackets for women, I’d suggest Toscani every time.

Splashbox Agency is the best when it comes to web development



I work as a freelance writer and most of my jobs have come in through word of mouth. In this industry, word of mouth is very important. If you do a good job, your client might recommend you to a few people. If you do a bad job, then your client will definitely tell everyone he knows to steer clear of you. For that reason, I’m very particular in the work I do and I make sure that every client is clear on what they want so that I can best meet their brief. At any rate, work is going great but I want to beef it up a bit more. Call me crazy, but I’ve never had a website. I figured it was high time to get one, so I enlisted the help of Splashbox Agency to design and develop one for me. They’re a local web development agency made up of a really great team – I’d meet the directors before through a mutual client of ours. I met up with them again to explain what I wanted and they were more than happy to help. I was happy to spend a bit more money than usual to make sure it was done right the first time, and I have no doubt they can do it. If you need a website, give them a call.

Want a garden but don’t have the space? Try a vertical herb garden



My sister has just recently moved into an apartment in town to start at a new job she’s just been given. It’s great as I already lived in the city and now we get to see each other a lot more than we used to when she lived a couple of hours away. She’s a big lover of gardening – at her old place, both the front yard and the back yard were full of garden beds, flowers, vegies, trees both big and small – it was like a forest back there. Unfortunately for her, the new apartment hasn’t got that sort of space. In fact, she’s on the third floor and doesn’t have a backyard at all. I know how much a little bit of greenery means to her so I thought I’d do some research and find out some alternatives. I came across a vertical herb garden which seemed like a good idea. O2 Plant Walls is a great little business that specialise in the design and construction of vertical gardens, perfect for space-deprived apartments. I organised to have it installed on my sister’s balcony and she loved it! That little touch of green makes all the difference and I have to admit it really does look great.

Call Haven Fencing for superior pool fencing Melbourne and beyond



I own and operate a little bed and breakfast about an hour or so outside of Melbourne. I love the change of pace up here – I used to live right in the city but I moved about a year ago and haven’t looked back. The bed and breakfast was an existing one that I took over, and it needed a little work done to get it up to scratch. Nothing major, but a few things I couldn’t ignore. One of the issues was the pool fencing needed replacing – it was old, rusted, and in one spot it even bent over completely. I scrapped the whole lot and replaced with glass pool fencing which looks so much nicer. The glass panels are really sturdy and strong, and the best part is that they don’t block any of the views to or from the pool. It really gave the whole pool area a rather modern look and I can’t wait for the guests to see it as it’s finished just in time for summer. The company that installed it for me was Haven Fencing, and they were great. I shopped around the get some quotes, and for the great level of work they did they were very competitive. Everything cost as much as they said it would and not a dollar more. They cleaned up once they were finished, too. For pool fencing Melbourne wide, I’d be happy to pass their details onto Haven Fencing.

Bond loans from Rent Bond Move for an easy move



I am writing to share my experience of using Rent Bond Move for one of a few bond loans. Little did my husband and I know, the bond loans that Rent Bond Move offer are not just for rental bonds! We initially got a bond loan with them when we moved into our new rental property 2 years ago.  It was a very quick and easy process, from speaking to their customer service team on the phone, to paying it off. The whole idea of us moving into the new house was to make space for a family. With a newborn on the way, we needed a little extra money to make what we once used as a study into the new baby room. Our landlords agreed to a paint job and new carpets (it had cold floorboards before), but now it was up to us to get that little bit of extra cash to cover the costs. With Rent Bond Move’s custom designed loans, they were more than happy to lend us the money to cover the renovations. We have an excellent relationship with them and will definitely use them in the future as we grow our family and make more changes to the house.


I found my dream home, all thanks to House and Land Packages Melbourne

For the past few months, I’ve been looking at house and land packages Doreen. I’m currently living with my husband in a small unit in the inner suburbs, but we’ve got our first child on the way and we both decided to get a bigger place with a good sized backyard and lots of parks for the baby.

It’s a lot tougher than we thought, and unfortunately many of the houses we came across were well above our budget and even smaller than we were expecting. We’re not experts on this kind of thing, so we went to House and Land Packages Melbourne who were able to put us in touch with lots of great builders in Doreen and the surrounding area. Immediately we began having more luck because we were looking at properties off the plan – most of the places we found were actually within our price range, and they had really good sized yards for more kids in the future.

The best part is that we could get a place we really felt was our own, and not just another dime a dozen pop-up house that seems to be the case with the majority of houses in new estates. Buying a house is a big decision and we wanted everything to be perfect. Happy to report that that’s now the case!

Overweight and struggling? Dineamic can help with meal plans for weight loss

I’m getting married at the end of this year, and I promised my wife-to-be that I’d lose all the excess weight that I’ve put on recently. I got a new job about a year ago that’s a lot less physical than my old one and it’s really starting to show. I just don’t get the time to exercise as much as I used to, and I’ve been eating junk food at work more often than I care to admit. But no more.


A work colleague put me onto Dineamic, who can not only provide me with nutritious, readymade meals but also meal plans for weight loss so I can begin to get rid of some of that excess baggage. They’re really easy to follow and the meals are actually really tasty. I make a bunch of them on the weekend, and then freeze them to eat during the week for lunch and dinner. I’ve already noticed a difference and the best part is I’m really healthy again – truly the best I’ve felt in ages. For anyone else in the same boat as me, I suggest checking out Dineamic. Trust me, you won’t regret it when your wedding day comes around.

Get in touch with Dreamscape Tours for the best Mornington Peninsula wine tours



My wife and I recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We got married way back in 1974 down on the Mornington beach and we’ve have loved every minute we’ve spent together ever since then.

Our two sons organised a really wonderful anniversary present for us – some lovely Mornington Peninsula wine tours. We’re both wine drinkers, and so they planned an entire day and night down on the peninsula at a number of wineries. It was simply fantastic.

They organised a Hummer (which you can find here) to come and pick us up and drive us down there; we then spent the day going from one winery to the next and sampling everything that the area had to offer. Red wine, of course, but also cheese, fruit, chocolate, and even a strawberry farm. Every little detail was planned in advance, and we didn’t have to do a thing but enjoy the ride.

It was a wonderful present, and we couldn’t thank our sons enough. We wanted to recommend the tours to friends of ours who might like to do the same thing. Turns it was through a company by the name of Dreamscape Tours, so if our experience down on the peninsula sounds appealing I suggest you give them a call.

Need a recumbent exercise bike? Head straight to Lifespan Fitness

I’ve always loved bike riding. As a kid riding my bike to the park, and now as an adult I do it as often as I can. I spent more money on my bicycle than I did on my car, if that’s any indication. It does take a toll on your body eventually, and I’ve noticed recently that my back and shoulders have been quite sore. A friend told me I should look at a recumbent exercise bike to help alleviate some of the pain, so I went straight to Lifespan Fitness to see if they could help. A recumbent exercise bike is a little different from your standard exercise bike in that you sit back in a much more ergonomic position which is great for your posture, as opposed to leaning forward all the time. My bodyweight gets distributed much more evenly instead of just on my hands and feet. After using a standard bicycle for so long, I admit I was a little hesitant to try the recumbent option but I’m already feeling better and I’m still having a lot of fun and getting a great workout, too. Lifespan Fitness have some great recumbent bikes and really good prices – well worth having a look.



For quality wrought iron gates Melbourne wide, give Haven Fencing a call

We recently bought a new house just outside of Melbourne. It’s a beautiful old Victorian era home on an acre, perfect for the kids. There’s even a little pond in the back yard. However, the fencing on the street-side of the property was pretty old and falling apart, so we decided we’d have to replace it straight away. My wife and I are really fond of the black wrought iron look and had a look around to see what we could find. We both kept coming back to Haven Fencing.


Haven Fencing gave us an obligation free quote for the whole job, and it was by far the best value for money we found. They could even do an automatic driveway gate for us. We ended up getting them to do the fencing for the entire property, not just the street-side, that’s how happy we were with their work. The guys were very friendly, showed up when the said they would, and made sure to clean up after themselves once they were finished. I’ve got no problem recommending Haven to anyone in need of fencing – they’ve got the best value for money fencing and wrought iron gates Melbourne has to offer.


The Designer Bridal Room saved my wedding

Looking back, my wedding day was by far the happiest day of my life. Everything was perfect and exactly how I’d imagined it would be ever since I was only a little girl. However, disaster struck only a month before the big day. The wedding dress I’d ordered online from a designer overseas had failed to show up. Gone. Vanished. Between the designer and the delivery service we couldn’t track it down – to make matters worse, it was the last one in stock and I couldn’t get another one shipped to me at all. They were more than happy to give me a refund but it wasn’t much help. I went into crisis mode and began searching for a new dress every day – during my lunch break, after work, every spare second I had.


Thankfully, I came across The Designer Bridal Room. I fell in love immediately and forgot all about my missing dress. These guys are so far above anything I’d come across before – each dress was so unique and the level of detail in each one was staggering. I chose a gorgeous strapless gown that fit like a glove and didn’t cost a fortune, either. For beautiful wedding dress shops Melbourne wide, head straight to The Designer Bridal Room.

Take the hassle out of moving home with Bond Loans QLD

I work as a property manager at a real estate firm on the Gold Coast, and in all my years I’d say the biggest problem that tenants face is paying the bond to their new landlord.

A lot of the time the old bond is still yet to be returned, meaning tenants are faced with the prospect of paying a few thousand dollars up front or missing out on their dream property.

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Mens Jeans At Another Level


Sometimes it seems like designers only really care about women’s fashion. It’s pretty obvious women are prepared to spend more on fashion than men and care more about it generally. That doesn’t mean guys don’t care.

If you walk around inner Melbourne it won’t take long to realise us blokes aren’t too shabby around here and finding quality designers that put as much effort into their men’s lines as they do their women’s is always worth mentioning. I buy mens jeans online from Nobody Jeans for precisely this reason. They clearly care about their line and men’s fashion generally and it really does show in the finished product.

When it comes to the rest of my wardrobe, I also do a decent amount of shopping at Aquila, from just selling shoes, they now also sell a great range of general men’s clothing.


Rental Bonds NSW

Ahh New South Wales, you are one hell of a state. The only problem is everybody else seems to think so too. Forget property ownership, I struggle to deal with the cost of renting. Sure you can live frugally and save every penny but I consider it a little un-Australian. I’m someone who likes to enjoy himself, to eat and drink well and go to the theatre and frankly, I see that as a better way to spend my time and money.




So I rent, of course, and not only that, I rent well. My apartment on the city’s fringes is pretty spectacular but the bond is killer. Fortunately there’s Housing Bond Loans, they provide rental bonds in NSW for the bon vivant types like myself that want to spend their money, not keep it lying around. For rental bonds in NSW go to

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Blind Coffee Tasting

We have a small café in Melbourne and have been trying lots of different coffees to find the company that is best for our clients. We know what we like but its really good every so often to do a blind tasting and get lots of the regulars involved. Continue reading


Function Catering by Universal Restaurant

Function catering can really be a big hit and miss and I find more often than not it is the latter. The problem with catering for a big function is getting all the food out at more or less the same time and ensuring that all the dishes are cooked to perfection.

In my industry just about everyone is a foodie and people are judged pretty harshly on their ability to throw a party. We only use Universal Restaurant because they offer us the sort of quality and consistency you only get from the best of the best.

They are happy to work with us on custom menus and the practise tasting sessions are always a lot of fun.

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Solar hot water systems for the whole house

A solar hot water system is great for any home but if you also happen to have hydronic heating in your home, the benefits are even more substantial. Solar hot water systems can be used to heat your entire home with radiant heaters placed strategically in and around the house. These can go in beneath the floor, in towel racks or wall mounted heaters. Hot water is pumped through these radiating a lovely warmth around the house. There’s no fan forced air blowing heat at you so it’s kind to allergies and generally much healthier and more hygienic. Continue reading

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Aged care information

These days people often spend almost a third of their lives as what was once considered elderly. Twenty or thirty years is a long time to endure increasingly reduce mobility, challenges with memory etc. It can be tough financially, tough emotionally and extremely tough on families.

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Food Packaging Difference

I’ve been working in sales for a major confectionery brand for five years now. I manage the account of one of the countries biggest newsagent chains and while our sales had been strong and consistent, growth was pretty flat. Some of our competitors were growing so it was impossible to blame the space or the market, we had to look at ourselves.

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Find The Experts in Ecommerce Web Design Sydney

I’ve been relying on Splashbox for our ecommerce web design in Sydney. They’ve been on the case about 12 months now and we have a pretty sophisticated portfolio of online retailers that come under our parent brand. It’s difficult to isolate where our increased revenues have come from because the change we’ve instituted has been more fundamental than just turning to Splashbox. I cans ay their efforts have had a major impact though and likely constitute a major proportion of that growth.

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An Easy Drafting Service

When you manage your own build you end up with a whole lot of tasks you can do an acceptable job of but not necessarily a professional one. In some cases that is perfectly ok and easily justified by the substantial amounts of money you can save.

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Storage Solutions for the Everyman

I don’t need storage with a café or a valet service. For me a storage solution needs to be convenient, safe and cheap and that’s about all I care for. Guardian Storage have the right idea with well maintained facilities that are very much no fuss, no frills set ups. They keep things cheap and give you a bit of a discount if you’re going to be storing your stuff for a long time.

I don’t go there that often but when I do I’m always reassured to see my things exactly as I left them, safely locked away in my storage shed. I would definitely recommend them if you’re after the same no nonsense experience with storage solutions as I like. For storage solutions check out their site,


Hali Rugs, I Hang Them on the Walls

The worst thing we’ve found about Hali rugs is not having the space for some of them. We have a small lounge and while we’ve had a Hali rug on the floor there for years, we really wanted a new one. We went in to Hali and chose out a beautiful new one and were actually going to clean up the old one and sell it.

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Kitchen Renovations From The Best

I did my bathrooms, organised all the contractors and tiles and fixtures. It was immensely satisfying and terribly difficult and I will never do that sort of thing again. We’re slowly doing the house up bit by bit as we find the money. Eventually we’ll sell it and recover all the money and then some so I see all this as an investment.

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Pro Seo Melbourne

If you’re wondering how long good SEO companies in Melbourne take to get results, the answer is not two weeks.

There are a lot of variables and factors that influence things and to really get the best results, companies need a little longer than that, as much as 6-12 months.

If you don’t start to see anything after a few weeks you have to question how well the job is being done.

While longevity is a big influencer of seo performance, there are enough ways your web presence can be optimised that don’t depend on this.

I like rankONE because they don’t lock you in and they substantiate the money you spend with them through concrete results.

If your SEO providers aren’t doing that, speak to rankONE.


A Cute Cubby House for Your Backyard

Sometimes going to the park with the kids seems like the biggest burden after a long days work. After the first 4 years of being a parent, we decided to get some outdoor play equipment for our backyard. We don’t have the biggest backyard, but it is big enough for a few accessories to keep the kids busy.

We decided on the all reliable Cubby House and Trampoline.

Looking through the Lifespan range (which was recommended by a friend), most of them were so cute, and have such a nice aura about them.

We ended up with the 8ft trampoline and the wallaby cubby house, we measured the garden first and made sure it would all fit and we got the equipment in with room to spare.

I would really recommend these products and Lifespan for those looking to give your kids a little extra.

Enjoy the fun with your kids soon.


Sustainable Kitchens that Look Stunning

I was renovating my kitchen a couple of months ago and was looking for something a little different;

Perennial Kitchens make extremely stunning kitchens, some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Creating vast expanses of space for you to cook in and the most wonderful bench tops, Perennial Kitchens really know a thing or two about kitchen design. But I was looking for something a little more environmentally conscious.

When I contacted Perennial Kitchens and enquired about using environmentally friendly and a sustainable kitchen they ensured me that this wouldn’t be an issue.

Using recycled wood and eco friendly products such as energy saving lights and recycled laminex would both be doing good for the environment and it would not compromise on the style. It looks stunning and I love it!