What will smart homes of the future look like?

Storage containers with automated use-by dates, smart locks you can control with your phone — here’s what smart homes of the future will look like.

Eco-friendly ways to warm your house this winter

With winter looming, our thoughts turn to keeping our homes warm and cosy – but how do we do that in the ‘greenest’ way possible? Here, five energy-efficient suggestions.

Does working from home mean the end of open-plan living?

We’ve enjoyed open-plan living in Australia for decades. But will the open floor plan still be relevant as more of us work from home?

Renovate, rebuild or relocate: Sizing up your options

Need to upsize your home? We look at the pros and cons of renovating, rebuilding and relocating.

How to help seniors living alone feel safe and secure

Discover a few easy ways you can help your older family members to feel secure and confident at home.

Pure and simple: why less is good for us

Life in lockdown has taught us that we can live with less. Embracing that kind of simplicity long-term is the logical next step. Here’s how to keep it pure and simple.

Why net-zero housing is the way of the future

A net-zero home makes as much energy as it consumes, which is why it’s being touted as the way of the future. Here’s everything you need to know

Four key factors in creating a perfect work from home set-up

With working from home becoming the ‘new normal’ for a lot of us, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’ve got a great home office set up. Here’s how.

What are the most common home safety hazards?

It’s important to be aware of the risks posed by common household items. In this helpful guide, we assess what they are and what you can do to improve your safety.

A guide to home insurance during renovations

Planning a reno – and seeing it through to completion – is an exciting time. If you’re a GIO customer thinking of renovating, you’ll need to let us know. Find out more.

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