11 ways to make your home more eco friendly

By Swish | December 6th, 2017 • No Comments
11 ways to make your home more eco friendly

Many of us want to do our bit for the environment. But we’re also busy. Are there simple things we can do to look after our planet a bit better? You bet there are. 11 things in fact: 1. Use non-toxic cleaners Borax, vinegar, baking soda, salt, and lemon juice are all cheap and natural.  Leave the harmful chemical cleaners in the shops and try a few of the 27 tox-free cleaning recipes here. 2. Use rugs If you have lots of wood and tiles floors, well-placed rugs can provide a surprising amount of warmth. Anything that allows you to […]

7 small styling tips that will make a big difference to your home

By Swish | November 1st, 2017 • No Comments
7 small styling tips that will make a big difference to your home

When it comes to styling your home, personal choice always plays a big factor. But there are some acknowledged ‘rules’ that apply to every situation – tiny tweaks that will make a big difference. 1. Watch with the cushions! Cushions are great. They add colour and softness to a room but, oh dear, how many is too many? When you start having to fight your way through a pile of cushions just to sit down, then having to re-arrange them after you get up, it’s time to put a few away in the cupboard! 2. Wall Art – get the […]

4 Reasons Why Choosing a Professional Painter Over DIY Makes Good Sense

By AJ Cochrane | September 28th, 2017 • No Comments
4 Reasons Why Choosing a Professional Painter Over DIY Makes Good Sense

There are always pros and cons around whether you should do a DIY painting project or leave it to a professional. We all think we can paint, but there is a whole lot more it to splashing a bit of colour around. While we’ll admit we are biased, we do think there are four very sound reasons why you should consider a professional painting contractor: 1. DIY is stressful If there’s a bit of stress in your life right now, we can assure you, a DIY painting project is not going to help with that. Most people don’t realise how […]

Achieve the ‘Hampton Look’ in your home with these 5 Simple changes

By AJ Cochrane | August 30th, 2017 • No Comments
Achieve the ‘Hampton Look’ in your home with these 5 Simple changes

Have you always fancied the casual, beachy and elegant American Hampton style home but thought it would be too costly to replicate?  These five simple changes can give your home the Hampton sophistication without breaking the budget. 1. Natural light We are very lucky in Australia as most of our homes have abundance of glass and natural light which is a core element of a Hampton-style home. If you do have a room which is a little dark, don’t despair, installing a few downlights will make a big difference. 2. Use light colours Hampton décor combines lots of natural light, […]

The 6 most popular kitchen splashbacks

By Swish | July 24th, 2017 • No Comments

When it comes to the splashback for your kitchen, there are so many options choose from today! Today we break down the six most popular types of kitchen splashback: pros, cons and little style tips. 1. Tiles These are the more traditional option when it comes to splashbacks – the range of sizes and colours are endless. Something that’s come roaring back into fashion is the humble subway tile. Many designers are using it to give a feel that is simultaneously retro and modern. The one thing you have to keep in mind, however, is that with tiles, there are […]

Client Testimonial – July 2017

By Swish | July 6th, 2017 • No Comments

The TVR Workshop has had a facelift before we head off on our 2017 USA tour. Thanks to Stephen and Ben Cochrane from AJ Cochrane & Sons – Painting Contractors for the great job on the Epoxy floor. Regards Craig & Brent Vosbergen…  

5 home maintenance tips that will save you money this winter

By Swish | June 26th, 2017 • No Comments

The sensational warm winter days we’re having in Perth at the moment belie the fact that some extreme weather could be just around the corner. While the weather is calm, now is a good time to take care of some practical home maintenance jobs. Jobs that will reduce the risk of winter damage to your house and keep your family safe. Clean gutters It’s easy to forget about gutters until they’re overflowing and dumping water where you’d rather they didn’t. All you need to keep them clear is remove any leaves and twigs sitting in them. If you want to […]

4 health reasons why you should have plants indoors

By AJ Cochrane | May 25th, 2017 • No Comments

Most of us would agree, plants always look great in our homes and offices. Just as important as the visual aspect of plants, however, is the health benefit they bring to us. Here are four: 1. Cleaner air Indoor plants have an amazing ability to clean our air – they literally extract the spores and bacteria in the air that surrounds us. Plants also release water into the air, raising the humidity. All these processes help us rebuff respiratory ailments that can easily invade our bodies. Some of the best plants for purifying our offices and homes are: Spider Plant, […]