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This summer season’s makeover trends

With summer almost upon us, Hire A Hubby thought it might be time to embrace the warm weather with five of the ‘hottest’ home makeover ideas to make the most out of your home.

1. Wall collages

Haven’t had the time to hang those pictures up? Walls looking tired? Why not make a wall collage with photographs of family, friends, travel or artworks and liven up that bare wall. To work out how you want to group your frames, lay the largest on the floor and gradually add the smaller frames. To have your frames professionally aligned and spaced, give your local Hubby a call.

2. Splash of colour

Splashes of colour are on trend at the moment. Whether you’re thinking about painting a feature wall or an entire room, adding colour to a room instantly gives it a bright and fresh look. If you don’t want to paint a whole wall but want to add a splash of colour, consider painting window and door trims bright colours. Traditionally, all of the trim in a home is white, so infuse a space with excitement by painting the trim a fun shade. Have you locally Hubby come around and do it in no time.

3. Create an outdoor retreat

When the weather warms up it’s time to extend your living area outside. It’s easy to transform your outside area into an inviting, comfortable space where you can entertain friends or simply curl up with a book. Alfresco is a huge trend at the moment, so throw open the doors and reclaim open spaces. By giving your outdoor space a fresh coat of paint and investing in indoor-inspired-outdoor-furniture you are on your way to creating your own outdoor retreat ready for summer.

4. Shelving

Another way to liven up a bare wall and create handy storage units is installing shelves. Strategically placing objects and personal belongings on the shelves decorates the wall and at the same time creates storage space for those objects you don’t want to hide away in a cupboard. Having trouble finding where to start? Call Hire A Hubby and tell him your shelving plans.

5. Want less lawn?

If mowing the lawn on a hot summer’s day isn’t appealing to you, why not turn your backyard into a stone and pebble floor feature? Whether covering a large or small area, these floor designs limit the use of water and are much easier to maintain than lawn. Placing plants amongst the pebbles adds texture and colour to the feature. Have your local Hubby come over and talk to you about how to get started and the best stones to choose.

Like these ideas but think you may need some help? Give your local Hire A Hubby a call on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.

Treat yourself to a Hubby with your tax return

It’s tax time and if you’re lucky you might just find yourself with a few extra pennies in your pocket. Why not put your tax return to good use this year and call on the help of one of our Hubbies to tackle those home maintenance jobs you’ve let fall by the wayside.

This week, our hubbies suggest some jobs around the home you could put your tax return towards.


Changing light bulbs in hard to reach places

Everyone has light bulbs around the home that have blown and not been changed simply because they’re out of reach. Whether you have high ceilings or tricky outdoor lights, locate all the bulbs around your home that need replacing and call one of our Hubbies out to help.


Tax time also signals another exciting time of year; school holidays. There are bound to be more sticky fingers and grubby hands touching the walls and post-holidays might be the perfect time to have your walls painted. You might also want to consider brightening up the room by introducing some colour in the form of a feature wall. Our Hubbies are experts when it comes to painting, so start looking at colour swatches and use your tax return to bring a new lease of life to the interior of your home.

Building a cubby house

Fancy building your child a play house? Every child dreams of having a secret hideaway in the backyard so why not use some extra cash to build the kids a cubby house. There are plenty of design inspirations online. Consider a suitable shaded area in the backyard and call on your local Hire A Hubby to get a quote.

Garage shelving

If your garage looks cluttered and tools are getting misplaced it’s probably time to enforce some organisation. One simple way of bringing order to the chaos is to build a shelf. Remember, if you’re going to build a fixed position wall shelf it’s important to consider the position and method when attaching it to the wall. If you’re not confident, give Hire A Hubby a call for a free quote.

Give our Hubbies a call on 1800 803 339 to put your tax return to good use by ticking off some of those lingering home maintenance jobs. Visit www.hireahubby.com.au this month to get a free To Do List fridge magnet.