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Lifestyle & Great Living

The Lifestyle section of MarquetteTurner.com features articles on travel, hotels, yachts, technology, food and drink, recipes, restaurants & more for great living.

Make it last! Care tips to keep your lounge suites looking new

When it comes to purchasing that beautiful lounge suite you’ve been admiring for weeks, it is extremely important to think beyond the general look and feel and try to sum up the best solution for your lifestyle.   Considering the expense of a good quality lounge suite, having your couch cleaned and looked after should […]

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How to host visitors in a simple and sophisticated way this festive season

The festive season is almost upon us. And while it may seem like we have months to prepare for family and friends coming to stay, the time will fly by without us even noticing. The last thing you want is to wake up one morning and realise you have a day to prepare for your […]

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5 ways to make your garden great again

Do you cringe when you invite guests over and they have to walk along an uneven path that takes them through a sad looking spot of grass garden with one little flower? Oh wait, that’s just a weed. “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?”. It may not be with silver bells, but […]

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5 inexpensive ways to give your home a new look

Having a modern-looking home isn’t always easy, especially if you have a tight decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways that you can get the high-end look you dream of, even on a budget. Creating a change in your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take weeks to complete. There are simple, affordable ways […]

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How to make your home seem more welcoming

Are you hosting guests from out of town for a few days? If so, it’s important to create an environment that makes your guests feel welcome and comfortable. Nowadays, etiquette is all about making people feel comfortable and at home. You should do your best to make room for family and friends who needs a […]

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How AI can improve your home security

As scary as artificial intelligence (AI) sounds (have you seen The Terminator?), it’s actually a very useful tool. Besides using AI in the financial and food sectors, it can also be utilised in home security as well. In fact, your entire home can be secured by a single ‘machine’ that watches over you and your […]

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5 kitchen appliances needed in every modern home

We all want our homes to look good. To show off your personal space with pride and hear those “oohs” and “aahs” from your guests as you show them your new window treatment, that impeccable focal wall in the living room or the quality of your hallway floors. But if in style is what you […]

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8 Ways to make your room look more sophisticated

Perhaps you’ve just bought the latest decor magazine or watched a Top Billing episode that showcased a spectacular bedroom and you’ve caught yourself daydreaming about sleeping in one. Well, you don’t have to hit the jackpot to have an amazing bedroom. Because there are creative tricks you could use to make your room look sophisticated. […]

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5 ways to warm up your bathroom for winter

No matter the time of year you want your bathroom to be warm, cozy and inviting. Throughout the year there will be unexpected cold mornings and rainy days when you want to retreat to a warm space and take a hot bath or steamy shower. And in the winter, a warm bathroom is essential. Have […]

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9 Things to know about downsizing your house

You may be downsizing for a number of reasons. Maybe there’s a cut in your salary, divorce or the kids have finally grown up and have left the nest. When you make the decision to downsize it may come as a shock to the system. Because you’re letting go of everything you’re used to. But […]

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