Living and bedroom

Independent and trusted tests, reviews and investigations of bedding, flooring and security for your home.

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carpet

Carpet options buying guide

01 Jul 2008 | Buying the wrong carpet can be a costly mistake if you don’t choose wisely. This guide will arm you with all the info you need before you take the plunge.  More »

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Security screen doors buying guide

22 Feb 2005 | Security screen doors are designed to let you safely open up the house to air and light while you’re at home.  More »

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Timber and tile flooring buying guide

08 Nov 2004 | When you’re building or renovating, elegant flooring that’s also practical can add substantial value to your home, in addition to looking and feeling great.  More »

Bed

Pillows buying guide

01 Jul 2008 | When you consider that the average person will spend approximately one third of their life asleep, having a comfortable and good quality pillow is important.  More »

Mattress buying guide

Mattress Buying Guide

20 May 2010 | There’s no scientific consensus on what makes a good mattress. People around the world sleep comfortably on all sorts of beds.  More »

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Sewing machines buying guide

19 May 2008 | If you’re a sewing rookie or coming back after an extended break, you may be surprised to find that you can pay anywhere from $299 to $8000 for a domestic sewing machine.  More »

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Smoke alarms buying guide

30 Jun 2008 | To escape a house fire, early warning is vital; that’s why you need a smoke alarm.  More »

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Twisting the truth on thread count

19 Feb 2009 | Ever wondered what’s in your 400 thread count sheets? Or why your 350 thread count sheets feel coarser than those with a lower thread count?   More »

Sofa bed

Sofa beds comparison and buying guide

01 Jul 2008 | We've compiled this buying guide to get you up to speed on what's out there in the way of sofa beds, how much they cost, and what to look for when shopping.   More »

Electric blanket

Electric Blanket

15 Jul 2010 | When temperatures drop, the idea of an electric blanket begins to sound more and more appealing.   More »

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Electric blanket reviews

16 Jun 2014 | When the temperature drops, an electric blanket to keep warm during those cold winter nights is very appealing.   More »

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Sewing machines review

24 Sep 2013 | CHOICE selected one model costing around $500 from each major brand; an expert and a regular sewer to put them through their paces.   More »

Mattress buying guide

Mattress Buying Guide

20 May 2010 | There’s no scientific consensus on what makes a good mattress. People around the world sleep comfortably on all sorts of beds.  More »

Electric blanket

Electric Blanket

15 Jul 2010 | When temperatures drop, the idea of an electric blanket begins to sound more and more appealing.   More »

carpet

Carpet options buying guide

01 Jul 2008 | Buying the wrong carpet can be a costly mistake if you don’t choose wisely. This guide will arm you with all the info you need before you take the plunge.  More »

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Interior paint reviews

07 Sep 2011 | CHOICE tests 21 interior acrylic low sheen paints to find out which ones you should be putting on your walls.  More »

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Security screen doors buying guide

22 Feb 2005 | Security screen doors are designed to let you safely open up the house to air and light while you’re at home.  More »

Pillow

Pillow satisfaction survey

02 Feb 2011 | See which pillows score best for comfort: our members give their verdict on the popular brands.  More »

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Sewing machines buying guide

19 May 2008 | If you’re a sewing rookie or coming back after an extended break, you may be surprised to find that you can pay anywhere from $299 to $8000 for a domestic sewing machine.  More »

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Mattress survey

06 Jun 2010 | Our online mattress survey gives you tips and advice of 3500 members, and highlights the best brand and retailers.  More »

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