5 Reasons to Choose a Custom Staircase
One of the overlooked challenges of building a multi-story home is the staircase. You need a staircase that looks good but also functions well in the space. Often, custom staircases are the best option, as the following illustrates. 1. Space Constraints Fitting a staircase into a small home or tight corner is a challenge at best, and often impossible if you are looking at premade staircase designs. A custom design can be built to the space.
Three Ways Replacing Aging Windows Saves Costs
As windows age, they develop weak points between the window frame and the wall, allowing air to enter and escape throughout the day. Unfortunately, a drafty house is less efficient as far as energy consumption goes. For instance, an air conditioning system must work extra hard to steady indoor air temperatures. However, you can prevent high energy bills resulting from drafty windows by replacing them with new ones. This article highlights ways window replacement helps save energy costs.
Four Reasons to Keep Your Vehicles in a Storage Facility
Your vehicles are some of your most expensive purchases and will need to be looked after carefully. You may find it more convenient to keep them in a storage facility rather than at your home, particularly if you do not use them much. Here are some reasons why you should consider using a vehicle storage facility. Space Firstly, vehicles are very bulky items. A family car that is used every day will need to be kept at your home.
Designing Your Own Home? Why You Should Add A Landscape Architect To The Design Team
If you’re in the process of designing your own home, and you’ve hired an architect for the designs, you’ve made the right choice. Hiring an architect is the best way to ensure that you get everything you want for your new home. However, now that you’re in the designing process, you should also hire a landscape architect. A landscape is a perfect addition to your design team, especially if you want to create the ultimate environment for living.
Benefits of Installing Plantation Shutters in Your Home
Plantation shutters are a great option if you want attractive window coverings in every area of your home. A number of benefits are listed below. Versatile Plantation shutters are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and configurations to fit any window or door opening. For instance, you can cover an entire window with full-height plantation shutters. Alternatively, you could install two-tiered shutters that can be adjusted independently. You might then, for example, open the upper shutter louvres while closing the lower ones.
3 Things to Do for Your Plant Nursery to Flourish
There is nothing more attractive than an outdoor garden with the right combination of flowers and other plants. However, most people envision themselves having an amazing plant garden but fail to realise that it comes with a set of responsibilities. Perhaps you have been trying to establish a garden but have failed in all your attempts. Or maybe you want to create a new backyard garden in your home. Whatever the case, you should learn a few things about the art of creating a healthy garden.
Some of the Benefits of Under-Tile Heating
If your home has a concrete slab floor, it’s no secret that the cold can be unbearable in the winter months. But for renters or homeowners without the ability to install a traditional heating system, there is an alternative to help keep you warm: under-floor heating. Read on to discover more about the benefits of this type of heating. Warm feet If you live in a slab home and are renting your space, under-floor heating will help keep your feet from freezing in the winter.
Now You Can Have A Walk-In Wardrobe and Get the Most Out of It With These Tips
Walk-in wardrobes are indispensable additions to any home. They are excellent for organising your clothes, shoes, towels, etc., especially if you have plenty of those. What’s more, they are great for privacy, and they maximise the use of your existing space. However, even with the huge amount of space that walk-in wardrobes offer, they can still get messy if you do not organise your stuff well. With that in mind, here are some quick tips to help you organise your walk-in closet and get the most out of it.
Why Opt for a Bespoke Kitchen Design?
According to a recent analysis, the kitchen and bathroom renovation sector in Australia is worth something in the region of $11 billion a year. That is an astonishing figure when you consider how much Australians like cooking outside rather than indoors. Nevertheless, a large part of the expenditure that is spent on kitchen designs and installations in the country is accounted for by standardised, mass-produced products. Although standard kitchen cabinets, work surfaces and appliances are likely to remain popular for some time to come, the positives of a custom kitchen design should not be underestimated.
5 Benefits of Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are characterised by their wooden, aluminium or PVC louvres, which look similar to the slats on blinds. However, unlike blinds, these shutters are fitted to the window’s frame. Plantation shutters can be opened out just like doors, as opposed to using a pull string to open them. One of the main benefits of plantation shutters is that they can be made to measure and are easy to install, which gives them an excellent finish.
How to Find Aussie-Made Furniture and Why It Matters
When going furniture hunting there are a few things you should be on the lookout for. First of all, it pays to know exactly what you want before going shopping so that you don’t get distracted by any impulse purchases. When looking for lounges and sofas the first thing you should check for is if they are Aussie-made lounges and sofas, because this guarantees you quite a bit better quality than the alternatives.
The Importance Of A Good Carpet Cleaning Service In Preserving Your Carpet
Whether Persian or Moroccan, a holiday souvenir, or a lush home interior accessory, your carpet is an investment to be maintained. Despite being essentially trampled daily, carpets can grow in sentimental value over time, with the number of home memories they witness. More often than not, however, people are unable to do much to maintain their carpet’s lifespan besides the occasional vacuuming and dusting. Fortunately, there are professionals trained to know the cleaning your carpet strand material requires and the perfect balance of chemicals to clean without damaging.
Which Blinds Suit Bi-Folding Doors?
Bi-folding doors are incredibly popular in Australia and have replaced the more traditional sliding patio door in many places. Of course, being able to fully open them without having one pane of glass permanently in position is what many people are looking for with a set of bi-folds. However, they cause a bit more of a challenge when it comes to the type of window treatment that will be used to cover them at night.
What to Consider When Buying Plant Pots for Your Residential Landscape
Are you looking to increase the charm and beauty of your residential landscape? Using plant pots is the perfect way to draw visual interest to your outdoor space and add a touch of modernity to it. But with the vast selection of planter pots available on the market, you can be hard-pressed to find suitable products for your landscape plants. Here are some key things to consider when selecting plant pots for your home exterior environment.
Which Kitchen Worktop Should You Choose From Your Wholesaler?
There are all sorts of different worktops that you can buy from kitchen wholesale suppliers. It is a good idea to check out all of the kitchen benchtops you might opt for before choosing one. A lot of kitchen wholesale companies will offer you the chance to handle the various materials before you choose in the form of sample. It is advisable to compare them like this rather than simply selecting a worktop from a catalogue.
The SAFE Guide to Preventing a Deadly Garage Fire
Without a doubt, your garage is one of the most dangerous places in your home where a fire can break out. The interior of a car is highly flammable, so even the smallest flame could quickly spread into a dangerous blaze—or even an explosion. Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent a serious fire from breaking out in your garage. If you want to improve your fire safety, take a look at this simple SAFE guide.
How to Care for Your New Awning Installation
After approaching an awning contractor and picking the perfect product for your home, you can look forward to an installation that lasts for years to come. With the right care, you can make it last even longer. Using some simple tips to caring for an awning installation, you’ll spend many days and nights enjoying your new fitting. Address bird droppings and leaves immediately When you don’t address bird droppings and leaves promptly, they have the potential to inflict stains on your awning.
Trends You'll Want to Include in Your Home's New Kitchen Design
If you’re having a house built for yourself, or are looking to do some remodelling to your current kitchen, you might check out a few trends to discuss with your contractor. Incorporating one or more of these trends into your design will ensure you end up with a kitchen space that is functional but also fun and stylish, and one you’ll love for as long as you own that house!
3 Useful Ideas When Installing Security Screen Doors To Protect Your Home
Security doors add another layer of protection to your home, which can make you feel safer inside. Not only do they serve as a deterrent to burglars (who don’t want to take the extra trouble), but they also add value to your home if you’re looking to sell in the future. But choosing the right security screen doors requires some thinking. Here are some useful ideas to consider when installing security screen doors to protect your home.
Luxury Features You'll Want in Your New Custom Home
Working with a custom home builder means being able to pick and choose all the luxury features you’ll want in your new home, creating a space that fits your personality and needs. While features like marble countertops and a built-in home theatre have become somewhat standard in homes today, you might note some additional luxury features you may want in your new home, so you can discuss these with your builder as needed.
5 Effective Ways of Utilising Space in Your Kitchen
Kitchens are a well-used area of the house and need to be kept organised all the time. You must find the best possible ways to arrange utensils and other cooking materials so that space usage is maximised. It is important that you should able to move in the kitchen freely while you are cooking. This will not only help you to avoid accidents but also make moving items in and out of the kitchen easy.
2 Simple Ways To Make A Dark And Drab Old Staircase Look Bright And Modern
If you own a house that has more than one level, then a staircase is an essential feature. Staircases may not be the most glamorous part of your home but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t put some serious thought and effort into making it as attractive as possible. One of the most common issues that people with older homes face with their staircase is that they’re dark, dull and feel boxed in.
Gutter Turn Garden: Gutter Protection Guidelines to Help You Keep Flora off Your Gutters
If you notice plants crawling out of your gutter, then be wary of an imminent gutter blockage. Even worse, your gutter may succumb to the weight of plant growth and break off or sag outwards. Preventing growth of flora in your gutter system will prolong the lifespan of the system and maintain its efficiency in the long-run. Remember that flora growth in the gutter is a result of many things, including non-obvious reasons.
Should You Clean Your Home's Carpets Yourself?
Your home’s carpets should be cleaned on a regular basis, not just to make them look better, but to also preserve the life of the fibres. Built-up, ground-in mud, dust, pet hair, and other dirt that is not removed on a regular basis can flatten carpet fibres so severely that they are eventually ruined, and the carpet then needs replacing. Cleaning carpets regularly, however, can prevent this, and ensure those fibres are strong and in good condition, so the carpeting itself lasts longer over time.
Clearing Up Some Common Misconceptions About Self-Storage
A self-storage unit is a good solution for anyone whose home or apartment is a bit cramped and crowded, or who wants to store dangerous items like tools for their business away from any children in the home. If you’ve been considering a self-storage unit for any reason, you might be hesitant only because you believe some very common misconceptions about these facilities. Note a few of those misconceptions here, and then you can determine if such a unit is the best choice for your storage needs.
How to Choose a Good Riding Lawn Mower for Your Yard
Unless your yard is a compact lot without much grass to cut, it can be good to invest in a riding lawnmower, versus a push model. Riding mowers maker quicker work of cutting the grass, and typically offer more cutting power than a push mower, so they can easily work through rough and tall grass, weeds, and brush. Before you start shopping for a mower, however, note a few quick but important tips to remember, so you know you get the right choice for your lot in particular.
Are You Stuck Between Choosing Curtains or Blinds? You Can Now Have Both
When it comes to selecting window treatments for your home, the choice between curtains and blinds can be daunting. Curtains provide considerable energy savings and add class to your room. On the other hand, shades are cozy, stylish and convenient. They allow light into a room while providing decent levels of privacy. What if there was a way to enjoy the best of both worlds without having to choose between the two options?
How to Make a Small Dining Room Seem More Spacious
If you have a smaller than average dining room at home, then the chances are that you won’t use it for entertaining and inviting family over for meals. This is a great shame but you don’t need to worry about a small dining room as much as you might think. With limited space, there are still a number of things you can do to make it a pleasant room to be in and enjoy the convivial atmosphere of dining together.
Terms to Learn When Shopping for Custom Curtains
Custom-made curtains can be a good choice for overly large or overly small windows, or if your taste in decor is a bit eclectic, and you can’t find curtains on store shelves that appeal to you. If you do decide to have custom curtains made, it’s good to know some terminology used for window dressing, as this can help your curtain maker create something that is perfect for your needs. Note some of those curtain-related terms here, so you’ll be better able to tell a curtain maker the best style for every room of your home.
Interior Design – Secrets to Successfully Redecorating Your Home
After living in your residence for several years, the initial lustre it had may become lost to you. When you start to feel like your surroundings are now dull or look outdated, it would be an indicator that it is high time to embark on some interior designing of your space. Redecorating can be quite an exciting prospect, but if it is not done the right way, it can quickly become a disaster.
The Advantages of Concrete Tiles for Home Flooring
When it comes to home flooring, you have a large variety of materials from which to choose, so you don’t need to settle for everyday carpet or expensive timber slats. Concrete tiles or poured concrete are both becoming very popular with homeowners today; concrete may sound a bit bland and industrial, but it’s actually very attractive and can work in any home no matter its overall decor. There are other advantages to concrete tiles that you might consider so you know if it’s the right choice for your home and so you can discuss this option with a concrete installer as needed.
Achieving Automated Control of Multiple Areas in Your Home
Have you ever wondered how amazing it would be to control the lighting of your home just by pushing one button? Or to close/open your blinds without having to manually tug on the lever? All this can now be achieved with home automation. There are some applications (such as the one provided by Somfy) that are capable of integrating critical functions within the home under a centralized control. These applications work by attaching sensors to various components within the home (lights, awnings, home theatre systems, door locks, etc.
How to Choose Mesh for Residential Screens
When you’re in the market for new residential window screens and screen doors, it’s good to understand that those screens are not all alike. The mesh of the screen itself will vary in size, and the material used for the screens will also vary. Understanding these differences will ensure that you invest in screens that are needed for your home’s overall security and your comfort, protecting you from insects, dust, and other irritants that would otherwise come through the doors and windows of your home.
4 Tips for Growing Lilies
Are you planning to add lilies to your flower garden? Read on and discover some of the helpful tips that will enable you to grow beautiful lilies. Inspect the Plants Make sure that you inspect the plants that you are going to buy or receive from a friend/neighbour. Avoid selecting plants that have any holes in their leaves. Such plants may have been affected by pests. Taking the affected plants will introduce those pests to your garden, and you will struggle to get the infestation under control.
Answering Some Questions About a Split-System Air Conditioner
If your home needs an air conditioner, note that a central unit, meaning one that is connected to the ductwork of the home, is not your only choice. If you’re on a strict budget or have a smaller home that doesn’t need that much cooling, or if you have a larger home and want more control over how the air conditioner operates, consider some questions about a split-system air conditioner, and then you can make the best choice for your home.
Five Things Not to Do If You Lock Yourself Out of the House
If you lock yourself out of your home, you may be wondering what you should do. If you have smart locks, you can simply charge your phone and let yourself in through your app, but if you have traditional keyed locks, you need to call a professional who provides lockout services. In the meantime, here are five things you should not do. 1. Don’t Panic It can be scary and frustrating if you lock yourself out of your home, but you shouldn’t panic.
Tips for Choosing the Right Window Treatments for Your Home
A room’s window treatments are very important, as curtains, shades, shutters and blinds don’t just provide privacy; these pieces also keep a room insulated and can be a focal point or a very visually striking accent in a room. Since there are so many options from which to choose when it comes to window treatments, note a few tips on how to make that choice and find the perfect window treatments for your home.
Why Investing in Custom-Made Awnings Is a Smart Choice for Your Outdoor Space
Installing awnings over your patio or other exterior spaces is a great way to keep outdoor activities rolling without interference from inclement weather such as direct sun exposure. Furthermore, they can add to the beauty of your home and increase its resale value. Generally speaking, outdoor awnings are available either as off-the-shelf products or custom-made ones, with the latter costing more to buy. If you’re considering paying extra for custom-fabricated outdoor awnings, here is a look at some essential benefits you stand to gain.
What You Need to Know About Bare Rooted Plants
People who visit wholesale plant nurseries are informed that they can purchase bare root plants, potted plants or pot grown plants. Inexperienced people often fail to decide whether they should buy the bare root trees or not. This article discusses some of the critical information that you may need to know to decide whether you should buy bare rooted plants or not. What They Are Bare rooted plants are plants that were initially grown in the field.
Does Your Guttering System Require Attention This New Year?
For many homeowners, the start of the New Year is a time when they engage in residential maintenance to make sure their home gets a facelift. And although focusing on the exterior appearance of your home is vital, many people tend to forget to inspect their gutters. Since guttering systems are typically out of sight, they unfortunately end up being out of mind too. Nonetheless, if your gutters are worse for wear, it will eventually affect the rest of your property.
Choosing the Best Material for Your Home's Outdoor Furniture
When shopping for new outdoor furniture for your home, you want to consider the material of the furniture and not just its appearance. This is because outdoor furniture needs to be especially durable, as it will be exposed to direct sunlight, high humidity, bitter cold, and the like. However, you also want that furniture to be comfortable for everyday relaxing! To help you choose the best pieces for your home’s outdoor space, note a few pros and cons about various material options, and this will ensure you find the right pieces for your patio or deck.
Countertop Choices for Your Next Kitchen Reno
Are you tired of your existing kitchen? Is it in need of a makeover? Kitchen renovations can give this area of your home the new look that it truly deserves. When getting started with kitchen installations, most homeowners tend to overlook the importance of kitchen countertops. Countertops are the surfaces where you will prepare meals, place your items and even eat your meals when you’re in a hurry. As a result, having a nice looking countertop can go a long way towards improving the look of your new kitchen.
6 Reasons Why Advanced Trees Are the Right Choice for Your Garden and the Greater Environment
If you have a garden within an urban area that you’re planning to plant some trees in, read on for more information on why you should choose advanced trees. Here are six ways that you, your family, and the greater environment can benefit from you making the right choice. Advanced Trees Benefit the Greater Environment It was once believed that planting young trees was the better way to do your bit for the environment.
How to Maintain a Frameless Shower Screen
Shower screens have become a popular feature in many of today’s bathrooms thanks to their stylish and elegant look. But most importantly, these bathroom installations perform the task of keeping water in the shower and away from the rest of the bathroom. Unfortunately, not many shower screen users get maximum service from their screens simply because they do not know how to take proper care of them. Dollar for dollar, frameless shower screens are one of the best shower screens available on the market.