Home Garden

Planning A Home Extension? 2 Ways To Save Big Money

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Adding an extension on to an existing property is a popular choice for many Australian home-owners. Extensions fulfil the need for more living space, without the inconvenience of selling your property and buying something new. It also a great way to increase the capital in your home, and can add tens of thousands of dollars of value if done well. The key to increasing the value of your home is not over capitalising on your extension.

22 September 2016

Making the most of your alfresco area

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If you find that your alfresco area becomes a bit of a dead area which is only used when you entertain it might be time to rethink how you have it set up. Here are some tips to make sure that the area is an important part of your living space.  A comfortable outdoor dining table set It's important to have an outdoor dining table that is as comfortable to use as possible, not just one that looks great.

31 August 2016

Three Benefits of Having an Opening Roof on Your Tiny Home

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When you think of opening roofs, you may think of a large opening roof over a swimming pool in a hotel, but that's not the only type of opening roof. In fact, these roofs can be pared down for residential structures, and if you are designing a tiny home, you may want to embrace the opening roof idea for your little home. Here are a few benefits of opening roofs on tiny homes:

3 August 2016

Hair Dye On Your Carpet? 4 Quick Directions To Eliminate The Stain Forever

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Love the idea of restoring your gorgeous brown or black locks? Or perhaps you're in the mood to uplift your appearance with a bold red or blonde look. Either way, hair dye allows you to make the changes you desire. And while you're blissfully anticipating your new look, a hair dye spill on your carpet can turn into a horrifying nightmare –– unless you undertake these quick carpet cleaning directions to eliminate the stain forever.

19 July 2016

Not A Drop To Drink: Choosing Drought-Tolerant Ornamental Shrubs (Without Leaving Australia)

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It's fair to say that Australia's climate is hardly forgiving, with low annual rainfall and frequent droughts a perennial hazard to landscaping plants. As such, finding ornamental shrubs suitable for public spaces, roadside verges and other areas particularly vulnerable to droughts can be challenging -- fortunately, you don't have to look far to find the right shrub for you. Australia's native ecosystem offers a range of hardy and attractive ornamental shrubs that can shrug off the effects of water deprivation.

13 July 2016

Home Blinds | 4 Quick DIY Steps To Get Pet Hair Off Your Blinds

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You've probably heard of pet hair integrating into your carpet fibres, but did you also know that it could get into your window blinds? Retaining the pristine appearance of your home's blinds can be challenging in any circumstance. But pets can make it even harder. Pet hair clings to all kinds of surfaces, so follow these quick DIY steps to remove it from your window blinds.  Apply A Lint Roller Over Your Blind Surface

11 July 2016

Cat Doors - 2 Way Versus 4 Way Designs

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If you have a pet cat that spends some of his or her time outside, you may be considering buying a pet door for your home.  A pet door can allow your cat the freedom of choice to go out when he needs or wants to, without you having to open the door for yourself.  This can be particularly helpful if you are out at work during the day and would prefer not to have a kitty litter tray left inside your home.

23 June 2016

Top features to look for when buying a baby bathtub

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Babies are a blessing to parents; they are cute and bring lots of joy with their brilliant laughs and high spirit. But they are also messy. They'll splatter food, roll in dirt and even poop in their pants. That's why you need a proper bathtub when these little angels are around. The bathing experience needs to be something they look forward to and enjoy. The secret is a baby bathtub, but not just any model.

13 June 2016

Choosing Comfortable Tiled Kitchen Flooring To Reduce Joint And Foot Pain

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When it comes to combining durability, good looks and easiness to clean in a kitchen floor covering, it's hard to beat traditional kitchen tiles. However, if you suffer from chronic pain in your back or joints as a result of chronic illness, injury or simple old age, traditional tiled floors may be too hard and unforgiving to walk and stand on comfortably. Similarly, if you have sensitive or easily damaged feet, stand on cold, hard tiles for long periods while cooking can cause pain and discomfort.

19 May 2016

Points to Note on Asbestos Removal for Roofing and Siding

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If your home's roofing was done any time before 1980 then there is a high chance it was made using asbestos. Back then, asbestos fibers were added to roofing and siding materials during production to make them more durable and provide some insulation for prevention of fires. To be sure your roofing or siding contains asbestos, have it tested by certified public or private inspectors. You could check the packages in which the material came as well.

2 May 2016