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Terminology to Learn Before Buying Shutters, and Why These Words Are Important

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Shutters for your home are a big investment, so you want to ensure you take the time to learn a little about the different styles and features offered. Learning the terminology used to describe shutters and their various parts can help you to better understand how each style is different, and can also help you to know what parts might need repairs if they should ever break sometime down the road.

18 April 2016

Regular testing…healthy water

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A swimming pool is an attractive feature for any home and a source of pleasure for the family. In order to ensure that the pool looks attractive and can be enjoyed to its optimum, the water should be of the best quality. Bacteria grows readily in unmanaged pool water. If left unattended, this can become a health risk. The key to clean and healthy water in a swimming pool is to use the correct chemicals and to maintain the balance between them.

6 April 2016

Don't Overlook These Features When Choosing a New Lawnmower

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A self-propelled, push lawnmower can be sufficient for you if you have a smaller yard that doesn't require the use of a riding lawnmower. When you're ready to get a new push lawnmower, you may actually be surprised at the options and choices you have, so note a few features to consider to ensure you get the right type for yourself. 1. Gas versus electric An electric lawnmower is very lightweight and won't do much good when it comes to cutting thick grass, and especially grass that is often overgrown with weeds and brush.

28 March 2016

Choosing material for the restumping of your house

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House restumping is something that mainly has to be done to old houses that still use a wooden stump foundation. These stumps might have rot or become infested with termites. The foundation of the house itself might also have become unstable, which causes the need for restumping. More modern houses are instead underpinned with concrete, as restumping is a method only for this particular type of foundation, but there are ways to modernise also this procedure.

15 March 2016

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

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Before listing your home, one of the first things you should do is start getting it ready to sell. For example, not everyone will have your great taste in home décor, so if you like unconventional colors, you may want to go for a more neutral look. A little expense and effort can result in a faster sale and an offer closer to your asking price. It can be hard to change the home that you've loved and lived in for a long time, but remember the objective is to sell it and move to a new home that you can put your mark on.

26 February 2016

Tips For Storing Your Caravan Awning

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When the summer comes to an end, you'll need to pack up your caravan awning and put it into safe storage for a few months.  Here are some top tips to make sure your caravan awning emerges from its winter hibernation in good condition and ready for use when the good weather comes around again. Packing up your awning Packing up the caravan awning is often perceived to be a laborious job, but it can be pretty straightforward, provided you go about it the right way.

16 February 2016

Why Choose A Glass Splashback?

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A splashback is a vital component of kitchen design that keeps your walls clean and grease-free, especially behind your cooker and food preparation areas.  So why choose a glass splashback?  Read on to find out more.     Aesthetically pleasing and versatile Glass is an extremely versatile medium when it comes to making splashbacks.  There's a huge range of different colours and finishes to choose from, or you could have a glass splashback made to your own specifications.

29 January 2016

Kitchen Renovations | 3 Winning Layout Strategies When You Have A Space Crunched Kitchen

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Kitchen renovations are ideal when you want to start afresh by building a cooking space that blends into your needs perfectly. Designing the layout of your cooking space during kitchen renovations can be daunting when you don't know where to begin, especially when you need to worry about optimising the limited space you have. Luckily, this guide will help you plan an ideal layout when you have a space crunched kitchen.

22 January 2016

Pros of Opting for Merbau Timber for Your Decking Needs

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Deck installation is one of the most convenient ways of creating an outdoor living space. Not only can a deck serve as an entertainment area, but it is also a good way to have some alone time while enjoying nature. Due to the popularity of decks, there are a myriad of materials that your contractors can choose from for deck installation. One of the options that proves popular with contractors is the use of Merbau timber.

8 January 2016

Cleaning Quilts| 3 Steps To Temporarily Treat A Blood Stain On Your Wool Quilt

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Your wool quilt is created from natural animal hair fibres, so naturally high heat and harsh cleaning products can cause these fibres to shrink, felt and curl. Dry cleaning is an ideal way to treat your wool quilt every once in a while. If you spill any type of juice or stain your wool quilt with blood, you can follow some simple steps to temporarily eliminate the stain before sending it for dry cleaning eventually.

22 December 2015