How to Build Your Dream Home

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We all aspire to own a house where comfort and convenience will blend in to grant us a perfect abode that measures to our tastes. But what active steps should you take to achieve this? Are there things you can do today to move closer to your dreams? While there are several pieces that form the dream home puzzle, let's look at some of the most important strategies that can help you build your dream home.

17 November 2017

5 Things to Consider When Having a Cabinet Maker Design a Kitchen Island for You

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An island is the perfect way to pull your kitchen together and create more space for cooking. If you are having a cabinet maker create your island, there are a lot of choices to make. Here's what you need to consider. 1. Matching Kitchen Cabinets Ideally, your island should complement your kitchen cabinets. You may want the base of the island to closely mimic the cabinets, or you may prefer a look that creates a compelling contrast.

27 June 2017

Inside or Outside? 5 Signs You Should Choose External Blinds Over Internal Blinds

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The hot Australian sun can drive up the temperatures in your home, making it feel hot and uncomfortable. Blinds can help to keep the sun at bay and improve the efficiency in your home. The first choice you need to make is between internal and external blinds—here are five signs you may want to consider the external option. 1. You Want Extra Insulation Blinds and other energy efficient window treatments can help to keep your home cool as the blinds block the sunlight.

27 June 2017

6 Building Tips to Create a Termite Resistant Home

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If you have ever lived in a home that's been taken over by termites, you probably want to avoid them in your new house. With the right supplies and building techniques, you can create a home that is as resistant to termites as possible. Check out these tips. 1. Use Treated Wood Contractors use treated wood for home frames in most situations, but if you are building your own home, you need to turn to treated wood as well.

27 June 2017

4 Signs Dormer Windows Are Right for Your Home

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If you are planning to build a new home, there are hundreds of aesthetic and functional choices you need to make. One element you may want to consider is dormer windows. A dormer is a bit of the roof that differs from the main roof line, and in this case, it features a window. The roofline of the dormer window can be the the same relative direction as your roof, or the dormer can feature a roofline that's oriented perpendicular to the main roof.

27 June 2017

4 Signs You Need to Hire a Professional for Asbestos Removal

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Asbestos was long used as a building material in Australia, and if you are working on an older home, you may encounter asbestos. Wondering if you can deal with it yourself or if you should call a professional? Here are some signs you should call in the pros. 1. You Aren't Sure Where the Asbestos Is Asbestos was used in a number of building applications. It can be in old flooring, insulation or other parts of your home.

27 June 2017

4 Reasons Cat Owners Should Consider Motorised Blinds

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If you own a cat or two, you need to think a little harder whenever you make a change to your home. For one thing, cat-owners should give serious thought to installing somfy motorised blinds, and here are just four reasons why. 1. No Dangling Distractions Probably the most compelling reason for cat-owners to use motorised blinds is that there won't be any dangling cords or wires to deal with.

22 June 2017