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
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
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
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
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
Australia is famed for having pleasant weather all year round. The summer months are long whereas winter weather is relatively mild. Nevertheless, having hot weather for most of the year also poses the risk of excessive UV exposure, sunburn, increased cooling bills and more. An easy way of protecting yourself from these drawbacks while still getting the chance to make the most of the warm weather is by investing in shade sails.
21 June 2017
Awnings are a great way to add some shade to your outdoor patio or deck space, making it more comfortable and inviting. Awnings can also provide protection against water damage around windows and flowerbeds, as they help direct rain away from your home and shrubbery. Decorative awnings are somewhat small and can add a pop of colour and style to a home's windows, without providing protection against rain and summertime sun.
19 June 2017
Trying to clean your own home carpeting can be a mistake, as this job is typically more involved than you may realize. If you don't clean the carpets in your home properly, they may wind up becoming downright sticky, with matted fibres and even spots and stains that are more visible after cleaning than before. Note a few common mistakes that many homeowners make when cleaning their own carpets so you can avoid them yourself or determine if it's better to just have a professional do this job for you.
16 June 2017
Sending flowers to someone is a great gesture any day of the year, but especially for a birthday, anniversary, or other special event. Flowers can also be a good choice for someone who is ill or just home from the hospital or as a thank-you for a favour done. Whatever your reasons for arranging for a floral delivery, note a few important questions to ask of the florist, so you know everything involved and are sure to make the right choice for your recipient.
8 June 2017
Timber floors are very durable and usually very easy to clean, and they can easily last for many years if not even decades. However, the way you care for and maintain those floors will have a big impact on their overall appearance and how long they last, and on what repairs the timber may eventually need. Note a few mistakes that many homeowners often make in the care and maintenance of their timber floors, so you can avoid these yourself and ensure your floors look good for many years to come:
29 May 2017