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  • How to Prep Your Concrete Patio for the Summer

    5 January 2016

    The Australian summer months are beautifully hot and sunny—the perfect time to spend lots of quality time on your patio with your friends and family. But your epic summer barbecue and wine evenings with neighbours can only be a success if your concrete patio looks the part. Over the winter, the patio has no doubt gathered dirt and debris, and there may even be some nasty mildew taking hold. This is how you can make your patio look as good as new once again.

  • 5 Signs It Is Time to Upgrade Your Kitchen

    18 December 2015

    Upgrading your kitchen not only helps with the aesthetic appeal of your home, but can make the kitchen more convenient and useful to you. Depending on your needs and budget, you might choose an entire kitchen installation or to just improve certain aspects of the kitchen. Here are some signs that it is time to upgrade the kitchen. You Don't Have Room for Everything You may find that you don't buy new kitchen items because you don't have the space or you have to pack away small appliances in the hallway closet.

  • Different Carpet Cleaning Methods You Could Consider

    10 December 2015

    Most homeowners will have carpets in their home to enhance the comfort of their floors. However, since these items are made from fibres, they are bound to get dirty over time. Although vacuuming and spot cleaning your carpets may suffice for surface cleaning, they require a deep clean once in a while to ensure that they are not hoarding bacteria and other contaminants. Here are some of the various carpet cleaning methods you could consider if you are opting for professional cleaning services.

  • Advice on keeping your plantation shutters clean and looking new

    4 November 2015

    Plantation shutters can be a great addition to any house. They provide sophistication to the style and design of a house if done right. While purchasing plantation shutters can often be a significant investment, they will last for years if they are properly maintained. There is nothing worse than making this investment and letting them subsequently turn ugly and stained as a result of neglect. You may not know how to effectively clean these shutters and keep them looking sharp.

  • Kitchen Design | 3 Golden Strategies For Getting Your Kitchen Sink Location Right

    23 October 2015

    Deliberating over a kitchen design can take up hours and days of your time, but it is necessary for a clever floor plan. After settling on your dream kitchen sink, you will need to decide where it resides in your cooking space.  Planning your kitchen sink location requires careful consideration, so follow these golden strategies to get your kitchen sink location just right. Position Your Sink For a Good View

  • Home Pools | 4 Effective Steps to Remove Rust From Fibreglass Pools

    14 October 2015

    A fibreglass pool is usually easier to maintain than a concrete pool, but ever so often it may get discoloured or stained because of the formation of rust. Rust stains may be caused by chemical collapses of metals and mineral deposits inside the fibreglass pool. Unsightly rust stains that appear on the surface of fibreglass pools will diminish their aesthetic appeal. Rust stains must be removed to restore the attractiveness of your pool.

  • Common Air Conditioning Problems You May Face With Your Central Unit

    6 October 2015

    When your air conditioning unit fails, it's good to know some common troubleshooting tips so you can either address these problems on your own or know what to expect by way of repairs. In some cases, your air conditioner may be failing because of simple issues you can fix in a few minutes or because you're not using the unit properly. Note a few common air conditioning problems you may need to fix for your central unit.

  • How To Plan Your Kitchen Renovation

    21 September 2015

    A major kitchen renovation project is a costly and time-consuming undertaking.  In order to ensure that things run smoothly, it's important that you tackle the work in the right sequence.  Here are some tips and advice on how to plan your kitchen renovation. Design phase The first stage of any kitchen renovation project is the design phase.  Plan out exactly how you want your new kitchen to look and make a detailed list of appliances, cabinets, finishes etc.

  • Reasons to Opt For Custom Home Builders

    31 August 2015

    If you are looking to buy a house, chances are you do not want to take out a mortgage until you find your dream home. However, one thing you will realize is that finding the perfect home to suit your family's specific needs may be a much more tedious task than you thought. Instead of spending endless months viewing numerous houses or having to settle for a home just to embark on renovations, you should consider custom home builders.

  • How to Choose the Right Riding Mower for Your Lawn

    21 August 2015

    A riding mower is a must-have for any homeowner with a very large lawn, and it's also a good choice for the elderly or those who may not be able to physically use a standard lawnmower for any reason. Since a riding lawnmower can be a costly investment, you want to ensure you choose the right one for your property and don't simply pick the first one you see. You also want to think about some additional features your riding mower might offer you, if you have a large garden or even a small farm.