Help With Your Home And Garden

  • 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.

  • The Pros and Cons of an Open Floor House Design

    6 August 2015

    You may have watched a show highlighting a remodel of a home so that it becomes an open floor home and you wished to get an open floor design for your new home. However, you may still be unsure about whether to proceed with getting that open floor house design or to change your mind about it. This article discusses the pros and cons of open floor plans. Use this information to help you make an informed decision about this type of design:

  • 3 Tips to Remember When Building Your New Home

    27 July 2015

    It's the moment you've been dreaming of, you're finally going to build the home you're always dreamt of. Rather than rushing through the process, take your time and work with your new home builders to construct your home. The following are three tips to remember throughout your exciting process: Research & Design You're investing a lot of money and time into your new home, not to mention you likely want it to look better than you could have ever imagined.

  • Don't Forget to Discuss These Features With Your New Patio Builder!

    10 July 2015

    When having a patio built off the side or back of your home, you want to ensure that you consider every feature that will make the space more comfortable and functional for you. It is possible to add certain features after a patio is built, but typically if you have these things included in the original plan, it can be easier to incorporate them and ensure they fit the overall design of your patio.

  • Two Patio Design Tips For The Visually Impaired

    30 June 2015

    There are over 357,000 people in Australia who are visually impaired. Whether you are one of them or you have a family member living with you who is, you know that people with visual impairment do their very best to not let this impairment slow them down. Getting outside into the fresh air is invigorating for the mind and body, so now that you are planning an upgrade to your patio area, you need to give careful thought to the planning so that those who cannot see well get just as much enjoyment from it.

  • 4 Important Tips When Installing A Split System Air Conditioner

    24 June 2015

    Unlike window-based air conditioners that can be categorized as 'plug and play', split system air conditioners feature two units that need separate installation and configuration. That makes the installation process a little trickier. Consequently, it's easy to make a bunch of simple mistakes that will later come to affect your cooling system. To avoid that, learn some important tips that will ensure maximum cooling in your home: Install both units in a clear area devoid of obstructions

  • How to Choose Outdoor Awnings for Your Home's Patio or Deck

    28 May 2015

    An awning can be a good choice for an outdoor space as it provides protection from too much sun exposure and can keep you cool from summer heat. Awnings can be made of metal or fabric, and come in a wide range of colours and styles, which can make your choice very overwhelming. Note a few factors to consider when it's time to choose outdoor awnings for your home's patio or deck.

  • 4 Tips to Help You Plan & Build a Carport

    11 May 2015

    For homeowners without a garage, a carport provides an ideal solution to the problem of safely storing your vehicle. A carport offers off the street parking and easy access to your vehicle. If properly prepared and planned for, installing a carport can be done in a day. Look at some considerations and advice when planning and building a carport. Opt for an Easy Design As you are erecting the carport as part of a DIY project, it is best to keep it simple.

  • Some Ways To Deal With Wasps And Prevent Them From Nesting Near Your Home

    23 April 2015

    Wasps are notoriously aggressive. When defending their nests, they can cause people to end up in hospital due to their painful stings. More and more people are developing allergies to wasp stings, so if you are intending to tackle a wasp nest on your own, you can arrange to have a test done with your doctor. If  you discover that you do have an allergy, it is advised to contact a professional pest controller.

  • Tips From The Pros For Decorating A Small Room

    13 April 2015

    Decorating a small room can be a challenge even for design pros. It's difficult to decorate without making the room seem even more closed-in and claustrophobic, but at the same time, simple designs can make the room look bland and drab. There are a few tricks you can employ to make a small room look cozy and comfortable without making it look neglected or even smaller than it is; note a few of those here.