Help With Your Home And Garden

  • Renovating Your Kitchen? 3 Strategies To Make Your Benchtop Accessible For People With Disabilities

    27 October 2016

    Being in a wheelchair doesn't mean that people shouldn't be able to move around. If someone in your family is in a wheelchair, you'll know how important it is to make your living space accessible. Remodelling your kitchen for wheelchair friendliness may be imperative to help the person use it without any trouble. Follow these strategies to make your kitchen benchtop accessible for people with disabilities. Lower The Benchtop Height To Suit The Elevation Of A Wheelchair

  • Bedroom Upstairs? 4 Tricks To Plot A Senior-Beneficial Staircase

    29 September 2016

    Staircases are indispensable fixtures in most multi-level homes. Some homeowners overlook small factors when designing them, but you must pay attention to detail when you have older people living with you. If your bedrooms are located on the top floor of your home, use these smart tricks to keep your senior parents safe when they climb the stairs.   Explode The Stairs With Ample Lighting Poor lighting can lead to slips and falls, especially with seniors whose eyesight may be slowly fading.

  • How to Choose the Best Plants at a Nursery

    14 September 2016

    When shopping for plants at a nursery, you want to ensure you opt for only the best, highest quality plants, as it's not likely you can return them once you get them planted in your yard and give them time to grow. Plants that are not healthy when in the nursery may thrive with a bit of care after being planted, but it's not good to count on this happening. It's much better to take your time to shop for plants that are already healthy in the store.

  • Transform Your Home By Transforming Your Staircase

    29 August 2016

    Sometimes transforming your home isn't as difficult as you might imagine; you can often spruce up just one area and it can then make your entire home seem updated and more modern or more traditional and cosy. One space you might consider for such a transformation is the staircase; if the staircase is open and visible, changing up its style by swapping out the balusters and balustrades can be just what's needed to give your home an entirely new look and feel.

  • A Few Tip for Choosing and Hanging Curtains in Your Home

    17 August 2016

    Choosing and hanging curtains in your home can be more challenging than many homeowners realize; the wrong color or pattern can clash with your furniture or make the curtains seem loud and busy, and hanging them improperly can mean cutting off light from the windows even when the curtains are open. Note a few tips for choosing and hanging curtains in your home so you're sure to get the right style and know they'll look good in any room.

  • Hire the right equipment for a cosy outdoor party in winter

    29 July 2016

    Do not let the cold of winter deter you from throwing a party outside during the evening. The correct use of the appropriate party equipment will ensure that your guests are kept comfortable and warm and will add to the relaxed social feeling of the gathering. Keep your guests warm It is important that your guests are able to keep warm during your party. It would be a good idea to remind them to dress appropriately, but this is also the perfect opportunity for you to make sure they do not feel the cold as well as to add atmosphere to your party.

  • Six Items to Help You Clean External Shutters Without a Ladder

    19 July 2016

    Tired of the dirt and debris built up on your external shutters? Wondering how to clean them when you cannot reach them? It may be easier than you think, and if you incorporate the following ideas, you can clean all ground story and most first story windows without a ladder. Here is a look at a few items that can help: 1. Broom Before moistening your shutters, use a broom to knock off hardened dust.

  • Essential Tips To Help You Plan For Your Custom-Made Curtains

    30 June 2016

    Choosing custom-made curtains offers numerous advantages including the ability to determine the design you want your curtains to have. However, it's important that you pay attention to the functional elements and ensure that the curtains you choose serve the intended purpose. Below are essential tips to help you plan for ideal custom-made curtains. Choosing Mode of Operation  It's advisable that you determine the way you want to operate your custom-made curtains before you can have them ready.

  • Tips For Moving From a House to an Apartment

    21 June 2016

    When you move from a big house to a small apartment, it allows you to simplify your life and save money in the process, but the transition can be difficult. You have gotten used to the amount of furniture and bedrooms in your home, so minimising does take some work in the beginning. Here are some tips for moving from a house to an apartment. Plan On the Essentials First

  • Alfresco Window Coverings | 3 Blind Styles To Turn Your Patio Into A Trendy Haven

    8 June 2016

    Outdoor blinds are perfect when it comes to protecting your windows from harsh sunlight, but they also add decorative appeal to your patio space. Introducing outdoor blinds to your patio is a great way to turn your alfresco living area into a trendy masterpiece –– provided you know what style works best for your home. Vertical Outdoor Blinds Vertical outdoor blinds evoke a feeling of sleek style and lustrous appeal.