Help With Your Home And Garden

  • How to Keep Your Home Cool in Summer Without Breaking Your Budget

    25 May 2016

    Staying cool in summer can be a challenge in some parts of Australia. When the sun is beating down and you can't stop sweating, use these tips to bring down the temperature in your home. Every tip is a cost-effective alternative to simply turning the air conditioning system to its maximum setting. 1. Shut Out Direct Sunlight Sunny days are often beautiful, but letting too much direct sunlight into your home is a sure way to send indoor temperatures skyrocketing.

  • Three Important Factors to Consider When Buying Caravan Awnings

    17 May 2016

    If you want to upgrade your caravan or motor home, you should consider purchasing and installing an awning. This will provide additional space for the family when you are out on the road. In addition, you can enjoy the natural breeze when the caravan interior is too hot. There are numerous awnings in the market to consider when looking for the perfect product for your use. Therefore, it is important to assess and compare the different choices before making a decision.

  • Mould, Pollen and Dust Mite Allergies Can be Prevented by Underfloor Heating

    27 April 2016

    When you ask people about the benefits of in floor heating, you're probably going to hear about how it can lower your energy bills, increase your comfort by providing an even temperature across the home, and increase wall space by removing the need for radiators. This is all true, but fewer people understand just how advantageous in floor heating can be for anyone who suffers from allergies. Mould, bacteria, pollen and dust are common triggers for allergies; here's how an in floor heating system can help work against them.

  • Jacket Storage | 4 Nifty Strategies To Pack Winter Jackets During Summers

    15 April 2016

    If you live in a small or downsized apartment, then chances are that you've invested in a self-storage unit for stocking seasonal items during the year, including your winter jackets. Winter jackets take up a lot of room in the house, so placing them in self-storage may be ideal for the summer months when you don't need them. This guide is designed to help you properly pack your winter jackets for the storage unit in summer.

  • Tips for Choosing the Right Shower Screen for a Busy Shared Bathroom

    31 March 2016

    If you've got small bathrooms and a big family, you may regularly have more than one person in the bathroom at your home. This can work with the right supplies. Choosing a new shower screen? Here are some ideas to keep in mind if it's for a frequently shared bathroom: 1. Make it opaque. Clear, sparkling shower doors are great if you want your bathroom to appear larger, as they help to create continuity between the shower stall and the rest of the bathroom.

  • Keeping the Magic Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

    23 March 2016

    If you need to be apart from your spouse or loved one for a long period of time, it can be hard to keep the romance alive. Here are ways that you can help inject some magic back into a long-distance relationship.  Organise a weekly delivery of flowers While you may not be able to personally deliver flowers to your partner each week, organising a weekly delivery from a local florist can be a lovely way of contributing to the household and giving your loved one a beautiful bunch of flowers to look at each week.

  • Hot Patios | 4 Tips To Beat The Heat For Comfortable Summer Patio Use

    9 March 2016

    Outdoor living is a way of life in Australia, so many homes are equipped with alfresco patios for homeowners and tenants to enjoy during the warm summer months. But soaring summer temperatures can make patios uncomfortable, especially in the middle of the day where the sun is hottest. This guide is designed to equip you with tips to beat the heat for comfortable summer patio use. Add Misting Systems To Keep The Place Cool

  • Don't Overlook These Factors When Choosing Shutters for Your Home

    23 February 2016

    Shutters are a great alternative to blinds, which may seem a bit industrial and drab, and to curtains, which may be difficult to coordinate with your furniture and which may seem to overpower a small space. When choosing shutters, you need to take your time and shop for just the right style or they'll look like a poor afterthought, so note a few factors you'll want to ensure you consider before you buy.

  • Different Types of Awnings You Could Consider

    11 February 2016

    If you were looking for an attractive yet functional shading, awnings would be an ideal choice for you. Here are some of the different types that you could consider depending on your needs as well as preferences. Fixed awnings These types of awnings come with guide rails that are permanently affixed to the wall. These awnings are similar to blinds as they operated by rolling up or down. Fixed awnings are best suited for hard to reach windows in the home such as on upper storeys.

  • Some Quick Questions You Might Have About Using a Wood-Burning Pizza Oven

    27 January 2016

    A wood-burning pizza oven is actually easier to install in a home's kitchen than you might imagine; they can often be built from scratch using brick or clay, so they can be worked around any type of kitchen design or footprint. If you love pizza or the taste of authentic cooking done with wood, note a few quick questions you might have about using a wood-burning pizza oven at home.