A Guide to Roller Blinds

A Guide to Roller Blinds

Blinds offer great versatility while providing many useful functions for a home. Better still, there’s endless options when it comes to styles, colours, and textures, not to mention the fact that blinds are very cost-effective. Whether you need blinds to keep out the sun and offer some privacy or want to enhance the décor of a room, there’s many reasons to invest in a new set of blinds. Knowing what you want to gain from a set of blinds should make choosing them that bit easier, as there are many…

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5 DIY Bathroom Storage Hacks

5 DIY Bathroom Storage Hacks

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. It is where you go to wash up and get clean, ready for the day or for the night. It should be a relaxing space, that is why you should strive to ensure that it is always clean and clutter free at all times. One of the biggest problems that you might face is having too many things that you use in your bathroom and not enough space to keep all the things that you want. This includes…

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The Importance of Brand Names When Choosing Garden Power Tools

The Importance of Brand Names When Choosing Garden Power Tools

Garden power tools such as grass trimmers (or strimmers) and lawn mowers are just some of the most essential items in a do-it-yourself gardener’s repertoire. Vital when it comes to producing a neat edge and smooth turf, this modern equipment ranges in price and can vary from bargain basement to mind-numbingly over-the-top. Of course, when buying different types of power tools, consumers generally consider many facets. First off, there’s the size of the lawn in question and the width of the trimmer. A rule of thumb, says that the bigger…

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DIY Hanging Garden Basket

DIY Hanging Garden Basket

With the limited landscapes that most homes have, it can be challenging to find space to plant your favorite flowers. But this doesn’t have to be. You can take advantage of a hanging basket to create a welcoming environment in your front porch or backyard. You can even plant some flowers indoors.  This is a great way to combine your garden with your home. Here is how you can get your DIY hanging garden started. Select a basket Choose the basket that you would like to use. When making your…

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DIY Home Insulation Tips

DIY Home Insulation Tips

There are very few home renovations that pay for themselves and boost your home’s value over time: one that does, however, adding attic insulation can accomplish this. It’s not the most beautiful home improvement project, but it’s the best investment. If you’re ready to add some insulation to your home to save on energy bills, you might save even more money by doing it yourself — at least for the attic. Think of attic insulation as a thick blanket over your house that holds in heat in the winter but keeps it out in the…

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A Guide to Gravel Stabilisation

A Guide to Gravel Stabilisation

Gravel is one of the most attractive, economical and versatile surfaces on earth. However it needs work done on it, else it is inclined to move around, creating ridges and ending up where it shouldn’t. There is a perfect solution. The stabilising cellular grids create a naturally porous base into which gravel sits and stays. It’s easy to lay, inexpensive and very attractive. Gravel surfacing is very popular, but there is one major drawback. Gravel may start to shift when frequently trod or driven upon. This may severely degrade the…

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How Technology is Changing Plumbing

How Technology is Changing Plumbing

Plumbing may not seem to be the most technically advanced of trades – after all, you don’t need a computer to flush a toilet!  But there are ways that technology is changing plumbing alongside new trends in how we live that mean the industry is evolving more than you might think. Green Living “Going green” used to be a bit of a fad and a conscious lifestyle choice but with the growing awareness of our impact on the environment, more of us want green living options.  A recent study of…

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Does Your Property Need Rainscreen Cladding?

Does Your Property Need Rainscreen Cladding?

As our climate seems to head away from warm and dry or cold and dry and increasingly towards wet, we are forced to look at our buildings from a different viewpoint.  At one time, we would have aimed for them to withstand snow or ice, perhaps the occasional burst of heat in the summer.  However, now we have to deal with more rain, often for longer periods of time and in increasing strength.  This is where rainscreen cladding comes in – so what does it do and does your building…

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The Dos & Don’ts of Extending Your Home

The Dos & Don’ts of Extending Your Home

You might assume that adding an extension to your home is simply a case of popping a structure onto the end of the house and having that extra space you crave.  The process of extending your home is one that needs some careful consideration and planning to ensure the end result stands the test of time. The Planning Stage If you use a designer to help plan the extension, make sure that they know about movement joints.  This is a growing issue due to the warmer weather we are experiencing…

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5 Ways to Beautify Your Bedroom

5 Ways to Beautify Your Bedroom

If you are not happy with how your bedroom looks right now, you can do something about it. There are lots of little things you can do to spruce up your bedroom and give it a new, fresh and beautiful look. Here are some ideas to get you started. 1. Choose a Theme Decide what the overall theme of the room should be. This will help you know how to decorate and put everything else together. When choosing a theme, consider how long you would like to have it. If…

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