Renting a self-storage unit has become pretty popular in recent years, particularly with families who have a small home or who need to utilise the space in their home differently because they work from home or home educate their children. Most of us have more stuff than we really need, and if you have a collector in your family, it may not be easy to simply pare down possessions. Storage units offer some extra space when space at home is tight, and as units come in a variety of sizes, there are options to fit any budget. Read More»
Even the smallest patio can transform your home and give you extra outdoor living space. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can make a small space go a lot further. Here are a few tricks you can try.
The biggest change you can make is to be smart with your furniture. A table and chairs in the middle of the patio will fill up the space and make it feel cluttered. Read More»
As Australia’s summers become hotter and longer, you have to find ways to insulate your house against the heat. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to install window shutters.
Window shutters have louvres (individual slats or blades that go across the shutters) that can be adjusted to regulate the amount of natural light that enters your house interiors, allowing you to stay cool and comfortable in hot weather. Read More»
Here are two tips to follow if you’re about to invest in your first built-in wardrobe.
Opt for mirrored or neutral-coloured wardrobe doors
When selecting the materials for this wardrobe, you should ensure that its doors are either mirrored or feature a neutral-coloured material (such as pale grey or white-coloured wood). The reason for this is that this is a semi-permanent structure that cannot be removed without considerable effort. You won’t, for example, be able to remove it from your bedroom yourself, in the way you might be able to do with a freestanding wardrobe. Read More»
A security door might be a relatively straightforward home enhancement, but it can offer a variety of practical and aesthetic advantages. These are explained below.
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
If you’re trying to make your home more energy-efficient, everything is relevant. Even small changes can improve things. A security screen door, for example, may not appear to be critical to energy efficiency, but it can help in a couple of ways. Read More»