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The Different Types of Shutter Materials Available Today

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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»

Two Tips To Follow If You're Investing In A Built-in Wardrobe

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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»

Practical and Aesthetic Advantages of a Security Screen Door

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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»

5 Benefits of Vertical Blind Window Treatments

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Blinds are a versatile and attractive option for a window treatment, but standard horizontal options aren’t always the most suitable. Instead, consider the many benefits of vertical blinds.  1. Suitable for Long Windows Standard horizontal style Venetian blinds are attractive, but they aren’t especially well suited for long windows. Due to the lack of central support and the weight of the slats, the blinds tend to sag in the centre. With vertical blinds, every slat is secured to the top rail track, which means they can provide excellent coverage with no sagging, no matter how long the window. Read More»

Must-Have Landscaping Products for Your Garden

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Are you ready to turn your garden into a sanctuary that you love to spend time in? If so, it’s time to start exploring the must-have landscaping products that can make your dreams come true. Clearing Tools Stems, vines and shoots all have the potential to make or break your garden. When you need to free yourself from them, you’ll need a sharp tool that can swiftly cut them away. Clearing tools are also excellent for tackling ornamental grasses that are tough to cut. Read More»

Two Tips for Installing and Using Roller Blinds

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Roller blinds form sleek window coverings that don’t add bulk to a room. They offer plenty of colours and designs to match with various decors. Roller blinds can also regulate your home’s temperature in both winter and summer. For tips on how to install and use these window coverings, read on. Install Well-Fitting Roller Blinds Because roller blinds consist of continuous fabric, they help warm up rooms on a cold winter night. Read More»

What to Consider When Buying Security Screens

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Security screens and doors are necessary upgrades for some homes. There are a few things to consider as you begin browsing through the available options. Basic Needs Are you in need of security screens to prevent things from getting out or stop others from getting in? If it is the former, such as ensuring that children and pets don’t push their way out of a window or door. Window screens can be fixed or openable from the inside, but they must have child-proof locks. Read More»

3 Reasons Shade Sails Are Amazing Structures for Your Residential Property

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Shade sails have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. Many homeowners like them because they are a cheap and convenient way to keep the sun out of the selected areas around their property. Also, the shade sails help minimise other forms of damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. For example, you can have a shade sail in your backyard and put patio chairs under it to avoid direct UV rays. Read More»

How Birds Can Damage Your New Awning

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What will your neighbours think of your new awning? No, not your human neighbours, but others who might live nearby, namely the local bird population. It’s not as though birds are directly attracted to awnings, but when there are a considerable number of birds who regularly call your backyard home, your awning might need some extra protection. But protection from what? Acidic and Corrosive The problem is the high concentration of uric acid in bird droppings. Read More»

Two things to do in preparation for having your kitchen renovated

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If you’ve arranged for your kitchen to be renovated, here are the things you should to do prepare for this project. Batch-cook enough meals to feed your family for the length of the kitchen renovations If possible, you should try to do some batch-cooking a few days before the kitchen renovators arrive. Then, lug your fridge, freezer and microwave out of your kitchen and into another room in your home, and fill the former with your meals. Read More»