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How To Make a Small Patio Seem Bigger

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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. Furniture 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»

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»