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Choosing Feline-Friendly Bouquets For Wooing Cat Owners

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Buying a special gift for a prospective partner can be a minefield to say the least, but a beautiful bouquet of freshly cut flowers is still as reliable as ever, and having your bouquet delivered straight to your loved one’s door by a flower arrangement delivery company can add that extra touch of thoughtfulness. However, buying flowers for cat owners can be a little more challenging; while these furry hellraisers may attempt to eat anything that passes in front of their nose, many popular cut flowers are highly toxic to cats if eaten, and some can even be deadly if consumed in sufficient quantities. Read More»

3 Additions That Will Increase The Privacy Of Your Outdoor Living Space

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Outdoor living spaces are an important part of many Australian homes. They’re often considered an extension of the interior living space and are used for dining, socialising and relaxing. However, if you live in a densely populated area, you might feel that your outdoor living area lacks privacy, which makes it less than ideal. Fortunately, it’s possible to create a more secluded and private space by using specially designed privacy products. Read More»

How to Choose the Right Retractable Flyscreen for Your Home

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Retractable flyscreens are a must-have for just about any home, as they keep out bugs and other pests, while still allowing for fresh air circulation inside the home. Retractable flyscreens are especially good for patio doorways, where you might want to open the screen fully while entertaining guests to allow for easier foot traffic in and out of the home. These screens can also be good for kitchen windows, as opening the screen can allow for more venting of smoke or steam. Read More»

Mistakes Many Homeowners Make When Cleaning Their Carpets

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Carpets should be shampooed or otherwise given a deep cleaning on a regular basis; this might mean every year or even more often, depending on the foot traffic inside your home. A homeowner can rent a carpet cleaning machine from a home improvement store and try to manage this cleaning themselves, but note a few mistakes they often make in the process. Doing so will ensure you avoid these mistakes if you’re thinking of cleaning your home’s carpeting or help you to determine if the job is best left to a professional. Read More»

How to Choose the Right Details for Your Home's Custom Cabinets

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When working with a custom cabinetmaker, you have the freedom to choose all the details and features you want from those cabinets, so that they fit your home’s space and also coordinate with all the surfaces in the room where they’ll be installed. However, while having all those choices and options is good, this also means that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the many details available to you! Note a few tips for choosing the right features for your home’s custom cabinets, to make the selection process easier on you and to ensure your new cabinets are exactly what you need in your home. Read More»

Two tips for keeping your home and garden in good condition when you have mobility problems

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When you suffer from a condition which limits your mobility, performing household chores can be painful and exhausting. If this is a problem you’re currently struggling with, here are two tips which should help you to keep your home and garden in excellent condition. Invest in a ride on mower A neatly-trimmed lawn can drastically improve the appearance of a garden. However, pushing a lawnmower around a large lawn can be tiring and strenuous, even for those who are strong and flexible. Read More»

Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your New Kitchen

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When renovating your home’s kitchen, or when having a new home built, you want to ensure you don’t overlook any detail in this space, as a home’s kitchen needs to have enough space for comfortable food prep and storage, and it should be very attractive and welcoming as well. To ensure your new kitchen is one you’ll love using for many years to come, note a few mistakes you’ll want to avoid when designing this space, and remember that it might be good to actually work with a kitchen designer to ensure you don’t overlook any detail in this room. Read More»

4 Reasons Why Plantation Shutters Might Be The Ideal Window Dressing Choice For Your New Look Room

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When you’re redecorating a room in your home one of the features that have the most impact is your choice of window dressing. Window dressings can set the tone for a room and help to define the entire look you’re trying to achieve. An enduringly popular window dressing choice is plantation shutters. Here are four reasons why they might make the ideal choice for your new look room. 1. They suit any design style Read More»

Achieving a Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget: How to Get a Luxe Bathroom for Less

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Bathroom renovations are one of the most expensive home upgrades, second only to kitchen renovations. However, you don’t have to forfeit your life savings to achieve the look of the gorgeous designer bathroom images you have been drooling over. There are many ways to achieve a high-end feel after a bathroom renovation without costing you a fortune. Here are a few tricks to help you achieve that. Consider a marble wallpaper Read More»

Double Glazed Windows: Not Just For Keeping You Warm

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It’s widely known that double glazed windows provide extra insulation to your home, helping to keep you much warmer on chilly evenings. The two panes of glass are separated by a layer of inert gas and sealed together to create a reliable buffer between you and the outside world. This makes sure the heat stays in and the cold stays out, so you can cut down on the energy use it takes to maintain a comfortable temperature. Read More»