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2017

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»

Cleaning Tips That Will Keep Your Acrylic Shower Screen in Mint Condition

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Shower screens come in different materials and styles, but they all perform the important job of keeping water away from the rest of the bathroom when someone is taking a shower. If you are considering installing an acrylic shower screen in your bathroom, you might have already heard that it is so easy to clean. However, many people still struggle to keep their acrylic shower screens clean because they overlook the fact that acrylic is only a low-maintenance product and not a completely maintenance-free one. Read More»

Two Maintenance Tips For Your New Exterior Motorised Awning

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As a first time homeowner, having motorised awnings installed on your home is a wonderful step towards cool summer living. Motorised awnings expand quickly and easily to provide your family with a tight canvas shade cover for lazy summer dining or casual catch ups. However, as with all motorised devices, it is important you know how to look after your new awning so that you get years of life out of them. Read More»

Avoid These Mistakes When Designing a Home Staircase

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When having a new home built, or if your current home has an old staircase that needs replacing, you can usually work with a contractor to design a staircase from scratch. This allows you to create a set of stairs made from a unique and original material, and which is very personalized so it’s a good fit for your home and its overall decor. However, note a few mistakes you want to avoid if you’re designing a staircase, or even choosing one from a catalogue for your home. Read More»

How to Design a Room With an Awkward Shape

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Most suburban Australian houses are fairly uniformly designed with many of the rooms being conventional rectangles. This regular floor plan means that interior decoration is relatively easy. After all, most furniture and wall hangings are designed for rectangular rooms and are, themselves, fashioned with plenty of ninety-degree angles. However, if you have a room with a nook that doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of your home’s d├ęcor, or you have a curved area, then it can become trickier. Read More»

How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Workshop

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Need new blinds for your workshop? Don’t just choose the first pair that you see. Anyone creative will know how much difference one item can make and how well they’re able to work in a room - and that includes blinds. The right blinds will create a comfortable space that allows you to create your best work, without any annoyances or inconveniences. Read on for details on three features every workshop blind needs: Read More»

6 Ways to Boost the Efficiency of Your Home's Air Conditioning System

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During a hot summer, using your home air conditioning system can lead to large energy bills. By making your air conditioning system work more efficiently, you can reduce your energy spending without sweltering in the heat. Use these tips to boost cooling efficiency and keep your power usage low: 1. Insulate Your Home Insulation isn’t only useful for keeping your home warm in winter. During the summer months, hot air can seep into a poorly insulated home, sending indoor temperatures soaring. Read More»

Reasons Your Home Needs Awnings As Soon As Possible

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Although awnings are not a new concept, an assumption homeowners make is that they are only suitable if they have an exterior living space that they are looking to shade. In reality, awnings can be advantageous to you whether you have a patio or not, as they can be installed directly on your windows. Moreover, they come in a wide assortment of styles to ensure that you can find a design that would be the most complementary to your residence. Read More»

Best Materials to Consider for Your Fabric Shower Curtain

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The shower curtain effect is a phenomenon that involves a shower curtain being blown inwards while the shower is running. It is designed in a way that cold and dense air on the outside and hot and less dense air on the inside would result to difference in pressure with more pressure on the outside which forces the curtain inwards. The simple scientific phenomenon allows control of water flowing from the shower to avoid wet and moist floors after showering. Read More»

Beach Pool vs Regular Pool: Which One Should You Go For?

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If you’re thinking about adding a pool to your house, there are plenty of considerations you need to think about, but one of the most important is whether you should go for a beach pool or a regular pool. Regular pools are rectangular in shape, with the sides going straight down, so you get into them either by climbing down a ladder or simply jumping in. In contrast, beach entry pools, also known as ‘zero entry pools’, start gradually, so you can walk into them just as if you were walking slowly into the sea. Read More»