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Ideas You Could Consider For Outdoor Blinds

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If you have an outdoor living space, undoubtedly there have been moments when sun is too high to comfortably enjoy sitting on your deck, patio or verandah. However, this should not deter you from making the most of this living area, especially during the warm summer months when entertaining guests outdoors can be a great pastime. To make this space more comfortable, you should consider installing outdoor blinds. Here are some ideas that you could consider that would enhance the curb appeal of any type of residence.

11 May 2016

Information For Teachers - How Shade Sails Could Benefit Your Students

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Although many people use shade sails on their patio or decking in order to provide them with protection from the sun or from sudden summer showers.  But shade sails could also be used by your school to benefit your students.  Read on for more information. Outdoor education Kids have to go to school every day, regardless of whether they live in a hot region or a more temperate climate.  During warm weather, it's only natural that children want to spend time outside, and schools can capitalise on this by incorporating outdoor learning and physical exercise for their students in ways that are enjoyable and inspirational.

11 May 2016

The Benefits of Switching to a Vitreous Enamel Tank

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As a substance that's used on kitchen surfaces, saucepans, and washing machine drums, vitreous enamel has consistently proved its durability. While many homes benefit from stainless steel tanks, there's evidence suggesting they're not as safe or efficient as their vitreous enamel counterparts. As such, those who benefit from solar heating may want to consider making the switch. Exploring cost-saving measures As most stainless steel tanks have a shelf life of five to ten years, homeowners that haven't replaced theirs recently may want to investigate whether they're due for a renewal anyway.

22 April 2016

3 Ways Split Air Conditioners Are Different Than Central Air

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If you don't currently have ducts and vents installed in your home, you might be wondering if it is worth having central air installed or if you should go with another option like a split system air conditioner. Split system units are a step above window units, where they provide better air, though not quite as complex as central systems. Here are some ways they are different from a central HVAC system so you can decide if this is a good option for you.

11 April 2016

5 Warning Signs that Your Carpet Is Harbouring Mould

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A mouldy carpet won't end your life, but it can damage your health, offend your nose, and ultimately cost you a fair chunk of change. Lucky for you, it is possible to avoid a complete replacement if you catch the issue early. Here are the five main signs to keep an eye out for. 1. You're Experiencing Allergy Flare-Ups Alongside other irritants and toxins, mould produces airborne allergens than can causes allergic reactions in those who breathe them in.

29 March 2016

Budget-Friendly Kitchen Ideas to Discuss With Your Designer

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Working with a kitchen designer and creating the kitchen of your dreams doesn't need to mean overspending or breaking the bank; there are many budget-friendly ideas that can work well for any kitchen of any size, and no matter your needs and style. Note a few budget-friendly kitchen ideas you might discuss with your designer when you're ready to renovate or even completely remodel your kitchen.  1. Laminate flooring You may love the look of real wood in your kitchen, and laminate flooring can give you that look for far less money.

18 March 2016

Faded Deck? 4 Steps To Stain Your Faded Timber Decking

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You probably love spending time on your wooden patio deck, but harsh sunlight and extreme weather can cause its natural beauty to fade and discolour over time. Giving timber decking a new stain coat is perhaps the easiest way to preserve the wood and keep it looking refreshed. This guide is designed to help you get the job done efficiently. Prepare The Surface With A Thorough Cleaning  Your first step is to clean the surface of your timber decking to make sure that it is properly sanded and cleaned.

1 March 2016

Tips For Installation of Timber-Look Tiles

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Timber-look tiles can provide your home with the classy, traditional look of hardwood flooring at a fraction of the cost.  Here's how to install timber-look tiles for a professional-looking finish.  You'll need a few basic home DIY skills and tools for this job. Preparation Before you begin, it's important to make sure that your floor is completely flat and free from imperfections.  If the floor is not flat, the tiles will not fit properly and the finish will be wobbly and uneven.

18 February 2016

Choosing Australian woods for your pizza oven

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While many resources on the internet exist for finding the best woods for your pizza oven, many of these guides focus on woods that are expensive or hard to access in Australia. If you have been wondering what native or local woods you can use in your Australian wood pizza oven, here are are some of the common options. Jarrah, Marri and other native hardwoods Hardwoods are the gold standard for pizza ovens as they burn clean and produce a high and even temperature.

25 January 2016

What You Need to Know About Weed Trimmers

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With Australia's beautiful summers, you no doubt like to spend as much time in your garden during the summer months as possible. But for that garden time to be as enjoyable as possible, you need to have the basics of garden maintenance down. For anybody with lawns and hedges, weed trimmers, also known as string trimmers, are a very useful piece of garden equipment. Here's what you need to know.

13 January 2016