5 Warning Signs that Your Carpet Is Harbouring Mould

Home & Garden Blog

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

Why Wood Grade Is Important When Buying Teak Furniture


Some people do not pay any attention to the grade of the teak wood used to make the furniture that they buy. This oversight leads them to miss one of the most important indicators of the quality of the furniture that they intend to purchase. This article discusses the impact of different wood grades on the quality of that teak furniture. Moisture Resistance Teak wood has three grades (A, B and C).

4 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