Home Maintenance

Can Your Home Handle The Heat?

Can Your Home Handle The Heat?

How will your home handle the heat when the summer rays come beating down? It’s not only about cooling down when the weather heats up. Now that summer is finally in full swing around half the world; you may come to realize something – your home was never ready for it! How is it going to handle the heat? Even when you’ve been counting down the months, looking forwards to the longer days and lighter nights, and planning your weekends out in the sunshine, you never thought to consider your home. And why would you? With all the excitement of…

How To Find An Emergency Plumbing Service

How To Find An Emergency Plumbing Service

How many of you have an emergency plumbing service on your speed dial? Maybe you don’t think you need one. Ideally, homeowners should have the contact details of an emergency plumber on their fridge. However, in the real world, especially when renovating, plumbing problems usually catch everyone by surprise. Emergency plumbing services may be required for numerous reasons and at inopportune times. Hassles such as repair on gas fitting pipes, blocked drain work, or even roof repairs may need an emergency plumber. Therefore, it is important for every home owner to be calm and follow the steps listed below before…

Cool Interiors That Ignore The Weather

Cool Interiors That Ignore The Weather

Cool interiors work regardless of what the weather is doing outside.Whether it’s the scorching heat of summer months or the frosty chills of winter; retaining chic and cool interiors will ensure you’re living in a calm and serene environment that enhances inner peace. There are multiple things you can do to refresh your house, and the following are some tips and ideas to help ensure that you’re keeping your cool in your abode. Keep Walls Bright Deep and dark hues can be a beautiful addition to the walls of your home; however, they can create feelings of warmth as they…

Environmentally Friendly Interior Design Options

Environmentally Friendly Interior Design Options

Environmentally friendly building supplies, decor, and appliances are increasing in popularity as each year passes. Most home lovers actively seek high energy ratings, sustainable building products, and environmentally friendly devices. There are various environmentally friendly benefits to a properly realized personal environment. The first thing you should consider is the way your interior design makes you feel. Too much clutter and a busy overall theme that doesn’t match your personal taste are not going to resonate well with you. Apart from decorating your home the way you find pleasing and soothing, you should also keep the sustainability of your home…

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden Home Renovation Costs: Don’t Get Caught

Hidden home renovation costs are those sneaky expenses that blow out the budget. That’s why you should add 25% to your budget for blow-out costs. However, if you can plan ahead of time you will save yourself thousands. Most people, when they plan to renovate and redecorate, will put sums down on paper, research the costs and secure financing. Homeowners are keen to ask around for estimates or quotes and weigh up the pros and cons of each architect, building firm, and interior designer to try and find the perfect balance between quotes, speed of completion, and reputation. And, most…

Easily Improve Your Home Street Cred

Easily Improve Your Home Street Cred

Fashionistas understand street cred – that indefinable sense of style and absolute cool. Home street cred is the extension of this design aesthetic. Your home is your castle. It can be a highly personal piece of you. Your pride and joy. And you want it to be the most incredible property in your neighborhood. That chic property everyone stops to look at for a few extra seconds. The home your friends and family love to visit on weekends.. and crash when your entertaining excels. It’s that vibrant property you can sell in a jiffy the moment you decide to move on.

Your Hips Don’t Lie, But Does Your House?

Your Hips Don’t Lie, But Does Your House?

Your house is supposed to reflect your personality and fit in with your lifestyle.You’re house proud and love to style it with new ideas, and you don’t follow every trend (let’s hope you don’t), right? Yet there’s always the cleaning and decluttering to be done. Shakira got it right when she said ‘hips don’t lie’ but maybe your house is telling lies about you. No matter how much daily housework you do, there are certain things around your house that can be letting you down. It’s like a constant nagging “but I just cleaned it yesterday’ mantra.

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming your home with budget-friendly ideas may be important if you feel it needs a little sprucing up. Well, you are not alone. We tend to re-decorate some of the rooms in our house between every 5 and 10 years. Living in the same surroundings year after year can become stale and not in keeping with your needs. This is especially common if your decor is trend-specific. Even if you’re planning on selling your house, it’s still worth considering giving it a style makeover.

DIY Must Know. Three Simple Things to Master

DIY Must Know. Three Simple Things to Master

DIY must know will help you keep a cleaner and tidier home without having to pay a contractor. There are some simple things you can master now!
I remember that incredible feeling when you buy your own home. Owning your own walls, your own floors, putting up shelves wherever you want – it’s freeing and one of the best feelings in the world. But when things start to go wrong – that’s when the glow starts to wear off and it starts to feel way too real.

Home Maintenance Tips To Help You Stay Fresh This Summer

Home Maintenance Tips To Help You Stay Fresh This Summer

Home maintenance is one of those on-going joys that comes with home ownership, no matter the season. However, hot weather has its own complications for maintaining a healthy home.

Here in Australia, there is one thing that we just can’t ignore; the heat of summer! We are lucky to live in the country that has one of the best climates on the planet so we shouldn’t really complain. But sometimes the summers get too darn hot! Thankfully, there are plenty of things that you can do to prevent succumbing to the heat too much. Some of the best steps begin at home. Here is my handy guide for three top home maintenance tips will help you feel as fresh as a daisy no matter how hot the temperature is outside!

Glass Maintenance and Cleaning

Glass Maintenance and Cleaning

Good home design and high-quality windows go hand-in-hand as both have a lasting impact on the quality of life in, and enjoyment of, your home. Viridian Glass have kindly provided advisory guidelines for glass maintenance to help you clean and care for the valuable glass around your home. 1)  Glass Protection – Glass needs to be protected from any contamination caused by building materials and methods used during home construction or DIY. Construction dust, leachate from concrete and rusting from steel can contribute to the formation of mild chemicals which can stain or damage glass. 2)  Safe glass handling –…