Outdoor Living

Beyond Beauty: Practical Additions to Your Home’s Exterior

Beyond Beauty: Practical Additions to Your Home’s Exterior

It’s beyond beauty when it comes to practical and stylish ways to enhance the exterior of your home. It’s workable, useful, AND great looking. Making your home look beautiful is one way to care for it. However, sometimes you need to think of practicality before looks. Making practical changes to your home’s exterior beyond beauty doesn’t stop you from making it look nice. But there are some cases when you need to put practicality first and let aesthetics come second. These practical updates might be useful for your home. Beyond Beauty : Lighting Lighting outside your home helps to improve…

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden protection isn’t about security and privacy from human species, but ensuring the hard work you put in to your garden is protected from non-human pests. Homeowners all want their gardens to look as stunning as possible during the summertime and the fall. However, there are lots of threats to the modern outdoor space that most people don’t consider when thinking about garden protection. With that in mind, there are three simple tips below that anyone can use to protect their garden and ensure nature doesn’t cause too many problems. Three Simple Garden Protection Tips Cover the pond with cat-proof…

Healthy Life Kick Start Program In Six Easy Steps

Healthy Life Kick Start Program In Six Easy Steps

A healthy life will impact upon your happiness, performance, confidence, and ability to be successful. So why not start your new healthy life today? So you’ve recently made the decision to begin a healthy life! Congratulations! If you keep this up, you are sure to experience a beautiful and significant change in the way your life is currently running. This can simply give you the best and most satisfying feeling of any new hobby or endeavour you put your mind towards, and for that reason it is anything but frivolous. Luckily, there are plenty of methods to help you achieve…

Why Smiling Doesn’t Always Make You Happy

Why Smiling Doesn’t Always Make You Happy

They say that smiling is contagious. If someone smiles at you, then you can’t help but smile back. Of course, in some societies and cultures, smiling isn’t always appropriate! Still, for many of us, a smile is a sign of reassurance that we’re welcome and the people around us are friendly. Smiling is a really important part of how we communicate, and it can even be a big part of your job if you’re customer-facing. Did you know that smiling releases happy hormones called endorphins to relieve stress and trigger a good feeling in the mind? Some studies suggest there…

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious living isn’t about 24-carat gold tapware and endless money to spend on decor (although that would be nice). No, gracious living is about how to enjoy sumptuous sunsets in historic apartments that ooze class, charm, and uniqueness. There comes a time in many people’s lives when they just want a change for gracious living. And not the kind of change that will satisfy them for a short period of time, but something so drastic that perhaps their entire outlook on life changes as well. The way we live, eat, and communicate with other people is all based on the…

Entrance Elegance: Divine Doors for Decoration

Entrance Elegance: Divine Doors for Decoration

Entrance elegance can be the first thing people see when they come to your front door. It could be the innovative garage door. Or it could be the surprise behind the decorous door on the inside of your home. When many people decorate and design their home, they often ignore one key area – entrance elegance. It’s an integral part of the home because every room has one, and they are essential in modern homes. No other component of a house has quite the same impact as a door. This makes it a greater shame that people forget to focus…

Love Interior Design? So Do Nosy Passersby!

Love Interior Design? So Do Nosy Passersby!

Of course you love interior design; you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t. But do you live in a neighbourhood whereby your interior design is on display? You love interior design concepts to enhance your home for you, your family, and your visitors. It is not for the enjoyment of people who walk past your home. However, if you live in a residential area, then you might have curious people looking in your windows, especially if there’s little space between your property and the footpath. It’s not their fault: if your house is on display and looks good,…

Exercise Excuses Smashed for A Fitter Life

Exercise Excuses Smashed for A Fitter Life

Exercise excuses can get more extreme the more we aren’t motivated to get out and get fit. Did the dog eat your running shoes? Is all your gear still wet in the washing machine? Old exercise excuses won’t work anymore, because getting in shape nowadays couldn’t be easier. Thanks to all the state of the art equipment, gym memberships, and online tips, finding a regime that works for you is something everyone can do. However, once you’re in practice with it, it can be hard to keep to it. Below are a few tips for banishing exercise excuses when entering…

TIMBERRRRRR! Essential Advice for a Shipshape Wooden Shed

TIMBERRRRRR! Essential Advice for a Shipshape Wooden Shed

A wooden shed can be charming and rustic or battered and worn. If it’s the latter then now is the time to shape up your shed. Winter is over and spring is here. As the weather warms up, more and more people hit up the garden. Let’s face it – summer is months away, but the preparation begins now. Anyone who wants a picture perfect garden has to start early to cover every base. This is where a wooden shed comes in handy. From storing unwanted rubbish to texturising the garden, it is an essential feature of any Aussie property….

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

New Home Build Pro’s and Con’s

A new home build can be the most exciting and creative process designed to provide you with a dream residence. Or is it all it’s cracked up to be, both negative AND positive? Building your own home doesn’t have to be something that you treat as a daunting or unthinkable option. Many people rule it out without even knowing the pros and cons of taking this path forward. On the other hand, you shouldn’t rush into a new home build without being aware of what it all entails. So, to ensure that you’re fully aware of what’s involved in all…

An Environmental Home That’s Sustainable

An Environmental Home That’s Sustainable

Having an environmental home could be easier than you think. It’s not all about new build either, you can retro fit any home to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Sustainability is something at which homeowners are now looking. As well as helping to protect the environment, you are also cutting down on your monthly bills so it is a win-win situation. Now is the perfect time to create an environmental home with these improvements. Environmental Home: Insulation One of the best ways of retaining heat in the home is through insulation, and this can be done in walls, ceilings…

Fail-Safe Fitness With Group Mentality and Support

Fail-Safe Fitness With Group Mentality and Support

Fail-safe fitness is not something that comes in a bottle. You can’t take a pill and suddenly your fitness regime becomes super successful, and easy. It doesn’t work that way… but this will. Most people decide to undergo a fitness regime by themselves. This can eventually pay off if discipline is developed to exercise regularly. However, most people also fail to keep up regular exercise because they fail to develop discipline, and their motivation wanes. It’s fail-safe fitness with the emphasis on FAIL! It takes a lot of encouragement and support to keep putting yourself through pain and exhaustion for…

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Expert party decorating tips can add to your own imagination when you are planing the perfect special event. Your role as host doesn’t begin and end with supplying drinks and food. The décor is important in order to get everyone in the right vibe. So regardless of who you are inviting to your home, you’ll need some party decorating tips and tricks for hosting the perfect special event this season. Party Decorating Tips #1: Blow Out on Balloons No party is complete without a few balloons. You can buy standard balloons, or get creative such as going with a colour…

First Appearances: What People REALLY Notice

First Appearances: What People REALLY Notice

First appearances are exactly that – the first time you present yourself to someone. And, as the saying goes, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. We all want to make a good first impression. Seeing people react positively to first appearances, getting those little compliments, and those lingering glances make us feel fantastic. You don’t have to look picture-perfect to make a great impression, either. You don’t have to have a tiny waist or flawless skin and hair to stand out at first glance. Here are the first things that most people are going to notice about…

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-seasonal flooring is becoming more high profile due to hugely popular TV shows like The Block, House Rules, and The Home Team hitting our screens. So while Australian audiences are inspired to undertake renovations based on current trends, winter renovations may be influenced by styles and materials skewed towards cold weather. However, Beaumont Tiles strategic designer Rachel Gilding says trans-seasonal flooring is a better long-term decision. “At Beaumont Tiles we are of course biased, but for good reason. Tiles come out on top, hands down, as the best flooring option when you consider durability, maintenance, room traffic, moisture levels and…