Outdoor Living

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

The need to save water has become one of the major cornerstones of modern environmental policy. We now recognize that the small contribution we make at home can have a major impact. So these 3 ideas to save water will help YOU make an impact too. Have you thought about how to save water? Everyone is always looking for ways to save money around the home. More people are increasingly concerned with their impact on the environment, which is why saving energy is a priority. But people tend to focus on cutting down their electricity usage which, while important, isn’t…

A Financial Guide to House Renovation

A Financial Guide to House Renovation

Any house renovation will have its challenges. However minimising the financial impact, and understanding the costs, will contribute to a greatly enhanced experienced. Our writer, Lucas Bergman, explores this further. Your house renovation should always be exciting, no matter how nerve-wracking it can sometimes get. In order to avoid – or at least try to reduce – potential stress, you’ll need to carefully approach your proposed renovation. Consider all the ways you can make the entire project easier on everyone involved. Aside from carefully planning out every aspect of a remodel, have a contingency budget for unforeseen items. Because you…

Less Stress… The Proven Scientific Ways

Less Stress… The Proven Scientific Ways

Less stress is something for which we all strive but few seem to achieve with such busy lifestyles. However, there are some scientifically proven ways to have less stress in your life… and it’s easy. It’s not a nice feeling to be constantly stressed. When you may feel as though every little thing really gets to you, experiencing less stress may be a distant dream. However, science tells us that there are many things that you can do to reduce the stress that you feel in your life right now. Feel Less Stress Through Walking Believe it or not, even…

New Job? Confidence Tips To Help You SHINE

New Job? Confidence Tips To Help You SHINE

New job? You may need some special confidence tips to ensure your first day and first impressions really count. How you look is secondary to how you feel – except when you LOOK good you FEEL amazing… especially in a new role. So, you’ve recently secured a new job, congratulations; you’ve achieved something to be really proud of. The next few months will be an exciting whirlwind of learning and developing as an employee.So some extra confidence tips won’t go astray. It can be nerve-wracking when your the new girl at work. Your confidence might need a little boost so…

Self Love: How To Get Yourself Some

Self Love: How To Get Yourself Some

Self love is not something you can pick up at the supermarket or for which you can take a tablet. However, you CAN get it with a few simple tips. Yes… you deserve it! Are you always so focused on other parts of your life that your forget the most important part? Self love. If you don’t love yourself you can’t love others. Is it time to put a bit of effort into loving yourself? We waste our lives stressing about the material things that we think we have to worry about. Getting up for work, making plans on the…

Yes, A Safe Stylish Pool Is Within Your Grasp

Yes, A Safe Stylish Pool Is Within Your Grasp

A safe stylish pool can be of great value if you want to keep fit, have a place to relax, or if you love to entertain lots of friends. So, can you have a pool that’s safe AND stylish? Safety doesn’t have to forgo style. Safe Stylish Pool: If you have a pool in your backyard, keeping it safe is essential. Even though safety is more important than aesthetics, you still want your pool to look stylish. Fortunately, making sure that it’s safe won’t stop you from designing a stylish pool that you love to use and show off to…

Patio Paving and Making It Pretty

Patio Paving and Making It Pretty

Patio paving can look absolutely gorgeous and an integral part of your indoor-outdoor living. No-one wants a boring patio but if you’re not a keen gardener and you need easy-care, then this article is for you. There are mixed opinions about gardens that only feature patio-paving. To some, they’re madness. How could you live without beautiful flowers brightening your outside space? To others, though, patio gardens are something of a revelation. We may all like the idea of an outside area, but we aren’t all gardeners. For these people, the idea of having to cut the lawn and tend the…

A Guide To Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

A Guide To Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

Problems with cavity wall insulation, unfortunately, are very common.These expert tips will help you to identify and fix cavity wall insulation problems you may encounter. A lot of DIY enthusiasts attempt to perform one of the most difficult renovation projects around with very little knowledge, experience, or equipment that are all vital to successfully installing cavity wall insulation. When the home is experiencing issues relating to draughts and heat loss, it’s usually the insulation at fault. In other cases, however, the actual cavity wall insulation may be to blame for other issues. Problems include damp, where rainwater has managed to…

Camping With Pets: The Do’s and Dont’s

Camping With Pets: The Do’s and Dont’s

Camping with pets is something in which many people are interested. Because our pets are part of the family, we wouldn’t want them to miss out on any adventures. So how can you go camping with pets the RIGHT way? Camping is always fun when you go with family members and friends. However, camping with pets can make your adventure even more enjoyable when your beloved pets are with you in the wilderness. Domesticated animals, however, may behave differently in the great outdoors. Pets can be wonderful camping and hiking buddies. However, it is not just a matter of bringing…

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

A stylish small garden can be achieved in even the tiniest of outdoor spaces. Whilst we may all want a large green space in which to relax, if it’s not possible then small can still be stylish, colourful and functional. If you were born with green fingers you may already grow your own flowers and vegetables. However, in a stylish small garden you will need to get creative about maximising the space.. You can still have a lawn or a patio where you can relax on summer nights, and a space to grow your favorite fruit and vegetables. A Stylish…

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage space can be a great opportunity for storage, a home office, games room or other valuable home improvement. So.. are you embracing or squandering this important space? If you are blessed with a garage space adjoining your home, the chances are that you are using it only for car storage or… horrors, as a dumping ground. Your original idea was to create an ornate storage area complete with shelves, alphabetised items, filing cabinets, and labelled boxes, right? What you’ve ended up with is more reminiscent of an interior garage sale that has been thrown together, quite literally. You don’t…

Dream Home Building and the 7 Tips You Need To Know

Dream Home Building and the 7 Tips You Need To Know

Dream home building is on the wish list of virtually anyone who loves their home life or is addicted to watching reality reno shows. However, dreaming and building are two different things. Building a new house from scratch is challenging and requires a lot of planning. However it does provide you with an opportunity for dream home building. From choosing the perfect location to thinking about décor details, there are plenty of aspects to consider when building your new haven. You should take some time to plan the entire building and designing process in every detail. Dream home building requires…

Fitness Motivation Issues Solved (well… mostly)

Fitness Motivation Issues Solved (well… mostly)

Fitness motivation can be a real challenge when you’re trying to keep fit, eat healthily and attend workout regularly. Of the three key challenges to fitness motivation you may need help with at least one. Reaching your fitness goals and staying true to the exercise routine you’ve mapped out is easier said than done; especially with flagging fitness motivation. After a long day at work, all we really want to do is to go home, eat dinner, and slough around on the couch – so how are we supposed to get those hours of exercise done as well? Since we…

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

A contemporary garden is the desire of everyone who values even a small piece of nature in which to relax. Our writer, Stella Ryne, goes in search of the perfect way to add a contemporary garden to your home. If you’re a huge outdoors lover who can’t wait to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own contemporary garden after a long day at work – welcome to the club! I completely understand what you’re talking about, so here are a few tips on designing a contemporary garden with warmth, so that you can enjoy it even more. Just…

Lifelong Beauty And How To Retain Your Looks for Longer

Lifelong Beauty And How To Retain Your Looks for Longer

Lifelong beauty isn’t something you think about when you are younger. But when the first crows feet and tiny wrinkles appear, then panic sets in. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Looking good is a big deal for everyone, and you shouldn’t be any different. If you’re looking for lifelong beauty it’s imperative that you learn to avoid the biggest and most common mistakes. Failing to see the big picture will kick you in the ass down the track. Ultimately, making yourself look nice today is futile if it will compromise your future appearance. Here’s how to ensure…