Antique French-style, timber furniture is a popular choice for home decor. This shabby-chic style can also be expensive and may be out of your budget. Fortunately, you can easily create the look yourself for a minimal amount of money. By sourcing a cheap, second-hand piece of timber furniture and treating it to a simple makeover using paint and materials from your local hardware store, you can have a beautiful, elegant, and unique piece of furniture in no time.
27 November 2015
Finding the right in-floor heating option for your home can be tricky. You may know the heating result you want to achieve, but choosing the type of heated flooring that is right for you can present some issues. Before you submit to the confusion and just go with the first option available, there are a few things you should consider. Here are just a few of those considerations and what you need to know about each one.
30 October 2015
Most central air conditioning units will run for years without major problems or breakdowns, but this doesn't mean you can simply ignore air conditioning maintenance. A few simple tasks done every year before summertime or as recommended by the manufacturer can ensure that your unit lasts as long as possible with as few needed repairs as possible. Note a few quick tips you might consider for your home's central unit.
21 October 2015
Regardless of the size of the residence, a common complaint for homeowners tends to be storage space. You always seem to be looking for more ways to store your items. This is especially true when it comes to clothes as you gradually accumulate them over the years. Short of having to sell them at a garage sale or opt to donate them, you could look for ways to enhance the storage space that you already have.
1 October 2015
A split system aircon consists of both an indoor cooling unit and outdoor condenser unit, acting as a lifesaver as it cools the home during the blazing hot Australian summers. When the cold temperatures of winter set in, you will no longer need your split systems. Harsh winter elements like rain and ice can damage and rust the outdoor unit, so you must find a way to protect it until summer arrives once again.
16 September 2015
A good way to make money from rental properties is to have a dual occupancy design, which would mean a townhouse or duplex with more than one person living in the structure. You can earn the rent of two occupants while only paying property taxes on one building, making it a good financial investment. If you acquire a dual occupancy design townhouse that is currently under construction, note a few features you'll want to discuss with your contractor to ensure you can charge the most rent and have the happiest tenants.
4 September 2015
The air conditioner is an essential module in a residential building because it allows cooling, ventilation and even heating. When the system is operating optimally, you will enjoy proper functionality and relatively low electricity bills. On the other hand, if the air conditioner malfunctions, it will result in poor operation and high costs in terms of repairs and energy bills. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the root of common problems such as unstable temperatures, failure to turn on, increased energy demands and even strange noises.
26 August 2015
A traditional, ceramic Belfast or butler sink can be a real aesthetic focal point in a newly renovated kitchen. Belfast sinks look great in a country-style kitchen and can be bought new from kitchen retailers or picked up more cheaply from antique fairs or reclamation yards. This is not a project for a beginner and would best suit those with some DIY and woodworking skills. If you're unsure of what you're doing, you're best advised to consult a professional installation contractor, such as Wallspan Kitchens & Wardrobes.
14 August 2015
In Australia an outdoor area such as a patio is the perfect way to entertain friends and family while providing the space to enjoy a flexible indoor/outdoor living lifestyle. Privacy is a key consideration when designing a liveable patio solution, especially as blocks are becoming smaller and new homes are built closer together. To prevent your patio being overlooked by neighbouring homes and those from the street, these five options all offer varying levels of privacy, with a number of different designs to suit different home styles.
30 July 2015
Ducted vacuums system is an exciting product to have. It works differently from other vacuums since you don't have to drag a bulky vacuum along as you work, it's installed throughout the house and it offers more subtle function thanks to a discreetly tucked-away motor. If you're planning to get a ducted vacuum system for your home, it's important to make sure you tailor your product as per your home layout.
22 July 2015