Common Causes of Air Conditioner Problems

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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

How To Fit A Belfast Sink

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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

5 Options To Enhance the Privacy of Your Patio

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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

What To Consider When Designing Your Ducted Vacuum System

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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

Tips For Choosing Blind and Curtain Fabric

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The choice of materials available for blinds and curtains can be overwhelming.  If you're struggling to decide what to use, here are a few tips to help you make a decision. Location, location The location of the window will have a big influence on the type of fabric you choose.  If the window is exposed to bright sunlight for much of the day, you might want to choose a thick fabric, like damask for instance, that will block out the sun and protect your furniture and carpets from fading.

7 July 2015

Home Security Upgrade: Reinforcing the Vulnerable Access Points

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The security status of your home should be assessed periodically to ensure that the property is sufficiently safeguarded. In addition, it is important to upgrade the security measures because the defence strategies and locking gadgets can become obsolete with time. This will protect you from unscrupulous intruders such as burglars and robbers. There are different access points into a residential building, and these are viewed as opportunities by people seeking to gain unauthorized access.

15 June 2015

How to Remodel Your Bathroom for Effortless Cleaning

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You know what style you want, you know what colours you're after, and you're pretty well set on whether to include a rubber duck. However, you might not have considered the way in which your bathroom renovation will affect your cleaning time. It isn't something that people commonly take into account when they're picking taps and inspecting baths, but it's well worth thinking about. After all, a few changes could mean a lot less time scrubbing.

8 June 2015

Outdoor Patios: 4 Inspired Ideas to Transform Patios into Play Spaces for Children

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Fed up of television, smartphones and video games taking over your household? Patios are an excellent choice for transforming wasted outdoor space into an aesthetically appealing and operationally functional area for the whole family to enjoy together. Creating eclectic outdoor living spaces is bound to draw the kids away from those mind-numbing gaming consoles and television sets and stimulate their minds and inspire their creativity. Here are some ideas to transform patios into play spaces for kids.

19 May 2015

Choosing a dog-friendly timber flooring solution for your home

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For a well-loved family dog, every consideration is made to ensure their comfort, health and exercise requirements are fulfilled. It can be difficult, however, if you have your heart set on a timber floor and your home is occupied by a rambunctious four-legged friend or two. Never fear—your fur babies can cohabitate with your perfect timber floor, but it is important to choose the right floor for your circumstances. Let's look at some helpful tips for choosing a dog-friendly timber flooring solution for your home.

29 April 2015

Choosing the Right Type of Water Heater for Your Home

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The water heater you have in your home is very important as it's usually one of the largest consumers of electricity, and needs to work to meet your demands for hot water throughout the day. For those with a large family who use lots of hot water or those on a budget, the choice of water heater you buy will be important. Note a few of the choices you have today and some factors to consider.

17 April 2015