Designed well, verandahs can be a home’s haven. Be it for a get-together with friends, moments of quiet reflection, reading, craft activities or simply sitting and relaxing, a veranda can be a versatile space and a space you truly love. To get the most out of your verandah, however, there are factors you should consider…
When your home has blinds, awnings or shutters protecting the windows, there are a number of key benefits you will enjoy. From added insulation to greater privacy and light control, there are endless reasons to choose blinds, awnings and shutters over curtains.
Like most accessories for your home blinds, awnings and shutters come in all types of material, colour and shape. They can be fixed or retractable and on every window or just some. Any home that employs these can expect the following benefits:
Whether you’re a fan of insects or terrified of creepy crawlies, you’d probably agree insects belong outside and not inside your house. Not only are bugs potentially annoying and distracting when they get into the house, their presence can lead to unsanitary conditions, bites, and even disease transfers.
Windows and doors allow the flow of natural light into the interior spaces your home. However, opening up your windows and doors can mean unwittingly allowing a whole host of unwanted things into your home – insects, organic materials carried in by the wind, and even the unwanted gaze of neighbours.
Summer can also bring about heat waves; sun streaming through the windows making it even hotter inside. And if you’re home isn’t designed to deal with the intense heat, you could be using a lot more electricity than you actually need to trying to cool it. Is your home designed to really make the most of the summer lifestyle? Do you have a relaxing outdoor entertainment area? What about a sunroom you can enjoy without those pesky flies? Can you enjoy time spent indoors? Are you really utilising the extra hours of natural light, or do you find yourself flicking light switches every time you enter a room?
Versatile and stylish, awning and casement windows can enhance virtually any home’s design. Letting in lots of light, improving airflow and providing unobstructed views of the landscape, they have many advantages. But, whether you’re looking to replace your current windows, you have existing casement windows in your home or you recently moved into a newly built apartment which has awning windows, the question of correctly screening them can seem a challenge.
Whether it’s a cockroach or spider, most of us shudder at the thought of a bug in the house. Insects might play a critical role in the ecosystem, but most of us would prefer to have our homes bug free. Here are some common bugs and insects found in Australian homes, and some tips on how to get rid of them without using toxic chemicals.
Interior design trends 2015.
Interior design trends 2015 focus on sophistication, luxury, serenity and versatility in furniture design and interior decorating. These trends include classic, retro and contemporary design ideas, traditional and new materials, muted warm colours, rich textures and inspired statement pieces.
Window furnishings, where do we start? Selecting the right windows coverings for your home is one of the most important decisions you will make when renovating. If you choose correctly this one item will do more than just look good. The right window furnishing can be hard at work providing privacy, light control, insulation and possibly security.
Let’s face it, when it comes to DIY projects, how many times have we had the following thoughts:
- How hard can it be?
- That’s a bit pricey, I think I could give it a shot.
- I’ve done some DIY work in the past it’s not so hard.
Well let’s give it a bit more thought before committing to a purchase that could be the beginning of the end of domestic bliss…