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.
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Imagine yourself sitting comfortably in your living room reading a book. You have your bifold doors totally open and an Artilux retractable fly screen doors fully extended. Gentle breeze is coming in and cooling down your place, refreshing the air. Honestly, all you need is a butler to bring you a nice cold sangria (we don’t include butlers with our fly screens unfortunately…).
Renovating your home is one of those really exciting processes. As it develops and when it goes to plan, it feels like you are actually watching your dream house come true. There will always be a bit of pain, sweat and tears but at the end is all part of game.
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…
Australia’s nice warm weather may mean more enjoyable outdoor dining and great sports on television, but it also means unwelcome house guests in the form of flies. Australia is home to around 30,000 species of fly, with the bush fly, house fly, blow fly and the mosquito the most common.
There are several reasons why homeowners choose to screen their homes. In general, screens are installed as a way to make the home more comfortable.
As a rule of thumb, there are two types of screens: Security screens which have a double purpose: safety and insect barrier and Fly screens, which have the only purpose of keeping insects out of your home.
Nothing make your house look old and tired like dirty, dusty and frayed screens. They devalue your home but are also pretty ugly to look through. Once the fly screens are damaged there really isn’t anywhere to go but to replace them. Once replaced you can do some easy maintenance to give them more life.
Depending on where you are located you will need to take into account the environment and the effects it can have on the life of your screens.
I’m always amazed at the number of new houses and apartments that are being built around Australia where fly screens are offered as an option. Surely with our climate and lifestyle screens should be standard. So here are some reasons why I think you should install screens in your home.