Living by the beach is the ultimate dream. However, there is a downside to living so close to the water- sea salt. The salty atmosphere can do serious damage to your home’s exterior. Whether it’s the paintwork or the windows, the ocean spray can be a real menace for your home’s maintenance.
Natural light doesn’t just cut down on the cost of electricity; it’s the most powerful light you can bring into your the home, as it’s a healthy and natural way to enjoy the indoors. Natural light also brings with it warmth and vitamin D, helping to make rooms comfortable and cozy, even in the dead of winter. Another benefit of natural light that often goes ignored is its ability to freshen the air in a room. We’ve all had an experience of a dark, musty-smelling room that doesn’t get much natural light. These rooms are never comfortable to spend any length of time in. Natural light is one of the best ways to clear odor out of a space.
Cleaning products often contain a cocktail of chemicals which are potentially hazardous to our health. Common ingredients such as perchloroethylene, triclosan, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and chloride, have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders and hormone disruption. These cleaners are also very environmentally unfriendly and if they find their way through drains into the natural ecosystem, they can cause a lot of damage to waterways and wildlife.
Fortunately there are natural cleaners that do just as good a job as chemicals and which are readily available in the home. They cost a fraction as much, are environmentally friendly and completely non-toxic to users.
Summer; longer days, the beach, fresh fruit, hot days…and really, really hot days. Australia’s warm season can go from delightful to atrocious very quickly, especially when temperatures reach 43 degrees and your house has no air-con. And even if it does, the amount of energy AC uses jacks up the electricity bill like crazy.
If your room is beautifully decorated and has the appropriate texture but you still think something is missing, chances are it’s the lighting department that’s lacking. Light adds that extra touch, that “homey” feeling to any room. Different tones of light, from different sources, positions, angles and heights can make a huge difference to any space and the key elements used to decorate it. Here are 10 tips to improve your house lighting.
Want to minimise your ecological footprint and save some cash when your bills come around? Don’t worry, you don’t have to fork out thousands of dollars for an expensive solar panel system and Tesla battery right away. There are lots of little things you can do around the home that will minimise your impact on the planet and help you save on expenses as well.
There’s really an app for everything, including creating a killer home decor look. Some of these decorating apps are so awesome you can easily do without an expensive design consultant. Why go for an app to help you out with your interior decorating? Not only will they help inspire your interior schemes and organise your ideas, but some decorating apps will even show you how your concepts will play out in your decorating space. Here are some of the best decorating apps out there to help you style and create your ideal environment.
There are many reasons to improve ventilation in the home that concern health, concentration, and exposure to chemical and allergens. Studies have shown that indoor air quality can in fact be much worse than outdoor air quality. Most Australians spend in excess of 90% of their time indoors, and so poor ventilation can indeed have a significant impact on your health and well-being.
Coming home and being greeted by the sight of a broken-down front door is probably one of the worst nightmares for any homeowner. The average burglar is impulsive and opportunistic, and will not be planning to spend more than 60 seconds on the break-in. As such, you can best secure your home by removing any appearance of an easy break-in and by setting up effective deterrents. These valuable tips offer you a range of ways to discourage potential robberies and make it difficult for burglars to gain quick access.
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.