7 tips for selecting new doors for your home.

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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.

7 tips for a perfect BBQ

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Lets light up the barbie!

Outdoor living is about enjoyment, and there is probably nothing more fun than having friends and family over for a good old  barbecue.

A few tips for the perfect BBQ, it doesn’t matter how experienced or new you are to the grill and tongs scene, it always comes handy to have some basics clear.

To DIY or NOT. Is it worth installing your own insect screens?

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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…

7 Problems with screening bifold doors.

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There are so many types of door styles available to choose from.  By far the most popular in Australia is the bi-fold door.  Available in Timber, Aluminium and PVC, these doors are specifically designed to totally open up a home blending indoor and outdoor living seamlessly. But opening up your home also opens it up to uninvited guests such a mozzies and flies. So what good are these beautiful doors if you can’t enjoy them?

How Much Do Fly Screens Cost?

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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.

7 Benefits Of Installing Screens In Your Home.

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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.

French Doors – 7 Reasons Why They Rule.

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Have you ever wondered why French doors never go out of fashion?  Whether you walk into a heritage style or modern house, French doors always create elegant transition from indoor to outdoor living. They simply look beautiful, but is there more to their beauty?

1. French Doors have timeless “Chic”.

French doors have a way of looking “at home” in almost any style of house. Their simplicity lends them to be dressed and personalised to suit traditional and modern homes alike.

What Will 2014 Bring?

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Hi all, and happy new year!

Wishing you and your loved ones all the very best for 2014.

We are back into the swing of things at Artilux and are very excited about what we plan this year will bring.

Tips On Getting More Life Out Of Your Fly Screens

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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.

Blinds – Safety Features To Look Out For

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It is always upsetting to hear of a child passing away, what’s worse is hearing that it happened in the “safety” of their own home in an avoidable circumstance.  Since the early 1990s at least 15 young Australian children have tragically died as a result of unfortunate strangulation incidents involving blind cords & chains.

Most at risk are children under 3 years of age left alone bedrooms and common areas where loose blinds and curtain cord/chains are within reach.The most likely dangers which can lead a child to loop over the cords over their head or get tangled in loose cords occurs when: