Important Factors to Discuss With Your Patio Builder Before Work Begins

When you want a new patio built on your property, you may be so eager to get the work done that you don't give much thought as to the materials, placement, and other such factors that go into the design and construction of this space. However, while you may be eager to get outside and enjoy the space, you also want to ensure the space works for you and your family for years to come. Read More 

Growing Strong: Hardy Native Ornamental Trees Suitable For Urban Areas

Purchasing ornamental trees for planting in urban areas can often be a surprisingly challenging affair, particularly for Australian customers -- the considerable air pollution present in many Australian cities and population centres, combined with the country's notoriously harsh climate and inconsistent soil quality, can make it very hard to find a species of ornamental tree capable of standing up to such punishment.  However, the solution to such problems could be lying right on your doorstep. Read More 

Simple Maintenance Guidelines for Outdoor Teak Furniture

There are numerous materials that are used to build residential outdoor furniture for placement in the patio and other external spaces. However, teak wood is one of the most favourable choices in terms of overall advantages. The hardwood lumber obtained from teak has natural oils in its structure and is significantly dense. This aromatic oil is an important repellent that prevents damage by pests such as wood borers and termites. Read More 

3 Considerations For Installing Readymade Shower Stalls During Bathroom Renovations

If you're planning to install a shower stall during your bathroom renovations, then you've probably made a good decision to keep the water from spreading to other parts of the bathroom. This guide is designed to help you consider different factors when installing readymade shower stalls during bathroom renovations. Take Measurements Even though you're planning to buy readymade shower stalls, be sure to take proper measurements of your bathroom to establish where the shower stall is going to be placed. Read More 

3 Radiant Redesign Tips For Depressingly Dark Homes

Is your dimly-lit home making you depressed? You're not alone. It's human nature to dislike darkness -- chronobiologist Dr Victoria Revell says "light is critical for our health and wellbeing". If you've got a big budget and a lot of patience, it's always possible to add more windows to your home. Of course, like most homeowners, you're probably looking for a cheaper and easier solution. Luckily, even the darkest of homes can be brightened up with a few simple measures. Read More