As the weather starts warming up for summer, building or improving your outdoor entertaining area can help you enjoy dining and relaxing in your own backyard. Whether you’re thinking of luxurious features or adding a more natural touch, these ideas will help you create a stylish outdoor entertaining space for summer. French Doors Also known as bi-fold doors, French doors are made of large glass panels which can fold into each other and create an opening in your home. These are ideal ..
Scratching noises in the roof can be bothersome, especially in the dead of night. Although this is experienced in every part of the world, it is more prominent in Australia. Hearing noises in the night is a result of just one thing – critters. Interestingly, some of these creatures are also active during the day. But since you are hardly home during the day, and even when you are, the whole place is always noisy, it becomes impossible to notice their presence. So, you take it that the n..
It is practically impossible to shy away from home maintenance as a homeowner. This usually comes in different dimensions, and your role as a homeowner is to find either prevent them or provide lasting solutions as they arise. A crucial part of home maintenance is plumbing. Plumbing issues are of different types; some are universal, and others are dependent on the type of property. You can start by putting a maintenance schedule in place, to be done by either you or your plumber..
Buying a new home is considered to be one of the most significant decision anyone can make. But buying in a different country like Australia is another story. If you're a non-resident applying for a home loan in Australia, expect to have a different set of requirements and processes. It might sound complicated, but it is very achievable. To get started, we've listed relevant information you need to know when applying for a mortgage in Australia as a non-resident. Property type non-reside..
In recent years, doorless (or walk-in) showers have been in vogue. While walk-in showers have been used for several years in other forms, this contemporary doorless shower is increasingly becoming famous as a result of its effectiveness as well as aesthetic value. Nevertheless, while some may find a doorless shower as impressive, others may dislike it. So, it is understandable to see some sitting on the fence concerning choosing between the door or doorless option for your shower. Consequ..
Australia is known to serve as a home to some of the most dangerous spider species in the world, including the common red back spiders. Although not life threatening, a bite from a redback spider can be particularly harmful for children and the elderly. Are there red back spiders in your home? Wherever you see one, it is most likely that plenty more are still lurking nearby. To stay safe and healthy, you're probably thinking, "how do I get rid of red back spiders?". It's very common to se..
In some cases, due to the different kinds of plumbing pipes available, it can be confusing to work on a DIY plumbing project all by yourself without the experience and knowledge of a qualified plumber. Sometimes the wrong type of pipe will fit but not suit the purpose well and could fail. Choosing the kinds of pipes to be used for drainage system, water supply or sewer can be more challenging compared to the old days when only galvanised steel, or cast-iron pipes were the major pipes used in..
Just as fashions change, so too do trends in home decor, and for people who enjoy the DIY project, the changing trends are always an opportunity to tinker around and modernise the environment. With 2019 shaping up to be a particularly interesting year for decor trends, there’s going to be plenty to do to keep yourself busy. Some of the key trends to keep in mind when planning your own projects include: 1. Metal is back in vogue Metal as an aesthetic choice ebbs and flows in popularity..
When it comes to energy efficiency and eco-friendliness, nothing comes close to a home that makes effective use of the most powerful energy source we have: the sun. Designing an energy-efficient solar home is about much more than just solar panels, though. You’ll also need to consider the orientation of your home, how well windows make use of heat and light, and the layout of the rooms inside. So if you’re looking to use the sun as effectively as possible and create an energy-effic..