Is your home future proof? There’s no doubt that your home reflects your current lifestyle and if you look around, the design and décor represent who you are today. But will that exact design and décor stand the test of time and still reflect who you are in years to come? Making a few clever decisions today can save you a heap of money, time and inconvenience in later years. Here are 7 simple things you can do to future proof your home. Whether you are a retired couple looking to downsize or..
Composite timber is an innovative building material which blends recycled wood and plastic together to create a stronger and more durable product. However, because of its newness in comparison to other alternatives, many consumers are unaware of the advantages that composite timber can offer. These features can make it a popular choice for decking and provide a range of different benefits for builders and homeowners. Longer Life Composite timber is denser and heavier than regular timber..
Usually, moving in together is your first big decision together after dating for a few years (or months, depending on your situation). It’s your last big decision before popping the question, and you want it to go smoothly. Moving in together is a great way to get to know your partner, but it’s also a challenge if you’re combining spaces for the first time. At first glance your small apartment might seem cosy and comfortable, not to mention you’re saving money by splitting rent on..
One way or another, there comes a time in life for every single one of us when we start waging on buying a new house. Many different reasons may serve as a motive for doing so, with getting married or getting a baby in the family is the most prominent causes of this. Then again, buying a new house could be initiated by simply getting a new job in a new city, so you’ve been forced to move. One way or another, shopping for a new home doesn’t need to deal a devastating blow to your fa..
Nasty, smelly, and disgusting. This is probably how you’d describe your kitchen and bathroom drains right now. But blocked drains happen all the time, and if you don’t fix it soon you might come home to a foul odour sucking the fresh air out of your house. The culprit? A colony of stench-smelling bacteria that have built up in the pipework over a long period of time. This is why keeping your drains clean and well-maintained is very important, otherwise smelly drains become a nuisan..
Do you want to feel confident in the choices you make before a bathroom renovation project? Do you want to be more in control as you work along with a plumber? Are you on a tight budget and want to get the work done yourself? Renovating your bathroom is an investment that can raise the value of your home. So, if you plan to get it on the market soon or simply want to impress your family and guests, getting things right is very important. Lucky for you there are tips you can follow to ..
Becoming a home owner for the first time in your life is a remarkable achievement. After years and years of hustling, you finally get a chance to crown all that hard work, and what better way to do it than buy a property. But buying a house is not just putting a roof over your head; it is also investing in the future. And as with every investment, you want to know about all expenses that come with it. That is precisely why we have prepared this list of four unexpected costs for first home ow..
Spring is a beautiful time of year with flowers in bloom and the weather warming, but it also means some less desirable Australian spring pests. While it's true that you should keep an eye out for pests in and around your castle all the time, you may not know that depending on what season we're in, you are more or less likely to encounter certain kinds of pests compared to others. To trained pest control experts, common household pests are actually pretty predictable critters. You can be read..
For most home owners, there is one particular 'T-word' that strikes terror into the heart: termites. That's because these little critters are an awful lot more than a nuisance - they can cause terminal damage to your valuable home, investment or business premises. Worse still, many signs of termite activity can go pretty much unnoticed to the untrained eye until thousands of dollars worth of damage is done - damage so severe that the basic safety structure of your home can even be irreparably co..