2015

  • How To Fix Shutter Louvres That Won't Stay Open

    A common problem with plantation window shutters is louvres that will not stay open. Unfortunately, the weight of the tilt rod that's attached to the louvres, combined with the natural forces of gravity, gives the louvres a tendency to rotate downward instead of remaining in the position you've selected. Luckily, you can fix this problem yourself relatively easily with a little know-how and some basic DIY skills. Read on to find out more.
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  • Maintaining Blinds | 4 Golden Rules For Cleaning Fabric Roller Blinds

    Fabric roller blinds are stunning additions to the windows of living rooms, bedrooms and family rooms, but they can acquire considerable dust and grime over time. Dusty blinds bring down the decorative appeal of the room, so you'll want to get them cleaned as soon as you notice dust stains and blemishes on them. A few simple cleaning steps will help you wash and dry fabric blinds. This guide is designed to help you in your endeavour to clean your fabric roller blinds.
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  • How To Clean Silk Curtains

    Silk curtains add style and class to any d├ęcor scheme, but they attract dust and dirt like any window dressings and will require cleaning from time-to-time to keep them looking fresh.  You don't have to spend a fortune on specialist cleaning for your silk curtains either; you can easily clean them yourself at home.  Read on to find out how. What you'll need mild detergent or soap flakes bathtub water white vinegar dry towels How to do it
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  • Patios | 4 Creative Upgrades To Transform Your Patio Into A Summer Party Haven

    Aussies love spending time in the great outdoors, so if you have a patio in your home, there's no doubt that you'll want to enjoy your alfresco lifestyle during summer. If you've decided to host plenty of summer barbeques and soirees, then you'll want to pimp out your patio to live the good life.  Here are some eclectic upgrades for transforming patios into summer havens. Introduce a Cocktail Bar
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  • Factors to Consider When Buying Plantation Shutters

    Plantation shutters are interior window blinds that are designed using slats of wood mounted on a frame. Although wood is the common material used in making plantation shutters, it is possible to find custom ones made out of plastic, vinyl or other composites, which can be painted, dyed and given other finishes for an appealing look. They are attractive, versatile and cost-friendly and allow free flow of air in and out of the room during the hot season.
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  • How to Choose a Split System AC Unit

    You may have been attracted by the lack of complicated ducting systems when one installs a split system AC, and you may now want to buy a spilt system for your home. This article discusses three important factors that you should consider as you select a split system air conditioning system. Conditioning Zones Conditioning zones refer to the number of areas that you wish to heat, or cool. Buy a single zone system if you wish to cool only one area/room.
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  • Kitchen Flooring | 3 Clever Strategies For Removing Imperfections From Vinyl Flooring

    Vinyl flooring from companies like Kelwin Coastal Carpets is a versatile choice for kitchens because it is available in a variety of styles, colours and designs to replicate the look of natural stone, wood and other designs. In addition, vinyl floor tiles and planks are resilient to moisture and heat, making them an excellent addition to kitchen floors. Like any other floor materials, certain stains and imperfections will compromise the stunning look of your vinyl flooring.
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  • Are wood burning fireplaces good for the environment?

    There are few things more comforting than spending a winter night in your own home, sitting next to a roaring wood burning fire with your family. But although wood burning fires are beautiful and cosy, are they environmentally friendly? For many home owners today, this is a massive priority. Global warming is one of the most pressing issues facing the planet, and homeowners who are interested in green living are willing to pay a premium for green properties.
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  • 3 Tips for Renovating a Kitchen in Order to Sell a Home

    If you're thinking of putting your home on the real estate market and want to make it more desirable for homebuyers, you might think of updating your kitchen. New homebuyers appreciate an updated kitchen that won't need much work from them once they walk through the front doors, and with a new kitchen, your home will not only attract more buyers but you may be able to increase your asking price.
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  • Reasons To Buy Outdoor Awnings

    If you have a patio, deck or large terrace area at your home, you may be considering installing outdoor awnings. This type of shading can enhance the time you spend outdoors, and offers protection against the sun which may help to lower your energy costs. If you are on the fence or not entirely convinced that outdoor awnings are a worthy investment, then read on to see how this purchase can offer you multiple benefits.
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