Although homeowners may have heard of in floor heating, not many may know what options are available to them. The first thing to note is that there are two main types of in floor heating systems. The first is the electric radiant heating system. This is one of the easiest to install; however, the operational costs may prove to be quite expensive for some homeowners. The good news is that there is an affordable alternative in the form of hydroponic radiant heating.
30 November 2015
If you're updating your home's interior décor, plantation shutters make a stylish, practical, and easy to maintain choice of window dressing. There are lots of different styles available, so how can you be sure of choosing the best shutters for your home? Read on for a helpful buyer's guide to the different types and styles of plantation shuttersthat are available. Shutter types Plantation shutters are generally solid or louvered. You can use them either as one style or in a combination of both, depending on your needs.
16 November 2015
Some people complain that it is very hard for them to use sticky tape to install their fly screens when they want to enjoy the summer air without letting insects into their homes. Magnets offer an easier way to install and then remove fly screens. This article discusses some helpful tips that you should keep in mind while using magnets to install a fly screen. Countersink the Magnets People who install fly screens using magnets may find it hard to clean the fly screen because the magnets get in the way, or they keep trapping grease/debris.
2 November 2015
Remodelling your bathroom has never been so exciting. Not only are there a wide variety of on-trend looks at your disposable, there are also high-tech gadgets now available for bathrooms. You may not think there's much need for technology in the bathroom, but these four gadgets will make your bathroom experience easier and more fun. 1. Smart shower heads Installing a water-saving shower head is a basic requirement for creating a water efficient home these days.
23 October 2015
The Dutch hoe is a really useful piece of gardening equipment that makes a great addition to any gardener's toolset. Here are some helpful tips on choosing a Dutch hoe, together with some advice on how to use one without hurting your back. Choosing a Dutch hoe When choosing a Dutch hoe, always look for one where the head and neck are forged from one piece of steel. Always buy the best quality tool your budget will stretch to, and avoid cheaper makes where rivets have been used to attach the head of the hoe to the neck.
9 October 2015
A security door can go a long way toward increasing the safety of your home and its occupants, as a security door is more reinforced than standard doors so it's more difficult to simply kick in or pry open. Before you choose a security door, either a security screen door, as an inside door behind a screen door, or as the only door to an entryway, note a few important considerations first.
25 September 2015
It's easy to get a bit fed up with the same old surroundings day in and day out, but a full makeover for any room in your home can be a costly route to pursue. There's nothing like the luxury of a fresh new bathroom suite for enjoying a nice long bath or shower, but a complete overhaul is not always a practical or financially viable option. If you would like a fresh bathroom environment, but you're on a tight budget, consider making the following changes and additions to your bathroom – that won't break the bank!
11 September 2015
Beds are an integral part of giving hotel rooms their luxurious appeal, so it's natural that you want to replicate that same plush feel in your bedroom. Recreating luxurious beds isn't as difficult as you think –– use these simple tips to get a hotel bed in your home and lie in the lap of luxury every time. Find a Comfortable, Medium-to-Firm Mattress Most people believe that they can get hotel-style comfort by getting the softest mattresses possible.
27 August 2015
There's no point buying expensive seasoned wood for your fire this winter if your wooden firewood store isn't waterproof. Damp firewood won't burn efficiently, and it also makes a very tempting 'des res' for overwintering termites! This easy project will ensure that your firewood stays dry and your wooden firewood store remains serviceable for many years to come. Here's how to go about waterproofing your wooden firewood store. What you'll need
3 August 2015
Air conditioners, like any device, require regular maintenance. Without proper maintenance, the performance of the air conditioner steadily declines and the energy consumption of the device also starts increasing. Now, you wouldn't want your electricity costs to skyrocket, would you? Listed below are 3 easy ways to keep your air conditioner in pristine condition: Cleaning and Replacing Air Conditioner Filters Some filters are reusable while others need to be replaced.
23 July 2015