Unfortunately, blinds can harbour a lot of dust, and they are not the easiest thing to clean. Luckily, there are many things you can do to reduce the amount of dust that ends up on your blinds. Here are some tips to help you: 1. Choose wood, acrylic or plastic blinds. Wood, plastic and acrylic blinds can get dusty, but they are easier to clean than fabric blinds. The dust just sits on the top of these surfaces, rather than infiltrating it.
23 May 2016
Having pets around the house can be a lot of fun, but it isn't so much fun when accidents happen. Your pet might walk around with muddy paws, have an accident before they reach the litter tray or vomit up their food. When disasters like this strike, don't panic, just follow the easy and eco friendly steps outlined below to quickly remove pet stains from your carpet. Things you will need:
26 April 2016
If you don't have access to central air conditioning in your home, you may struggle when summer arrives and the temperatures heat up. However, there are still ways you can cool off and find some relief. Here are some tips for handling summer heat. Stay Hydrated One of the most important things you need to do is stay hydrated. Make sure everyone in your family, including your pets, has access to water.
26 April 2016
If you're thinking of putting a shed in your garden, one of the first things you'll have to decide upon is whether you want a freestanding shed or a lean-to. Both come with their own advantages and disadvantages, but lean-to sheds usually win out. Here are 5 simple reasons why. 1. Power Any shed can be provided with electricity, whether via a hook-up to the mains or, more rarely, its own generator.
12 April 2016
Oriental rugs are not just functional, but are forms of artwork too. This is why it is not uncommon to find them passed down generations as a family heirloom. However, just as other types of carpets, Persian rugs are not immune to wear and tear over time. The extent of the damage will depend on different factors such as the exposure to foot traffic and how intensive your rug cleaning methods are.
30 March 2016
Teak wood is extremely durable in comparison to most other types of wood, but it also needs tender care to stay undamaged. Teak furniture from a company like The Teak Place is expensive, so you will naturally want to keep it protected for as long as possible. Teak sealer is a good choice to preserve the colour of teakwood by preventing grey weathering. This guide will help you in your quest to apply teak sealer to your teakwood chairs to retain their rich colour.
21 March 2016
When creating an outdoor living space, one of the main concerns to have is the type of furniture you would like to use. Typically, homeowners tend to opt for wood as this complements the overall rustic feel of being outdoors. However, wood furniture will need extensive care and maintenance if it is being constantly exposed to the changing weather elements. If you are looking for a material that is much more convenient, you should consider outdoor wicker furniture.
19 February 2016
Modern house design has come a long way in recent years, and many people are no longer content with standard house designs that look almost identical to all the other houses in the suburb. Unfortunately, having a unique, striking, and interesting home built can often mean a big price tag. However, with a bit of ingenuity and the use of features which may not have been used traditionally for house design, you can create a home which holds its own against more expensive designer houses.
19 February 2016
Unless you want to spend hundreds a year to hire a professional lawn mower, chances are you'll need to own a lawn mower yourself. Whether you're looking to buy your first lawn mower or simply upgrade, it can be hard choosing between particular lawn mowers when there are so many types to choose from. When choosing what type of lawn mower to buy, it's best to know what type suits your lawn and mowing habits.
26 January 2016
Urban gardening has raised a lot of concerns. This is mainly due to the close proximity to industrial areas, and the end effect is a dramatic increase in contaminated soils. Additionally, some urban gardening practices such as using processed minerals also boost the probability of soil contamination. But not to worry, you don't have to ditch your garden just because it's in the urban areas. Here are a number of things you can do to ensure that you garden safely and not ingest any contaminants.
26 January 2016