Today, homeowners have a wide variety of flooring options to choose from. The right choice of flooring depends on a number of factors like your home decor, lifestyle and budget.
Laminate is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product that can be made to simulate wood or stone. Its low cost and durability has made it a popular choice for among Australian homeowners. (more…)
Outdoor kitchens are quickly becoming a must-have for a lot of homeowners. Especially in more temperate climates where it rarely snows, an outdoor kitchen can add a lot of character to a home and provide an extended entertainment factor for people who enjoy having guests. It can take cooking meals from a hot, sweaty nightmare, to a fun, relaxing visit outside under the sun or stars. After securing the basics like plumbing and gas lines, what are some essential design / functional elements that make an excellent outdoor kitchen?
A good cooking range and grill
This one is obvious, but the most important part of any outdoor kitchen is a good grill and cooking range. With the kitchen already being outdoors, a grill is a natural choice for both barbequing and daily usage. Gas, electric cooking units and ovens can be blended in to the design of your outdoor kitchen. Most new outdoor kitchens are even adding dual grills, which allow the cook to work with both charcoal and gas. (more…)
Selling a house in Australia takes both time and money. To handle the sale of a properly, it helps to work with a real estate agent. However, not all agents are equal in terms of ability. To choose the right real estate agent for a home sale, it is important to look at the following criteria.
Real estate is a high turnover career with new agents constantly entering the business. It takes time to learn how to be an effective agent. New representatives are more likely to make mistakes or be unsure how to handle tough negotiations. As a result, it’s best to work with someone that has at least three to five years of experience. (more…)
For many Australians, their home is their most valuable possession. To stay protected, homeowners should always be on guard for burglaries, fires, and other costly disasters. While it’s impossible to prevent all problems, there are 10 easy ways to secure a home and make it much safer.
Keep Everything Locked
The easiest way to prevent break-ins is to keep all the doors and windows locked. What’s the point of installing a secure door only to leave it open? While it’s easy to forget in a rush, always be sure to lock the doors. (more…)
Your home reflects your personality and lifestyle to you, other occupants and your visitors as well. The process of building houses nowadays has become more complex than it was some decades ago; occupants want to add that touch of finesse to denote their lifestyle and symbolize the glamour and sophistication of their homes and lives as well. Your home need not be that simple, boring confined place anymore; instead it should be your medium of expressing your style and social class.
This is the age of personalization and customization; customized watches, cars and jewellery, so why not customize your house plan and build your home according to your lifestyle. Spice it up! We spend a lot of time in our homes to relax, work and during our leisure time, spruce things up and make your house stylish. Building your house in a posh area no longer gives you the ultimate class, but that personalized build completes the look and status reference. Talk of class meeting lifestyle, your home’s interior design is now what matters. (more…)
Many people across Australia are trying to find ways to reduce their monthly expenses. Some expenses, such as those related to eating out at restaurants, are fairly easy and straightforward to reduce. However, such strategies also require you to work regularly for savings in your budget. It may be more desirable for you to find a way to enjoy ongoing savings with minimal effort required on your part. The use of water tanks, such as slimline tanks to collect and store rainwater, may be one great solution for saving money on a regular basis. (more…)
Steve Barbarich, an author, philantrophist, an inventor and CEO and owner of some of the most trusted sites in the online market today such as ChooseHotTubsDirect.com, Direct To Home Appliances, ChooseFireplacesandStoves.com, ChooseOutdoorKitchens.com. While already a businessman, his foray into online business was the result of a bad transaction he experienced when he bought his tub online. He was unfazed by the experienced but instead put up his own online business, address the apprehension of consumers toward online shopping and as the saying goes, the rest is now history and his online business became the epitome of what an online store should be. (more…)
When you think of a wood stove, what image comes to mind? Probably a big old monstrosity – pot-bellied, black and smoky, with a large pipe going up the center, right? No doubt you remember them from the ’70s or ’80s when they were such unattractive things. But now, wood stoves for sale, especially a Napoleon stove, are beautiful, decorative and can be as modern, traditional or Early American as you’d like. These wood stoves will match any décor, and thanks to wood stoves’ newfangled look, are being used decoratively in interior design schemes. (more…)