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Your 3 Biggest Cabinet Organization Headaches, Solved!

It’s a safe guess that somewhere near the top of everyone’s to-do lists is a note that says “get more organized!” Despite our best intentions and occasional pushes to get organized once and for all, things do have a tendency to fall back out of place, leading us right back to where we were in the beginning. Is there a way out of this? The issue may not be with your particular habits, but rather with the way your storage areas are designed. No two cabinets are created equal, so taking a look at the way yours are set up could provide some insight as to why organization is a continuing problem. Here are the complaints we hear most often, and the best solutions for tackling them.   Headache: I Can’t See Anything in My Cabinets This may be one of the most common complaint...

10 ways to guard your privacy at home from prying eyes

10 ways to guard your privacy at home from prying eyes … When it comes to privacy levels in any type of property, it is a good idea to shield it from prying eyes and this can be done by doing a number of things. Let’s take a look at the top 10 things that people do to improve their privacy at home:   1. Install Roller Blinds One of the most popular types of blinds to fit are roller blinds and good quality roller blinds in Perth or in any big city anywhere in the world can be purchased online. These can be pulled down to increase privacy levels during the day or night and they boast the following useful features:  They allow homeowners to control everything, from light and air flow to privacy  They come in a variety of styles and colours  They save energy  They protect carpets an...

What type of home to buy and how to choose the right one

What type of home to buy and how to choose the right one … Choosing the right house to buy takes some careful consideration. Different people have different criteria for what they are looking for in a new place to live. This could potentially be a house which the entire family spends the next few decades in, so it is a decision which should not be taken lightly. There are several different things to consider before buying a house. Read this helpful guide about what type of home to buy and how to choose the right one.   Budget The overall budget will affect the type of houses which are available to the potential buyer. A large budget will allow individuals to consider buying a flat in a luxury condominium or will ensure that families are able to purchase a sprawling three-storey ...

Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

The leaves are falling and the weather is starting to turn, with the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting colder. That means that winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your lawn ready for its long hibernation. If you prepare your lawn properly, you’ll protect the health of the soil and have lush, vibrant grass come spring. Before you throw out your premium grass seed, there are a few things you need to do to get your lawn ready. Here’s what you need to do to prepare your lawn for winter:   Aerate the Soil Over time, your soil can become compacted, which means that it won’t drain as easily. Your lawn will become a slushy mess every time it rains because the soil can’t drain the water, and the water will run across your top soil, taking nutrients with it. T...

How Water Heaters Have Changed Our Lives

How Water Heaters Have Changed Our Lives … Water has always been essential for all living things, and for many centuries, man had to make do with cold water for bathing, and the good old fire was the only way to heat the home. In the 19 th century, people began using coal fired boilers to heat water for domestic purposes, and for many years, it was the only way to obtain a regular supply of hot water.   Along came gas Gas hot water systems have been used for many years, and the systems consist of a boiler, and a pump which sends the hot water around the house through a series of pipes, and this heats the home. Gas is very flammable, so the system should be installed and maintained by qualified technicians. If one has a gas powered water heater, and lives in Western Australia, Pe...

Why Bother with Motion Detector Lights?

Why Bother with Motion Detector Lights? … Modern urban life is fraught with danger, and with crime figures continually rising, protecting one’s home is high on everyone’s priority list. While there are several ways to achieve this, some are more efficient than others, therefore if one is considering upgrading the home security, or installing for the first time, there is much to consider. Motion detector lights are certainly one option. Sensors pick up motion, and this automatically switches on the lights, yet it isn’t really a secure way to protect the home. House breakers know all about motion sensors, so they don’t panic when a light should suddenly come on, which means it is hardly an effective method to protect a property. Motion detector sensors can easily be circumvented, and a...

Creating a Relaxing Home Environment

Creating a Relaxing Home Environment … On a regular work day, most people tend to spend their day confined to an office only to return home after dark. Spending most of the time in a small, cluttered space can take its toll on your health. You may not even get to enjoy the sun and nature on a daily basis – even less so during winter due to the short daytime hours. This can alter your mood, making you feel more irritable and even depressed. Because of that, it’s essential that after those long work days, your home environment make you feel at ease. There are many ways you can improve your decor to make your surroundings cozy and accommodating. Here are four simple tips that will help you achieve it. Image Credit: – Freepix.com   Create space The less crowded your home is, t...

Inspecting Your Roof for Damage After a Hot Summer

When thinking about roof damage, the usual thing that comes to mind is how well your roof is holding up after a bout of heavy winds, rain storms, or snow and ice. But while winter is hard on roofs, summer can bring its fair share of problems as well, especially in climates where both summer and winter tend towards the extreme. Here are some things to think about when you inspect your roof for damage, which is something you should do every spring and fall. The last thing you need is to go into extreme cold weather with a leaking roof.   Sun Damage We are all familiar with the concept of sun damaged skin, but it can also have a detrimental effect on your roof. This kind of weathering is going to happen no matter what, but it’s important to understand what happens and why. The UV rays th...

The Total Waste Disposal Guide

The Total Waste Disposal Guide … There are many different occasions when homeowners might decide to have a bit of a spring clean and dispose of things that are simply cluttering up their house. It might be because they’re moving to a new home, in which case avoiding cluttering up the new property will be a priority. Perhaps they’re giving their current home a revamp and want to make it feel new by throwing out things that are no longer used. They may be extending or modifying their property in some way, and that’s likely to result in a lot of waste that needs to be disposed of. All of the situations above may require people to look into Perth skip bin hire because it makes the task of disposing of junk so much easier. Skip bin providers take care of every aspect of waste management s...

What Your Bedroom Says About You

Most of us spend more time in our bedroom than in any other room of the home, so it makes sense that it’s often the room where we feel the most comfortable expressing ourselves. Whether your style is clean and minimal, luxurious and decadent or downright messy and disorganised, what does your choice of bedroom decor really say about you? Read what The Bed Station have to say about bedroom designs…   Colourful Lots of bright colours can be stimulating – not always what you want when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. Bright colours in the bedroom can lift an otherwise dull space, but too much of a good thing might not be the way to create a calming oasis. If your bedroom is full of clashing prints, textiles and decor, and you still find you sleep soundly, you&...

Spills And Smears – How To Deal With Them

Spills And Smears – How To Deal With Them … Keeping the furniture and the carpets clean can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. There are dozens of different stains and smears which will need to be dealt with on a daily basis. Some of these stains will require carpet dry cleaning in Perth. Read this guide in order to deal with all manner of dirt and grime on the carpets and furniture.   Keep Furniture In Its Protective Wrapper Furniture is susceptible to getting stains on it if people eat their dinner or drink whilst they are sat in the living room. If it is not practical to have meals in the kitchen or dining room, why not keep the protective plastic sheeting on the furniture? Whilst this won’t allow visitors to see sofas and chairs in their full glory, it will protect ...

How I Created the Home of My Dreams on a Budget

How I Created the Home of My Dreams on a Budget … We all dream of having a house that we can be proud of. A few years ago, my husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to build our own home. We wanted to make sure that we got everything exactly right – after all, this is the place that we are going to be living and raising our children in for the next couple of decades. However, there was not a limitless pool of funds, so we had to make sure we were smart about the way we did things. Here are a few examples of the goals that I wanted to achieve and how we managed them without breaking the bank:   Plenty of Natural Light I crave natural light. It was really important for us to ensure that there was plenty of sunlight streaming in. You can achieve this with either roof ...

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