Backyard Garden
Garden Landscaping Blog

Transforming Your Backyard into an Oasis of Privacy

May 17, 2017 Lillian Conners

There is nothing worse than trying to soak up some sunshine in your backyard while knowing that the rest of the world can see you at any moment. The lack of privacy can be quite frustrating, but luckily there are plenty of effective and cheap solutions you can implement in order to create your own private backyard oasis. Let’s take a look at some of the best backyard transformations out there.

Grow a garden

One of the most beautiful and effective view-blocking solutions is raising a garden. You can add to the height of the plants by growing them in raised beds or even berms.… continue reading

Household Failures
Home Improvement Blog

Better Safe than Sorry: Preventing Common Household Failures

May 11, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Perhaps you’ve seen the first signs of soon-to-be disasters, but you haven’t recognised them or you deemed them insignificant. However, the first indicators of possible failures shouldn’t be just overlooked. More often than not, these minor issues lead to more serious problems and, eventually, a complete failure. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you become prepared for emergencies, or, even better, prevent them altogether.

Heating and cooling system problems

Over the years, your cooling or heating system can break down due to an improper installation, outdated components or improper maintenance.… continue reading

Remodeled Kitchen
Home Improvement Blog

Kitchen Remodelling: To Splurge or Not to Splurge – That Is the Question

April 23, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Kitchen remodelling is one of the most useful house upgrades, and not only when you’re trying to sell. It can make your home a more pleasant place to spend time in and make some of your chores easier. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it shouldn’t have to put up with problems such as deterioration, outdated appliances, or any other inconveniences. Still, no matter how much you want to introduce a specific upgrade, it can go way over your budget and seriously jeopardize other projects you had in mind.… continue reading

home renovation ideas
Home Improvement Blog

5 Cool Home Renovation Ideas For 2017

April 16, 2017 David Best

If your family is growing out of your house, or you’re just looking for a change, too many people conclude that putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign is the obvious solution. But why not think about a home extension? The truth is that, even though packing up, selling, buying and moving is extremely simple, people often dismiss the concept of extending because it seems too hard. Or maybe they just haven’t been given the best home extension ideas!

At House Home, we’re all about helping Australians get the most out of their place, which is why we’ve put together some great house renovation ideas to get you inspired and those creative, home renovation juices bubbling!… continue reading

Inground Fibreglass Pool
Garden Landscaping Blog

Inground Fibreglass Pool: Maintenance Checklist

April 14, 2017 Lillian Conners

If you’re a lucky owner of an inground fibreglass pool, then you’ve got it easier than the rest who have a concrete or vinyl pool because of the substantially lower maintenance requirements. Nonetheless, a fibreglass pool requires proper care and today you’re going to find out how to keep your swimming pool in mint condition year-round.

Always use the cover

You should cover up your pool whenever you’re not using it, no matter the season – it only takes a minute to uncover it in the morning and a minute to cover it up in the evening.… continue reading

Autumn
Garden Landscaping Blog

Top gardening tips for Autumn

April 13, 2017 David Best

Autumn is the ideal time to focus on your garden landscaping, particularly as the weather cools and it becomes much more pleasant to undertake the important tasks that will make your garden vibrant when Spring returns.

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Here are some helpful Autumn gardening tips for Australian gardens.

Fertilise your lawn

Autumn is the best time to give your lawn a good feed, as the cooler nights have slowed down the growth of your grass but the roots are still thriving in the warm soil. These are ideal conditions for lawn repair, particularly with a slow-release fertiliser that will help develop thicker grass and stronger roots.… continue reading

Furniture and mounting
Home Improvement Blog

Home Theatre: A Selection and Installation Guide

April 8, 2017 Lillian Conners

A home theatre of your dreams should be your leisure and comfort zone, your safe haven from all of life problems and challenges, a room where you can escape and enjoy unforgettable moments with the ones you love. Let’s take a look at the best options out there so that you can create a home entertainment centre you’ve always wanted.

Choosing the TV

First and foremost, size isn’t everything. But, size and quality do go hand in hand and choosing the perfect TV for your setting means the difference between watching a dimmed picture in a bright room (looking at your own reflection basically) and losing yourself in a vivid display of colours in a perfect setting.… continue reading

Bathtub
Home Improvement Blog

Choosing a Bathtub: Pros and Cons of Different Materials and Designs

April 1, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Designing a bathroom requires various considerations that depend on the pipe layout and functionality. One of the biggest dilemmas homeowners have in planning this room is whether they should decide for a bathtub or a shower. There is no doubt that showers have their perks when it comes to saving space and time, but they can’t be compared with the comfort provided by bathtubs. Don’t think your work is over if you decide for a tub, you still need to choose the design and material that will work the best for you.… continue reading

Paving Patterns and Designs
Garden Landscaping Blog

The 6 Most Popular Paving Patterns and Designs (With Examples)

March 25, 2017 David Best

The widespread use and popularity of paving patterns dates back centuries. Starting with the Romans, who experimented with and pioneered various paving designs spanning thousands of mosaic and cobbled paths and roads, these earliest paving patterns and designs can still be seen in ancient cities around the world today.

Paving patterns: from past to present

Of course, these early paving patterns were basic and crude, matching the limited tools the medieval builder had to work with. Today, paving designs are modern, intricate and sophisticated, and the range of paving patterns and designs that modern builders can work with are vast because high quality modern pavers can be easily and meticulously cut and shaped.… continue reading

Painted Interior Woodwork
Painting & Decorating Blog

Proper Ways to Paint Interior Woodwork

March 15, 2017 Lillian Conners

Every now and then, your interior woodwork might benefit from a fresh coat of paint, which would not only improve the visual, but also the functional aspect of the woodwork inside your home. The job is not easy and requires a lot of attention and patience, but it is far from impossible, especially when you know exactly what needs to be done and what kind of result you want to achieve.

There are some aspects of such a project that you need to be aware of and approach with due diligence if you want your woodwork to shine.… continue reading

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