Spring Garden Cleaning Tips and Guidelines

spring garden cleaningThere is very little point in pretending you won’t be out in the garden now that spring has arrived in your area, tending to your plants and enjoying the new growth and life after a long winter.

There is really no harm in cleaning up your fallen branches and other debris around the garden. But you would do well to wait a bit longer until the soil can make a ball in your hand when you squeeze it. This will help with things in the long run. But you also don’t want to wait far too long to do your  spring garden cleaning. (more…)

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bathroom renovationIf you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend on many factors but primarily your budget.

Other factors include how long you’ve been living in your home and how much longer you plan on remaining there.  We’ll also be sharing our knowledge on what features to expect for $3,000 to $100,000-plus, to help you plan your bathroom renovation.

Like all home renovation projects, there’s generally 3 levels of renovating: good, better and absolute best.  In this series of #bathroom #renovation articles we’ll walk you through the basics regardless of your budget. All price ranges are indicative only to give a general guideline. Hire a professional bathroom renovator or designer to get an exact free quote or use our online estimator. (more…)

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Feng ShuiAdvances in technology and the rising cost of petrol means more and more people are working from home.  Whether you’re an office worker ‘telecommuting’ three days a week or an enterprising SAHM (stay at home mum) starting her own business, it’s important to spend some time and money on creating a home office to set you up for success.

Feng Shui tips for your office

While a separate room away from other distractions is really important, it isn’t always practical or possible so we’re going to give you some fabulous Feng Shui tips to help you make the most of the space you’ve got. (more…)

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installing a new fenceYou’re considering installing a new fence in your backyard and think you’re ready to do it yourself.  But are you? Do you have every single thing you need? Are you positive that what you’ve planned will deliver exactly what you want, in terms of privacy and use-ability?

There’s nothing more frustrating than making it half way through a fencing job, only to discover that you’ve forgotten something crucial. (more…)

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