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Great Home and Garden Improvement Tips

Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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Great Home and Garden Improvement Tips

    Creating A Green Juice Garden On Your Patio

    Nutrient-dense green juice is the ideal way to start your day or refuel after a workout, but it's not always easy to find the right organic ingredients, and the cost of a daily green juice can add up. So why not grow essential green juice ingredients in containers? It's not as difficult as you might think, and the produce typically used for green juice bases doesn't need much space to grow, so a patio is all you need.

    Create the Perfect Poolside Dining Area

    Long summer nights spent relaxing by the pool, soft lighting, delicious food, good company... What more could you want? If you feel like you're not making the most of the warm weather, are stuck in a boring dinnertime routine or want to get more use out of an outdoor patio and pool, then creating a luxurious poolside dining area could be the answer. You'll feel like you're on holiday every evening, and it's a nice way to share a romantic meal with your other half or spend some quality time with kids (away from computer screens).

    Common Sources of Energy Inefficiencies in Air Conditioning Units

    One of the biggest concerns homeowners have when it comes to their AC operations is high energy bills. If AC units are allowed to run inefficiently, they can be big energy consumers, causing homeowners to spend more than they should to stay comfortable inside. Here is a look at some of the most likely reasons your residential AC unit may run inefficiently and waste energy. Leaky ducts The ducts that move air within an AC unit can use more energy than necessary if they are not correctly sealed and insulated.

    6 Unsung Benefits of Awnings for Your Home

    Awnings are beneficial to your home in many ways. They provide shade, cut energy costs, and add aesthetic appeal to your home. However, there are also several other rarely mentioned perks that awnings can offer homes, especially those with children.  If you are currently trying to decide whether awnings might be the right design choice for your home, this list might just help you make your mind up.  Awnings Save Lives

    Common Mistakes to Avoid When Vacuuming Your Carpets

    Did you know that you could vacuum your carpets regularly without removing all the dirt that they contain? Read on and discover some of the carpet vacuuming mistakes that you should avoid when cleaning the carpets in your home. Delaying to Empty the Bag Vacuum cleaners rely on their suction power to extract dirt from surfaces. The vacuum bag helps in creating a vacuum into which dirt and debris are channeled as the vacuum cleaner does its work.

    4 Renovation Ideas For a Small Bathroom

    When you have a small bathroom in your home, it can often feel more like a burden than anything else. However, with some smart renovations, you can improve the bathroom's appearance and function. Consider some of these renovation ideas to transform a small bathroom into a space you want to spend time in. Install a Corner Sink and Vanity In the standard small bathroom, the sink and vanity is usually placed straight against a wall in an attempt to leave room next to it for the toilet and a shower or bathtub on the opposite side of the room.

    Five Hazardous Materials in Your Home That Should Not Go In the Skip Bin

    In many countries, it is illegal to dispose of certain hazardous materials in waste bins intended for domestic waste. The reason for this prohibition is to avoid endangering the health of people and animals. Therefore, do not think that dumping all your waste in a disposal bin implies that you are playing your part to enhance the protection of the environment. When you hire a bin for domestic waste disposal, you should consider all the types of hazardous materials prohibited from being disposed of in skip bins.

    What to Consider When Choosing Window Treatments for Your Home

    Window treatments for your home may be more important than you realize; they are like the accessories to an outfit, as they can make a room seem finished and attractive. They also control more than light; window treatments can block out heat and noise so your home's interior is more comfortable and attractive. When you are ready to choose window coverings, you might get a bit overwhelmed by your choices and not know how to choose the right treatments.