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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

    Four Things Your Sun Porch Needs

    A sun porch is a great place to enjoy your garden and get fresh air without having to be subjected to bugs and extreme heat. Here are some things to be sure you have in your sun porch to add to its aesthetic appeal and functionality. Comfortable and Stylish Furniture Since your sun porch is a little more protected than a traditional patio or deck, you can choose furniture that is a bit more stylish.

    Keep Your Puppy out of Special Areas in Your Garden with an Aluminium Fence

    Puppies like to play, which can involve havoc in your garden. If you put strategic and attractive fences around the more sensitive areas, you will be able to maintain an attractive garden, even when the puppy wants to chew. Here's how to do it:  Protect the vegetable patch Puppies chew anything, including plants. They also like to dig. A vegetable patch has the attraction of loose earth that is easy to dig in and a variety of plants that are lovely to chew.

    Lawnmower man: Ride on Mower Maintenance Guide

    To keep your ride on mower in top condition, it is vital that you perform regular maintenance tasks to keep it operating at a peak level and to help extend the life of the machine. Below are some maintenance tasks which should be carried out in the spring, before the main mowing season. Disconnect the Spark Plug Before performing maintenance on your mower, you should place the mower on a flat surface.

    3 Points to Help You Choose the Right Vacuum Cleaner

    There are many vacuum cleaners that you can buy, but whichever one you choose depends on your needs as well as a number of factors. Some of these include the number of people in the home, the person going to use the cleaner regularly, presence of pets in the home and the type of floors that you have. Bearing these in mind, you can weigh your choices based on the following three characteristics:

    Vertical Blinds - Easy Cleaning Tips

    Vertical blinds make a good choice of window dressing alternative to curtains.  You can still cut out light altogether if you want to, or you can tilt the blinds to allow natural light in, whilst excluding glare on very sunny days.  Vertical blinds are also easier to clean than curtains, providing another advantage.  Here are some tips on how to easily clean your vertical blinds. Cleaning routine It's a good idea to clean vertical blinds every couple of weeks, depending on their location in your home.

    Sun Exposure | 4 Steps To Restore The Original Look Of Your Sun-Faded Timber Flooring

    Timber flooring is both aesthetically pleasing and practically functional for your home because of its timeless appeal in a traditional or modern setting. But if you're bequeathed with sun-drenched interiors, then your flooring is bound to fade and discolour over time. Luckily, this problem can be reversed with a few simple steps. Sand The Floor Using Sandpaper Begin the process of timber flooring restoration by sanding the entire surface using medium-grit sandpaper.

    Spruce up the Interior Design of Your Home with Wood-Look Tiles and Find Out the Benefits

    The choice of flooring in your home is very important and usually determines the aesthetic value and style of your interior setting. Timber or hardwood flooring is often a top choice among most homeowners because of the unique warmth, feel, and look that it can add to your rooms. However, the panache that this type of flooring has may not last for long because the flooring is susceptible to water damage and scratches, which may result in high resurfacing costs.

    Selecting Air Purifiers Depending On Your Needs

    Over the years, more and more homeowners are looking toward air cleaners as they become aware of the different health issues contributed by contaminants in the home such as second hand smoke, allergens, pollutants and more. However, the increase in demand for air purifiers also means there is a wide array to choose from in the market. This can make selection of the right air purifier seem daunting for someone who has no experience with these gadgets.