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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

    Choosing the Right Patio Roofing Material

    The type of roofing material you choose for your patio area will depend on your lifestyle and the roof design. Let's have a look at some of the materials available to help you make an informed decision when selecting a patio roof to meet your individual needs. Steel Sheeting A traditional choice for a patio roof, steel sheeting is still a popular choice. Valued for it's longevity, minimal maintenance, as well as pest, corrosion and fire resistance, steel sheeting offers many benefits to the home owner.

    Four Reasons Your Home Needs Security Doors If You Have A Home-Based Business

    If you run a business out of your home, there are many ways that you can modify your home to make it compliment, protect and accommodate your business needs. One of the modifications you should consider is adding security doors to your home. Here is a look at four of the reasons your home-based business needs security doors: 1. Property crime is a reality. You may think that you live in a nice area or that property crime isn't a relevant risk, but the reality is that property crime is one of the most common crimes in Australia.

    Using Modular Building Systems to Make a Home Office: Five Ideas to Explore

    Working at home has benefits as well as challenges. If your home office has recently degenerated into a hectic and unproductive zone because of your family, it's time to start thinking about modular building systems from places like Nova Portable Buildings. A modular office can provide you with more space, as well as more distance from your family. Here are some of the ideas you should explore: Adding a modular extension

    Five Tips To Help Design An Incredible Swimming Pool

    When summer sets in, everyone prefers to sit by pools and have fun with family or friends. A good swimming pool design can spice up the experience and add more fun. Here are some tips to help arrive at a unique and attractive pool design. Consider the Direction of Shade Avoid long shades that extend to the pool. Storied houses and trees tend to have long shadows. These shades keep the poolside cold and boring.

    Tips for moving musical instruments interstate

    Moving your musical instruments interstate is not as easy as moving your furniture. Musical instruments often have sentimental appeal, which limits how easy it is to sell your old instrument then buy a replacement later. Instruments need to be transported with extra care to prevent damage to the delicate materials from high humidity, water damage and collisions. Here are some tips for ensuring your instruments are in good shape after an interstate journey.

    3 Ways Outdoor Awnings Can Be Pragmatic & Stylish

    If you are looking to spruce up your home while being pragmatic about it, outdoor awnings are your best bet. This overhang has become a popular solution for almost all your outdoor activity needs. Here are some of the reasons why they are both practical as well as a stylish addition to your home. The simplicity of their design is endearing When looking to decorate your home, your choice of product should not only be functional but it should also have great design.

    How To Unblock Drains Without Harsh Chemicals

    Slow-moving or completely blocked drains are no fun. However, you don't have to tackle clogs—and the unbearable stench that accompanies them—with chemical drain cleaners. Chemical cleaners tend to be effective, but most contain sodium hydroxide. This chemical is known to irritate the respiratory system and burns skin on contact, so why not give this gentler method a go? Natural Drain Cleaner When vinegar is combined with bicarbonate of soda a reaction occurs that creates sodium acetate and carbon dioxide.

    Five Tips For Restoring And Replacing The Antique Locks And Hardware In Your Old Home

    Small touches add to the magnificence of an old home, and original antique hardware and locks can be a big part of that effect. If you want your doors, cabinets and built-ins to feature hardware that looks original, take a look at these five ideas: 1. Restore the Original Hardware If the original hardware is still in your home, keep it. Even if it is caked in paint or dirt, you can restore it.