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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

    Knock On Wood: What To Look For When Choosing A Timber Garage Door

    While steel may set the standard for garage door materials, wooden garage doors have a lot of appeal, as well as many fine properties suited to garage door building. However, choosing a wooden garage door can be something of an overwhelming experience, with an enormous variety of woods, designs and finishes on offer. As such, when shopping around for a new wooden garage door, remember to keep the following factors in mind before choosing your new door:

    How to Address the Issue of Air Conditioner Noise Disturbance in Residential Areas

    When temperatures are extremely low or high outside, they interfere with your home's indoor climate, making it uncomfortable to stay inside without temperature moderation. Air conditioning units come in handy when it comes to giving homeowners control over their indoor climate. But, the noise level released is a crucial matter of concern as regards to neighbors and city standards. Noise levels should always be kept as low as possible. Unfortunately, not many new homeowners know how to limit noise levels when installing air conditioning units in their homes.

    How to Shop For a Shade Sail That Gives You a Lasting Shelter

    Shade sails add utility to your outdoor spaces by transforming them into dynamic and eye-catching areas. Their stylish appearance can complement a wide variety of both residential and commercial architectural approaches.  Apart from their attractiveness, shade sails can protect an outdoor space against the infiltration of the damaging UV rays without making you feel restricted or boxed in. They form an exceptional alternative to umbrellas, patio enclosures, awnings, and carports.

    Tips for Creating a Japanese Style Kitchen

    If you want to introduce some zen into your life, it's a great idea to lean on some Japanese inspired design in the home. While it might be easier or more commonplace to integrate Japanese design into a living room or bedroom space, kitchens are also ideal for zen-inspired design. The kitchen is probably the space in the house where stresses and tensions come to the forefront. Trying to cook family meals in short amounts of time, pots bubbling over, and rising temperatures can make for a stressful situation, but a Japanese inspired kitchen renovation can calm those troubled waters.

    Foggy Double Glazing - How To Fix It

    Double glazing is wonderful for keeping your home warm during the winter, saving you money by preventing the loss of expensive heat, and stopping drafts.  However, a common problem is irritating 'fogging' that can really spoil your view.  But what causes fogging-up of your windows and what can you do to solve the problem?  Read on to find out more. What causes 'fogging'? Fogging of your double glazed windows is caused when condensation becomes trapped between the two panes of glass.

    Wool Quilt | 4 Step-By-Step Instructions To Treat Red Wine Stains On Your Wool Quilt

    A wool quilt is made from natural fibres. These fibres require more care than other synthetic materials. Heat, harsh cleaning and agitation can cause woolen hair to curl and shrink, in addition to compressing the weave. Red wine stains are generally difficult to treat when they dry, so it's best to tackle them when they are fresh. This guide is designed to help you treat red wine stains on your wool quilt.

    Creating an Inviting Entrance to Your New Home

    You and your home builder are going to have a close working relationship. During which, you'll discuss each aspect of your new home right down to the very last detail. One of the decisions the home builder asks you to make is what you want your entrance to look like. You'll want it to be as inviting as possible, so ask them to incorporate these items into the entrance. Side Windows

    Washing Machine Walking Away? Learn How to Fix It

    If you're experiencing a washing machine that looks and sounds like it's trying to take a stroll across the room during the spin cycle, one of two things are wrong. You're first thought might be that the load inside the machine is off-balance. If lifting the lid and moving the clothes around doesn't work, then you'll need to perform a minor repair once that load is finished. This guide demonstrates the steps to fix a washing machine that won't stand still.