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When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Shade sail fails

8 May 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

An afternoon in the sun can seem like heaven, but a bad case of sunburn can soon change your mind, especially if you take into the account the harm you can be doing by absorbing so much ultraviolet light. Cancer Council NSW recommends making use of shade in the home, and properly installed shade sails over your patio or garden can help protect your family. For a long-lasting safe solution though, there are a few pitfalls to avoid. Read More …

4 Reasons Timber Carports Beat Metal Carports

18 April 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you want to protect your car from the weather without adding a garage, a carport is going to seem like a natural choice. That said, you'll still need to think long and hard about the material you use; there are plenty of options available, but the most fundamental choice is between timber and metal. While metal is less expensive and does have its advantages, timber carports should still be strongly considered. Read More …

Lawn Mower Selection Guide By Lawn Size

19 March 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you're looking to keep your new natural turf lawn looking lush, green and well-manicured throughout the year, you will need to invest in a good lawn mower and learn how to use the machine properly. With various types of lawn mowing equipment being sold in home improvement stores across Australia, selecting the right machine for your lawn can be a tough job. But if you know what to consider, you shouldn't have a problem making a suitable choice. Read More …

How to Add Privacy and Style to Your Home’s Patio

26 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

You probably won't be able to enjoy your outdoor patio if you feel like you're always under the watchful eye of nosy neighbours, or if you can hear every word of a neighbour's conversation while you're outside. Adding some privacy to your patio can make it more enjoyable and more relaxing, and also allows you to bring some extra style to the space at the same time. Note a few quick tips on how to add both privacy and style to your outdoor seating area. Read More …

3 Design Tricks To Make A Small Bedroom Feel More Spacious

8 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Modern Australian homes are stylish, well built and highly energy efficient. Unfortunately, due to small house blocks in new subdivisions, they can often feel less spacious than older style homes. This is particularly true of bedrooms, which may be smaller than is optimal to provide enough living space in the home. If your new home has bedrooms which are a little on the cosy side, you may be wondering how you can decorate rooms to make sure that you maintain an uncluttered and relatively spacious feel. Read More …

About Me
Creating A Kitchen You Love On A Budget

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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