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Aside from protecting the underlying structure of your home from heat, moisture, and the weather, a cladding system also adds a decorative finish to your house’s overall appearance. Depending on the type of material you choose, cladding usually lasts up to fifty years or more with proper maintenance. To help you find the best cladding material that will match your needs, here are some of the most popular types: Palliside According to experts from PeterBracey.com.au, one practical cladding option is palliside cladding, as this material...Continue reading »

When it comes to plumbing repairs and maintenance, hire a professional plumber instead of going the DIY route if you want to get the best value for your money. Whether you need a system for a new home, repairs for a leaky toilet, or new kitchen plumbing fixture installation, hiring a professional can do the job efficiently (they’re trained and paid to do so, after all). Before hiring a plumber, Salt Lake City plumbing experts say that there are several things you should consider: Licenses and Certifications It is imperative to choose...Continue reading »

Bed bugs often bite while their host (which includes you) is asleep, hence the popular night time saying. From the saying alone, you can tell right away that when you get bitten, a good night’s sleep will be hard to achieve. An Indiana student learned this the hard way when the creepy, crawly feeling she got while watching a movie was not because of the film, but because of bed bugs. The movie theatre had to be shut down until all traces of the tiny parasites were gone. An Almost-Microscopic Enemy The main concern about bed bugs is that...Continue reading »

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the entire home and it has to be spacious enough for you to move around. Unfortunately, some kitchens are not built that way. While getting professional home remodelling solutions to expand kitchen space itself is an option, you can also try these easy home hacks to make the kitchen look bigger. White Space Many new homebuilders note that an easy way to make your kitchen look larger is by painting it white. White walls, cabinetry and countertops create the impression of a bigger space by making...Continue reading »

Indoor flooding, whether caused by natural phenomena (severe rains, storms, or typhoons) or major plumbing disasters, can quickly transform your home to a mess. All that water can seep into your furniture, upholstery, carpets, floors, walls, stairs, and balustrades, resulting not only in the destruction of their beauty, but their integrity too. In most cases, Salt Lake City residents do not have to throw these water-damaged items, as long as they act right away. By promptly and proactively responding to such unfortunate incidents, including...Continue reading »

Cleaning the house should involve more than just sweeping and wiping. Think of all the junk, old appliances and scrap items made of metal gathering dust in your basement. Not sure what to do with those? Well, you can dump them elsewhere or make money out of those scrap metals. Several organisations are contributing to the worldwide plight of helping the fragile environment. RawMetalCorp.com.au says scrap and metal recycling is important for the protection of Australia’s environment. Start hunting around your place now for extra income...Continue reading »

For the nth time, Australia is attracting the world’s attention, not only because of Mick Fanning’s live shaming of a shark but largely because of one city. And if you have one city in mind, we’d like to tell you up front it’s not the mighty and powerful Sydney nor the seat of ruling government, Canberra. It’s Melbourne. No city have commanded so much attention these years than Melbourne. Perth, Adelaide, Sydney may have scaled the heights when it comes to world attention as well, but it’s the fourth most populous city in the...Continue reading »

As the size of your family increases, acquiring a bigger house becomes a necessity. For some, looking for a new and large residential property is the best solution. However, if you cannot afford to do so due to financial problems, then you may choose to have renovation project instead. You can reconstruct your home to make a way for additional rooms or living spaces. Here are some factors you need to look into when building extensions in Perth or elsewhere, advises grannyflatswa.com.Design and PlanningHire an architect in preparing...Continue reading »

As of 2013, the standard price of solid wood in Australia is $170 for every square metre. The typical timber in the country is at least two times more durable than its imported counterpart, so it is more flexible to weather changes.  These qualities make timber flooring one of the preferred options of Aussies. Vital Concerns Australian manufacturers utilise the Janka resistance test in measuring timber strength. Let the test results be your guide in choosing the timber flooring material. For example, wood species that only have a 4.5...Continue reading »

Stainless steel is popular for its strength and durability, making it a reliable building solution in homes and commercial properties. Its sleek metallic appeal is also favoured in applications for modern and contemporary styles. These qualities are the reason stainless steel has become one of today’s most preferred balustrade materials for staircases and decks. If you need balustrades for your home, it pays to look at the benefits of using this material. Versatile and flexible Stainless steel can be fashioned into almost every...Continue reading »