Spring cleaning tips

There’s nothing that feels as fresh and satisfying like a little spring clean. Give all your home’s trouble spots a quick refresh with pro tips. Listed below are all the most-important tasks both big and small, so whether you’ve got a whole weekend or just a spare moment, and the urge to freshen up after a cold winter we’ve got the how to.

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Red Flags to look out for when hiring trades people.

Trust is a massive thing when it comes to renovating a home successfully. As most of us can’t be on site 24/7, how can we be sure that the tradespeople carrying out the work won’t make a mess or annoy our neighbours. Apart from sneaking home every couple of hours to check up on who we’ve hired, there’s not much we can do when things get going. .This has the potential to leave us out of pocket and in a mess.

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Summer Gardening Tips

Preparation is critical for your garden to survive the wilting effects of the Australian Summer. Summer means different things to different gardeners. Some parts of Australia bake in the harsh rays, while other parts are bashed with storms. But for all of us, summer brings common challenges, such as dividing time and effort between keeping our gardens in good shape, and enjoying them during the summer holidays. Below are some tips to help you try and achieve both.

 

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TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME COOLER AND MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT THIS SUMMER

Summer brings a lot of great things our way—more daylight, beautiful gardens and
trips to the beach. But in Australia it also brings considerably warmer temperatures,
particularly inside our homes.  Air conditioning is a blessing, but it’s also a significant
amount of energy- and money-grabber and not all of us can afford this luxury. If you
are without an air conditioner do not fret, here are a handful of other suggestions for
cooling your house during those pleasant, but overly warm summer days.

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Making Your Kitchen Senior Friendly

We all value our privacy and our independence, but these shouldn’t come at the expense of our health and well-being. As we age, staying in our own home becomes more difficult because of the rising safety concerns.  We tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchens and engage in a variety of potentially risky tasks. Adjustments to our kitchens are particularly important.

The costs of a kitchen renovation can range from small to large; the following list provides some helpful ideas of senior-friendly adjustments.

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Spring Landscaping Spruce

As the days get longer and warmer, our attention naturally turns toward spring and summer activities, but this is also an ideal time to spruce up your properties exterior with the help of a landscaper. The way in which we landscape our properties has undergone a big shift in the last several years, for a number of reasons.  Many homeowners simply don’t have the time to devote to maintaining a yard the way they have done in the past and tighter water restrictions have made it more difficult and expensive to maintain an expansive lawn and as a result, homeowners have begun to reconsider the ways in which they design their yards and gardens.  These are a few of our favourite landscaping trends for drier climates…

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