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Wood Finishes 101

Wood is a very complex material, and the products we use to treat wood are even more complex. To the untrained eye some wood finishes look the same, but in actual fact they are completely different products, with different...

5 Tips To Cure A Renovation Cleanup Hangover

Renovations can get crazy, fast. Nothing is in its usual place; life feels chaotic; and, no matter how small or large the project, it always requires a big cleanup operation. But don’t let cleaning turn you off your dream...

Soundproofing Your Home – Reducing Inside and Outside Noise

Some people are not fortunate to live in peaceful, quite suburbia. Maybe instead you have neighbors who often shout or blast loud music. Maybe you simply live below another family and you can hear them walking about throughout the...

Buying a Stove – Should it be Gas or Electric

Whenever you are playing the role of a consumer, it's a good idea to be as informed as possible. That can't be more true than when it comes to buying a stove. Surprisingly, a stove is one of the...

The Cost of Furnishing a Home from Scratch

Regardless of whether your home is a 4000 square foot dream home or an 800 square foot condominium, furnishing a home from scratch can be a daunting task. To create a lovely and comfortable home you will want to...

How to Make your Home Suitable for the Elderly

Living with elderly people often comes with a lot of change. Getting old takes its toll on the body, and the average elderly citizen has different needs and limitations. As such, it’s important to meet these needs and ensure...

Surviving a Home Renovation

Trying to save money and believing that your love could withstand any storm – you bought the fixer upper. At first, the one tiny bathroom nestled right off the living room and the lack of good insulation was cute....

Who Invented the Light Bulb

One of the great myths in the history of scientific innovation is that the man who invented the light bulb was Thomas Edison. However, this is simply not true. Although Edison did register a patent 1879 for improvements made...

Home Design Trends from Australia

As we are heading into summer in Australia our outdoor spaces become even more important to our homes. Being a country known for the outdoor lifestyle it’s no surprise that Australians do anything they can to make the most...

Interior Design With Pets in Mind

Interior design and pets – two topics you will rarely see together in the same sentence, never mind with just one word dividing them. But, awkward and demanding as we are, we humans sometimes love both. And don’t think...

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New Trends in Home Building

While most of the latest trends in the home building industry relate to energy-efficiency and conservation of water, and in fact sustainability in general, there is also a noticeable trend towards down-sizing of homes. New trends in home building also emphasize the need for integrating natural resources in home design,...

Sponge Painting a Bedroom – Use a Sea Sponge

There are many different ways that you can use paint techniques to improve the look of a bedroom. Sponging is one of the simplest techniques of all, but unless you have done it before, if you are intending to be sponge painting a bedroom, it really will pay you...

Painting Kitchen Cupboards – Adding Color to the Cabinets

One of the easiest ways to revamp a boring old kitchen is by painting kitchen cupboards. But you need to know exactly what surface you are going to be painting before you start. The problem is that if you don’t prepare your surfaces correctly, you will end up with...