The Benefits of Periodic Floor Sanding and Polishing

A beautiful and clean home is the dream of a homeowner. However, the entire look of the rooms will suffer if the floors have cracks or they look unattractive. To reinstate the charm of the house, you should focus on the maintenance of the floors. The floor should be attractive, durable, robust, and reliable, apart from exhibiting the latest stylish flooring trends. Wooden flooring is the timeless choice of most of the homeowners like you. The warmth of the room increases with the installation of the wooden floor. However, if you want to increase the durability of the floor, you must apply floor sanding and polishing service, which is mandatory with professional help. Sometimes, the flooring loses the lustre and the natural shine owing to wear and tear over the years. Floor polishing is the best way to bring back the old glow. Floor Sanding and Polishing Benefits of Maintenance As you know, the wooden floor looks extremely chic and glamorous. But to maintain the aesthetic value, polishing is necessary. It has many more benefits. Minimizing Allergies Do you know that if you can arrange for floor sanding and polishing at periodic intervals, you can reduce the allergen content of your house? Now that is the best possible thing that can happen in the present condition where human traffic brings with it the panic of viral contamination. The dust particles, debris, and pollutants stick to the rough surface, lack of polish will make it hard to clean, and so, the bacterial growth on the debris gets imminent. Respiratory problems can arise from exposure to such dust particles, which you can easily eradicate with the application of floor sanding and polishing. If you have kids in the home, then crawling on such a floor will expose them to viral and bacterial organisms. So, the polish will be the best way to get rid of the dirt.  Customization Is Possible The timber floor may appear to be dull after a few years. So, a change in the look will not be a bad idea. At the same time, investing for a new floor installation will be hectic for the budget maybe. Instead, you may opt for the floor sanding and polishing which will give you the scope of revamping the floor to experiment with new looks of the rooms. You can even buy new pieces of timber that are in stark contrast to the colour of the existing floor. A lime wash flooring or application of stain will provide you with the best look with a touch of innovative creativity. Floor Sanding and Polishing Enhancement of Home Value If you are planning to sell the home...

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5 Reasons to Invest in a Pergola for Your Backyard
Sep03

5 Reasons to Invest in a Pergola for Your Backyard

Want to take your backyard activities to a higher level? A new structure like a pergola in your backyard will not only give you a platform for various types of outdoor activities but also enhance the aesthetic of your property. Building a pergola can be a great way to turn your backyard into an attractive living space. Although building a pergola can be an expensive affair, it’s certainly worth it because of the many benefits that come with having one in your backyard. Nowadays, you can make one yourself or hire a professional designer to create one for you. If you decide to DIY the whole project, make sure that the material, structure and fabric are sturdy enough. In this article, we will take a closer look at those benefits so that you can decide whether it’s worth your time and money. 1. It Extends Living Space A pergola is a large structure and you can use it in many ways. It can add definition to your outdoor space, and you can enjoy many activities under it. The right types of pergolas keep the secure shelter in the outside areas, and whether you want to establish the pergolas in your garden or porch, you can surely experiment with how they extend the overall living area. 2. It Adds Beauty If you want to enhance the beauty of your garden, a pergola can be an attractive addition. Hundreds of designs are available out there and you can contact a pergola building agency to get some ideas on this. Homeowners often include accessories to make this construction more beautiful. You can add accessories like lights, hanging pots, curtains, carpet, fountains and many other things. Decorate the pergola according to your personality and lifestyle. And if you want to add more to your outdoor space, check out our article on the best curb appeal ideas suitable for any budget. 3. A Venue for Social Events Pergolas can be an ideal place to organise social events like weddings, birthdays, office parties, and more. If you have a pergola in your house, there is no need to rent one, saving you money in the years ahead. The right pergolas can be utilised during a festive occasion like a birthday party, a Christmas gathering or even during a weekend party. A pergola can also be a great spot for photo sessions, and it can make the moment more remarkable for you. If you have children, organising birthdays under a pergola can be a perfect idea. 4. Protection from Rain and Sunlight Don’t like the sun in the summer? A pergola can protect you from the...

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10 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget
Jun16

10 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget

Looking to boost the curb appeal of your home? Updating the exterior of your home is a great way to attract home-buyers to your property or to make something old feel brand new. Updating can come at a steep cost, but you can use the following ideas to freshen up your home without breaking your budget: Repaint your front door. A simple coat of paint can do wonders to refresh the look of your home. It’s an inexpensive way to quickly change the entranceway. Depending on your taste, you can choose a door colour that complements or contrasts with the exterior of your home. You can also add a wreath to the door, or change an outdated door handle to one that is more modern.  Sod your lawn. Does your front lawn need a manicure? A dry and patchy lawn will detract potential buyers. People want to see luscious and green grass, not a brown and scrawny lawn. One way to instantly achieve the perfect lawn is to lay sod. There are many advantages of sod lawns. You won’t have to wait for the grass to grow, and you only need to refrain from walking on it for two weeks. A sodded lawn has dense grass that will require less water than a seeded one. Add garden lights to your front lawn and driveway. There’s no sense in updating your home if no one can see if. Add outdoor lighting so that your house is visible even at night. A dark property looks uninviting. Placing lights outside your house will make it look warm and welcoming. Plant a garden bed. A well-tended garden gives the impression that your property is taken care of. It’s one way to add colour without spending too much green. A few popular and affordable plants that you can add to your garden bed are azaleas, roses, annuals, and daylilies.  Wash the exterior of your home. Over time, dirt and debris build-up on the outside of a home. To allow the colours to shine, use a garden hose to spray the dirt right off the walls – just remember to be careful around the doors and windows.  Clean your driveway. Having an unkempt driveway leaves the wrong impression on passersby. Although it’s convenient to place your garbage and recycling bin there, consider moving them to where they’re out of sight. To improve your driveway, clean up the areas that surround it, and park your car in the garage or where it’s out of sight. That way, nothing impedes the view of your home.  Repaint the exterior of your home. Does the paint job of your...

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The Amazing Australian Architecture
Jan05

The Amazing Australian Architecture

Ever wondered what is typically Australian in our architecture and what is influenced by other cultures? Learn more about the history of Australian architecture, and its development over the centuries. What inspired some of the greatest architecture landmarks in the Land Down Under? Find out in the infographic below:   Amazing Architecture in Australia by...

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Enjoy ‘Health Through Water’ In Your Very Own Spa

Many might still hanker for a pristine polar white kitchen but in the bathroom there are signs of a more sophisticated approach to colour and pattern. It’s easy to add colour with wall decor treatments and accessories but we also have help from the manufacturers who are keen to introduce us to new materials and some rather smart design. No longer is the tub just a tub! With different shapes available we can inject style and personality into our bathrooms just as we would any other room in the house. From Teuco, ‘Accademia’ is a new collection by Carlo Colomb and this bath, made from Duralight®, is from the range called POP. It caught my eye at the interiors trade show 100% Design, which took place in London in September 2014, and it wasn’t only me that noticed it. Design London voted it as being rather special and Teuco picked up a further two awards for it this year: Red Dot Award Best of the Best 2014 and MIAW Muuuz International Award 2014. Colour and Wellness White is considered a hygienic neutral to use where germs can spread so it is popular for decor in the kitchen and bathroom. But the trend is to think of our bathrooms as a place of relaxation and the tub especially is key to this idea. Clinical no longer, the bathroom can replicate the appeal of a spa and with colour being linked strongly to wellness we can use more of it. Getting the feel of a spa at home requires a sense of luxury and through colour, texture and pattern it is achievable.  The naturally occurring blues, aquas and greens we enjoy where water is present will always have the effect of making us feel at ease and help us unwind. Whatever the style of your home you can enjoy ‘health through water’ in your very own spa. Even if we keep our all-white bathroom suite for a while we can work around it by introducing colour in accessories, in the decor and window dressings. But when buying a new suite the choice is varied and as innovative materials become more affordable we can splash out on something that is functional but has aesthetic charm like this tub designed by Jaime Hayon. The shower is where we wash and the bath a place to relax, meditate and...

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Spring Make-Over
Sep19

Spring Make-Over

Spring is in the air! Time to do some spring cleaning and get ready for the new season. Whether you are looking to do slight enhancement or major overhaul here are some pointers to get you started. First identify what it is you aim to do, then get an inspiration notebook to keep all your ideas in one place. I suggest the following pointers to assist you in getting ready for spring new look 2014:  Cut-out or make a copy of the inspiration room picture you so desire. Next, get yourself a notebook to help you get organized. Paste the inspiration image in your notebook, and use that page as your concept page.  Once you have your concept page, identify the elements and items that you will be needing to change or add. Some example of this can be: choosing new colors for the walls, getting new lamps, replacing an existing rug, etc. Keep this list in your notebook and don’t forget to take it with you when you go shopping!  Look for those items you already listed, and remember to always use the concept image as a reference a guide to your design – do not get side tracked with the items you like randomly! Keep referring to your list and stay focused on your inspiration concept. Now that you have your 7 pointers to help you stay on track let’s look at the “IN” colours according to Pantone Colour trends for spring 2014. Colour is super important and sometimes we shy away from bold colours but as long as you pick one main colour and use it as an accent colour then it can tie the rest of the space rather nicely.   Here is a great way to accessorise your space with some Celosia Orange. If you’re just looking for a simple enhancement to your space, you can add accent pillows, or choose a nice piece of art work to complement the pillows and the gray, adding a pop of color to enhance the space without having to change too much, patterns seem to be dominating the scene this spring as far rugs go. Here is a beautiful example of how to make patterns work in your space. Use neutral tones for the walls and accentuate with a nice pattern rug. Whether you are trying to enhance or add colour this spring, just remember to keep your ideas together and not lose focus on the ideal style you are looking for. Lots of bold colours can be used this spring to accentuate and layer with home accents. When in doubt refer to your inspiration image and have fun creating your new space for...

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