Bringing Your Home and Garden Into the 20th Century

The Battle of the Kitchen Benchtops: Granite Versus Marble

Whilst you may be faced with many major decisions in decorating your home, some of the most significant often involve the kitchen. After all, families and friends tend to gather in the kitchen, and it's a room where you'll often spend considerable time during meal preparations. Having the right benchtop for the kitchen can be very important -- but how do you choose between two of the most popular options, granite and marble? Read More 

4 Factors Homeowners Must Consider When Choosing Exterior Shutters

Shutters are increasingly becoming common in modern and traditional homes because of their several benefits. Some shutters are made from sturdy materials such as aluminium, which help protect homes against intrusion. Also, with the right style, shutters are aesthetically pleasing and allow natural light to penetrate homes even when windows and doors are closed. Exterior shutters also protect your home from elements such as sunshine, snow and rain. Here are some factors to consider when choosing exterior shutters for your home. Read More 

How to Choose a Pool for a Small Backyard Space

Homeowners with very large yards and unlimited space can usually choose any type of pool that suits them, with a deep end for diving and even an attached hot tub or sauna for soaking. However, for smaller yards and limited space, you can still have a pool installed, but may need to take a bit more time to choose the right type and size for that space. Note a few tips on how to choose a pool for a small backyard space, so you know what will fit and what to avoid with your new pool. Read More 

Does Your Home Need New Gutters?

Gutters may not be the most glamorous or attractive feature of a home's exterior, but they are one of the most important! Gutters keep rainwater away from the home's exterior, so that there is less risk of water leaks and other such damage to the foundation, and less risk of water pooling on the lawn, causing damage to the soil and your landscaping. Because gutters are so important for the house and the lawn itself, this is why it's good to have them replaced when needed. Read More 

4 Outdoor Wicker Chair Selection Tips You Should Remember

Your outdoor space can be enhanced by the addition of wicker furniture. Below are some tips that you should keep in mind when you go shopping for the wicker chairs that you intend to use outdoors: Pick the Supplier Carefully It is possible to find outdoor wicker chairs in a store that only has those chairs in one season of the year. You can also buy those chairs from a furniture store that stocks wicker furniture throughout the year. Read More