What You Should Know About Radiant Floor Heating

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Radiant floor heating is a type of in-floor heating that heats your home from the ground up, instead of going through vents and ducts in your home. This is done through a heat transfer system installed between the finishing layer and substrate layer of your flooring. Here are some things to know about this type of home heating system. There Are Different Types of Radiant Floor Heating The first thing you should know about this form of heating is that there are actually different methods.

31 December 2015

How to Build a Simple Grecian Urn Water Feature


There's nothing quite as relaxing as the sound of water gently bubbling over stones on a pleasant summer's afternoon. You can build your own Grecian urn fountain water feature in just a weekend using supplies you'll find in a good DIY or garden store and a few basic DIY skills.  Read on to find out how. What you'll need large, Grecian-urn-style pot decorative stones and pebbles barb fitting PVC female adapter plumber's epoxy drill with masonry bit waterproof catch basin cinder blocks sand plastic grate flexible tubing submersible pump hose clamps x 2 flexible screen reciprocating saw PVC pipe black spray paint How to do it

16 December 2015

Looking Beyond the Energy-Efficiency of Using Double-glazed Windows: 3 Other Essential Benefits

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The main consideration behind the design of double-glazed windows is to improve energy-efficient in homes. That's why these window units have an extra layer of glass to provide insulation against the cold weather outside and keep your home warmer, especially during winter. Likewise, the insulation will protect your home against high temperatures outdoors by absorbing some of the solar heat burning through your windows during those excruciatingly hot, summer days. Besides associated energy-efficiency, double-glazed windows provide other essential benefits as well, including:

7 December 2015

5 things you should inspect every year to keep your lawn mower in top condition

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Your lawn mower might be one of the machines that you use the most out of all of the machines and appliances that you use in your home, at least during summer. If frequent use is paired with poor maintenance, this could seriously damage your lawn mower and shorten its life length significantly. To make sure you keep your lawn mower in good condition, there are a few things you should consider doing every year before the lawn mowing season begins.

30 November 2015

The Immediate Aftermath of a Home Burglary: 3 Ways to Secure Your Home with the Help of a Locksmith


Coming home to find that a burglar has broken into your home, gone through your things and stolen valuable items is every homeowner's nightmare. Unfortunately, home burglaries are not that uncommon in Australia, with approximately 335,700 break-ins recorded from 2009 to 2010. Immediately after discovering your home was broken into, one of the first people you should call after the police is an emergency 24 hour locksmith. Securing your home from further break-ins can really help you and your family feel more at ease.

16 November 2015

Built-in Wardrobes | 3 Golden Rules For Choosing Between Hinged and Sliding Wardrobe Doors

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Built-in wardrobes are vital bedroom applications because they serve as storage rooms without cluttering your bedroom floors. These built-in wardrobes will hide your clothes, accessories, ties, bags, bed linen and all other items that you can fit into them. If you have an open bedroom wardrobe and plan to install doors, you will need to decide between hinged and sliding doors. Understanding the basic differences between the two types will help you make a decision that works best for your bedroom.

30 October 2015

3 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Cook With You

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When you have kids, you want to expose them to all of the greatness of the world, but you also need to protect them from its dangers, and this tricky negotiation is why many parents choose not to introduce their children to the kitchen. With bubbling pots and pans, sharp knives, and electronic gadgets running, it can seem like a space that is just too hostile for a kid's presence.

22 October 2015