How to Choose Fencing to Suit Your Lifestyle

Choose Fencing

When it comes to the question of fencing for your block of land, it is important to choose a style to suit your lifestyle. While the choice may be somewhat restricted by council regulations, there is sure to be some kind of leeway to allow you to choose a fence that will suit both the property and your needs.

Before contacting fencing contractors, think about what you need that fence to do for you. Here are some suggestions: –

  • Provide security from break-ins
  • Keep children and pets inside
  • Match the style of your home
  • Be decorative enough to give street appeal on the front boundary
  • Provide privacy on the other boundaries
  • Keep foot traffic off the lawn
  • Designate areas for vehicle access
  • Enclose garden areas, especially vegetable gardens
  • Keep pets off certain sections
  • Simply mark the boundaries

Once you know what the fence is to do, you’ll have a better idea of the kind of fence that you need. For instance, if you want to keep pets off the vegetable garden, you’ll need to have wire netting that goes right into the ground so that dogs can’t dig a hole under it.  Cats are rather more difficult to contain since they can climb and jump over fences without much trouble. However, older cats or those that are overweight may be kept away by a netting fence.

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10 Ways to Update Your Home Design

Kitchen Design

There is no doubt about it, home design has improved exponentially over the last several years. This means that many homes built over a decade ago will be lagging behind not only in looks but in efficiency and even in value, if they have not been upgraded since then. This can be especially noted in the kitchen, which is the hub of the home and needs to be streamlined and efficient for today’s busy lifestyle.

If you are feeling irritated with your kitchen design where nothing seems to be in the right place, here are some tips to help you update it.

  • Replace that short, narrow splashback with one that reaches as high as it can go for your particular design. It can be a decorative feature done with bespoke tiles, or choose the design for the pattern and allow the colour to merge in with the rest of the walls.
  • If you have a landline phone nook in your kitchen, you’ll probably want to replace it with a mobile device charging station, like all the most modern kitchens have, with all the cords kept hidden away.

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Multi Head Split System vs. Single System Air Conditioner

Multi Head Split System

Statistics show that Australia in general has a love affair with air conditioners and why wouldn’t we when temperatures soar into the 40s and 50s Centigrade each summer? With this summer being the hottest for some time, many more people are turning to get advice from electricians such as Electrician Perth Experts and organising the split system air conditioner to get a little coolness into their homes.

That brings up the question; which is better, a single split system or a multi head system? Since most people understand the single split system has one outside unit consisting of a compressor and fan, and one inside head, usually up on the wall, let’s take a quick look at the multi head system.

The multi-head system, as its name suggests, has from 2 to 7 heads that can be on the wall or in other positions, but only one outside unit. This is a bigger, stronger compressor than the single system since it has to run more inside heads. For this reason, you can’t just add extra heads to your single system as it’s not strong enough to make them work.

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Sustainability in Roofing Choices

Zincalume

If you are upgrading your home with a new roof you may want to consider choosing building advice that is environmentally friendly if you are into living a conservation lifestyle. There are several options for roofs, but some don’t fall into the sustainability sector for one reason or another. What is needed is to choose a roof that has eco-friendly properties while still being affordable.  Here are some options to consider.

  • Tiles – tiles are made from clay, cement or slate. These materials are plentiful, so using them will not degrade the earth’s resources too much. They also have long lasting properties, many lasting for 50 years or more. The only trouble is that they are quite heavy and require much more framing to support them than steel roofing and this uses more timber.  Since each tile must be fixed individually and only covers a small area, putting them on takes quite some time and this will cost more in labour.

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How to Create a Mini-Bali at Home

Balinese outdoor furniture

If you’ve been to Bali for a holiday you probably didn’t want to come back home at the end of it. Many people fall in love with the friendly people, the culture, lifestyle and food and go back again and again to enjoy it. They even love the Balinese outdoor furniture that is so different from what they are used to, yet allows them to truly relax during their holiday.

If you have felt like that at the end of your travels, why not create a mini-Bali at home? Here’s how: –

  • Create an outdoor space for relaxing in and purchase Balinese style outdoor furniture from a store that imports it.
  • Purchase some Bali flags and statues to decorate the garden.
  • If you live in a tropical area you’ll also be able to grow similar exotic plants and flowers.
  • If you live in an area too cool for tropical plants, buy a few fake ones; these days they look real enough.

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9 Advantages of Shade Sails

Shade Sails

When you live in a hot, sunny environment, shade is an important factor in keeping cool. Being able to access shade is essential to stay healthy and prevent dehydration and sunburn. According to One Shade these days, shade sails are preferred in many applications to provide shade before greenery such as trees for many reasons.

  • Sails offer ‘clean’ shade. That is, they don’t drop leaves, sticks or flowers over the shaded area. This is an important point if the sail is over the end of a swimming pool, since no one wants their pool inundated by unwanted debris that can alter the pH of the water and send you scuttling for the pool scoop.
  • The shade provided by sails is even. Trees and other plants provide dappled shade, which means there are spots where sun gets in. If you lay out in dappled shade, you’ll get sunburned. Sail material does let through a small amount of sunlight, but it is more even and there is less likelihood of getting badly burned.

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