If you have ever renovated a 70’s or 80’s home, you will have first-hand experience at the colour choices that were fashionable then, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. The 1970s was all about psychedelic patterns and bright colours, while in the 1980s, everything was brown and yellow. These colour palettes were stylish at the time, but they dated […]
Continued research resulting in improvements in the quality and safety of glass has extended the range of this product well beyond just closing off a window space from the weather. It now has a multitude of uses, and in the case of the humble shower recess, it has been raised from a pokey cubicle to a clean, bright and airy […]
It seems that the entire world is finally realising the environmental consequences of our “first world” lifestyle. After decades of slow progress, the push for alternatives to things we take for granted is rapidly escalating. All types of waste are now undesirable, so any initiatives to make a difference are welcome.
Householders are doing their part by seeking better ways to […]
The bathrooms of today are a long way from the basic, functional rooms of yesteryear when you consider that many homes did not have a separate room for bathing. Householders relied on a sheet hung across the door for modesty while cleaning themselves in a tub on the kitchen floor.
Modern Bathrooms a Haven for Stress Relief
Nowadays, we prefer to […]
Mirrors serve several other purposes apart from allowing us to check that we look presentable before going out. Correctly placed, they can make a small room look larger, bounce light around to illuminate dark corners, and add an elegant touch to an otherwise boring decor. Safety mirrors allow us to see around blind corners and prevent collisions, and security mirrors […]
Designing a bathroom in a new home or renovating an existing bathroom that is past its prime requires careful planning, a realistic budget and some idea of a basic layout. Fortunately, there is a starting point, and that is to settle on one colour around which to build your new bathroom.
From this decision will flow all […]
Ignoring Small Water Leaks Can Flood You With Huge Problems
Getting a water leak anywhere in your home is never a good thing, but if you are lucky, it will be in a place that is readily accessible and easy to fix. It is even better if you have the skills to fix it yourself, and save the cost […]
When mirrors are selected carefully for both style and functionality, they add another dimension to the décor, and their ability to reflect light makes them indispensable in a dark room. In a bathroom, mirrors inject personality and lift the character of the whole room. To get the best result, planning is necessary to make the right decision.
Have you ever received a water bill and been shocked at the amount you owe? You know your usage has been around the same as usual. You’ve had no guests staying so no extra showers or washing since the last bill, and yet the meter reading shows consumption you can’t account for.
Hidden Water Leaks can be Costly
That extra […]
It is an exciting time for a household when any refurbishment or renovation is being planned. There are lots of decisions needed, much discussion, and let’s face it, even some arguments about styles, colours and finishes. Charts with colours for paint choices, home decorating magazines and fabric samples start appearing on dining room tables, and an air of expectation surrounds […]