Louella Turner

  • 4 Features You'll Regret Not Including in Your Next Patio Project

    The features of a patio are particularly important, as it's often the only room in a house where family and visitors will go to talk where there is no television, so they can't help but look around during a break in conversation. With so many beautiful patio pictures filling magazines and websites, it can be hard to choose what exactly you want from such a large variety of options. However, there are some things which, if you forget, will leave you kicking yourself.
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  • Are Plywood Panels the Ideal Alternative to Bathroom Tiles?

    Tiling may be the traditional way to finish off bathroom walls, but this doesn't mean that all bathrooms must have tiles. Some people simply don't like the way tiles look and would prefer a more individual design; others find that looking after tiles and the grout that holds them together is just too much of a hassle. If you're looking for an alternative to bathroom tiles, then how about plywood panels?
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  • Four Crucial Planning Tips for Home Demolition

    Demolishing a home can be a challenging process. Therefore, you should hire an experienced contractor who provides demolition services to provide guidance and handle the complex tasks. In addition, you should be diligent in planning for the demolition process. If you are not thorough in preparing your property for the work, the project might not proceed as expected. Here are some essential planning tips to help you plan for a successful home demolition and rebuild.
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  • Let There Be Light! Designing Airy Extensions

    Design and build construction firms are often commissioned by homeowners to handle their extension projects. With so many suburban Australian homes having enough room to expand the property into the rear garden, there can be little wonder why this is such a popular method of upgrading a house. The trouble is that many single-storey extensions in the country are bland in their design without offering many clever design touches. Chief among the problems is the amount of light that is stolen from the current living quarters as the rear windows of a home are moved back further.
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  • Which Type Of Foundation Should You Construct For Your Home?

    Homeowners are generally aware of the fact that the foundation is a vital aspect of home construction. Nevertheless, did you know that there are different types of foundations that you could choose? Just as your structure is capable of being constructed in varying designs, there is a selection of foundation options to make sure that your choice befits your individual home. Knowing what types of foundation are available to you can considerably help in making a sound decision on what would be best suited to provide your property with the necessary support.
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  • Which shed is right for you

    Sheds are a vital feature of your property. Everyone needs somewhere to store gardening tools, children's bikes and all of those odd items that you need but don't have space to keep in your house. Whatever you plan to store in your shed you will need to find a structure that will look good in your garden or yard, yet will be easy to maintain. You could choose to buy a shed in either wood, plastic, or metal.
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  • Hardwood Flooring Maintenance: How to Prevent Humidity Problems with Your Flooring

    Hardwood is one of the best materials that you can use for your home's flooring needs. It gives your home a rustic yet classy feel and can last for decades without showing signs of wear. However, since it is a natural material, wood responds to humidity changes in the atmosphere. High humidity causes the wood to expand while low humidity leads to contraction. The constant expansion and contraction of the wood can cause premature wear and tear on your flooring.
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  • Three Questions before before building your home

    Building your own home allows you to create exactly the property you want. It offers the opportunity to create a design that is truly unique to you, but before you start to build a home, it is important to make sure that you are able to successfully complete the project. To ensure that you will end up with exactly the property you want, you must ask yourself some questions before you start.
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  • Water Feature Ideas for Your Next Landscaping Project

    Want to integrate a water feature into your landscaping? Wondering what ideas or supplies you need? There are a lot of options. Check out these ideas. 1. A Pond A garden pond looks delightful, and it may be easier than you think to create. Basically, you need a hole in the ground. You can hire a landscape to dig that, you can dig it by hand or you can hire heavy equipment to do the work.
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  • Why There's Always Room for a Mirror in Even the Smallest of Bathrooms

    Do you feel as if you are squeezed for space in your home and think that you've got to compromise to fit all your furniture in and go about your daily life? Not everyone has a palatial ranch and many rather enjoy living in congested city centre locations, even if it means they don't have room to swing the proverbial cat. If you're struggling to kit out your bathroom, feel that you absolutely need to have a bathroom mirror, but are not sure how to achieve this, the good news is there are more options than you might think.
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