Rob's Home and Garden Blog

  • Choosing Blinds for Your Home

    22 July 2021

    You may be looking for home window coverings and have ruled out curtains. Instead, you might be more interested in sleeker blinds that don't have so much flowing fabric. Three popular options are roller blinds, vertical blinds and Venetians. Each of these alternatives is outlined below. Roller Blinds Though roller blinds have been around for many years, they're evolving all the time, becoming more useful and offering more decorative options. For instance, rather than installing a single-blind, you can install dual roller blinds that provide more versatility.

  • Should You Rent a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit for Your Valuables?

    7 April 2021

    Self-storage units allow individuals to declutter their homes without selling or giving away their treasured items. Items such as furniture, seasonal clothes, books and household appliances are all things you can put away in storage instead of cluttering your garage. When renting a unit, you can choose a standard or climate-controlled unit. Standard units are pretty affordable, while climate-controlled spaces cost a bit more. Before choosing between the two options, here are four factors to consider.

  • 5 Reasons You Should Choose Solid Shutters

    7 April 2021

    If you're shopping around for shutters, you'll probably come across two types: solid shutters and plantation shutters. Plantation shutters may be more aesthetically pleasing with their louvres and grills, but they cost more than solid ones. Solid shutters are cheaper because you don't need to hire a professional to install them. You can do it yourself if you follow the instructions that come with your purchase. Most kits also contain all the hardware necessary for installation, saving you from having to shop for additional materials.

  • 5 Reasons to Choose Plantation Shutters Over Traditional Shutters

    20 January 2021

    Window treatments like shades, curtains or shutters all give you control over light, air, temperature and privacy. But curtains and shades aren't for everyone. Curtains can take up too much room, and shades can often be flimsy and difficult to maintain. Shutters are a more permanent solution for homeowners. When it comes to interior shutters, you have two main choices: traditional or plantation. Plantation shutters have several advantages over traditional shutters.

  • Why Built-In Wardrobes Make The Most Sense For Family Living

    1 December 2020

    Starting a family and building your own home to accommodate said family is one of the most exciting but daunting prospects most people face in their life. After all, how do you prepare for a lifetime ahead in your new house? What features will you need and what can you do without, now that you are transitioning from life as a couple to life as parents to children? While there are some obvious answers about safety and functionality, many people forget the smaller areas that need to change, and nowhere is this more obvious than with a built-in wardrobe.

  • 4 Things To Consider Before Buying A Tree

    24 September 2020

    Trees are great. You can add them to your yard to provide some shade, add some colour, prevent erosion and get many other benefits. A visit to a wholesale tree nursery will give you a whole lot of options to choose from. How do you decide the type of tree to choose? If you're picking more than one, do you pick the same species or a variety? You also need to consider how the tree will take after you have transplanted it to your yard.

  • Understanding The Difference Between Wood Chippings And Bark Mulch

    24 July 2020

    Natural wood materials are a popular choice with those looking for landscaping products that blend into their garden and will break down over time and add nutrients to the soil. There are a few varieties of wood mulches available, and each has specific uses they are suited to. Wood chips and bark mulch are commonly used as part of residential landscaping projects, so here's an overview of these two landscaping products to help you understand which one would be right for your garden:

  • Two tips for those who will be helping a visually impaired person who needs to move house

    28 May 2020

    If a visually impaired friend of yours needs some help with moving to their new home, here are some things you can do to make this easier for them. Find a creative way to help them to identify what's in their packed boxes In the last couple of days in their old home, after they have packed their belongings into boxes, your friend may realise that they need a couple of the items that are in these containers.

  • Advantages of Painted Balustrades

    25 March 2020

    Balustrades are an important safety feature on staircases and balconies. This is why it is a legal requirement for homeowners to install balustrades in the mentioned areas.  Stainless steel balustrades do not usually require additional paintwork. This is because they are made ready for installation as they are straight from the balustrade supplier. However, there are certain advantages that painted stainless steel balustrades have over their non-painted equivalent, some of which are highlighted below.

  • Ideas For New Windows In Your Home

    20 February 2020

    Abundant natural daylight flowing into a room provides a welcoming, warm ambience. Plus, a brighter space evokes a sense of spaciousness, so rooms feel larger than their dimensions suggest. One way to allow extra light to flood inside your home is to install new windows. Read on for several ideas on how to go about this upgrade. In The Bathroom With a need for privacy, bathrooms often feature small. However, glazing options such as frosted glass obscure a clear view while allowing muted illumination to fill up the room.