Rob's Home and Garden Blog

  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a New Kitchen

    18 December 2017

    If you're designing a new home, or are just planning an update to your current home's kitchen, you want to ensure you take extra time when creating this space. A home's kitchen needs to be very attractive and welcoming, but also very functional for food prep, storage, entertaining, and the like. To ensure no detail is overlooked in the process, note a few mistakes that many homeowners make when designing a new kitchen so you can then avoid them yourself, and be happy with your new kitchen for many years to come.

  • Kitchen Trends You Might Consider for Your Home

    18 December 2017

    The kitchen is often called the heart of the home, because it may be the one room that everyone in the family uses every day. This means the kitchen should be functional but also attractive, and a space that works for food prep and whatever else is needed for your entire family. If you're designing a new home or are planning a kitchen renovation, note some trends you might consider for this space, and that could work to create a kitchen you and your whole family will love.

  • Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Waterbeds

    13 December 2017

    Waterbeds are a great choice for anyone, but especially for those who have problems with their back and other areas of the body, or for anyone who wants a restful night's sleep. If you've ever thought about getting a waterbed for your home, note why they're such a good choice, especially for those who have back and muscle problems, along with a few commonly asked questions about these pieces overall.

  • Home Insulation: Thermal Efficiency of Your Double Glazed Windows

    12 December 2017

    Insulating your home has a significant influence on your comfort. Not only does it help you maintain adequate and pleasant temperatures both in winter and summer, but in due course, optimal thermal insulation will dramatically reduce your hefty energy bills. In this post, discover how you can start your home improvement journey by insulating your house with double glazed windows. How thermal efficiency is measured Thermal insulation is measured using a thermal conductivity factor (U-factor).

  • Why Installing Gutter Guards on Guttering Is Vital

    11 December 2017

    Gutters are an important part of any home roofing system. They help ensure rain collected from the rooftop is directed away from the home in a safe and efficient manner, thus allowing for proper runoff of rainfall. But gutter systems can't be effective at their job if they are constantly clogged with debris. For this reason, it is important for homeowners to install some sort of gutter protection on their guttering.

  • How to Choose Shade Sails for Your Home's Backyard

    5 December 2017

    Shade sails have many advantages over other options for adding shade to a home's backyard; sails can be stretched further than most awnings, even over a pool or children's play area, and they may not look at obtrusive as a pergola or gazebo. Shade sails can also provide some colour to the backyard, and break up the look of aluminium siding or a plain white home exterior. When you are ready to choose shade sails for your home's backyard, note a few tips on how to find the right type for your needs, so you know you'll be happy with those sails for years to come.

  • Preventing Build Up of Hard Water Stains on your Glass Shower Screen

    5 December 2017

    Glass shower screens improve the aesthetics of your bathroom. However, hard water is bad news for glass shower screens because water drops stain and eventually etch the glass thereby giving it an ugly look when wiped off. While it does not take a lot of time or energy to clean your shower screens after every two or three days, it can get monotonous in the long run. This article highlights tips you can use to prevent hard water stains from sticking to your glass shower screen thereby relieving you from regular and tiresome maintenance.

  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing an Awning for Your Home

    4 December 2017

    The right awning can give you a comfortable space all year round. Picking the right awning, however, can be daunting as there are numerous varieties to choose from. Here are a number of factors to consider. Material Different materials give different looks and also require different kinds of maintenance. The most common materials are aluminium and outdoor fabric. Fabrics are versatile in their range of colours but require more maintenance whereas aluminium is sturdy but gives little room for customization in terms of colour and design.

  • 5 Things You Should Not Do To Your Awnings

    29 November 2017

    The durability of your awnings may largely depend on how well you take care of them once they have been installed. This article discusses some of the things that you should not do as you take care of your awnings. Never Let Dirt Accumulate on Them You should never take long without cleaning your awnings. Accumulated dirt will eventually become embedded in the fabric of the awnings. Such embedded dirt will cause the fabric to become discoloured or to lose its water repellent abilities.

  • Factors to Consider When Choosing Outdoor Blinds for Your Home

    28 November 2017

    Outdoor blinds are a great choice for many homes. They not only provide maximum protection against sunlight and glare, but they also protect the windows against damage during a storm. External blinds and shades may also provide a layer of protection against potential thieves and intruders. Because there are so many different options for outdoor blinds, note a few factors to consider when you're ready to shop, so you know you get the right type for your particular needs.