Rob's Home and Garden Blog

  • Have you thought about fitting Venetian blinds

    3 January 2020

    Are you considering replacing the curtains in your home? While curtains have been popular for many hundreds of years, they are not the only possible solution for covering your windows. Curtains come with certain disadvantages that could be overcome by arranging a Venetian blinds installation, instead. What's wrong with using curtains? Good curtains can bring a touch of luxury to any room, however as every homeowner knows, curtains are not without problems.

  • How to Choose the Right Type of Benchtop during Your Kitchen Renovation

    8 October 2018

    When you're planning a kitchen renovation, it makes sense to put a lot of effort into it, as this is not just a functional place but somewhere where you and your family will spend a great deal of time. In fact, for many families, this is the entertainment hub of their home and they can often congregate here for hours at a time, both before and after any meal. With so much emphasis on this area, what type of kitchen benchtop can you choose to make this bonding time even more special?

  • How to Maximise the Storage Space of Your New Wardrobe

    25 September 2018

    A built-in wardrobe is a good choice for any room without an actual closet, and it can turn a spare room into a proper bedroom very quickly, typically without as much construction as is needed for a closet you build into a wall. A built-in wardrobe can be as roomy as you choose and can even expand an entire wall space. Note a few simple tips for maximising your bedroom storage by adjusting your wardrobe.

  • Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Shutters for Your Home

    29 August 2018

    Shutters can add instant kerb appeal to a home's exterior, making windows stand out and breaking up the look of long outside walls. The bit of colour provided by shutters can also help to draw out the colour of brick or even your landscaping features or flowerbeds. When you are ready to buy shutters for your home, however, you might note some common mistakes that many homeowners make, and this can ensure you end up with the best shutters for your house.

  • Fabric vs leather sofas: which one is the best for your lounge area?

    30 July 2018

    Your lounge area can be your bedroom, sitting room, deck or any other place in the house. But your lounging area cannot be a lounge unless it has comfortable seats. This is a discussion as to which seats are the best for a lounge area between fabric sofas and leather sofas. Comfort Fabric sofas are arguably more comfortable than leather sofas. This is because fabric sofas are more elastic. The elasticity allows the occupant to adjust until they find a position that is comfortable for their body.

  • How to Create a Shady Spot In Your Garden

    19 July 2018

    If your garden is north-facing, then the likelihood is that you will avoid being out in it during the middle of the day when the sun is overhead. This can be a great shame because your garden ought to be a peaceful place of refuge no matter what time of day it happens to be. In order to make your garden more appealing during the heat of the day, you could install mist sprayers which cool you down.

  • Two Tips for Homeowners Who Want to Add Awnings to Their Gardens

    14 June 2018

    If you are planning to buy an awning for your garden, here are a few tips that you may want to keep in mind to ensure you choose the perfect one. Opt for a motorised awning if you have mobility issues or are not physically fit Manually operated retractable awnings (which are extended and retracted by turning a hand crank) are less expensive than their motorised counterparts. As such, if you're on a tight budget, you might be tempted to buy the former instead of the latter.