Rob's Home and Garden Blog

  • 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.