Rob's Home and Garden Blog

  • 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.

  • 3 Ways to Keep Bugs Out of Your Hotel Buffet

    27 November 2017

    Setting up a breakfast or lunch buffet is a great way to make your hotel more appealing, but it's important to make sure your hotel patrons are the only guests who visit it. Unwanted guests like bugs and other pests can wreak havoc in any part of a hotel, and buffets are no exception. Open displays of food are unsurprisingly attractive to these tiny pests. Having bugs in your buffet is a sure fire way to get guests complaining, so you need to know how to prevent that before opening your buffet.

  • Tips to Retaining the Original Lustre of Your Shade Sails

    22 November 2017

    Shade sails are typically manufactured using premium quality materials to ensure they can withstand the rigours of being exposed to the elements for prolonged periods. However, to maintain their functionality and durability, you need to take a few measures to protect them from undue harm. Failure to do so will result in numerous repairs as well as a decline in their longevity. If you have recently installed shade sails on your property, below are handy tips that you could utilise to retain their original lustre.