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.