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Norma's Top Home Improvement Tips

Hello! My name is Norma. I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to my blog. Having a home which you enjoy living in is very important. After all, you spend a lot of your life at home. When I retired, I decided I was going to make my home into a palace. I called in a team of building and garden contractors and planned out the changes I would like to make. I am so pleased with the result of the work, I decided I would start this blog so I could continue to explore my new found passion.


Guidelines on how to install a shade sail over your poolside bed

5 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Summer is one of the best seasons to bask in our outdoors and enjoy a swim in the pool. However, there are times when the sun can get excessively hot, and when this happens, you are forced to deny yourself the beautiful outdoors for fear of sunburn and dehydration. When compared to awnings, shade sails are easier to install, efficient and very cheap. However, you will need to follow proper guidelines if you want to enjoy maximum sun protection from your shade sails. Read More …

4 Steps to Keep Your Concrete Tiles Fresh

23 January 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Concrete tiles have been around for centuries, having been created in the 1800s from cement and mineral mixtures. They can be fashioned to look nothing like concrete or cement; you can easily mistake them for your regular ceramic tiles. Concrete is an ideal substitute if you're looking to install a cement floor without the work in pouring, staining and dyeing. The life of your tiles will depend on how well the floor is treated. Read More …


22 January 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Shade sails are an exciting way to add a great look to a home, business, institution even a playground. Shade sails can protect up to 95% against harmful ultraviolet rays.  Coastal shade sails make a variety of wonderful sails with different colors and designs.  Shade sails are usually made out of polyethylene fabric that is woven tightly. Despite the materials, shade sails look classy and elegant. They can be used for outdoor event or as a patio extension. Read More …

Essential Care Tips for Your Ride-On Mower

18 January 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Ride-on mowers have become a much sought-after piece of lawn-care equipment as they significantly transform what was previously a laborious task into a fun and easy chore. Moreover, if you purchase a ride-on mower with additional features such as mulching and grass collection, you find that caring for your landscape becomes a breeze. Nonetheless, these pieces of machinery do need special attention if they are to stay functional for the long-term. Read More …

Switching Up a Rental Kitchen Design without Jeopardising Your Deposit

16 January 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

The thing about being a renter is that there is always the possibility that some parts of the home will not be your exact preference. Although you could brush this off in some areas of the house, having a kitchen design that is not appealing to you could end up becoming the bane of your existence. However, since renters do not want to put their rental deposit at risk by making permanent changes, some people just opt to live with their unsavoury kitchen design. Read More …