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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.


Are Shade Sails the Best Way to Provide Shading in Your Garden?

19 November 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

There are plenty of ways to create a shaded patch in your garden if you want it. For example, you might choose to plant a tree which will develop a large canopy under which it will be more comfortable to sit. You could install awnings that come down from the side of your home and extend out over a patio area. Some people will opt for a pergola through which vines can be grown. Read More …

What You Need to Know About Under-Tile Heating

28 September 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Under-tile heating is when you have an electric heating system installed under your tiles to meet your unique heating needs. Examples of these needs can be to warm up your house during the winter and save on energy bills while doing so and to keep wet rooms (bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms) dry, which prevents mould growth and accidental slips. Here's what you need to know about under-tile heating: Energy Audit Read More …

Why Shutters Are Underrated

29 July 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When it comes to window coverings, most people will immediately gravitate towards blinds or curtains, and while those are two great options, shutters are often left behind for one reason or another. This is unfortunate because for many people shutters can be an excellent option that suits the styles of their homes better than the alternatives. However, it is not all about style, and there are a lot of other reasons why shutters are underrated. Read More …

Residential Security Doors: How to Choose Between Mesh and Grille Doors

3 June 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

One of the main features of a security door is the mesh or grille that is installed over the door to provide an added layer of security. Mesh is simply a security screen that is reinforced with frames and installed over a metal or wooden frame. On the other hand, grilles feature heavy-duty metal bars patterned in different ways and installed over a metal frame. Both mesh and grille are great options for improving the security of your home. Read More …

The Three Major Materials Used For Shutters And Why They Matter

1 April 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Shutters are a very common form of window dressing that can be used to control the light, wind and heat from the outside coming in. They also look great, are very easy to install and come in many different designs. If you are considering shutters, there is one big decision that you have to make that separates most different types: the material. Shutters come in three major material types, and it is important you choose the one that is best aligned with your home's geographic location and that meets your financial situation. Read More …