House & Garden Archive

Don’t we all just love succulents? They seem to be designed to be the perfect indoor plants – they are extremely resilient and said to thrive on a little neglect. While it’s true that they don’t need a lot of attention, with just a little TLC succulents can transform into the most gorgeous plants in the world. They are perfect to lighten up that neglected corner of your living room and bring a burst of life to your home. If you’re wondering just how much (or how little) care do these fleshy beauties really need, here’s a quick guide

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For those of you who own a yard, I’m sure nothing is more beautiful than a tree gracing your landscape. Not only does it give you a refreshingly cool shade to relax under in the summer, but it’s also an eye-catching element that enhances your curb appeal and gives value to your home. Unfortunately, no matter how strong a tree appears to be, it’s still vulnerable to the forces of time and nature. Whether it’s due to damage from bad weather, a tree disease, or simply due to age, there will come a time when it will need to be removed

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The dining room is the crown jewel of a home. It is the spot where friends linger during special gatherings, where guests get together for specially prepared meals, where family gathers to discuss important matters of the day. Scandinavian countries treat this room of the house as the heart of the home where everyone snuggles up to a lovely meal next to the people they love the most. I, personally, am a huge fan of this design trend – from streamlined modern minimalism to rustic country charm. For that reason, below I put together some ideas regarding which pieces of furniture, colours and designs go best together. Endless inspiration awaits

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When it comes to engines, there’s always the debate whether diesel or petrol power generators are superior. But this doesn’t only relate to car engines, it’s a debate that extends to homes, businesses, farms and worksites all across Australia. It’s a well known fact that diesel generators are the most fuel and cost-efficient type you can buy, but petrol generators are slowly closing that gap and are becoming increasingly more popular. Here’s a comparison of the two types of generators so that if you are looking to buy one, you’ll know what to expect from both types. Petrol Generators First and foremost, petrol is cheaper than diesel, and there are far more models of petrol generators. This is simply because petrol generators have been around

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If you are someone who spends the majority of their day in an office, then chances are you are experiencing some form of back pain or discomfort during your day. Spending long periods of time in the same slouched position can cause many complications to your back over time, so sorting this problem out as soon as possible is the best precaution you can take. Back pain is usually the result of bad posture and an ergonomic chair can help you diminish or eliminate this problem. An ergonomic saddle chair promotes good posture as it forces your body to sit in the up-right position and prevents you from slouching

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There’s a reason why bed sizes are referred to with royal titles. After all, a good-looking and comfortable bed has the power to make you feel like a king or queen sleeping in it. And when it comes to the look of your bed, there’s no better way to crown it than with a gorgeous bed frame. In fact, when chosen right, the bed frame can help set the desired tone for the bedroom. For a space that is better off free from too many furniture pieces and overwhelming décor, an attractive bed frame will serve as the perfect focal point. Not to mention its highly important purpose, that of properly supporting your mattress for ideal sleeping comfort. Needless to say, the frame is the

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Though we like to think there are exceptions to it, first impression matters a great deal; it is so with our appearance, and it is so with the appearance of our homes too. A lot can be said about the owner based on what the home looks like on the outside, which is why there’s no doubt the exterior décor is just as important as the interior. Adding curb appeal to your home is just the thing you need, and here are some tips on how to do it

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Mankind has always had a fascination with stone. All the ancient structures that survived to grace the world today are made from it. Stone looks imposing, has a certain classic elegance to it, and can last for decades, centuries, and even millennia. No wonder homeowners are crazy about this material when it comes to adorning their exteriors. But unless you’re a Roman emperor – enhancing your home’s value with stone might be a hard thing to do as it is a time, labour, and money-consuming challenge

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