House & Garden Archive

It doesn’t take a lot for you to get to a point where you feel so fatigued that it affects your productivity or even your mood. In fact, sometimes all it takes is one night of bad sleep when you wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed. The tension can build up and stay with you for days, sometimes even weeks. The cure – a relaxing soak in the tub. Normally the one in the bathroom would do, but what if there were a more rejuvenating alternative? Hot tubs are capable of providing some surprising health benefits. As mentioned, everyone could use a good night’s rest, and when your body is comfortably warm you fall asleep faster and have a more

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Ever since the invention of cameras in the 1890s, which led to the whole film production, people have been fascinated by the motion pictures. Even to this day going to the theatre is considered one of the favourite pastime activities, so not surprisingly the number of film-goers is always on the rise. Yet, despite the huge interest, given the fact we live in an era where everyone is constantly pressed for time, we may not have the time to visit our beloved theatre as often as we want to

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The relationship we have with food is an unbreakable one, logically, because we need the proper amount of nutrients for our optimal well-being. However, when an inconvenience occurs, for instance in the like of acid reflux, the very thought of food can become repulsive

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There’s no better than a home with a garden because of the joy the space of greenery brings; I’m sure you’d all agree with me, nature is the perfect therapy. Whenever you need some time to just unwind and forget about the rest of the world for an instant, you can spend hours and hours in the company of your plants and feel like you’ve found yourself in a spa, or a zen-like environment immediately improving your mood. Then again, to be able to enjoy, you first have to tend to the garden’s needs, and that requires considerable work. Depending on your daily schedule, and how green your thumbs exactly are, gardening may not be all that piece of cake but that’s where power tools

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You know the feeling when you buy a new piece of furniture, that you are so excited about, thinking of all the combinations you’re going to come up with, using it in your interior? It’s quite the pleasant feeling, I’m sure you’d agree, dear readers. And yet, as soon as have the item brought at home, you notice the annoying marks of glue of tapes they used at the shop. You want them removed straight away, but you worry you might damage your brand new lovely furniture piece. Fret not, I’ve got some tips for you, as I’ve gone through the same situations. And oh, it gets worse if you have toddlers who love to use furniture as their canvas and would place stickers all

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We spend a considerable amount of time trying to decorate our homes, spruce up our interior styles so they’re the perfect balance of both stylishness and functionality. Once we finish up adding a few alterations, we start thinking of the next alterations we could make, and the cycle goes on and on. However, we often forget there’s another place of our homes we can use as the canvas to express our creativity, and it’s one that still has quite the impact when it comes to décor: the yard. So, you think all your work around the yard is in the form of mowing the lawn, and planting and taking care of a few flowers and shrubs here and there, but you’re wrong. Yes, you can

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One of the highlights of a homeowner’s property is a well-maintained and attractive lawn. It’s oftentimes the first thing visitors and neighbours notice, and it can increase the value of the property by a significant margin. While a lawn mower will help you keep the grass well trimmed and neat, the key to a healthy and outstanding lawn is in the details. Malnourished patches, yard debris and clumps of grass won’t help your lawn look attractive. In fact, they can quickly ruin it. For this reason, adding a mulcher to your arsenal of garden tools is a great investment and can take you a long way towards keeping your lawn attractive and more importantly, healthy

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They say “the food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.” It is true that you are what you eat, and the thing about eating healthy is that it can only make you feel good. For that matter, growing your own fruits and veggies is nothing less than beneficial. Besides giving you the chance to know exactly what you’re feeding your body with, you will also save money. Moreover, gardening is a great outdoor activity that helps you be more physically active while also acquiring new skills and knowledge in the area. There are various ways of gardening, but my personal favourite is gardening in raised beds. Why? Well, growing your vegetables in

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Besides going to bed after midnight (we all used to quarrel with our parents on the matter when we were teenagers), the reasons for a bad sleep at night further extend to the type of mattress we sleep on. Quite understandable though, sleeping in an uncomfortable position simply can’t result in you waking up all rested and full of energy for the day that’s awaiting for you. And sleeping in an ‘uncomfortable position‘, can mean a lot of things. For example, not having enough space and constantly being pushed by your partner who sleeps over the entire mattress surface. Think it’s his/her fault? Nope. It’s your mattress’s

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If you are someone who appreciates tradition and wants to implement it in your home, you should consider getting antique furniture. It’s the antique furniture Australia residents are looking to incorporate into their homes these days, due to the warm and traditional looks it offers. Because of the increased interest, it’s precisely the antique furniture Australia retailers have stacked most of their shelves and stores with. So if you are looking to change the style of your current home, or are looking for a different style for your new home, you should highly consider equipping your place with this style for various reasons. First and foremost, antique furniture Australia made pieces will always remain a classic. It’s never going to go out of fashion. So

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