House & Garden

When the summer heat takes over Australia, what we all want is a good shade. When you have a yard, it’s needless to say you want to surround yourself with as many trees as possible, knowing they also add value to the home, increasing the curb appeal, helping with landscaping

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A style still longed for by many, the Scandinavian design is here to stay this year too. I’m sensing it’s going to be so with the next couple of years too, and it doesn’t take long to see why: bare, but comfortable, simple, yet luxurious, affordable, and made of sustainable materials, the Scandinavian design pieces continue to win over with their form, and function

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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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Whether it’s a large yard, a small alfresco, a balcony, or a roof-top terrace – consider yourself lucky if you own an outdoor space. First of all, it enlarges your overall living space, and second, it holds plenty of potential for relaxing, entertaining, and outdoor enjoyment. And when the weather gets warmer, you’ll probably spend more time there than in your living room. Therefore, it’s important to choose quality furniture pieces that will make it as comfortable as an outdoor living room. Here are some tips to help you in your hunt. Buy Off-Season No, you’re not reading it wrong. Buying outdoor furniture well past its season is like purchasing an expensive bikini in below zero temperatures. It’s not unheard off, and you might get [&hellip

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Though the dining room is often overlooked in modern homes, be it out of not having enough space to create one so it’s blended in with the kitchen, or because of not having enough time to actually use the area for what it is intended for. One thing is for sure, the dining room has had a significant part in the home, and will always have, as it doesn’t only serve for breakfast, or dinner, but other occasions as well, like parties and game nights

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The bedside table is not just something you purchase to fill up the empty space between the bed and the wall or window. On the contrary, I like to think of it as a necklace for the bed – a complementary embellishment that sets the tone for its style and look. Not to mention how this small piece of furniture is the landing spot for so many of our things like the cellphone, bedtime reads, glasses, face creams, and the stash of our guilty snacks. So, it goes without saying that a beautiful and functional bedside table is just as important as a comfortable bed. In order to help you with your search, here are some tips regarding what you should consider

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We’ve all seen the old western movies during the gold rush era, where many people are on a life-long mission of finding a gold mine. Many sunk entire fortunes and their lives prospecting with a pan in a river. However, in modern times, mining for gold (and any other mineral, precious metal and fossil) is much more intensive, yet sophisticated. The most important step of finding anything of value under the earth is prospecting. Prospecting is the first step of geologically analyzing a territory. It’s a small-scale version of mineral exploration undertaken by many mineral companies in the search of finding commercially viable ore deposits. It’s a very physical process, involving a lot of specialized equipment, traveling, panning, sifting and investigating

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We’ve all felt that itch to change something in our homes in order to make it look fresher and up to date. Adding a little bit of novelty can go a long way design wise, whether it’s a brand new furniture piece, a pillow, or a rug. And sometimes it’s blinds that can do the trick. The wonderful thing about blinds is that they have the unique ability to refresh both the interior as well as the exterior part of the home, and can add a layer of cosiness and elegance to any setting. If you’re looking for a modern and innovative window treatment to beautify your home, I’d suggest getting dual roller blinds. Why? Simply because they are the most versatile blinds ever invented, [&hellip

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Tips for Buying a Small Hot Tub

By Steve George

November 20, 2017House & Garden

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 [&hellip

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