For many Australian homeowners, the kitchen is the most important room in the home. It's a space to cook, entertain, socialise and partake in family activities. For this reason, most renovators spend more time and effort on planning and implementing a new kitchen design than they do in most other rooms combined. Modern interior design is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to home decor. These days, there is much more scope to add personality and have some fun with kitchen features than ever before.
When it comes to choosing a material for your new patio base, you can't beat concrete. Not only is concrete strong, durable and cost-effective, it can also be an incredibly attractive addition to your backyard. Although the typical idea of concrete is a dull, grey and uninspiring one, it's increasingly easy to give your concrete patio base a modern unique and aesthetically pleasing finish. Polished concrete is a popular choice for the interior of homes, but for an outdoor area that may become wet and slippery, a textured finish is safer and more user-friendly.
Windows are a vital element in a comfortable, functional and attractive home. They provide light, give you a valued view of the outside world and are often a decorative feature that increases the aesthetic appeal of both the interior and exterior of your home. Unfortunately, windows can also be the most vulnerable feature of a home, particularly older style glass that was made decades before the advent of modern glass that is more secure in many ways.
Concrete floors are remarkably hard and durable, but not even the most resilient floors are invincible. Over time, concrete floors may suffer surface damage due to daily use and will need to be restored. One of the most popular methods of updating the look and function of old, dingy and cracked concrete floors is applying self-levelling epoxy flooring. The use of self-levelling epoxy to restore commercial and industrial concrete floors is prevalent across Australia because of the many essential advantages that the epoxy floors can provide.
Lots of people would love to have their very own tennis court, and they know that when they do finally get one built, they're certain to play often enough to make the investment worthwhile. For others, however, it's not so certain. Perhaps you have children who play tennis, but they're reaching adulthood and you're not sure how long they'll be staying at home. Or maybe you haven't been playing as much as you used to, and you don't know for certain whether you'll get as much use out of a new court as you hope.
If you are planning to start a new construction project, you may be wondering about the best type of materials to use. About 6 months ago, I decided to carry out an extensive renovation of my home. This would involve demolishing one wall, extending the kitchen and the construction of a new patio area. I really wasn't sure which materials would be best. I consulted with a contractor and he explained the pros and cons of each material. In the end, I opted for wood and steel. I am really pleased with the end results. I hope this blog helps you to plan your construction project.