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Three Ways to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Baths and Showers

Posted by Amy Myers on Jan 19, 2017

We all like to stay clean, and it’s unlikely that you’ll want to give up washing, no matter how much you love the environment. Luckily, there are a few ways to minimise the environmental impact of taking baths and showers. From easy, low-cost options like choosing eco-friendly bath and shower products from companies that care about the environment, to more long-term investments like solar hot water systems, there are plenty of ways to help save the planet while staying squeaky clean. Read on to find out what you could do. Use eco-friendly products The products you use in the bath and shower can have as just as much impact on the environment as the water you use. By choosing eco-friendly products, you can enjoy feeling clean without feeling guilty about how you’re hurting the environment. Choosing products made from natural, sustainable ingredients is key, as ingredients which aren’t produced sustainably can contribute to deforestation and destruction of the environment. The packaging of the products you use matters, too. Choose bottles which can be recycled and won’t contribute to landfill waste. Better still, buy products like bath bombs and soap bars which are sold without packaging. Install a low flow shower head Low flow shower heads will help your wallet as well as the environment, as less water means reduced bills. Low flow shower heads work by bubbling air through the water that comes out of your shower, creating a soft flow.The water maintains high pressure, so it won’t feel...

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New Garage Door

Posted by Amy Myers on Jan 19, 2017

If you are in the market for a new garage door, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of choices on the market. Luckily, with the right information, you can easily hone in on the door that’s best for you. Here are some questions to consider. How Much Overhead Clearance Do You Have? Start with thinking about your space needs. That will help guide you to the right type of door. For example, if you have room along the ceiling of your garage, you may may fine with an overhead door. If you have limited space and you want to park a boat or a vehicle with a lift kit, you may want a roller door. Those doors roll up conveniently out of the way without compromising your overhead space. What Style Works for You? In addition to space, you also have to think about style. The traditional vinyl garage doors are no longer the only options. You can buy carriage style wood doors. You can get industrial looking roller doors. You can add windows, colours, and lots of other features as well. Is Your Garage Wired? If your garage is hooked to your home, it likely has the wiring in place to easily support an automatic garage door opener. However, if you have a detached garage or shed without power, you may not be able to buy an automatic door. If you have to get a manual door, make sure that it is going to be easy and...

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Keep Your Home Efficient With One Of These Four Materials For Blinds

Posted by Amy Myers on Jan 17, 2017

Summer time, winter time, anytime. Properly furnished windows are the key to maintaining comfortable temperatures in any home and knowing what products and materials to use to optimise your space will help to make your home both more comfortable but also more aesthetically pleasing. Window blinds are one of the most common furnishings in households found all around the globe that can help to regular in-home climate, and they come in a nearly countless array of different styles. When it comes to what material they’re constructed with, it gets a little simpler, and there are four common variants which should be considered when outfitting your home with window blinds. 1. Wood Many people are now opting for wood blinds due to the rustic feel and design edge that they can give to a room. Wood blinds will come mostly in Venetian form but are much less forgiving than either plastic or metal blinds. Their artistic charm comes at the price of maintenance woes and durability, with wood blinds being particularly sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, moisture and exposure. 2. Plastic Plastic blinds provide a reasonable mid-point between wood and metal blinds. They possessive a large portion of the durable present in metal blinds but can come in a much wider array of designs and colours, offering potentially limitless design opportunities. While they are a little less forgiving than metal blinds, they more than make up for it in aesthetics. 3. Metal Metal blinds are the sturdiest option. They are optimal...

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Air Purifiers: Tips to Effective Placement in Your Home

Posted by Amy Myers on Jan 13, 2017

Air cleaners are an efficient way to eliminate particulate matter as well as microorganisms from your indoor air. However, not many homeowners know where best to place these filters. This could lead to the ineffective purification of your indoor air, which would only be a waste of the investment you made in your air cleaner. The first thing to note about air purifier placement is that it would largely depend on the size and type of purification system. Another consideration to have in mind would be how the placement would affect the functionality of the filter. Below are some of the tips that you could employ for the effective placement of an air purifier in your home. Place the air purifiers next to your air conditioning If you have a central air conditioning system, then you may want to consider investing in an air purifier that can be installed right where the intake vents are. This functions to ensure that all the contaminants in the air are collected in the air purifier before the air is circulated around your home. It should be noted that this type of placement does not mean that you can neglect the routine cleaning of your air conditioner filters. This is because if the AC’s filters are clogged with dirt, they will still compromise the indoor air quality despite using it in tandem with an air purifier. Another thing to note is that if you would want whole house purification, you need to ensure...

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Designing A Bathroom? 3 Attentive Deliberations Before Deciding Between A Bathtub and Walk-In Shower

Posted by Amy Myers on Jan 13, 2017

If you’re planning to make some minor structural changes to your bathroom design, some factors will come into consideration based on your existing layout. The decision to choose between a bathtub and walk-in shower cubicle is dependent on the list in the commentary below. How Much Space Are You Working With? Walk-in showers are typically adaptable to size and can fit into smaller spaces much more easily than bathtubs. If you’re absolutely adamant about a bathtub even if you have a small bathroom, you may choose to customise a scaled down version to the size of your bathroom. You will need to be careful here because a scaled down version may appear attractive, but may not be as comfortable as a full-size version. If you have a sprawling bathroom with ample space, then your decision just got harder because both installations work well for large areas. In this instance, your decision will likely centre around your bathroom layout and desired installation finish. Some homeowners absolutely want a bathtub especially in classically styled bathrooms, but others are happier to choose the shower cubicle for its sleek appeal in crisp, modern bathrooms. How Much Maintenance Are You Willing To Undertake? Both shower cubicles and bathtubs require a certain degree of maintenance to keep them clean, but bathtubs have a larger surface area and lighter finish, which requires more time and effort. Walk-in shower cubicles are usually made from tiled floors and glass walls, which are easier to clean with soap and...

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The Benefits Of Ducted Air Conditioning Systems

Posted by Amy Myers on Jan 12, 2017

If you’re having a new property constructed or are undertaking a home remodelling project, you may be wondering what kind of air conditioning system to choose. Ducted air conditioning systems have many advantages over non-ducted systems. Read on to find out why ducted air conditioning could be a good choice for you. Cost Effective Although a ducted air conditioning system may be slightly more expensive to install than a non-ducted one, the long term running costs should work out cheaper. Non-ducted systems also have wall-mounted units in every room in your home, which could mean expensive maintenance and replacement costs each time you experience a problem with one of the units. Ease of System Control Ducted air conditioning systems allow every room in your home to be cooled all year round. Ducted systems feature zone settings, meaning that you have total control over which areas of your home are cooled. You can also set temperatures and timings for each of the zones you have set up, which can save you money on energy bills. For example, you could choose to have your bedrooms cooled or heated overnight, whilst turning off the air conditioning in the other zones in your home. Ruling Out Hot and Cold Spots Many properties have hot and cold spots that never seem to be at a comfortable temperature. By heating or cooling the whole building, a ducted air conditioning system will allow you to regulate the temperature in all parts of your home, ruling out...

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Gandalf Costumes

Help your kids capture the true essence of wizards and witches. Costumes, accessories and makeup can all make your kid look and feel like a true witch or wizard.

Harry Potter Get-ups

There have been many kids that have worn the Harry Potter costume, but what about Headless Harry? Make your own Harry Potter costumes to expand your horizons.

Other Costumes

There are many other magical costumes that your kids may love. Find a few ideas that could help your kids explore the magical realms in their world.