10 Outdoor Renovations You Need To Do Right Now!

Are you maximising the space in your backyard? Whether it’s small with not much more than a patch of grass, or big, spanning numerous acres of land, simple renovations can make the difference between a yard and an outdoor paradise.Before you get started, first identify the main purpose of your yard. Ask yourself: will it mainly be used for relaxation, entertaining or playtime? This thinking process will help you narrow down what kinds of improvements will produce the best outcome for your needs. To further help, we’ve compiled some of the most effective and rewarding backyard renovation ideas for you below. 1. Flaunt a Water FeatureSource: Pinterest.com Fountains and ponds add a serene touch to any backyard. The soothing sound of flowing water sets a special atmosphere allowing you to easily turn your outdoor space into an oasis. Water features come in all kinds of varying designs, from self-sustaining contained systems to stand-alone and water walls, to suit a range …
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Fencing a Building Site – Is It Mandatory?

No matter where your building site is located, health and safety regulations stand firm and say that the area must be secured from unauthorised access.Installing fencing around the construction site is an affordable and achievable way to ensure safety for everyone involved on site and for the surrounding community as well. The builder is usually responsible for securing the area and the local council can advise on technicalities of the fencing such as the exact size and level of protection necessary. Surrounding your building space with a fence is imperative for liability reasons and to keep unwanted visitors out. This added level of protection also acts as a deterrent for thieves and vandals. Take into account the depth of your project and consult with builders and local experts; if you decide to install fencing, it should be completed before construction starts. Below we’ve outlined some ideas to think about in regards to fencing your building area. Consider the Purp…
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DIY decluttering. Keep it behind a shutter!

Selling your home As a number one tip, a real real estate agent will tell you that you should de clutter your home in order to attract more buyers. However, this real estate agent hasn’t given you any recommendations on where to store your belongings. So what do you do? You decide to self-store! And by self-storing you choose to cram everything you want to hide from buyers in the loft and shed but the only problem you have is that these buyers want to see what is inside your loft…as well as your shed. Suddenly, a buyer notices that an ancient ornament is seconds close to smashing against the loft window and you realise that this is your great grandmother’s favourite vase - so you panic (and you’re embarrassed). You then save the vase and look out of your loft window to find your husband’s favourite armchair sticking out of the garden shed. You purposefully kick yourself as you thought that you could temporarily hide it so the buyers wouldn’t see it!Nonetheless, congratula…
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9 Tips on How Landscaping Can Improve Your Home’s Value

Landscaping can be used to dramatically increase the value of your home. Not only will the value be realised immediately, but it can also increase over time as the plants that you use in your landscaping design grow bigger, stronger and more attractive. When choosing the type of landscaping that you will use, there are a number of factors that you need to take into consideration. 1. PlanningSource: Pinterest.com This is extremely important, as you want to create an overall landscaping effect. It is a good idea to draw up a plan of your landscaping design in advance, which will include the type and size of the plants that you will include, the overall effect and the ways in which your landscaped garden will be used. It is essential to make sure that your landscape plan is not too ambitious and that it works with the size and shape of your garden. Before starting your landscaping project, take a little time to review this plan to make sure that you are completely satisfie…
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To Buy Or Hire Temporary Fencing?

Temporary fencing is truly a multi-purpose tool, used for all sorts of projects and events from construction to venue barriers. Most companies that sell temporary fencing offer you the choice to rent or buy the equipment. So when it comes down to the details, should you rent or buy?Source: Flickr.com 1. Extended UseRent: If your project goes past it’s intended finishing date, you will have to extend the hire of the temporary fencing meaning more paperwork, time, energy and cost. This could be seen as a motivator to get the job done, or as an added, unwanted step. Buy: When you own, there is no limit to when your project needs to be done. This option gives you more flexibility.2. ControlRent: When you hire temporary fencing equipment from a company, you must rely on that specific business for on time delivery, reliable installation and thorough removal. With this option there isn’t as much work for you as an individual, besides organising the process. …
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