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All about Outdoor Awnings

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on All about Outdoor Awnings


Outdoor awnings can make a great addition to just about any ground-level structure with outside-facing walls. They serve to keep interiors cooler by blocking heat transfer, whilst creating highly usable outdoor space perfect for family gatherings, relaxing in a deck chair and more.

However, when you start looking at the scope and variety of awnings of the type offered by Westral, it becomes clear that the decision to equip your property with outdoor awnings is going to require some hard choices first. With that in mind, we’ve collected all of the essential information related to awnings here in one blog post.

For starters, let’s look at one of the most commonly asked questions amongst homeowners who are considering installing outdoor awnings.

Will Outdoor Awnings Add Value to My Home?

The marvellous thing about outdoor awnings is that they make the outside more accessible by providing shaded areas in which you can comfortably sit and relax. This is a clever way of adding perceived outdoor floor space to your property. We say perceived, because the space was there and accessible all along. It simply wasn’t a space that residents were inclined to utilise.

In that sense, adding an outdoor awning is similar to building a terrace or converting a screened-in porch to a patio. It creates new living space that makes the property more enjoyable for residence. And this, in turn, serves to boost the property value – or at least its saleability.

But as with any value-adding projects for your home, it’s worth noting the immediate benefits that awnings supply. They make the property more enjoyable to live in for the current residents. That outdoor space is perfect for everything sitting in a lounge chair and reading a book to hosting a gathering of friends.

And in that sense, the quality of life considerations are every bit as important as the potential added appraisal value of the home. Approached from this angle, there’s much to be gained from installing outdoor awnings at home.

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DIY: Bathroom Makeover  

Posted by on Dec 25, 2015 in Bathroom Makeover, DIY Home Improvements, Renovations | Comments Off on DIY: Bathroom Makeover  

Bathroom Makeover


Giving your bathroom makeover is usually equated with renovating your bathroom. However, the two different immensely, and you could in fact renovate your bathroom for a large sum of money, but you could also give it a cute little makeover for no expense at all. Therefore, if you are tired of your bathroom and are looking for replacement, you can definitely make your bathroom look like a modern spa without spending large sums of money in order to make it look more luxurious.

If you want to learn more how to make your bathroom appear modern and stylish without using hundreds of dollars, make sure that you read and use some of the following advice. The following tips will definitely help you make your bathroom the focal point of your house, as well as increase the value of your home altogether. But in addition to that, you will also learn how to do home improvements yourself, and in a way that it doesn’t require spending a lot of money.

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

The Victorian quotation is down to the point when it comes to bathrooms. Before you even start a project, make sure that you scrub your bathroom clean. A lot of imperfections will definitely become overemphasised in a dirty bathroom. However, if you clean your bathroom from floor to the top, you will be definitely amazed with the difference that cleanliness makes in your bathroom. It will take away some of the imperfections, and it will make your bathroom show its best side.


Clear The Clutter

Also, it is advisable that you move away the clutter that gives the wrong impression of your bathroom. A clear space will definitely make your bathroom look loftier, more modern, and well taken care of. In addition to that, this will also give you a better impression of what you are working with, what needs changing, and how you can use the extra space in your bathroom. For one thing you will definitely see your bathroom for what it is, if it is emptied up and cleaned up.

Give It A Spa Feel


Now that you are almost halfway from making your bathroom look really amazing, you can add tiny touches to it so that you can create the spa feel. Your bathroom will look much more relaxing if you choose to place some mirrors, candles and potpourri. Make sure that you copy some very useful ideas that you can get from different home improvement magazines, or the Internet, and implement them in your home. This will make your bathroom look like the ones from the magazines.

Renew Bathroom Surfaces

For a really small amount of money you can resurface your cabinets, or replace the door hinges, or the drawer fronts. All of this will make really big changes in your bathroom as a whole, and it will make your bathroom look really well put together. If you notice is that something needs replacing, refurnishing, or redesigning in your bathroom, make sure that you replace it on time.

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