How to Protect Your Outbuildings From Crime

In Australian homes, outbuildings are often left in a relatively unprotected state, unlike the parts that are lived in. Although the number one item stolen from homes in the country is money – and few people would keep cash in an outbuilding – all sorts of goodies stored in a shed, a summerhouse or a garage can attract the unwanted attention of thieves. Belongings that can be sold on quickly are frequently targeted by criminals.

How to Add Style and Comfort to Your Home's Pergola

A pergola outside your home can make your property's exterior space more welcoming and inviting, and provide a bit of shade against hot summertime sun. The pergola structure itself can add style to your patio area, but you can also add a few simple touches for even more personality and comfort in this space. Note a few tips on how to do this so you can create a backyard oasis that you and your whole family will love.

Three reasons to have your bathroom renovated

If your current bathroom is looking a bit worse for wear, it might be worth having it renovated. Read on to find out why. It could make it easier for you to sell your home in the future If you ever intend to sell your home, renovating the bathroom could be a very prudent financial decision. Most prospective buyers want a property that comes with an attractive, functional bathroom that features high-quality fixtures and fittings.

How to Remove Pet Stains from Carpeting

Uh-oh, Fido has done it again — left a urine stain on the carpeting. Before panicking or relegating the dog to living outdoors, take some deep breaths and get ready to work on that stain. How you handle a urine stain depends on whether the area is "old," meaning it's already dried, or "fresh" and still wet. Here's how to approach de-staining the carpet in each case. Fresh Urine on Carpeting

Why Move Your Items to a Self-Storage Unit?

A self-storage unit is a good choice for anyone whose home seems to be drowning in clutter, or for those who simply don't have the space to properly store everything they need. While using a self-storage unit does mean a quick drive to the facility every time you want to store or retrieve something, there are many reasons why that minor inconvenience is well worth the trip. Note a few of those reasons why you might want to consider a self-storage unit for some of your household items.