roof-design

Roof Design – For Today’s Lifestyle Trends

Trends in lifestyle and buildings change over the years and this is what has happened in Australia, as well as overseas. The lifestyle trend these days is to take the inside out by creating alfresco rooms that are just as comfortable and convenient as indoors. Colorbond roofing is the ideal solution for outdoor themes because it is lightweight yet strong enough that it can span a large area with minimal support. This reduces the cost while enabling the view to remain uncluttered.

These days we see outdoor kitchens, comfy outdoor seating, fire pits or other kinds of heating, lighting and in some cases, even Wi-Fi connectivity outside. Over all this there needs to be some kind of protection from that sudden flurry of rain so we don’t have to run inside. Very often, the outdoor area is next to the house for convenience and so the roof can simply continue from the home over the alfresco area. This can be done very easily if the roof is strong and lightweight.

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Air-Conditioning-unit

Which Kind of Air Conditioning Unit is Right for You

If your home has not been fitted with air conditioning by a professional such as RichTek, you’ll know what it’s like to be uncomfortably hot day and night during the heat of summer. You will no doubt have spent many nights tossing and turning, trying in vain to find a cool spot on the sheets. You may even spend a great deal of time at the mall throughout the days just to get some relief from the heat.

The decision to install air conditioning in your home will be one of the best decisions you ever made. But it is very important to get the right kind. Not only the correct type of air con, but the right size for your home is also important. There are three main choices in air conditioners.

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How to Make the Best Use of Your Patio

Having a patio added to your home is a great idea because there are so many ways it can be used to enhance your lifestyle. Don’t just stick a few potted plants in and leave it at that. Here are some ways you can make the best use of this additional area to your home and enhance your lifestyle while doing it.

  • Start with choosing a convenient spot to have it installed. Attaching it to the home will ensure that it is convenient to use. This will actually extend the floor space of the home so you get more room without the cost of a home extension. You can use the area as an outdoor living room by adding comfortable seating, a table and even heating and lighting.
  • A patio makes an ideal games room for things such as a pool table that tends to take up too much room in the house unless you have a special room to put it in. Add a bar for drinks, a dart board on the wall and you are all set for fun evenings with friends or family.

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Wicker-Furniture

Using Wicker Furniture for Your Outdoor Space

When you have created an outdoor space you will need to purchase alfresco furniture to make it comfortable. There are many different types available and some people choose wicker furniture because it is strong, light and attractive option, especially if it is to be moved around much. A lightweight option will save muscle strain and backaches especially if there is only one person available to move it.

The original wicker was made from a variety of plant materials –

  • Bamboo
  • Willow
  • Reed
  • Cane or
  • Rattan

It was popular in days gone by and many people still look for it because they have fond memories of using it when visiting their grandparent’s home. They may not remember in those childhood days just what all the problems were with such furniture. It could not be left outside all the time because it would soon rot. If stored in a damp basements it would quickly go mouldy and be difficult to clean.  Not to mention it was difficult to clean once dirt or dust got into those small crevices. Don’t forget grandma most likely didn’t have a vacuum cleaner or even a hose to help out with cleaning tasks.

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