Home Garden

I live in a house with very little outdoor space, but I still wanted to grow some of my own food, so I started a container garden on my patio a few years ago. The first year was a steep learning curve with a lot of trial and error, but I've learned a lot about growing vegetables in containers and believe it's a valuable skill for everyone to have. I started this blog to share what I've learned and provide tips for making the most of the outdoor space you have. You'll find posts on a range of topics, such as the nutrients required for healthy vegetable plants, how to prepare your soil, companion planting for natural bug control and succession planting to grow more vegetables in the space you have available. I hope you enjoy my blog.

A Few Details to Consider When Having Curtains Custom Made for Your Home

18 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Custom curtains can ensure that you have window treatments that coordinate with your home's furnishings and decor, and which fit even the largest or most oddly-shaped window. Having custom curtains made can also mean getting curtains that are durable and that will last for years. Note a few details to consider when having custom curtains made, so you know you get window treatments you love and are happy with them for years to come: Read More …

Simple But Important Tips for Insulating and Shading Your Home

14 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Insulating and shading your home will make the interior more comfortable, while also helping to reduce your energy bills throughout the year. Installing new insulation itself can be the best choice for protecting your home, but it's not your only option for creating that comfortable interior temperature. Note a few simple but important tips for insulating and shading your home so it's cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and you save as much as possible on your utility bills. Read More …

How to Integrate Feature Walls With Window Treatments

8 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Feature walls can have a dramatic effect on any living quarters. If you have chosen a relatively subtle colour scheme for your lounge or dining room, for instance, then decorating one wall with a much more dramatic pattern or tonal quality will really make the overall d├ęcor stand out. However, some interior designers think that certain walls are unsuited to become feature walls. Usually, this is because they have large windows or sliding patio doors in them. Read More …

Why Should You Use a Double-Cylinder Deadlock Instead of a Single-Cylinder?

30 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A deadbolt is a type of lock that cannot be jimmied open once it has been turned, so they are often recommended by locksmiths as a way to improve home security. However, there are different types of deadbolts, and one of the most common distinctions is between single-cylinder and double-cylinder versions. With a single-cylinder deadlock, a key is only required to open the lock from the outside, with a simple thumb-turn usually positioned on the interior side of the door. Read More …

Storage and Organizational Tips for a Small Bathroom

29 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If your home has a large and expansive bathroom, then you probably don't worry too much about how to store all your linens and personal care items. However, if your home has a small bathroom, you may struggle to store and organize all those items you need in the bath, including hair care products, makeup, and even cleaning supplies. Note a few tips for storing and organizing those everyday essentials, even in a small bathroom: Read More …