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.

How to Rediscover Your Love for the Outdoors With Shade Sails

18 May 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Some Australians have a love-hate relationship with the outdoors. They may appreciate the ambient temperature year-round and realise that they should be out of doors as much as possible, but they are also certainly concerned with the effects of direct sunlight and those UV rays. This can prove to be problematic when it comes to making the most of the family home and the space that surrounds it, but help is always at hand. Read More …

Staircase Balustrades: Glass or Steel?

24 March 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Balustrades are often taken for granted; yet, they make it safer for people to use staircases. Glass and steel are among the various materials from which staircase balustrades are made. This article provides a few reasons why you may want to choose either of the two materials for your balustrading or to choose to combine the two materials on your staircase balustrades. Glass The main reason why glass is such a popular material for staircase balustrades is the fact that glass ages very slowly. Read More …

3 timber flooring considerations

29 January 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When it comes to flooring options, homeowners have many choices. Carpeting, tile, laminate, engineered wood, and solid hardwoods are some of the most common possibilities, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. If you have decided on solid hardwood timber flooring, you will need to delve deeper into your needs to decide what specific timber flooring is right for your home. What is the architectural styling of your home? Solid timber flooring comes in many different grades. Read More …

Choosing Your Stone Kitchen Benchtop: Which Factors Matter?

7 January 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

One of the major tasks you need to do when designing your kitchen is evaluating different kitchen benchtops to make an informed choice. The benchtop you pick can transform your kitchen and make a lasting impression. For this reason, you should consider all your options before selecting your benchtops. A stone kitchen benchtop is one of the popular surfaces you can consider today. These benchtops improve the functionality and appearance of the kitchen and last longer than other benchtops. Read More …

How to Secure Your Home with Design and Practicality in Mind

21 September 2018
 Categories: , Blog

You may be proud of your home and believe that it is a shining example of good design in your neighbourhood. You may have paid particular attention to its maintenance and have invested heavily to enhance its kerb appeal. Nevertheless, you also understand that security is very important and that you need to add some shutters to provide a deterrent to those "bad guys." These components may not only physically deter some opportunistic criminals, but they can often turn them away at street level, as they see them from a distance. Read More …