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Black Bathrooms Full of Marble

03/07/2017 Main

Welcome back everyone! This promises to be the sharpest post on my home and garden blog yet, and that isn’t because I am writing about marble countertops. Almost everyone likes marble, and if they don’t they really should. Black marble especially, is characterized by beauty, elegance and the ability to put your eyes in a lock. If you are one of those people going through the incredibly difficult task of renovating your bathroom, then consider adding some tones of this beautiful dark rock through the room.  Read more

Breaking Up With Belongings

29/06/2017 Main

Hello readers old and new alike; welcome to my home and garden blog. Everyone comes to a point in their life where you realized that you have way too much stuff for what you use, where you live etc etc. This could be because everything has sentimental meaning to you, or because you buy way too much cheap stuff online from places like http://www.used.forsale(that’s me). In any case, you will eventually need to declutter your life and break up with your belongings. That is what I aim to help you all with today, as a professional de-clutterer I am here to share with you the tricks of the trade. Something to remember before you start is that some rooms need more focus than others; for example the man cave that was recently finished probably doesn’t need anything cleared out. Read more

Man Caves need a little planning!

05/12/2016 Main
Man Caves need a little planning!
 

As men we need our space right? We also need a part of our home that is our’s to entertain our buddies, watch sport, play poker and drink our beers. These spaces are quite aptly known as man caves. Every man dreams of having the ultimate man cave, the biggest TV on the market, a pool table, darts board and of course some way of chilling the beers on tap or bottled. Hey, some man caves even have pole dancing poles, obviously more for the single guys! Read more

What to plant, seed or continue growing this Winter.

04/12/2016 Main
What to plant, seed or continue growing this Winter.    

Hi to all my readers, and welcome back to my home and garden blog.   Seeing as it’s coming up to the end of the year, all of us gardeners are pretty excited about the next year, and probably focusing ahead to 2017 and what we want to plant.  However 2016 is far from over, and with nearly 9% of the year still to come I wanted to talk to you all about what seeds we can still plant this month, and what we can continue growing.  After weeding my garden a couple of weeks ago I realised I had some great little areas to plant some winter flowers in.  I had a look online for seeds and found some deals on www.easyprices.com/home-garden.  Read more

Crazy Paving

25/11/2016 Main
Crazy Paving

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Cooking with a microwave

15/11/2016 Main
Cooking with a microwave
 

Hi all, and welcome back to my home and garden blog. Read more

Weeding the Garden

09/11/2016 Main

Weeding the Garden Read more

Decked Out

25/10/2016 Main
Decked Out 

Welcome back folks.  Today I wanted to share with you a garden project I’m currently working on that will provide many places to retreat and unwind. There’s a lot of land here at my disposal and once I’ve figured out a general plan and begun cutting and clearing pathways through the hugely overgrown landscape, I can then clear a few areas with great views that I’ll be able to put a gazebo on or a decked area of some sort.  Read more

Pet feeders

06/10/2016 Main

Pet feeders Read more

Home Automation Starter Kits

10/09/2016 Main
Home Automation Starter Kits

Hello to all my readers once again and welcome back. I’ve been focused on a home improvement project for the past week that has had all my spare time literally tied up. I bought a used Home Automation Starter Kit online from the classified ads which I have been installing. I am not really that tech savvy and was a little intimidated by thought of setting up my own home automation system. But I managed to muddle through and now it us up and running for the most part. I’m sure there will be a few technical glitches along the line but I am sure I can deal with them quite easily as they arise. I am really excited about it and wanted to use this blogpost to run you through exactly what level of automation it provides, (assuming you are interested. Of course you are!) It really does represent a jump into a new technological age in my mind. Remember the 1989 film Back To The Future 2? When Marty goes to the year 2015 and everything in his future home is automated? Well, it turns out that the film maker’s predictions were right! (I believe the hoverboard has even been invented also. But I’ll be steering well clear of any of those. Sounds like ticket for trouble to me). So let me give you the lowdown on exactly what my wireless home automation system is capable of. Read more