Your windows are excellent sources of daylighting and natural ventilation for your home. On hot days, they allow the cool breeze from outside to naturally ventilate your home interior and on sunny days, they can brighten up even the darkest rooms of the house. Unfortunately, the outside elements can have some undesirable effects on your home's indoor climate when they're left unregulated. Excessive sunlight can lead to unwanted heat gains and exposure to harmful levels of UV radiation.
If you have been thinking about fitting curtains or blinds to your home windows, then perhaps there is an alternative which you haven't yet considered. Plantation shutters can be a great addition to any home. With their practical, yet classic design, they are great at helping to maintain the temperature in your room, ensuring that the heat is kept outside during the summer and inside during the cooler months. Here are three reasons that you should think about including plantation shutters as your next home decorating project.
If you are the head of a typical Australian family and are nearing retirement age, then you may be thinking about the years ahead. Your children may have flown the nest, and you have a lot of empty space in your current house, so your thoughts may undoubtedly turn to a downsize. Yet there's a lot to take into account, and you have built up a tremendous amount of stuff over the years.
There's nothing like a patio where you can relax outdoors on your property, enjoying the vista while daydreaming, reading a book or socialising with family and friends. The weather, though, is an inconstant phenomenon, which means that your use of the patio is restricted. To expand how often you can enjoy the space, consider installing a retractable awning — several reasons for doing so are below. Forms A Large Shaded Area
If you enjoy house plants around the place but are not around to water them very often, then you can still purchase certain species, which will put up with neglect. Low-maintenance and drought-resistant plants don't have to look unattractive either. There are some truly beautiful ones that require very little water. In fact, some will only need a modest supply of water every month or so. This makes them ideal for people who are either away from their home a lot so that they cannot water them regularly or — as is often the case — are forgetful and don't water them as often as they should.
I knew that the moment we bought a house with a decent yard I'd be ready to start having kids. I loved playing outside as a kid and since we've been in this house I think the kids spend nearly as much time outside as they do outside. That lawn has seen my babies crawl, my toddlers start walkings, the kids kicking balls around and playing chasey all afternoon. Keeping the lawn soft and green is so important to me as it let's us spend all that time outside. I'm always looking for ways to make it feel and look soft and green.