Picture a real open fireplace, logs crackling away soothingly as the flames flicker around them. There's nothing quite like it to make you feel both physically and emotionally warm, especially on long winter evenings spent indoors.
Without the knowledge required to get a fire going properly, however, it can be a source of stress rather than a relaxing experience. Failing to understand fireplace care and use can be frustrating or even dangerous, so here's the right way to do it.
Retaining walls, as the name implies, are structures put in place with the intent of holding back soil. These walls are usually constructed from concrete, but you could opt to use a host of other materials such as bamboo or natural stone. Not many homeowners consider installing them usually because they are not aware of why they would be beneficial. Here are some of the various benefits that retaining walls would present for your yard.
When creating a patio space or installing new walkways around your home, you may find that you have more options for that surface than you realize. Each option will have its own advantages and disadvantages, so note a few of those here; this will ensure you're happy with your outdoor space for years to come.
1. Natural stone
Natural stone may look very attractive, but note that it's often cut to be thin so that it's more lightweight and won't sink into the ground.
When you're planning on having a new home built, you may know all the interior features you want for that home, including kitchen appliances, timber floors, and so on. However, thinking about the land and how your property will be developed may not have occurred to you, or it may not come up in conversation with your builder. Note why working with a land developer when in the planning stages for a new home can be a very good idea, and how it can even save you money over the lifetime of home ownership.
If you are in charge of a private road, it can be a good idea to plan out the correct roadway landscaping. Well planned roadway landscaping can reduce speeding, improve safety (by maximising visibility) and reduce littering, but if you are in charge of the road, you may not have a permanent landscaping team to maintain the landscaping.
Here are some tips on low maintenance roadway landscaping that can be suitable for your road.