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Patio perfect with the right outdoor furniture

Summer is around the corner and we’ll be spending much more time on our patios enjoying the easy conversation of friends and family or simply taking it easy with a good book. But however you decide to idle away the hours, the right outdoor furniture can help create an attractive and inviting ambiance.

A functional yet comfortable space is your first priority. So make sure your patio furniture matches your personal preferences as well as the uses it will serve.

Tile, Hardwood or Carpet?

How are the floors of your home covered? It is all tiles, all hardwood, carpet, or a combination? For most homes, it’s a combined solution, tile in the kitchen, carpet in the bedroom and maybe hardwood flooring in the living and dining room. But which do you prefer?

Tiles can be very decorative because of the tons of designs available. They are durable, easy to clean and usually inexpensive. But when it’s cold, tiles can be slippery underfoot and rather noisy when you’re in heels.

Gazebo to go

If you don’t want the expense or have the garden space for a permanent gazebo, you may want to consider an alternative solution for a relaxing hang out spot. How about one of our long lasting easy to erect tents? It comes with all the benefits of a gazebo and more and you can take it down and put it up as needed.

Rock Your Cares Away

After a stressful day at work or school it is nice  to come home and enjoy a quiet, relaxing time outside listening to nothing but the sounds of Mother Nature. And we have the perfect chair for you to kick back in and sink away into a world of  bliss. Our outdoor cushioned swinging chair with overhead covering is cozy enough for you and your partner to enjoy a romantic evening watching the sun set.  Just picture it!

A Water Fountain that teleports you to dreamy bliss

 

Imagine being home alone, lying on the sofa, head lightly resting on a cloudlike pillow, eyes closed and the only sound you hear is the timid flow of water running down a river...or what you’ll be dreaming is a river but is actually a water fountain placed deliberately in your living room, or outdoors, for moments like these.

A Green Savvy Home for 2012

We all make long lists of personal resolutions for the year ahead – to lose ten pounds, exercise more and eat less, get a new job, among others.  But how many of you include home and garden resolutions?  The New Year is a great time to create a list of home improvement projects to enhance your surroundings and improve your quality of life.  It is also a great opportunity to think about going green.

In a sluggish economy your green resolutions may simply be the practical thing to do.   It’s not only good for the planet but for your wallet too; and going green has never been easier.  Most home improvement stores have energy efficient, green materials as options, including appliances, flooring, light bulbs and cooling systems.

A Green Savvy Home for 2012

We all make long lists of personal resolutions for the year ahead – to lose ten pounds, exercise more and eat less, get a new job, among others.  But how many of you include home and garden resolutions?  The New Year is a great time to create a list of home improvement projects to enhance your surroundings and improve your quality of life.  It is also a great opportunity to think about going green.

In a sluggish economy your green resolutions may simply be the practical thing to do.   It’s not only good for the planet but for your wallet too; and going green has never been easier.  Most home improvement stores have energy efficient, green materials as options, including appliances, flooring, light bulbs and cooling systems.

Home Facelift for the Holidays

Christmas in Jamaica is filled with traditions that we embrace in each new generation. We all love drinking sorrel, eating gungo peas and rice, shopping at grand market and giving our homes a facelift.  Our seasonal redecorating ritual in particular, gives the home lots of Christmas cheer whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, buying new furniture and appliances or decking the rooms with new drapes.

How to fix a leaky roof

The day after a downpour of rain you dash to get your favourite box of cereal that you store on the fridge top, only to find that the box and cereal contained is soaked because of a leaky roof...bummer!

But you can fix it!
Leaky roofs have become somewhat of an accepted long standing house repair that don’t get fixed, especially since they’re only a bother when the rain falls. But it doesn’t have to be so. So instead of getting out the bucket and pan next time rain falls, fix your leaky roof!

How to put up hurricane shutters

Hurricane shutters, also known as hurricane coverings, are structures used to protect buildings from damage during unpredictable weather. They are usually made of steel and aluminium but many people use plywood because it is less expensive.