1. Refresh the house with a new coat of paint. Painting the interior can lift the mood of your house and it’s inexpensive if you’re willing to do the painting yourself.
2. Replace your Splashback. Sometimes making one major change in the kitchen is enough to lift the whole room. Glass splashbacks are still popular but, at about half the price, Acrylic is a cheaper alternative. The only limitation is that acrylics can’t be used directly behind stoves. QAQ decorative screens and panels can supply Acrylic and Perspex.
3. Change the light switches. Often, it’s the details that count and standard white light switches tend to look yellow over time. Many brands make coloured or metal switch plates.
4. Makeover the bathroom but painting the existing tiles. White Knight makes a high-gloss tile paint as well as a nifty little grout pen, for painting over discoloured grout.
5. Revamp the entrance. First impressions count! By painting the front door in a strong colour, such as red or blue. Updating doorway furniture and the entrance mat. Another great idea could be adding a decorative screen to the hall way wall. Screens can be brought at www.qaq.com.au
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Also another interesting fact is that winter is the peak time for planting roses, deciduous trees, summer bulbs and perennials that die back in the cooler weather.
If you are planning to grow any new fruit trees this coming summer, consider planting some old and heritage varieties in July. They are easily sourced as bare rooted stock from specialist growers.
During the cooler months, grass grows much slower, so it’s a good idea to cut your grass no shorter than 2.5cm. As a guide your lawn should only need to be mowed around once every three or four weeks.
Many lawns are compacted and weedy after the long drought. Aerating now let’s moisture into the soil so you can begin to rejuvenate the lawn in spring.
If you what some colour in your garden in winter choose pansies or polyanthus that are already in flower for an instant show. Water well after planting and keep in bloom by deadheading and watering every 10 days with a liquid plant food.
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