How to Spot Low-Quality Kitchen Cabinets

How to Spot Low-Quality Kitchen Cabinets

A new kitchen is possibly one of the most significant decisions you’ll make regarding your home. It requires you to talk to experts like cabinet makers, look at different materials and colours, and consider the most desirable option for your home.

But a hurdle you may also encounter as you navigate this new and exciting world of renovations is determining quality. How are you supposed to know whether or not a kitchen you are thinking about installing is low-quality and, therefore, not worthy of your time? You’re about to find out.

The Construction Materials

Ask any cabinet maker, and they will tell you that one of the most dramatic differences between a custom-made kitchen and one you can purchase off the shelf is the construction materials. Many cabinets for bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms are made with plywood. However, some also feature MDF and particleboard, which are not as strong.

The best material type for cabinets is one that’s strong enough to handle daily wear and tear and will be resistant to heat and moisture. When you are having your cabinetry custom-made, a cabinet maker can walk you through the best options.


Does Your Design Firm Need Digital Marketing?

Does Your Design Firm Need Digital Marketing?

As the owner or manager of a design firm, you already know that gaining new clients is essential to the success of that business. Knowing that is the easy part, but what is not so easy is knowing how to gain those clients, which is why the marketing professionals at recommend to all the businesses they consult with that digital marketing must be at the core of their client acquisition strategy.

Digital marketing has many benefits some of which we have listed here:

  • Improved brand awareness
  • Better targeting of prospects
  • Enhanced trust and reputation
  • More clients
  • Increased revenue
  • Outsell your competition
  • Huge ROI
  • Greater ability to adapt to trends
  • Long term results

There are additional benefits of digital marketing, so which business would not want to take advantage of them? Well, in truth there are indeed some business owners that remain unsure whether or not their business is one that should adopt digital marketing as a strategy, and that includes design firms.

So, if you remain on the fence, here are some ways in which you can assess your business and whether your design firm is one of the millions of businesses that will benefit from digital marketing.


How To Avoid Carpet Cleaning Bait And Switch Scams

Carpet Cleaning Bait And Switch Scams

The word ‘scams’ in the title might have alarmed some of you so let us start by clarifying that the overwhelming majority of carpet cleaning companies – like Brilliance Carpet Cleaning – are honest, legitimate, and will provide a service that is professional and excellent value for money. Now that we have the disclaimer out of the way let us turn now to operators for whom we use the words carpet cleaning company very loosely.

They may have carpet cleaning equipment, and to an extent, they will clean carpets for you, but it is the way that they operate and sell you their services that is the problem. One of the most common is what is known as a bait and switch scam. If you have never heard of this term before, let us explain what it means.

First, bait and switch is not unique nor specifically an issue relating to carpet cleaning, and in fact, we are sad to say that it is a tactic used in just about every business sector and industry you could imagine. The way it is used is the ‘bait’ comes in the form of an offer or a promotion that you might think seems too good to be true. The simple fact is you would be right.


Four Benefits of Timber Flooring

Benefits of Timber Flooring

If you are designing a new home or you are planning to renovate your existing home or an investment property, you will, at some stage, have to answer the question about the type of flooring to choose. Over the past few years, timber flooring seems to be an obvious choice for many.  Writing down the project requirements may look a bit like this:

  • What will a timber floor look like?
  • Does it have an ambient quality?
  • How easy, or hard, is it to install?
  • What will it cost?
  • How difficult or easy is it to clean?

Let’s look at a few important points that, when explained, will put you in a better position to make a decision.


8 Reasons to Choose Shade Sails

Shade Sails

Leaving a car out in the rain and sun day and night does nothing for the duco or the interior. It is well-known that cars left in the sun become extremely hot and this has a bad effect on the materials inside the car. Sun and rain will eventually ruin the outside finish of the car as well. What can you do if there’s no garage? Shade Sails from Shade Sails Perth could offer the  protection your car needs.

Some people have no choice but to park their car in the street. They may live in a rental with no garage, or perhaps the block of ground their home is on is too small for a garage. Erecting a garage, car-port or shed can take a lot of time and cost a lot more than your budget allows. Getting the necessary permissions from council often takes months.

Meanwhile your car is outside getting scorched by all that hot weather and at risk of hail as well. So why not choose to have a shade sail instead?

  1. Shade sails are quick and easy to put up. You don’t need council permission, since it is not classed as a construction because there are no foundations needed. You can have your car protected in less than a week depending on what is needed for the installation.
  2. Sails are waterproof if you get the top quality ones that have the fabric coated so it doesn’t let the rain through. Cheaper shade cloth is not waterproof, but it can still be an option if you just want sun protection for your vehicle.


How to Make Moving into Your New Home Easier

Most people would agree that moving is a big hassle. It is not only all the packing and cleaning you have to do; moving into the new home and unpacking is also hard work. One way to make it a little easier is to label all the boxes by room type and ask the removalists like Brilliance Removalists Melbourne to take each box to its room.

At least then the boxes will be on hand and you can unpack all the contents near to where they will be stored.  Here are some more tips to make moving into your new home easier.

  1. Apart from labelling the boxes with the room name, colour code them for what they contain.
  1. Decide beforehand where you want the large furniture to go. Draw up a floor plan of the house and give it to the removalists so they know where to put it all if you are not right to hand to tell them. This will save you time and the inconvenience of shifting it again.


The Difference Between Modern and Contemporary Kitchens


It is surely the dream of every woman and man who cooks for the family to work in a kitchen that is both modern and attractive to them.  That is to say, some modern styles are not all that attractive to everyone. To some people, modern kitchens like the ones from kitchen professionals look cold and uninviting, while other people love the clean lines and neutral colours.


However, not everyone knows the difference between a modern kitchen and a contemporary one. Many people use the terms interchangeably, while purists insist there are some differences between the two. If you are renovating and want a specific style, it is necessary to know the difference in case you get something you didn’t expect.

The contemporary style of kitchen design refers to styling that is current, while modern design is really meant to convey the style that was current in about the mid 20th century.  You have to understand that it totally broke with the traditional style that had been in place before the Industrial Revolution, so it was considered innovative and modern at the time.