Tag : home-renovations

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How to Incorporate Indoor Plants into Your Home’s Decor

Using indoor plants as part of your interior is a fresh and colorful idea. Indoor plants can alter the atmosphere immediately and make your décor one of a kind. Including plants into your home comes in various ways and these don’t have to use traditional vases and pots.

  • Your room has a lovely happy corner that can be used for something interesting. Have corner shelves to maximize your space. Place fresh plants in the corner shelves, and also store books and accessories to add more freshness and convenience.


  • Your simple table can be made interesting by getting some green paint on it. This green table is painted and polished and is divided into 2 halves. If you add a removable planter in the middle you can give the table a pleasant natural appearance. Another appealing green table may feature a steel framework with small pots below plus vines and climbers.


  • A bathroom can be as fresh as you want. Start by adding an accent to your wall that features natural wood or stone. Look for designs of wood and stones from any plumbing shop in Australia. In addition, wall decoration can also be done by using fresh plants. Get round wall planters and place them at different heights and positions on the wall. Also, you can put ferns or other plants.


  • Your kitchen can also be fun by incorporating plants as décor. You may display some small planters underneath the window in the little portion of the wall. Get three rails connected to the wall and hang tiny white pots. It’s just simple but rejuvenating.


Do you want to learn more décor tips with the use of indoor plants? We are glad to help you.  Visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Indications for the Need of a Home Renovation

You probably think that home renovation is expensive and tiring. However, if you are really motivated it can be an enjoyable and worthwhile process. In fact, renovations are a great way to appreciate your home’s value and make it brighter and more comfortable place to live.

People have various reasons why they decide to renovate such as making improvements to raise the property’s value or making your home more lively. Usually, renovations are for investment purposes and to enhance marketability in terms of selling. If you fall into any of the below categories, you might just be up for a home renovation!

Change for the better

Outdated kitchen and bathroom colours and furniture should be changed now. Don’t be anxious about installing new countertops for they are easy to put up and are less costly. This time you can invite more guests without being worried about your old style home design.

Kitchen: heart of the house

Your kitchen is your home’s heart. A kitchen is a place in the house where families and friends spend much of their time. Now, if you find your kitchen appliances and cabinets old and not in good condition anymore, then buy new ones that are more updated, not only will they look better, but also they may perform better. You should make the place where you spend more time as comfortable as possible

Make Treatments to the House

Renovations can be more practical by fixing things that badly in need of repair or replacement. Sometimes, you might notice that some appliances are already obsolete and worn out such as bathroom tiles that are falling apart or a toilet with inefficient flushing. As much as you can afford, change the tiles, upgrade using a new design or even change the toilet for a new one.

Prepare for Retirement Days

Some people consider spending their retirement days in their homes that’s why it’s important to upgrade the home using features that are suitable and safe for retirees. For example, you can install step-in showers with side bars instead of bathtubs or install toilets designed for limited mobility. For your installment of toilets and other features, you can visit any plumbing shop in Australia.

Want to learn more renovation tips? Kindly visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Why remodeling your home is a good investment

Remodeling is a great way for homeowners to increase functionality and beautify their property. If you choose wisely the best place to upgrade your living spaces. Most of your time is spent in these areas and if you’re looking to sell the new homeowners will appreciate the upgrade and you may add value to your property in the process.

Planning Ahead

While the quality of the real estate market in your area is important to consider when selling, so is the quality of work you do for your home renovations and improvements.

There are several things you can change that are proven to add value to your property. Projects such as kitchen and bathroom upgrades, adding a wood deck and window replacement have usually given the highest return of investment irrespective of the market condition and property’s location. If you are an investor who chose to remodel a rental property, you can as well recover the cost of the improvement by increasing the rental rates.

On the other hand, homeowners have to be careful in choosing the projects for completion because the potential profit for remodeling can only be gained if there are buyers who are willing to pay the cost of renovations.

Check Location

Any type of project must be appropriate for your neighborhood and the area of a local property. Home improvement costs should not exceed the average cost of the neighboring houses. If you have a greater cost of improvements than the average houses around your property, it may not add much more value to your house.

Moreover, you should also consider how long would it take for improvements to raise the property value. Compared to kitchen and bathroom upgrades, design and structural improvements like building additions or finishing spaces will do more increase value but over a much longer time.

Government Incentives

Since mortgage interest can be deducted from income taxes, the government may contribute to subsidize home improvement that will make construction cost less burdensome on the part of property owners.

If you are looking for materials and tools in setting up your improvements, you can find them in any plumbing shop in Australia, or visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Helpful Cleaning Steps for your home

Cleaning your house regardless of the season or the degree of effort you have already done is always challenging. Here are some helpful steps to clean your house completely and effectively.

Living Rooms

  • Declutter to ease the cleaning process. Look for a new place for items or remove anything visible that does not belong in the room.
  • Start cleaning in the large and hard-to-reach surfaces from the ceiling, to walls, the rest of the trim, and then the baseboards.
  • Clean the Windows.
  • Wipe remaining hard surfaces such as wood furniture, shelves, built-ins, etc. with the use of beeswax-based wood cleaner or petroleum distillate-free.
  • Refresh your floors by moving all big furniture first like bed and sofas. To remove dirt in corners and baseboards, use your vacuum’s crevice device or clean it using a microfiber mop and a recommended cleaner if you have a hard floor.



For your bedroom, start the cleaning by washing the duvet cover, bed skirt, pillows and shams and give them additional spin cycle for quicker drying. For your comforters, hit the Laundromat with one of the extra-big front-loaders. If your mattress has seen better days, sprinkle baking soda on the mattress. Allow it to sit for an hour and vacuum it up with the hose attachment.


Polish your cabinets by wiping the exposed tops, then place newspapers that fit them to collect dust. Replace the paper every now and then. Using wood cleaner, wipe the doors in front and back. When your fridge, stove or dishwasher is empty, wipe it down both inside and out. Make the countertops tidy by removing all items. Clean and dry them then return what you only use every day.


Wash your shower curtain by setting the dryer on low. Remove and rehang curtain before it’s thoroughly dry. To treat water spots and soap residue, apply heated distilled white vinegar and wipe it on the doors. Reinforce by scrubbing with baking soda and a non-scratch pad.  You can find any of these cleaning tools in any plumbing shop in Australia.

For more information about deep cleaning, please visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Bathroom Renovations

When it comes to renovating your bathroom, nobody can ever judge if it is enough or not. There are things that you most likely would want to consider and keep in mind when renovating your bathroom.

Bathroom Renovations

  • One is you have to think about keeping it a place to just be able to use when needed or to make it into a place of comfort and relaxation. The ambiance plays a great roll when it comes to renovations.
  • Second, when choosing between a spa and a tub, you need to consider if your flooring can handle it. And then when you know that your floor is already in perfect condition, you will need to think about your tiles.
  • Another important consideration is water efficiency. Make sure to ask advice from experts when having your bathroom renovated so that you will be able to discuss with them the proper positioning of each appliance.

When you need advice for your renovations, never hesitate to call You Plumbing and we’ll make sure to take care of all your remodeling needs.

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