Lillian Connors

If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of home improvement projects and spread the word about them. She cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on.

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Water Heater Protection: Expansion Tank to the Rescue

Water Heater Protection: Expansion Tank to the Rescue

Hot water on demand is one of the modern basics of our homes and it’s not until something goes wrong and we’re left under a cold shower that we begin to question how the system really works and what protective measures we should take.

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How to Effectively Style a Large Living Room

How to Effectively Style a Large Living Room

Even though small living rooms are a challenge on their own because of the limited decorating space they allow, styling a larger living room isn’t as easy as it seems either. Over the last 60 years, Australian houses have doubled in size, making them the largest in the world, ahead of the USA and Canada. […]

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What Makes for a Truly Good Home Builder?

What Makes for a Truly Good Home Builder?

Ask homeowners who built their home from a scratch and most of them will tell you – never again. All jokes aside, the amount of stress that building a home involves is huge. According to a 2013 survey by home design site Houzz, 12% couples said they considered separation or divorce during the project. However, […]

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Gas Hot Water Heater: Troubleshooting

Gas Hot Water Heater: Troubleshooting

Gas water heaters cover about a half of all water heaters that are currently used in households. This ‘umbrella term’ covers three main heater types, gas storage water heaters, instantaneous water heaters and solar water heaters with instantaneous gas boosting. Since the first type is the most prevalent in households, let’s look into some of […]

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Proper Sewer Maintenance: The Essentials

Proper Sewer Maintenance: The Essentials

The sewer is one of the greatest inventions of civilization, but it is also a nasty business. Nevertheless, it needs to be maintained properly and vigilantly in order to avoid inconvenient overflows – and that is an understatement. If you are rightfully disturbed by the idea of overflowing sewage, here are the essentials of proper […]

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Granny Flats: Why Is Their Popularity on a Steady Increase?

Granny Flats: Why Is Their Popularity on a Steady Increase?

By definition, a granny flat is a segment of a house that serves as a self-contained accommodation for the elderly. Also known as an accessory dwelling unit (the official term), it is becoming more popular, stylish, and affordable than ever.

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Home Building Uncovered: Hidden Costs

Home Building Uncovered: Hidden Costs

So you have decided to build your first home, congratulations – you have taken a positive step towards a bright and happy future. While a new and exciting chapter is about to begin, you want to make sure you have all of the necessary details regarding your project carefully planned out in order to make […]

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Painting High Walls and Ceilings: The Expert Know-How

Painting High Walls and Ceilings: The Expert Know-How

As a homeowner, you are lucky to snag a place with high walls and ceilings, as those types of homes feel spacious, inviting, open, and free – a perfect setting to raise a family and decorate to your liking. However, at some point, the walls and the ceiling will be up for a well-deserved, thorough […]

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How to Insulate your Doors and Windows on a Budget

How to Insulate your Doors and Windows on a Budget

If your doors and windows are letting in cold air, you’ll be only too aware of the effects it can have on your home and your pocket. A draughty home is miserable, energy inefficient and expensive to run, but if funds are tight you don’t have to panic. Whilst new windows and doors would be […]

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Solar PV System: The Ultimate Maintenance Guide

Solar PV System: The Ultimate Maintenance Guide

More and more people are going green nowadays and opt for installing eco-friendly features in their homes that contribute to energy-saving and environmentally responsible lifestyle. One of the most frequent upgrades is a solar energy system. However, just having it put up is not the end. In order to have it work properly and effectively, […]

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