The best big and small DIY projects throughout the home

It’s not long until the kids are back at school; we’re ready and excited for a new year and a new start. Naturally, it’s the perfect time for a little home improvement!

It might finally be time for you to transform your kitchen and living areas into the coastal farmhouse style you’ve always admired, or perhaps you’d like to take a more modern step with new smart home devices. Or maybe you’d just like to get a good night’s sleep with cooler bedding and bedroom accessories. 

No matter what you have in mind, you can get ready for the year by restyling, refreshing and reorganising at home. Here are our fresh ideas and advice  to get you started!

Transform your kitchen and living into a coastal farmhouse dream 

The coastal and farmhouse styles intersect perfectly. Think pale, unstained woods, white linen and natural tones.

The epitome of coastal styling is a natural hardwood dining table with organic knots and grooves for a slightly ‘unfinished’ look.

Coastal living is also about clean white decor and bright, airy spaces, which is why white linen couches are perfect in creating this look.

White kitchen cabinets, stone bench tops and open shelving units also help to create a light and airy atmosphere throughout the home. Add some rustic bar stools to create the perfect breakfast spot.

Coastal styling can include natural elements like pieces of coral and driftwood sculptures; however nothing says ‘coastal’ quite like navy blue touches. Look for vases, throw rugs and even artworks that contain this hue.

Beat sleeping in the heat with this summer bedding inspiration

Bamboo sheets are lightweight, ultra-breathable, and moisture-wicking. They are an excellent choice for staying cool on hot summer nights. Combine these with a silk pillowcase and your bedding is set for Summer. A 100% silk pillowcase is naturally cool to the touch for a better night’s sleep. It is also hypoallergenic and can help fight the signs of ageing. 

A latex mattress is recommended if you’re a hot sleeper. There are also plenty of Summer mattress toppers and protectors designed to keep you cool and comfortable. Whilst you’re refreshing your bedding, consider the last time you replaced your pillows. As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended to replace them every 1-2 years. 

To keep your room feeling cool, pack away the heavy winter drapes and install light and airy sheer linen curtains. This lightweight material will give you privacy while allowing the warm light filter through, and offer a luxurious resort-style ambiance to any bedroom. 

A good fan is a lifesafer through the hot summer months, and the technology has come a long way, allowing for cooler rooms without the loud noise. A Dyson cool tower fan is stylish, sleek, cooling, and quiet. 

Declutter your kitchen with stylish solutions 

Are you keeping a collection of wines, spirits, beer glasses and cocktail glasses in your kitchen? Free up cupboard space with a stylish bar cart.

Double the shelving space in your cupboards with a stacking shelf to make the most of the vacant spots throughout your kitchen. These shelves work by adding an extra layer on top of an existing one for optimum pantry organisation. Floating shelves also offer added storage without overwhelming a room.

A drawer organiser is of course a must-have. We all have at least one humble draw of cooking utensils, spare batteries, pens and random odds and ends that needs to be tidied!

Make your living spaces convenient, exciting and elegant with these smart home ideas

Smart lights have become very popular as they can immediately switch the ambience of any room and create a range of different moods through colour and dimming options. The best part is that you can control all lights individually from your smartphone app. 

A smart vacuum is an essential for smart home living. Simply set your smart vacuum to run once or twice per week, and empty the dust trap as needed. This clever machine will map your home, collecting dust and debris as it goes, drastically cutting down the time you spend sweeping and vacuuming.

A smart home video doorbell allows you to know exactly who is at the door. This nifty gadget is one of the handiest smart home products. You can even see who is at the door even if you’re not home, via your smartphone app. 

Keep your car in top-notch condition with these must-have car care products

When life gets busy, we tend to neglect our cars but with a little TLC and the right products, you can make your car look and feel brand new again! 

The once-a-year-car polish is one of the most popular car cleaning products in Australia. This polish offers protection, durability and shine for a car’s exterior all year round. 

Carpet and seat wipes are also handy for car interior cleaning, and rain repellent glass cleaner will keep your windows clear of water droplets and dirt. 

And don’t forget the tyre shine! This product both enhances the look of your tyres and protects them. 

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