Home Improvement

On top of getting your house painted and decorated, you also want to implement other home improvement measures. The opportunities are endless around the house, and here are some ideas and recommended companies to help you out. Getting good quality customer service from reliable experienced teams are very important when making any changes.

Building or renovating a house is easily the biggest job involved in home improvement. So finding a reputable company is paramount to ensure your new home or extension happens smoothly, in a timely fashion, and on budget. Peter White Constructions performs kitchen and bathroom renovations, and also perform laundry renovations, extensions and new decking. My Bathroom also specialise in bathroom renovations and have over 10 years experience transforming rooms around the house. They have high quality contractors to perform plumbing, electrical, carpentry and plastering, so every step of the way you know the renovation is going to be done well. Whether you have something specific in mind, or want an innovative design to suit your desires, either of these businesses will look after you, from start to finish.

Even more important is having an energy efficient home. Reduce power bills substantially by incorporating solar panels into your house. Cola Solar provides a range of products including panels, solar hot water, air conditioning and HRV home ventilation, to help reduce your carbon footprint and save you money! They provide solar energy to residents in Ballarat as well as other towns in Victoria. Similarly, Australian Hydronic Supplies provides hydronic heating systems for your home. This is very energy efficient and great for all types of dwellings.

Another great way to improve your home is by installing wrought iron gates and fences. These give your home added security plus they look great. Luigi at Professional Gates has designed hundreds of gates for numerous satisfied customers and can create something that suits your house. AAA Inline Fencing can also build a range of fences to fit all types of properties. Whether it's a paling fence you're after, or timber, picket or merbau fencing, Inline Fencing Contractors will use their experience to do a great job. A new fence or gate will give your property greater aesthetics and also increase it's resale value.

If you're buying a home then you likely want to make sure it's in good condition, free of safety issues or defects. Simply looking over the house yourself will not necessarily identify all the problems, many which could be lurking out of sight. Safehome offers building inspections to Adelaide home-buyers including pre-purchase building inspections to make sure everything is sound. With experienced inspectors who know what to look for, they will send you a 50 page report so you can be sure the house is up to scratch.

Looking to fill your newly renovated home with some furniture? Second hand and antique furniture can be higher quality than new stuff as well as unique and affordable. Philips Auctions holds regular sales including a wide range of furniture such as tables, bookcases, chairs, sideboards and more. Modern and antique styles, there's sure to be something for your home!

Electrical work is one of the most important things done around the house. And doing it properly requires skilled contractors. MBE can supply emergency electricians around the clock and also specialise in rewiring, fault finding, home automation, safety switches and upgrades, and intercom systems. Highly experienced and reliable:
http://mbeelectrical.com.au

When things go wrong around the house it is also important to have access to the right tradesmen. For leaks and blockages, Red Dog assist with plumbing in Melbourne including emergency plumbers in all of the Western Suburbs as well as hot water installation, roof leaks, blocked toilets and drains.
http://www.reddogplumbing.com.au

Noisy pipes, blocked drains and even bathroom renovations are part of the services provided by both of these companies. To prevent leaking in the first place, you should look to waterproof your bathroom and any other areas that get wet. The Australian Institute of Waterproofing is the body for this and has a range of suitable contractors in your area to take care of these services. For odd jobs around the house, we strongly recommend expert handyman services. Whether it's painting, furniture repairs or assembly or even plastering, they can take care of your needs quickly and effectively.

Window coverings are also a big thing to consider when doing home renovations. They can really set the tone for the rest of your interior decorating. Whether you're after curtains or blinds, these guys are great for an in house measure and installation in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne: http://www.royalcrest.com.au.

As well as having maintenance done around the home, you also need to consider maintenance on your vehicle. Most working adults spend more than 20 hours a week in their car, which is a massive number! So ensuring that your car is clean should be one of your primary focuses. If you're looking for a car wash in Melbourne or any other region of Victoria, visit Been Detailed for a comprehensive list of the best car detailers and general information on how to look after your vehicle. And for car window tinting check out AAWT who are the tint professionals. Another company we like for automobiles are Kustom Window Tinting for high quality window films for your car to increase privacy and UV protection.

A number of people have a swimming pool in their yard, and it can provide years of enjoyment, especially in the summer months. But what happens if you no longer want the pool? You can't simply "give it away"!! Luckily Reverse Pools focuses on swimming pool conversion and can transform your existing pool into underground water storage tanks, lawns and other great landscaping opportunities for your garden.

Moving house is a normal part of life but one that can be quite a hassle. Storing all your items securely for transportation can be one of the biggest chores. But Box Em Up makes things easier, by providing moving and packing boxes in a range of sizes. Whether you are packing up wine bottles, LCD tv, books, clothes or anything else, these guys will ensure you use the most suitable and effective boxes.

If you need to demolish concrete but are in an area where there are environmental or sound restrictions, using explosives or jackhammers may not be the best choice. A non-explosive demolition agent doesn't make a sound so you can demolish concrete or rock on work sites without causing annoying noise!

Custom-made Jewellery, Clothing and Gifts

Lyn's Embroidery Services offers great embroidered and sewing services in Ballarat and throughout Victoria. Whether you want personalised baby blankets, nurses aprons, cute teddie bears with a romantic message on them, or other clothing of gifts, Lyn can come up with a customised creation for you.

Computer-related Services

Temerity Digital - they designed our website and did a great job. Offering web development, online marketing, web hosting and domains, check them out for a great result for your business!

Other Resources

Planning a party and want to add something unique? Why not hire a cocktail caravan from Olive and Harry. They have a refurbished 1970s vintage caravan which they can bring to your function and serve cocktails and other alcohol from. This really adds to the fun atmosphere. They can also travel to Ballarat and other regional areas in Victoria.

Sports clubs and other organisations need to make money to keep everything ticking over. Sometimes it can be hard getting volunteers to assist in the money raising procedure. Ideas For Fundraising has come up with a unique opportunity to allow clubs the chance to make money without having to spend the time or effort.

Chef Momos sells delicious wholesale cakes perfect for birthday parties, work functions or just treats at home. With a variety of cakes as well as slices, cookies and friands, they are the perfect choice when you're looking to induldge with some treats.
http://www.chefmomos.com.au

Learning a musical instrument is a great skill that can develop confidence and motor skills in people of all ages. Whether you're wanting guitar lessons or learn how to play other instruments such as the piano, saxophone, trumpet, flute or anything else, having a reputable teacher is half the battle. AMS has a range of experience music teachers who cater to all ages and standards.
http://amsmusiccentre.com.au

Nicholas J Johnson is a magician with a difference who performs all over Melbourne and Victoria. He is a professional conman that will deceive you and keep you wanting more! Highly skilled and entertaining, his magic tricks have seen him win awards Australia-wide. Catch him while you can!
http://www.conman.com.au

For fans of painting and artwork, why not decorate your walls at home with canvas prints using your own personal photos. They can be stretched ready to hang and are made from the finest materials. It is the future of home decoration.