Fire Pit Buying Guide

If you tend to spend more time outdoors then you definitely have to purchase the most suitable fire pit and to enjoy hours entertaining with your friends and/or family even when the weather is not on your side. When it comes to fire pits it is good to know that except they are the best heat source for your patio, deck or backyard, they also serve as a focal point for outdoor celebrations. Because the locations and the requirements of every homeowner are different so are styles and materials of this outdoor utility. If your goal is to buy cheap fire pit for your outdoor paradise we recommend you to take time and search through reputable online stores in order to compare quality, different styles and prices of fire pits.

Because the customers are always right, they surely deserve to be well informed before making the final purchase. We guide, you follow!

Determine the Location

This is the very first step you have to take; determine the location where you want to place the pit and make sure to place it on a solid base made of a non-flammable material such as stone, metal, tile or brick. Also, you have to take into account the room around the pit, it is good to be wide enough to prevent fire accidents to happen. Customers can choose between two different models, a permanent or a movable pit.

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Variety of Styles

The market offers numberless options, from a cheap fire pit to more expensive version. Homeowners mustn’t complain because they can easily find one of the many available on the market that will match the décor of their backyards.

The most popular nowadays are the ones that come with a big fire bowl and some square versions that resemble low tables because they are easy to maintain plus can be moved around easily. If you have a bigger space and you are looking for more stationery version choose from the vast range of so-called chimney fire pits that feature a bulbous body with a mouth opening at the front and a tall chimney to vent smoke upwards. Because this type comes with more complex design, their prices are quite expensive.

Material Plays a Significant Role

It doesn’t matter if it’s cheap fire pit or an expensive one, what matters is the range of materials you can choose from. Two of the most common and among the cheapest materials are steel and cast iron. If you decide to opt for these materials, you have to take a proper care because they can rust over time. Pits made of stainless steel are the best options because this material is weather-proof and rust-proof at the same time. Cooper stands for the most stylish options that is durable and rust-proof. The worst scenario that can happen to this material is that over time, it may fade and change colour, but once again people still consider it quite attractive. If you want a permanent version of fire pit, then tile and stone are to be considered.

Fuel Source

This outdoor utility come fueled by wood, propane, or natural gas. Wood is the top option and it’s the best one if your budget allows you to, because it burns slowly, produces a high degree of warmth and a pleasant smoke. Propane is the most expensive fuel option, it provides a clean, smokeless burn and a little heat. And finally, natural gas. Most of the fire pits use natural gas because it’s a great and cost-friendly option.

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Guide To Espaliered Fruit Trees

Are you looking for ways to add something decorative in your garden? You have probably already read many magazines and seen many garden ideas and may have noticed there is something in particular that both English and French gardens have in common since the Middle Ages: Espaliered fruit trees. Espalier is the art of training fruit trees to grow in a specific pattern, which originated even long before medieval times, and it is the proof people have always had the wish to create something beautiful that would leave everyone in awe.

Espaliered Fruit Trees

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Shower Cubicles

How to Choose Shower Cubicle

Millions of Aussies love to start the day with a shower – a recent survey report that on average we take 50 times more shower than baths. That means, for many households a convenient and comfortable showering space is an essential feature.

With so many shower cubicle models available out there, choosing the right enclosure for you can be trick. Take a look at our handy guide on everything you need to know about buying a shower cubicle and find the perfect model for you and your bathroom.

Count the Walls

The bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house, so good planning is important to help you make the most of your space. Take a look at the layout of your windows, sanitary ware and other obstacles to find out which wall you can use to be the basis of your enclosure. What you should keep in mind is that it’s easy to install shower pipes into a stud wall rather than a brick wall.

Corner (2 Walls Needed)

The following shower cubicles are specifically designed for corner spaces.

Corner Shower Cubicles

  • Quadrant – This type of cubicle features a curved front and takes less floor-space than a square shaped one. You should know that some people find an 800mm quadrant showering area a little small, so we recommend you to choose a 900mm if you have the space in your bathroom.
  • Offset Quad – This type of cubicle features one side longer than the other, which add extra space inside your enclosure.
  • Corner Entry – A square-shaped cubicle that features two sliding doors in the corner that glide back and allow access to the enclosure. If you are looking for an 800mm cubicle, than this can be a better choice than a quadrant as it provides a larger bathing space.

Recessed (3 Walls Needed)

If you have three walls that are close together, then a recessed installation can be a good option for you since it simply involves installing a shower door straight across the front to create the enclosure. The most common types of shower door on the market are:

Recessed Shower Cubicles

  • Hinge – A popular style of door that features hinges on one side and opens out fully into the bathroom. However, this door requires more space in front of the cubicle than the other styles.
  • Pivot – A door that features a pivot mechanism that makes the recede slightly into the cubicle as they open. That means a less-floor space is needed because the mechanism causes less of the door to emerging out into the room.
  • Slider – A great space-saving option since it does not impact on the room when opened. The downside of these doors is that they are only manufactured in 1000mm sizes and larger (to ensure the opening is wide enough for comfortable access). That means they are not an option for recesses that are less than a meter wide.
  • Bi-Fold – Another good space saver as the door stays completely within the cubicle as well as the water.
  • Inline – Featuring a static glass panel that is installed alongside, this door type is suitable for wider installations.

Shade Sails Buying Guide

Having a well-arranged patio or deck is the most beautiful part of owning a house. Designing your patio to feel inviting and comfortable is essential, but to be covered in order to provide you with a high level of sun protection is maybe even more important. With all those models of shade sails available, it is easy to keep yourself away from the harmful sunny rays while also complementing the style of your patio.

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