How to make framed bunk beds that kids will love in 2023

How to make framed bunk beds that kids will love in 2023

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How to build framed bunk beds that kids will love in 2023 Making framed bunk beds for your kids and finishing with curtains increases the bach classic. Kids usually love them at home You will need: • 90mm x 45mm H1.2 framing timber (I used 30 lineal metres) • 1 pack nails or screws • Skillsaw • Chisel • 6 x joist hangers (optional) • 5 x 12mm MDF sheets, plus a partial one to build the optional face for the trundler) • Sandpaper • Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer • Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Indian Ink • Resene Colorwood in Resene Bark • Resene EzyFill Quick • 40mm x 40mm dressed pine (I used 3 x 1.8m lengths – one for each upright and the third for the step rungs on the ladder)…
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Best 7 essentials for an entertainer’s kitchen

Best 7 essentials for an entertainer’s kitchen

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7 essentials for an entertainer’s kitchen The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home and the center of the party. Here is a way you can design a space that’s created for food, friends and fun. Whether you are always channeling Nigella Lawson or rather serving a few steaks and sausages off the barbeque as well, the kitchen is always where it all starts and also ends. So Therefore, it needs to be well and carefully designed for ease and efficiency. Not sure how to go about creating an entertainer’s kitchen? We’ve highlighted seven key factors that will help you turn your existing kitchen into a space that’s made for food, friends and fun. 1. The Entertainer’s kitchen layout First of all, you have to think about…
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10 Best pantries that will make you want to de-clutter

10 Best pantries that will make you want to de-clutter

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10 pantries that will make you want to de-clutter Whether you have butler’s pantries, sculleries, or storage cupboards, these homes give us major pantry inspiration. Check them out in this content Top Best tips for re-organizing your pantry Amanda Stickland and Hannah Sullivan from Simplify My Home shared their top tips for giving your pantry a makeover: Remove: Take everything out. Discard: Remove foods that has gone off or is well past its use-by date. Regroup: Separate foods into groups of like items, eg baking supplies, spices, spreads, snacks, etc. Label: Labelling your containers not only looks good, but it also makes it easier to see what you have at a glance. Rehome: Put your food items back into the pantry, keeping in mind that the foods you use the most need to be…
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Best 6 ways to update your kitchen in 2023

Best 6 ways to update your kitchen in 2023

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Six ways to update or improve your kitchen Renovating a kitchen can take months and thousands of dollars, but a quick revamp is low-cost and near effortless. It’s the “I just woke up like this” of makeovers that will transform this busy space overnight Make sure your appliances are updated (or hide them away) Kitchen Appliances like a toaster or kettle experience a lot of daily wear and tear, which can downgrade the look of your kitchen. Updating these Kitchen appliances or gadgets for newer ones or models acts like an instant upgrade or facelift, everything is a bit newer and shinier. Plus, it’s your chance to insert more color into your culinary space by opting for bright, bold kitchen accessories. There’s just something about a yellow kettle that makes…
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How this ultimate potager garden was created

How this ultimate potager garden was created

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How this Blenheim homeowner created the ultimate potager garden For this experienced Blenheim gardener, a brand-new patch was a very good opportunity to create a beautiful potager garden that nourishes the body and pleases the eye Dianne Croad so much loves her outdoor pots, furniture, topiary and artworks, and has used them to make a great change in all her gardens. During her newest relocation, in the month of August 2016, to a house in the Wither Hills part of Blenheim, Dianne’s family couldn’t help but comment that it took more time to move the outdoor things than it did all her household possessions joined together. “At one stage they labelled me ‘The Mad Pot Lady’, but I think they also enjoy the results of my hard work,” she laughs.…
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Best foam to sink in 2023

Best foam to sink in 2023

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The best memory foam mattresses to sink into  one of the things we all learn in adulthood is never to underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep – or, for that matter, the power of a bed that enables us to achieve that.    While spring beds have long dominated the sleep industry, the last decade or so have seen the growth of memory foam in the form of pillows, toppers and mattresses – and there are some good reason for its popularity surge.  Originally created by NASA to improve the seat cushioning and crash protection of astronauts, it’s fair to say that memory foam (aka temper or viscoelastic foam) provides something close to ultimate comfort, with many likening it to sleeping on a cloud or floating. Make the…
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Best pillows for a good night sleep

Best pillows for a good night sleep

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9 of the best pillows for a better night’s sleep Are you Looking for a pillow for a better night’s sleep?  Try getting a new pillow. The source of a good bight sleep could be in your pillows. Pillows come in different shapes and sizes: soft, firm, memory foam, anti-allergy, and even V-shaped. With endless options, it can be hard to tell if you’re sleeping on the right pillow for you. Don’t spend another restless night searching for the perfect pillow, this guide will help you find the perfect memory foam pillow. Our top picks of the best pillows to shop   Sink into Ecosa’s ergonomically designed memory foam pillow. This pillow has been designed so that no matter what position you sleep in, your head and neck will be…
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What you should know before installing a pool

What you should know before installing a pool

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What to know before installing a pool Nothing is sweeter than jumping into a swimming pool on a hot summer’s day. Here’s what you should know concerning installing your own pool before making the leap While there are so many appealing factors that accompanies owning a pool, it’s not all plain sailing. Pools gives you the opportunity to have that resort-at-home and vibe without the need to travel and becomes a natural target for summer entertainment. You may see yourself with more friends than you never knew you had on hot days. It’s also an opportunity to exercise and teach your children to swim. There are plenty of stylish options that have entered the market in recent years, providing a wider choice of cost and styles. There are also plenty…
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How this Auckland garden was transformed into a Zen Oasis

How this Auckland garden was transformed into a Zen Oasis

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This Auckland garden was transformed from a bare slope into a Zen oasis A bare slope in Auckland has been transformed into a calming Zen oasis with the wise use of some rocks, boardwalks and Stylish Japanese planting This Auckland garden was transformed from a bare slope into a Zen oasis In the year 2004 when Siew Ng relocated from Malaysia to New Zealand, her initial hope was for a house with a beautiful garden. “She said, In Malaysia we didn’t have very much landspace; most houses are terraced units,” she explained. “My garden were completely in pots over there. So when I arrived at New Zealand it was good to be able to do something I am very passionate about.” It took a few years before she could realise…
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Best 6 garden makeovers

Best 6 garden makeovers

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6 garden makeovers that will give you major landscaping inspo Are you planning to renovate your garden area? Take a look at some of our best and favorite garden redesign for the best landscaping inspiration 1. An overgrown St Heliers garden is now an incredible entertaining area This garden you see underwent a complete redesign. The original upward-sloping section was unusable, but this renovation has given this family more than there expectation– and a  pizza for all! After about six years of living in London, this family had only one key priority when they went for house hunting back then in Auckland. “We wanted to be near water. Lots of our friends had moved back to the Eastern Bays and we wanted to be near the, with us all starting…
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