I work as an architect for a big firm in the city and I love it. Right now we’re designing a series of new, small apartments built around a nice courtyard, and it’s one of the more interesting projects I’ve worked on.
As with a lot of apartment projects, space is a bit of an issue and we’re working on making the courtyard as green and lush as possible without taking up too much space. I did a bit of research and found O2 Plant Walls, and I haven’t looked back since. These guys specialise in designing and installing green walls.
Never heard of a green wall? Neither had I. It’s a vertical garden that is placed on an existing wall and can host any variety of plants, flowers, and even herbs. It leaves plenty of space on the horizontal area of the courtyard for tables, seats and benches but still allows a lush garden space for aesthetic and practical purposes.
The team at O2 are very professional, and I can see our firm engaging their services a lot more in the near future. They do small scale residential work as well, so if you’re looking for something similar at your home then you should definitely give them a call.
We’ve recently redone our backyard and put in a large entertaining area. Down the left-hand side of the house, we built a big timber deck around a built-in brick BBQ, and come summertime it’ll be perfect for having guests over for dinner. We put a pergola over the decking to make sure that we can still spend time outside despite the rain, but we didn’t factor in the wind. It can get pretty brutal, so a mate of mine suggested café blinds. He installed them out the front of the café he owns, and hasn’t stopped raving about them ever since. They still let in all the natural light and you can barely tell they’re there, but they work wonders when it comes to stopping the wind and rain from coming in. We called Blockout Blinds to get a quote as we were told they do café blinds Melbourne wide, and they were able to come out to our house straight away to measure up the pergola. They presented us with a few options that we really liked, and their pricing was very competitive which was also a bonus. They did a really professional job and the entertaining area is now looking 100%. Give Blockout Blinds a call, trust us.
I’ll admit that I’m not the most web-savvy person out there. I’m on Facebook just so I can keep in touch with my daughter who lives overseas, and I need my email just for work purposes. I’m work The Knudsen Clinic and every now and then I need to send invoices to clients via email, that sort of thing.
I’ve been in the business for close to 25 years now, and for the last five we have had a website for the business. It’s not much – a few pages outlining my services, where we are based, and a couple of pictures for good measure. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not at all an impressive website – I guess I just assumed it wasn’t important for the nature of my business.
Happy to report that Vikram Jayaprakash proved me wrong. My friend Tony Tzouvelis got his website done by him and suggested I give him a call to see what he could do for my site.
I figured we had nothing to lose, so we met with him and discussed options. I had no idea how easy it was to turn my rubbish website into one that looked amazing. It’s now so much more appealing to customers, and easier to use, too. He has shown me proven results and the new website really is working. I’m getting a lot more customers in the door thanks to Vikram – happy to recommend him to anyone that asks.
Properly taking advantage of property as an investment is about purchasing the right kind for the right price in the right area. You’re investment is both a financial and a personal one and it needs to offer the kind of lifestyle you and your family are looking for. Continue reading
Finding a removalist in Melbourne is actually pretty easy. There’s quite a few companies out there we’ve used over the years and plenty of them are good enough. There’s none I’d really rave about with the exception of Melbourne Cheap Removals.
I was having a killer day last week when we needed to move my mum into her new apartment. It’s this really lovely building and it’s all retirees basically and while there is a lift, it’s not massive. Mum has a lot of beautiful old furniture her and dad had collected over the years. It’s stuff she is obviously very fond of and in fact we all are. The whole experience was very emotional for her and stressful for me but Melbourne Cheap Removals were really supportive and compassionate as well as doing a fantastic job. They are a great removalist Melbourne.
When the wedding is all done and dusted you will be on a high, as will your family, for several days to come. It is when the dusts settles that you can feel a little low and your wedding photos and wedding videos in Melbourne will be the perfect pick me up to bring back some of that raw emotion. Continue reading
I have been with a particular insurance company for several years without ever having had to make a claim. When I was in an accident I found it incredibly annoying to be told I’d have to run around getting quotes for them to get the thing fixed. Some of the mechanics they recommended were more than 45 minutes from where I work and of course you can only visit in traffic in the middle of the day, hang around for ages and then drive back to work.
At our sports club we recommend that all serious athletes and competitors try Dineamic’s meal delivery in Melbourne. They are a company who have a background in professional sports and competition and have a thorough understanding of the science of nutrition and how it can be optimised to promote weight loss or gain, energy and strength. Continue reading
I have been visiting the Peninsula area all my life and the treechange/seachange idea is one we’ve always had in the back of our minds. We don’t know if it’s forever or just something we wanted to try but so far our life has changed for the better and almost beyond recognition. Continue reading
A bond is really just dead money when you think about it. It never really bothered me much until my latest move when the bond was a serious bit of coin, for me anyway. If you can remember your last move, the chances are it’s not something you will be thinking fondly on. With gas, water and electricity to think about, Internet and furniture and moving and all the rest, the last thing you want to be worrying about is more money.