Inspiring projects for your home and living this summer

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!

Maybe your car has been crying out for some TLC, or perhaps you’d like to tidy up the backyard with some new storage solutions. Or maybe you’re excited about the amazing new smart home gadgets that have been coming out, and are ready to bring some into your home. 

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!

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. 

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. 

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.  

Make the most out of your outdoor living space with these storage solutions 

There are plenty of reasons to need outdoor storage. Whether it’s a few shelves on your apartment balcony, a cabinet to organise your car maintenance products or a shed to hold garden equipment and pool toys, we’ve got plenty of storage solutions available for your lifestyle. 

There are plenty of outdoor storage boxes that have been designed to be simple, effective, and unobtrusive. Opt for a timber box for a natural look, or a painted box for something that fits in with your outdoor furniture and patio. 

An outdoor storage bench is both a large storage box, and a bench with armrests and a seat back for comfortable seating. This is perfect for a space next to a BBQ or fire where you’ll have quick access to the storage and a handy extra seat for guests. 

For the lawnmower, wheelbarrow, and other large garden tools and accessories, you need something bigger than a box. An outdoor storage shed is the easy answer, coming in a range of sizes and colours. A small cabinet is ideal for storing gardening basics such as weed killer, fertiliser, and kneeling pads.

How to create a whole new look with feature lighting

Pendant lighting is unique in its power to create a bright and beautiful highlight in any room. Choose from sleek hanging lights or an extravagant chandelier – anything goes!

A floor lamp can change the whole look of a space and add an element of height among lower pieces of furniture. It can perfectly fill an empty corner, or two can frame and illuminate a larger feature such as the couch.

A light bar is perfect above a kitchen bench, in the bathroom, or even over a home office workspace. This practical lighting fixture includes two to four lights and can even be installed over an artwork as a stylish spotlight.

Table lamps are often overlooked when lighting a home, but there are many new sculpture-like designs that can catch the eye and transform the space.

Get your home improvement goods at Bankstown Home

Get everything you need for your Summer home improvement projects, and much more, at Bankstown Home. Visit today and get started!  

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