Home Improvement Time


Home improvement is a great way to transform a space and give it new life. You can increase the value of your home, improve its functionality as well as freshen up the look. There is not only an aesthetic appeal of renovating your home but you can make changes that save you money as well as reducing your carbon footprint. Renovating is how we make our own personal mark on our home and there is something very satisfying about home improvements. If you have confidence and experience you may wish to tackle the renovations by yourself. However there are some things that are worth hiring a professional for. We have teamed up with several companies to provide you with a one stop shop for the best in the industry. Whether you are looking at redoing your kitchen, adding textiles or contemplating how you can make your home more energy efficient we can point you in the right direction. Here are some ways you can make significant improvements to your home. Also leave a selection of gourmet foods and wines to help lift your kitchen have a look here for suggestions.


Install a New Kitchen


Perhaps your kitchen has dated or maybe the previous owners haven’t maximised the space available. There are plenty of reasons you may not be happy with your kitchen, but there are endless possibilities if you find the right team. Proform Joinery has a diverse team to cater for a range of styles. There is the misconception that when you are renovating you have to go for a modern style. However, this is not the case and if you prefer traditional interiors then they can make this happen. If you are looking to revamp with a particular style in mind and want to experiment with new ideas, Proform Joinery can create something fresh and unique for you. Your finished kitchen will reflect the style you are looking for along with functionality to make the best use of the space you have.


Proform Joinery can make subtle or major changes so that you have a kitchen to be proud of. Simple changes can be made and you could opt to replace your handles, doors or benchtop. Otherwise they work with you from start to finish and cover the design process to the installation of a completely new kitchen. There are kits that you can install yourself. However, these don’t achieve the same quality finish an experienced and qualified tradesman can create. Opting for a complete package provides you with access to top plasterers, electricians, plumbers, tilers and builders to take care of every aspect of your design. They are professional and will cause as little disruption as possible. This leaves you to enjoy your new kitchen as soon as possible. You’ll wonder why you hadn’t renovated sooner.


Whilst many features sell a house, whether or not the prospective buyer likes the kitchen or not can be a hurdle. The ideal kitchen should appear spacious, whilst combining functionality with high quality fixtures and fittings. Your taste may not be what the buyer is looking for and you may need to assess if you need to make some changes to your kitchen in order to sell your home. You can’t guarantee the changes you make will appeal to the buyer but showcasing your kitchen in the best possible way will highlight its potential. Even small kitchens can be made to feel spacious by sticking with light colours. Using a company experienced in design and installation will ensure the best results.



Upgrade Your Interiors


If you are looking for a simple way to freshen up the look of your interiors, textiles are a cost effective way of achieving this. Whether you are looking for curtains, blinds, table cloths or cushion covers.

If you’ve got time to spare and have been blessed with creative genes then working with Yulki’s textiles is like a dream come true. They have an extensive range of quality textiles and brands for you to choose from. The only limit is your imagination. They only do business with ethically regulated manufacturers so that you know you’re not dealing with a sweat shop product. Choose from top quality cotton, hemp or linen fabrics that are eco-friendly and don’t contain any nasties ensuring the safety of you and your family.


Don’t worry if you’re not creative or you lack the time to craft your own interiors. Yulki’s Home Décor also creates bespoke items tailored to your needs. You can order blinds, curtains, tablecloths and cushion covers that will stick to your measurements. If you are a Hobart local they will offer you a free measure and quote. Yulki’s Home Décor are renowned for their exceptional communication and always deliver products that exceed their customers’ expectations.


Here are some popular ways you can incorporate textiles into your home improvements:



Curtains are a great way to finish off a room. Heavier fabrics can bring a sense of luxury to the space. Light fabrics can be used to allow light to come through whilst maintaining your privacy. They can create a light and airy feel to a room. Explore different textiles to achieve different looks. Your interior design style will guide which fabrics you select. You should also bear in mind their purpose, for example, you can achieve a black out effect in a bedroom with the right curtains.



Blinds are another great window covering that can reflect the interior of the room. There are different styles that may work and they can be custom made so that they fit your windows perfectly. They have practical qualities as they enhance your privacy and block out the sun. With the right fabrics they can complement your interiors.


Cushions scattered on your sofa or bed help to make your house a home. Different patterns and colours can create different looks. Go with block colours or mix and match different patterns. Choose a timeless furniture piece and change your cushion covers for a simple way to follow trends.


Something as simple as a tablecloth can transform your room. They can be purchased pre-made in the shops; however, one measured to fit looks far more impressive. Change with the seasons or occasion. They not only look great but protect your table from spillages and can be thrown in the washing machine after use.


Improve the Energy Efficiency in Your Home


Home improvements are not all about looks but can also have environmental and financial benefits. Consider your heating and hot water systems and how much they cost to run. Adding solar and energy efficient systems to your property will not only increase its value but could potentially save you a lot of money on your bills whilst reducing your carbon footprint.


There are many ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. In particular, there are three ways you will notice a big difference on your bills. These include; switching to solar and change to energy efficient heating and hot water systems. Tas Energy Savers can provide you with independent advice on which products and systems will work best on your property. They have access to the best brands on the market along with the expertise to fit them. If you aren’t sure what you need to make a difference to your home, they will happily visit you in your home and provide a free assessment. With over 10years experience they can help you make the most environmentally conscious choice.




If you are looking at upgrading your heating Tas Energy Savers can assist you with the following options:


  • Wall mounted heat pumps
  • Ducted gas heating
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Wood heaters
  • Pellet fires


Tas Energy Savers are the only company in Tasmania that can provide you with independent and expert advice on all forms of heating. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to what type of heating will be most cost effective and efficient in your home.


Solar Panels

Using the sun’s energy to power your home has never been easier with a wide range of products helping you to use it to your advantage. There are different ways you can use solar in your home. Here are some of the options you may wish to consider in your home improvements:


  • Solar grid connect systems
  • Off grid systems
  • Solar panels
  • Solar hot water

By contacting Tas Energy Savers you are using a professional service that is familiar with the local Tasmanian climate and how you can use it to benefit you.


Hot Water Systems

Hot water systems can be powered by gas, electric, solar or heat pump. Tas Energy Savers can evaluate your current system and recommend one that will be more energy efficient. They will take into account your usage so that your household doesn’t have to fight over having a hot shower.

If your heating or hot water system is due for an upgrade you may wish to consider environmentally friendly solutions to improve your home. Solar is another great way to enhance the value of your home as well as reduce your bills. Explore your eco-friendly options with Tas Energy Savers.


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