Creating the perfect garden and outdoor area involves a lot of decision making. You need to decide what sort of landscaping you want, what sort of infrastructure you are going to include and exactly what sort of look you want your garden to have.
A lot of people are including simple flagpoles in their garden design so that they can proudly fly the flag of their choice. For some people, this will be their country’s national flag. For others, it might be the flag of their favourite sports team or organisation.
However, flagpoles come in a huge range of shapes and sizes. It can be difficult to choose the perfect pole for your garden, which is why we’ve put together this short list of things that you have to consider when choosing a new flagpole. Think about the following:
Deciding what height you want your flagpole to be can be difficult. Most flagpoles range from 6m to 12m, but it is possible to get smaller or larger ones custom built. Ultimately you want to make sure that your flag to be visible from all angles, which means that your flagpole needs to be higher than any surrounding vegetation, buildings or other things which may interfere with people’s line of sight.
Living in Australia means you sometimes need to get creative with your landscaping. It’s not enough to buy plants you like and hope for the best. The average temperature is 30 degrees-Celsius in Summer and 15 in winter, making it a challenge to get all plants to survive and thrive.
Before you begin landscaping, it’s always best to consult experts or do your research. The more you know about hardy plants, the more likely you are to choose some that will last the distance in your property. Get started with these plants below.
Bear’s Britches (Acanthus Mollis)
Acanthus Mollis, also known as oyster plant or bear’s britches, is the ideal plant for borders and container planting. It’s compact, provides beautiful and tall purple flowers, and has evergreen foliage that withstands all weather conditions.
This plant is one of the hardiest available and thrives in all parts of Australia. You can grow it well in pots, plant it in direct sun, and give it a moderate amount of water.
Making a choice
There are many reasons people choose to install custom kitchen cabinets. Maybe their kitchen is an odd shape, or they want to do something about optimising kitchen space. The kitchen is the centre of the home for many families. If that’s the case, then you have already been trying to fit all your things and those of the family into the existing cabinets that came installed with the home. It’s a hassle, for sure.
The extra cost
There is no doubt that custom cabinets either made or fitted by a cabinet maker are going to cost a lot more than stock kitchen cabinets. That’s because there is an additional cost that pays for the hours that go into building them. Plus, of course, the cost of the materials used. A cabinet maker does not work for free. There is an installation cost as well if you just had the cabinets made without having them fitted. The cabinet maker is the person that should be fitting the cabinets because it’s a job that’s usually trickier than installing stock cabinetry.
What are the ways you can offset the costs of having custom kitchen cabinets designed for you?
- Limit the number of custom made pieces to just one or two.
Most people can manage if a cabinet maker can build them some kitchen storage that will hold all the funny shaped items, or a pantry style storage area. By doing that, it clears up a lot of storage space for many other items. Obviously, one or two custom build cabinets will cost a lot less than a full set built and installed from scratch.