Plumbing Business

Scheduling Apps for your Plumbing Business

Plumbing is a competitive business in today’s market, and the use of technology to gain an edge is no longer an option. To keep up with your competitors, you need to use the same technology to schedule jobs. There is software available to enable your plumbers to access appointments from their smart phones and laptops. This saves time and money and certainly simplifies your life so you can fix everyone’s plumbing problems as soon as possible!

Versatile Apps

There are so many apps available on the market that small to medium sized plumbing companies can be competitive with the big boys. The software packages enable you to instantly access the appointment calendar and update newly scheduled appointments. What about the paperwork? Plumbers hate paperwork, so look at apps that include a work order section that allows plumbing staff to complete work orders online. Plumbers can use the mobile application to access and download work orders instantly. Information can be edited, activities logged and that all helps prompt payment.


How to get Kitchen Cabinets with that Wow Factor

If you are renovating your kitchen, it is most likely because you were dissatisfied with the look of it. Older kitchens and kitchen cabinets were rarely designed with aesthetics in mind. In fact, most were built from the same old design that was considered good enough for what was essentially a work room. These days that is no longer good enough.

Now that open floor plans are so popular it means all the living areas are open and merge into each other. You can see the kitchen from the living room and sometimes from the front door, which means it has to look just as good as the rest of the living area does. When visitors come to your home, they can see the kitchen from the living or lounge room and can sit there comfortably and chat to their hostess while she sees to the dinner.

Budget Friendly Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Since the kitchen is the most used room in the house it makes sense that it would need renovating sooner than other rooms. Perth Kitchens need not be expensive, especially if you can do the work yourself. It is the full renovation with custom build cupboards that becomes expensive, but here are some more affordable options that will improve the look of your kitchen.

  • Putting in new bench tops is probably the number one way to renovate a kitchen affordably. Using some of the newer materials means you can throw away your old chopping boards and just use the bench top, which withstands such abuse.
Upgrading Your Bathroom

Go Green When Upgrading Your Bathroom

Not everyone can afford a professional bathroom upgrade, but you can do amazing things with your bathroom when you go green. Apart from new frameless shower screens, one of the trendiest things that people pay thousands of dollars for is a vamped up old dresser to hold the hand basin, yet you can do this yourself for next to nothing.

Where to find the dresser

Many people have an old dresser stored in the attic. If you don’t, you can easily find one at a goodwill store or a recycling depot. You may be able to get one cheap online at places such as Gumtree or Etsy, or pick up one at a garage sale.

All you need to do is cut a hole in the top to take the basin and then cut plumbing holes in the back or through the shelves if it comes up from the floor. Of course, the whole thing will need to be painted to seal it from getting wet, and the hand basin will need to have caulking around the edges to seal them.

Green towel rails

Going green with your bathroom renovations is easy to do with towel hangers or rails. Anything that looks like it will hold a towel can be used. Old copper pipes or even plastic plumbing can be used. Shelving can also be made from recycled planks or other materials for added interest. How about half a bicycle wheel with the flat side to the wall? Put the other half underneath for two high interest shelves that can hold folded towels and washers.