DIY

Easy Ways to Give Your Home that Much Needed Makeover

There are many inexpensive ways to give your home a makeover that will not only make you feel better about your home but might even increase, even slightly, its resale value. These cheap makeovers will certainly cause admiration among your visitors and guests. Here are a few of them: New Window Treatments An uninspiring window can be spruced up immensely with new window treatments & coverings. These can be a snazzy pair of curtains or heavy drapes made of a…

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Lighting Solutions for Homes that lack Natural Light

Circumstances often cause people to choose properties more suitable for their price range than the home they really want, and this can result in negative effects. For example, one of the more common problems with certain property types (e.g. maisonettes) is a lack of natural light. As a result, properties are dimmer and require an overreliance on artificial light, and this can be a huge turn-off for potential buyers. Natural light is a big draw for people, and with good…

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Home Repairs to Do Yourself

While there are some repairs you should always leave to the experts, there are several things you can do around your house for a fraction of the cost and on your own time. Whether it’s replacing an old door handle or fixing a leaky faucet, repair or renovation is often easier than you might expect. Entries and Exits Spruce up an entryway or silence a squeaky one in minutes. For squeaky hinges, rub a bit of petroleum jelly on them.…

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5 D.I.Y Projects You Can Complete In a Weekend

Now that spring is on its way, it’s time to think about accomplishing those home projects that you’ve been putting off. Don’t worry they won’t hinder you from enjoying the warmer weather and longer days. These simple DIY projects can be accomplished over the weekend with plenty of time to spare. Paint It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to enhance the appeal and mood of a room. Prior to painting, make sure you have the right…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Building with Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood comes from old buildings that are being torn down. Since the wood has not been part of a tree in a long time it is a very green option for people looking to save the planet. It is also beautiful in most cases which makes it a great option for anyone. The use of Reclaimed wood in building projects may qualify them for LEED green building tax credits as well. Advantages of Building with Reclaimed Wood Reclaimed wood…

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Don’t Call an Expert: Top Five Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself

You can eliminate labor costs and wasted time by tackling some simple home repair jobs with your own two hands. Here are some quick fixes for common household repair issues. Constantly Running Toilet A running toilet is not only annoying, but can waste large amounts of water. Determining the cause of a running toilet is simple, and fixing it may not even require repair parts. Step 1: Lift off the tank lid and observe the water movement. If water is…

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The 5 Best Home Improvement Apps

No matter in what stage or focus of the design process you find yourself, chances are there is an app that will reassure, inspire, and generally fill your head with impossible or outright brilliant ideas on how to funnel an obscene amount of money into your living space for the sake of aesthetics and function. This means that most of these apps are pretty cool and are only getting better. Here are a few of the best: ●     Houzz Interior…

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Safety Issues When Working on Electricity Projects

Even professionals who have been employed in the industry for decades need to be careful with electrical work. However, when you’re taking care of your own small-scale electrical work at home, it’s even more important that you’re safe, since it’s unlikely that you have the same training or experience as a professional electrician. Below are some of the major safety precautions that you should take when working on an electrical project. Tools and Gear When you’re about to take on…

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