Four Signs It’s Time to Call in a Plumber

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There are all kinds of reasons people choose to tackle home projects, renovations, and repairs on their own. With so much information in books, online, and in-store, it’s provided homeowners with a newfound confidence in approaching these DIY projects around the house. With that said, there are still projects and repairs that are best left to the professionals, so as not to cause further damage. Royalty Free Photo One thing that homeowners should be wary about “fixing” on their own is Read more [...]

My Austin Relocation Story – building a DIY deck

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I’ve always been a hands-on guy and love the thrill and feeling of achievement that comes with a successful DIY project. So when I decided to move with my family to Austin, I thought it was the perfect chance to try out my deck-laying DIY experience, particularly with some simple but classic concepts I’ve seen in exclusive homes, hotels and resorts. If you’re the type that loves a challenge, I’d like to share with you some of my how-to guides. And if you don’t have much experience in DIY Read more [...]

Make Fine Art With These Decorative Light Fixtures

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Light has been major facet of displaying art for centuries. For the last decade or so, the advancements in light technology have allowed for some amazing enhancements to how we view art. In some interesting cases, light has incorporated itself into the art.   Making fine art with light goes beyond how you probably envision it. A piece of art on a museum wall with a single light illuminating the piece. And while this is nice, it still doesn’t breathe life into the actual piece.   Photo Read more [...]

4 Main Factors to Keep in Mind Before a DIY Demolition Project

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If you are trying to save some money on a home remodelling project, you may have considered tackling the demolition part on your own. How hard could it really be to take out all your aggression on the parts of your home that you’ve secretly hated for years? Royalty Free Photo But, whilst we’ve all seen the home improvement TV shows where a team of guys demolish an entire home in less than twenty-four hours, in real life it’s not always as easy as it seems. So, we’ve put together some Read more [...]

Expert tips for DIY amateurs

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If you've never been quite sure that you're up to the task of DIY in your home, then perhaps it's time to think again. You don't have to be an expert tradesperson to be able to carry out a number of tasks that will not only save you the expense of bringing a professional in but also give a real sense of achievement when the job is done.   That said, there are some jobs that you probably do need to get someone in to do. These are larger and more complex, such as fitting a new bath or shower or Read more [...]

How to Be Better at DIY Projects

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There are a lot of things you can do yourself around the house. Some home repairs and home improvement projects are actually quite exciting to tackle as DIY projects. You can also make new furniture items or ornaments and other things yourself if you want to make the house look better. Royalty Free Photo DIY projects are easier to follow these days. You also have more projects to choose from, complete with detailed instructions and even instructional videos to guide you. You just have to Read more [...]

Tricks to Keep You on Solid Ground for Your Next Home Improvement Project

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Home improvement doesn't have to be intimidating, even if you don't know the difference between click flooring and shag carpeting. Whether a novice or a skilled contractor, there are tricks you should know for ensuring your next home improvement finds you standing on solid ground. Make a Detailed Plan When you decide on a construction project in your home, don't rush ahead without making a plan. Too often, the novice at-home handyman makes the mistake of jumping into a project without a clear Read more [...]

A Few Reasons Why You Need Professional Pest Control Services

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It is not unusual for homeowners to conduct pest control on their own. Even though there is nothing wrong with this activity, the truth is that a DIY approach in cases like this is ineffective and it takes a lot of time. Many people do this because they think that they can save some money, but the fact is that in the end, they will spend more money than using the help of professional pest control service provider. In addition, in case the approach you’ve used is not efficient at all, the pests Read more [...]

DIY Furniture Pieces: Turn them into Real Visual Assets of your Home

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You might as well be one of those “hand’s on parents” looking after all the repair works of your kids’ study table or their bed frame all by yourself. Don’t be surprised to find yourself indomitably drawn towards creating some of these pieces of furniture all by yourself while doing these repair works as well. Let us tell you that DIY furniture, if crafted with due care and precision can turn out to be a real “visual asset” for your home. Just make sure you’re guided by the right Read more [...]

Roller Shutter Doors Help You Keep Bad People out

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Roller shutter doors offer fantastic protection against vandalism and theft to both business and domestic properties. Everybody knows how important it is to keep their properties safe, particularly when they are not there. However, roller shutters do more than that. Indeed, they also protect the inside of buildings from the elements. This is why they are often seen in places such as shops, garages, warehouses and schools. In more rural locations, these doors are often used by farmers who seek Read more [...]