With a new season upon us, homeowners are looking for ways to spruce up their homes without spending a fortune. Bathrooms are a great place to start since they are one of the most used rooms in the house, by you as well as your guests. Here are some great budget-friendly ideas to give your […]
Red roses, chocolate, champagne and heart-shaped candies can only mean one thing –Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day can be one of the most romantic holidays for couples in love. Oddly enough, however, it can also be one of the most stressful holidays for couples. Why? They want to show their love – but they don’t know how, or they are afraid of disappointing their better half. Continue reading “DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas” »
Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are […]
Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to […]
If you think it is time for a new pet, consider whether your home is up for the challenge. After all, pets cause damage; especially if you don’t prepare beforehand. Thankfully, making your home pet-friendly doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style for practicality. There are several ways to protect your home from the potential perils of pet ownership while maintaining an impressive aesthetic. Here are a few home improvement projects that will allow you to exercise your creativity and do-it-yourself enthusiasm.
The gallery customer picked up the jewelry box, turning it in her hands. “So, you’ll inlay any Lapis Lazuli initials in the oak?” “Well”, I said, ”I’ll paint it in faux Lapis.” She had bit of a distant look on her face. “So the price is for faux Lapis?” –running her fingers over the design […]
If you’re new to Doing It Yourself the thought of tackling power tools, timber or plumbing can be a little daunting. Indeed, I have heard people actually say that: “it’s not possible to bleed your own radiators, you have to get a professional in to do anything like that.” I think I bled my first radiator when I was about ten and I still don’t have a certificate. Perhaps DIY’s more about common sense.
Fitted kitchens cost a small fortune, and with good reason. Fitting a kitchen from scratch is a lot of work, and requires careful measuring, cutting, and planning. Most people don’t have the time or the tools required to fit their own kitchen, however, if you are a DIY enthusiast, there are a lot of jobs that you can do yourself which can greatly reduce the cost of remodelling your kitchen.
Ever wanted to fix a doorknob or patch a hole without having to hire expensive help? You’re not alone. Many people don’t want to take the chance of striking out on their own. It’s understandable, given a loyalty to a trusty handyman or fear of risking further expenses and personal safety. However, in today’s economy especially, learning a new skill is always a smart idea. How can you minimize your risks? Use our checklist to get ready. Learn how to find your handy spirit with these 5 simple steps:
Nobody likes a bare wall. Whether it’s a pop of color paint or a display of funky mirrors, we love to liven up our homes with all types of unique décor. And sure, incorporating our favorite framed photos of our best friends and family gatherings is a necessity, but sometime your walls need a little […]