Archive for August, 2009

Selecting a Great Mirror for Your Bathroom

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

One of the most important items to put in a bathroom is a mirror.  Whether you are styling your hair or shaving, this is one item that most people can’t do without in their bathroom.  As it is such a necessary piece of furniture, selecting the right mirror is equally as important. Many bathrooms have [...]

General DIY – Tools

Friday, August 28th, 2009

When it comes to do-it-yourself, a rudimentary understanding of tools is essential. Before embarking on any DIY project, you will need a basic kit in your toolbox as well as work-specific tools, including the relevant power tools. An all-important principle to remember when purchasing DIY tools is to never cut corners or cut costs on [...]

Why to choose a metal gazebo?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Gazebos are one of the best places to relax in a garden, patio or a backyard. Metal gazebos have high durability, so you and your family can enjoy them for many decades. Erecting gazebos also increases the value of your home. There are a lot of styles available for garden gazebos from which you can [...]

Bathroom Design – Pedestal Sinks

Friday, August 21st, 2009

There are many kinds of sinks and basins that one can design into a bathroom. Depending on your taste, spatial considerations, and budget, there are literally dozens of possibilities. A good start, when you’re assessing your bathroom basin options, is to browse the Internet, look through home improvement magazines, and talk to the experts. A [...]

Bathroom Design – Spatial and Budgetary Considerations

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

When it comes to designing a new bathroom or even remodelling your old one, the sky is the limit as regards cost. This is true regarding design, interior, furnishings, accessories, etc. Before you begin, be aware of the room’s spatial limitations and your available budget. In most people’s homes, the bathroom is the smallest room [...]

How Underfloor Heating Works

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Today’s market offers homeowners wishing to install an underfloor heating system two options: they can choose from an electrical system or a hot water system. The electrical system utilises electrical energy to produce heat. The system - a network of wires installed under the floor of the house - produces heat in the same manner [...]

General DIY – Safety Precautions

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

When engaging in do-it-yourself (DIY) work, it is vital to employ adequate safety measures and take proper safety precautions. Statistically speaking, the majority of the accidents that occur in the home are due to inadequate safety precautions and are preventable. As a DIY’er, you must remain aware at all times of the potential for disaster, [...]

Choosing a Property to Develop

Friday, August 7th, 2009

So, you’ve decided to go into the business of buying a building in poor condition that no one in his right mind would think of living in, renovate it, and sell it for a decent profit. Do you know what you are taking on? This step needs considerable thought and planning before you embark on [...]

Bathroom Design – Baths

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

The bath is probably the singularly most important mood-setter of your entire bathroom. Whether you have a Victorian-style design or a 21st-century ultra-modern look, your bathroom undoubtedly has as its prominent centrepiece, the bath. When designing your bathroom, allow for spatial considerations with regards to your bath. There are dozens of rectangular or corner baths [...]

Tips on how to do the gardening

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

You don’t need to pay a gardener to maintain the look of your garden. Many simple do-it-yourself (DIY) methods are suitable even for the most uninitiated that allow you to cut down on your maintenance costs while enjoying the fresh air, warm sun, and lush greenery of your garden. Actually, it’s a job that virtually [...]