Archive for April, 2011

Aluminium Kitchen Blinds

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Aluminium blinds in your kitchen are an ideal neutral option to use that is unlikely to go out of fashion, and aluminium kitchen blinds are easier to clean than those made from soft fabric materials.  These blinds provide a cooling effect that will also complement any colour scheme you can think of.  This is essential [...]

Cutting and pasting wallpaper

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The essential point to remember when it comes to wallpapering is that you have to use the correct type of paste for the paper.  Light wallpapers require ordinary paste, but a heavy-duty paste is necessary for heavier types of wall-coverings.  If you are using washable or vinyl wall-coverings you should choose a paste that contains [...]

Installing Shelves

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Installing shelves in your property can be a great way to maximise the amount of storage space available to you.  Shelves can be installed anywhere, whether it be in the living room, bedroom, hallways, kitchen, bathroom, garage area, utility room or elsewhere.  There are a number of different types of shelves you can consider, depending [...]

Cheap Temporary Blinds

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Blinds are often considered to be an essential part of the look of a room, with the windows being the finishing touch to the decor of the house in question.  For those who want the look of quality blinds without the expense or hassle, or perhaps simply as a temporary installation (for example, if someone [...]

Adjusting the Hinges on Kitchen Cupboard Doors

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Kitchen cupboard doors are especially prone to working themselves loose over a period of time as they are repeatedly opened and closed.  As a result, the door will not hang properly and it may become difficult to open and close it.  This unsightly situation can easily be put right with a simple manual screwdriver and [...]

The Bathroom Floor

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Anyone engaged in constructing a new bathroom suite or remodelling an old one will, at some stage, have to confront an obvious question – what is the bathroom floor going to be made of?  First and foremost, a bathroom floor has to be one that is both hygienic and durable.  It will also need to [...]

Solvent-Weld Joints

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Various types of waste pipes can be connected using solvent-weld joints.  While they are easy to make, it must be remembered that they are also permanent.  This means that if you are going to use them in a pipe-run you will have to trial-assemble them to begin with, because you will not be able to [...]

Obtain Some Home Insurance Quotes

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The internet has opened up the world of home insurance, making it cheaper and faster to obtain home insurance quotes from a range of providers with the click of a mouse. Insurance comparison websites take a few details concerning yourself and the property you wish to insure and then compare all the relevant insurers to [...]

Finding a Load-bearing Wall

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Any do-it-yourself project or remodelling that involves the walls of a structure must take into account whether or not a wall is load-bearing or not.  Load-bearing walls are the skeletal strength of a home and even slight changes to these walls can create long-term problems. Load-bearing walls are usually the exterior walls of a house, [...]

Replacing Ridge Tiles

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

The apex of a roof is fitted and sealed off with ridge tiles that are bedded on a layer of mortar.  If there are cracks in the mortar it can be easily re-pointed, but loose tiles should be completely removed and the old mortar chopped out to be replaced with fresh. You can improve adhesion [...]