Archive for July, 2011

How to Fix Squeaking Doors

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Squeaking doors are a common problem even if they are more annoying than dangerous. Nonetheless, they can be easily remedied so there is no need to put up with that groaning noise on every opening. Doors squeak when there is a build up of friction between the hinge and the hinge pin. A quick fix [...]

Window blinds – making a statement in the home

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tired of the same old high-maintenance window treatments that gather dust and do nothing to enhance the look of your home’s rooms?  Window blinds can be an excellent option for replacing your old, tired-looking curtains and giving your home a bright new outlook on life. With today’s environmentally friendly materials like bamboo, wood and natural, [...]

Preventing Mould and Moisture

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Mould is awful. The black patches are an ugly addition to any room and the spores contribute to allergies and asthma. Clearly, mould is something to be avoided. The unsightly blotches and musty odour can be averted if you remember that fighting moisture is fighting mould. Prevent condensation by ensuring that the house is well [...]

DIY Tips - Wallpaper Stripping

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Preparations Before you set out to repaper or paint a wall, you should remove any existing wallpaper from the area.  This can be a relatively easy task – although it should be undertaken with care so as not to damage the underlying wall structure.  In many cases, you can simply remove wallpaper by peeling it [...]

Ready-made blinds

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Perhaps you have recently moved into a new home, or maybe those dusty old curtains are contributing to your family’s allergies and just make your home too dark, too dismal, and hopelessly out of style.  Thankfully, there is an affordable, practical solution that can help cut down on dust and make your life simpler.Made to [...]

Filling Exterior Wood

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

On exterior surfaces, water can run off from wood that you have filled and sanded smooth.  You should fill all holes and cracks, and sand them down to compensate for this fact.  This prevents water from penetrating and causing structural damage to the house. A number of different wood fillers are available, but in two [...]

The Latest in Contemporary Lighting and Furniture

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Having a home filled with the latest in modern contemporary designer furniture is a way to express your own personal creativity and sense of style.  It is also a way to show the world your devotion to quality. Choosing a company that reflects exactly what you want to be known as ‘your taste’ can sometimes [...]

Designing your new shower room

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

To add the ‘wow’ factor to your home, consider adding a shower room to an existing bedroom or simply converting a cupboard or alcove into a shower cubicle for maximum impact but minimal effort.  Choosing materials for your floor, walls and shower enclosure is crucial for the overall effect.  The design of such a room [...]

How to Clean Paintbrushes

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Cleaning paint brushes is an effective way of saving money, particularly if you are like the many people who tend to simply throw their brushes away once they have finished their most recent job. The type of paint you have been using will determine the best method for cleaning, but regardless of that, the key [...]

Electrical Safety in DIY

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Manufacturers’ operating instructions usually set out all the relevant safety considerations for the use of power tools in DIY, so these always need to be read and followed implicitly when you purchase these items. Many tools have removable switches so they can be immobilised and unauthorised use prevented.  Padlocks can also be purchased with some [...]