Archive for the 'Home Improvements' Category

How to fix a Toilet Flush

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

It may seem like there are several things that can go wrong with toilets and their cisterns, each one either resulting in the user being unable to use the flush or with water all over their bathroom floor. However, there are really only two repairs that DIY amateurs need to know when it comes to [...]

How Curtains and Blinds Have Developed Through the Ages

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Fashions in curtains and blinds have come and gone over the years, from heavy pelmets to fancy swags and tassels, from ruched silk to metal venetian blinds, and from headers with French pleats to eyelets or tab tops. A glance at any book about interior design and soft furnishings will give a fascinating insight into [...]

Materials for Garden Office Buildings

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

By far the most common construction material for garden rooms is wood, specifically Western Red Cedar. There are many reasons why this wood is so popular. It is attractive to look at, very weather resistant and not subject to warping and knots. One factor that some people might consider a disadvantage is the way it [...]

Draught-proofing your home

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Draught-proofing doors and windows is an essential DIY job that will keep your home feeling warm and cosy and save you money on your heating bills. Most styles of doors and windows can easily be draught-proofed in just a few minutes, meaning you can have your whole house free from unwanted chilly breezes in one [...]

Safety Advice for the DIY Enthusiast

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Safety is a major part of successful DIY; no job will be considered successful if a DIY enthusiast requires a trip to hospital. There are many safety issues for a homeowner to consider before beginning a DIY job. The Importance of Protection DIY enthusiasts should use gloves, goggles and facemasks to protect themselves against glass [...]

Contemporary Bathroom Suites

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

A beautiful bathroom suite can mean the difference between a functional space, with little thought for aesthetic décor, or a designer bathroom that is a pleasure to walk into and relax in.  In the mornings, a well-appointed suite can help you quickly get ready without feeling stressed, and you do not necessarily have to spend [...]

Repairing Cracks in Concrete Surfaces

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Whether it makes up part of the basement or the driveway, concrete can suffer cracks as it often has to withstand a significant amount of weight.  Being able to repair cracks that develop will help to ensure that the defect does not worsen and the surface can successfully retain its strength. Hairline Cracks Minor cracks [...]

Sanding Wood Floors

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Wood floors are an attractive part of any room, and are usually more elegant and sophisticated looking than floors that are carpeted.  Before a wood floor can be brought to life with stain or finish, however, it will need to be sanded. If you have a large expanse of wood floor, you will want to use [...]

How to Tile Corners

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The main problem facing DIY enthusiasts attempting to tile internal corners of the home, such as bathrooms and kitchens, is that the corners are not normally perfectly square. As a result, small bits of tile need to be cut into the often unusual shapes required. The cut line of the tile can be made by [...]

How to add luxury to your bathroom

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

There are many bathroom suites and accessories available that will enable you to add a luxurious feel to your bathroom.  From solid wood cabinets to simple accessories such as fluffy towels, there are many types of furniture and accessories available to help you add extra luxury, style and comfort to your bathroom. You can create [...]