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Before You DIY, Learn the FYI

Young or old, big or small, frenzied or relaxed – at some point, every person and every personality type is going to get the itch to do a DIY project. And that’s a good thing! Learning through personal experience is the best teacher that you can get. That said, before you actually grab that chainsaw, there are a few steps you should take. Four corridors of thought include – start by learning about the basics, practice with your tools before you use them on a project, always try a smaller Read more [...]
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Reduce the Effects of Junk Mail And Clutter

For many people, on numerous occasions, clutter has become unnervingly prevalent. Clutter defines a mass of random items in stasis and usually branded as useless. It’s easy to recognise but complex in composition - this is partially due to the truism that clutter attracts more clutter. When clutter goes unchallenged, it is largely dealt with in two different ways: unconsciously (in other words, filtered out of perception) or resignedly. In either scenario, negative effects include: stress caused Read more [...]
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4 Remodeling Ideas that will Add Luxury to Your Home

We can’t all have inherently glamorous homes, but if infinity pools, panoramic ocean views, and massive marble staircases are beyond your budget, you can still achieve luxury. Making a few remodeling changes can turn your average home into something worthy of the Hollywood Hills. Room-by-room, here are 4 of our favorite ideas.   1. From bedroom to boudoir   If your bedroom feels rich and elegant, you will too. Unfortunately, because the bedroom is least often seen by guests, it’s Read more [...]
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How to install a bi-fold door

If you are thinking of making changes to your home, you may be considering adding new patio doors or Windows. One of the most common additions in the last few years in bifold doors, especially at the rear of the properly. They can quickly transform a home, provide copious amounts of additional natural lighting and aluminium bifolding doors also come with the highest levels of security as standard. Bi-folding doors can easily be installed into homes, maximising the living space and completely opening Read more [...]
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3 Areas to Invest in if You Have an Older Home

I love old houses. I live in a city where there are plenty of them available and, because this is the only place where I’ve owned real estate, I’ve never owned a house that’s less than 100 years old. Now that I’ve had experience with 4 different old houses, I know that there are certain things you should invest in as soon as you buy one. Not everybody is going to have a house as old as this, but it’s still a good idea to cover your bases, to make sure each house is everything it can be. Read more [...]
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What Do You Need to Consider Before Building a Garden Shed?

If you constantly find yourself running out of storage space for items like tools, and gardening equipment, or if you just want somewhere to relax in the summer, a garden shed is a great solution. And, if you have successfully completed any DIY projects in the past, you should easily be able to build one from scratch. But what do you need to build a garden shed, and do you need to consider anything before buying your blueprints? Keep reading for some ideas. Royalty free photo What Will Your Read more [...]
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Making The Most Of Your Space: How To Make Extra Storage In Your Bedroom

A small bedroom presents a challenge that many people understand: space. Humans do have a tendency to hoard objects of necessity and interest, from clothing and books to collectables and shoes. Wanting to have all of these things with us in our bedroom usually leaves us with a lot of clutter and very little space. What’s worse than bedroom clutter is our inability to locate the things we need at any given time. If this situation leaves you scratching your head, then you should seriously start Read more [...]
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When to Roll Up Your Sleeves and DIY

Before I bought my first house, I didn’t fancy myself very “handy”. And I guess I still don’t, but I’m a lot better than I used to be. After a year and a half of living in a fixer upper, my wife and I have learned a lot of new skills, and our house equity has been increased significantly by work we didn’t know how to do just a couple of years ago. But there are some jobs even I won’t tackle. It’s important to know when to get some industrial supplies from Gotstock and when to leave Read more [...]
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3 Key Items You Should Never Overlook When Redecorating

by  Stacie Stacie Stacie  Amateur interior-decorators devote endless hours to fretting over minute details, spend hundreds of pounds on unneeded embellishments and agonise for days over options separated by the breadth of a hair. However, it is amazing just how often that these same obsessive decorators will completely ignore key items within the rooms they are transforming. Either leaving them just as they were or not properly utilising just what a difference these items can make to the overall Read more [...]
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When DIY is the Best Option

If you are like me, there’s a lot of work to be done on your house. My wife and I bought a fixer-upper, and we’ve managed to add a lot of equity to the house. But we still don’t have molding, a save staircase, insulation in the attic, and many many other little things. When we bought the house, we (like you?) didn’t know much about household repairs. I’ve learned a lot, but have gotten down to jobs I’m not as comfortable performing myself. Still, it’s really expensive to get these jobs Read more [...]