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DIY Kitchen Design: Worktops, Safety & Style

Designing a kitchen can be a painful process, if you don’t know what you are doing. Luckily, we have put together this helpful, simple and practical guide to kitchen design to make things easier for you. Here is kitchen design distilled into four easy steps, and written in plain English, decipherable to those who love DIY, and those who say DI-Why?! 1. Choosing the Right Materials Every element of your kitchen can be built from several different kinds of materials. For example: a kitchen worktop Read more [...]
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3 Reasons that Plumbing is Not a Good DIY Project

People with the DIY impulse are to be commended, but there are some projects which are just too much for the average handyperson. Plumbing tops this list, for a number of reasons. While there are plenty of small plumbing jobs that regular folks can handle, beyond a certain point it’s important to call a professional. Luckily, there are multiple options for help. But if you still aren’t convinced that plumbing is not good for the fairly new DIYer, there are a few reasons why. You’ve Read more [...]
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4 Home Improvement Projects to DIY (or Not DIY)

We live in a time when do-it-yourselfers are celebrated. Everybody’s online trying to figure out how to save a buck, by putting in some elbow grease rather than hiring the pros. But this is not the best strategy to take up. Without the necessary skills of personal capacity for mastery, you can leave your nice little house in worse shape than you found it. While I’m an advocate for DIY, I know when to step away and hire a contractor. Here are two times I might roll up my sleeve, and two times Read more [...]
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Kitchen remodelling tips – Do it yourself and save your hard-earned money

Being a woman, a kitchen is certainly the only place in your home that takes a place close to your heart. Don’t you feel that it has been a long time since your kitchen has been designed and now it’s high time that you look for some kitchen remodelling tips? But where’s the money to do all these designing? Are there any ways in which you can redesign your kitchen and also save money at the same time? Hiring an interior designer will certainly blow a hole in your wallet. Then what to do? If Read more [...]
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How Tree Removal Experts Work

Almost every homeowner has trees on their property. They provide shade during the summer months and are always thought of as fun to play on. There are few things better than relaxing with a glass of cold iced tea in the shade of a beautiful old tree. However, most property ownersignore their many benefits. Trees play an important role for your home as they can provide aesthetic and financial value. They also contribute to the overall environment at large, giving oxygen to the air, making photosynthesis Read more [...]
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6 Must Haves for an Efficient DIY Greenhouse

If you love gardening, you have probably dreamed of tending your fruits, herbs, and vegetables year-round, or at least getting an early start. Starting seedlings can be difficult when temperatures swing in the summer and the weather is anything but predictable. Making your own greenhouse is an easy solution and surprisingly affordable. You can use salvaged materials and create a DIY greenhouse that is the right size for you and your gardening needs. Add solar energy and you can make an efficient Read more [...]
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Cheap and easy DIY to increase the value of your home

The house market is a particularly volatile market, with sellers consistently getting the raw end of a deal; either selling below price or sales falling through at the last minute. In order to get the most for your house, it is therefore important to make your house as appealing as possible in order to get the highest value possible for it. Undergoing a full renovation is out of question for most as it can be expensive, inconvenient and timely, but making some small home improvements can increase Read more [...]
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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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Safety Reminders for Home Improvement Projects

“Safety shmafety” says the one-eyed home improvement expert. Who also has a wooden leg. And is missing three fingers. Yes, home improvement is fun, and yes it can be done both professionally and independently, but especially if you’re doing it on your own, you must keep your safety in mind! How many accident reports do you need to read before the light bulb comes on and you think ‘hey, I sure don’t want to end up on that list …’ And it doesn’t really matter what type of project you’re Read more [...]
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Creating your dream kitchen on a budget

If you’re not careful, your next kitchen revamp could end up costing you a fortune. By the time you’ve shelled out for sinks, appliances, cupboards, worktops, flooring and accessories, you might be left feeling distinctly out of pocket. The good news is, as long as you’re savvy, there are simple ways to save money while creating your dream kitchen. To ensure you don’t bust your budget when you’re refurbishing this part of your property, read on. Get ready for some DIY One great way to Read more [...]