Five Unexpected Storage Spaces In Your Home

Five Unexpected Storage Spaces In Your Home

Feeling like you’re outgrowing your house? This can be a common feeling, especially as families grow in size, and the amount of stuff we accumulate for each family member grows accordingly. Your house might not be too small — you may just need to think creatively about storage! Here are five unexpected places you may not have thought of to add storage space to your home. Under the bed There are many storage options that can make under-the-bed storage efficient and helpful. You can purchase inexpensive storage containers that are…

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DIY Hanging Garden Basket

DIY Hanging Garden Basket

With the limited landscapes that most homes have, it can be challenging to find space to plant your favorite flowers. But this doesn’t have to be. You can take advantage of a hanging basket to create a welcoming environment in your front porch or backyard. You can even plant some flowers indoors.  This is a great way to combine your garden with your home. Here is how you can get your DIY hanging garden started. Select a basket Choose the basket that you would like to use. When making your…

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DIY Home Insulation Tips

DIY Home Insulation Tips

There are very few home renovations that pay for themselves and boost your home’s value over time: one that does, however, adding attic insulation can accomplish this. It’s not the most beautiful home improvement project, but it’s the best investment. If you’re ready to add some insulation to your home to save on energy bills, you might save even more money by doing it yourself — at least for the attic. Think of attic insulation as a thick blanket over your house that holds in heat in the winter but keeps it out in the…

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A Guide to Gravel Stabilisation

A Guide to Gravel Stabilisation

Gravel is one of the most attractive, economical and versatile surfaces on earth. However it needs work done on it, else it is inclined to move around, creating ridges and ending up where it shouldn’t. There is a perfect solution. The stabilising cellular grids create a naturally porous base into which gravel sits and stays. It’s easy to lay, inexpensive and very attractive. Gravel surfacing is very popular, but there is one major drawback. Gravel may start to shift when frequently trod or driven upon. This may severely degrade the…

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How Technology is Changing Plumbing

How Technology is Changing Plumbing

Plumbing may not seem to be the most technically advanced of trades – after all, you don’t need a computer to flush a toilet!  But there are ways that technology is changing plumbing alongside new trends in how we live that mean the industry is evolving more than you might think. Green Living “Going green” used to be a bit of a fad and a conscious lifestyle choice but with the growing awareness of our impact on the environment, more of us want green living options.  A recent study of…

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Does Your Property Need Rainscreen Cladding?

Does Your Property Need Rainscreen Cladding?

As our climate seems to head away from warm and dry or cold and dry and increasingly towards wet, we are forced to look at our buildings from a different viewpoint.  At one time, we would have aimed for them to withstand snow or ice, perhaps the occasional burst of heat in the summer.  However, now we have to deal with more rain, often for longer periods of time and in increasing strength.  This is where rainscreen cladding comes in – so what does it do and does your building…

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The Dos & Don’ts of Extending Your Home

The Dos & Don’ts of Extending Your Home

You might assume that adding an extension to your home is simply a case of popping a structure onto the end of the house and having that extra space you crave.  The process of extending your home is one that needs some careful consideration and planning to ensure the end result stands the test of time. The Planning Stage If you use a designer to help plan the extension, make sure that they know about movement joints.  This is a growing issue due to the warmer weather we are experiencing…

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5 Ways to Beautify Your Bedroom

5 Ways to Beautify Your Bedroom

If you are not happy with how your bedroom looks right now, you can do something about it. There are lots of little things you can do to spruce up your bedroom and give it a new, fresh and beautiful look. Here are some ideas to get you started. 1. Choose a Theme Decide what the overall theme of the room should be. This will help you know how to decorate and put everything else together. When choosing a theme, consider how long you would like to have it. If…

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The Bathtubs Buying Guide

The Bathtubs Buying Guide

The Bathtubs Buying Guide Providing a great way to relax and unwind at the end of a long day, bathing has always been about more than keeping fresh and clean. The bathtub is the focal point of any bathroom, so it makes perfect sense to choose one that’s both stylish and practical. Bathtubs are available in so many shapes, styles and sizes, as well as materials, which makes it difficult to choose the perfect one. To help you choose the right bathtub, this buying guide will point you in the…

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Making Handmade Soap with Kids

Making Handmade Soap with Kids

Crafting with kids can be a ton of fun! Spending time together doing something they enjoy creates memories that will stick with them forever. Making soap is a great project for children of varying ages because you can adjust the level of involvement for their abilities. Without further ado, here’s how it’s done! You’ll need soap making molds, cooking spray or petroleum jelly (for coating the molds), pure glycerin soap (can be found at craft stores), measuring cup with handle (microwave safe!), soap dyes in the color or colors of…

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