How to Choose the Right Drill for the Job

How to Choose the Right Drill for the Job

When thinking of tackling your next do-it-yourself job, take inventory of your tool kit. Do you have the right tools for the job you want to take on? It’s important that you head into a new home improvement job with the right set of tools: it makes the job easier, it makes the work better, and it ensures you get the job done right the first time. Often times, do-it-yourselfers think that they can just use the tools they have at their disposal, but all too often, homeowners find themselves…

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How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Basement

How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Basement

Do you know anyone who has had their basement flooded? If you do, you know how unpleasant this scenario can get. Whether the cause is severe weather or burst pipes, repairing water damage can be tiresome and costly. The worst part of it is that insurance does not cover most of the damage. For example, a standard policy doesn’t cover damage caused by a flood from the sewer system. However, you are likely to find out about this fine print only after the disaster strikes. Cleaning Up the Water Damage…

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Tips for Choosing North London Builders

Tips for Choosing North London Builders

Finding North London Builders does not have to be difficult! There are several different companies out there that you can choose from. Here are a couple of different tips that you can use which should, hopefully, make finding them as simple as possible! Research in Advance You are going to want to start looking for those North London builders months before you need them. Many people underestimate just how long the search process takes! They also fail to realise that the best builders in the area will be booked up…

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A guide to seasonal lawn care

A guide to seasonal lawn care

Do you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood? This is possible, and you can do it all by yourself with the right tips and lawn care! Read on to learn more! It isn’t that hard to tame thin or weedy grass. Tend to your lawn like you would a flower or plant, and you’ll see it flourish before your eyes. Each season is specific. In the fall, it is necessary to fertilize and reseed. Think about sowing grass seed in bare or thin parts of the…

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Use Houseplants to Liven up Your Home

Use Houseplants to Liven up Your Home

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and been impressed by their sense of style, but there was something missing? Something you couldn’t quite put your finger on? What it was likely missing was a taste of the natural world, some indoor house plants can really liven up a home and give it that extra ‘Wow’ factor. But merely choosing any old plant for your home is not likely to work. You need to make sure that you choose plants that are suitable for your type of home and what…

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Guide to buying a log house for the garden

Guide to buying a log house for the garden

Log houses or log cabins have a lot of benefits when added to the home. Having a log house in your garden can make your garden stand out with so much elegance. It can simply serve as a place to relax and have fun. When you have your friends or family over for lunch, the log house is a good place to hangout. You can simply stay in the log cabin when you need some quiet time to reflect. Because of the kind of materials use in making log houses,…

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The Importance of Brand Names When Choosing Garden Power Tools

The Importance of Brand Names When Choosing Garden Power Tools

Garden power tools such as grass trimmers (or strimmers) and lawn mowers are just some of the most essential items in a do-it-yourself gardener’s repertoire. Vital when it comes to producing a neat edge and smooth turf, this modern equipment ranges in price and can vary from bargain basement to mind-numbingly over-the-top. Of course, when buying different types of power tools, consumers generally consider many facets. First off, there’s the size of the lawn in question and the width of the trimmer. A rule of thumb, says that the bigger…

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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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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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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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