Step by step guide on how to set up a solar power unit for a residential house

Step by step guide on how to set up a solar power unit for a residential house

In the face of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide emissions that are hurting our ecosystem immensely, clean energy is gaining ground. In the past 150 years, our activities have culminated in damage to the atmosphere in numerous ways. These include ozone depletion, global warming, and so on. A report by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency revealed that India’s greenhouse emissions had upped by 4.7% in 2016. On top of this, India witnessed the highest number of deaths due to poor air quality in 2015. About 2.5 million people lost their…

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5 Steps for Making Your Backyard Staycation-Friendly

5 Steps for Making Your Backyard Staycation-Friendly

If you don’t want to travel this year and just want to have a relaxing summer with your family, opt for a cool backyard staycation. But, if you want to have a fun and comfortable vacation, you need to make your backyard staycation-friendly first. Here’s how! Prepare your space You can’t have a pleasant backyard staycation if your garden is overgrown. However, if you just take a few days to prepare it, you’ll have a great and relaxing time. The first thing you need to do is weeding. Rid your…

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Tips on Creating a DIY Vertical Garden

Tips on Creating a DIY Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are great indoors or out. They can help you make the most of a small yard and provide a garden feature that requires virtually no weeding. Indoors your plants will help detoxify the air you breathe and boost your mood. In the dead of winter, enough plants will increase the humidity making it much easier to keep your skin soft and your hair frizz free. (Unless of course, you happen to be one of the lucky ones living in one of the residences at Legacy place.) Of all…

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How to Cope when Age and Poverty makes DIY Almost Impossible

How to Cope when Age and Poverty makes DIY Almost Impossible

A few roads over from me, there is one of them. One of those houses where the paint is peeling off, the grass is overgrown, tiles have blown off the roof and smashed on the drive, and the windows are too dirty to see through. You wonder if anyone lives there, but they do. An elderly widow, unable to maintain the house herself, No one wants to live in such circumstances, but sometimes this happens because they cannot do the DIY themselves and cannot afford to pay someone to do…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Autumn

How to Prepare Your Home for Autumn

We consciously or subconsciously prepare our homes for autumn every year. This means making our homes warmer, bringing in the garden furniture and setting the central heating or chopping wood for the open fire. Some go further. In Japan they change the entire furniture and artwork for each season, including seasonal flowers or plants, poetry, and other elements. Other times of the year the room is left open with just an open space filled with straw tatami mats. The one element which remains seasonal is an alcove, the tokonoma. Once…

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How To Fit A Door

How To Fit A Door

Fitting an internal door is a relatively simple procedure although it will require a little DIY experience and will be considerably easier with two people. The first step is to choose the style of interior door that you want, as well as any fittings such as door handles and the type of hinges that you require. While most doors are a standard size, you may have doors that are larger or smaller than standard, especially if you have limited space. 1. Remove The Old Door – Chip away any paint…

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DIY Decorating Tips to Bring Your Old Sofa Back To Life

DIY Decorating Tips to Bring Your Old Sofa Back To Life

If your old sofa is looking rugged and worn out and you don’t have the money to buy a new one, don’t throw it out just yet. With a few tips, a bit of money and time, you can spruce up your sofa and get it looking as good as new. Change your throw pillows Change your throw pillows if the ones you have are worn out. Instead of having many throw pillows on one chair, consider only using three on a sofa, so that the sofa is not overloaded….

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Protecting Your DIY Projects During And After Completion

Protecting Your DIY Projects During And After Completion

DIY has become a popular hobby for a lot of people in the UK. Here is a way for people to spend time improving their home, at very little cost. Some of the DIY projects that people embark upon are essential. When this is the case usually a contractor is going to be used. By not using a contractor, the property owner is going to find that they save thousands and thousands of pounds on labour. Of course, they might not finish the project as quickly as a contractor which…

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DIY and Perfect Flooring

DIY and Perfect Flooring

DIY. Those three simple words can leave anyone feeling daunted, unless you’re a DIY enthusiast, in which case I envy your passion for such a tricky task. For most of us though, I think I can rightly say ‘I’ll start tomorrow’ is the easiest way out of it; to just keep putting it off until eventually you’ll have the money to splash out and get someone else to do it for you. Am I right? But, what if I told you DIY could be fun, would you believe me? DIY…

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Self Build Conservatories – why build one of your own?

Self Build Conservatories – why build one of your own?

You can probably think of several reasons to enquire about self build conservatories but, in case you are struggling to do so, a number of reasons are covered below: – Cost saving The major reason why someone looks seriously at self build conservatories is quite simply because they are cheaper than paying a conservatory company to design, manufacture and install a tailor-made conservatory. The biggest reason that self build conservatories are cheaper is because you will not have the labor costs of employing tradespeople to install the conservatory, lay the…

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