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Bathroom Renovations – Mistakes to Avoid Are you thinking about renovating your bathroom? If so, then you may want to try and avoid these mistakes which occur often with bathroom renovations. Such mistakes may appear mild at the beginning, but could cause a major disaster long term. Bathroom renovation mistakes can cost a fortune to correct, and also be very time consuming. Many people fail to realize that a bathroom is the only place in the house that is subjected to harsh environmental conditions. Bathrooms can become very humid, and experience a large range of temperatures. Warm temperatures and humid conditions create a breeding ground for mold, especially if the bathroom lacks ventilation. Bathrooms are in constant use, not only by you, but your guests too. Spend your money wisely. Design your bathroom the correct way by avoiding these top 5 bathroom renovation mistakes: 1. Inefficient Bathroom Layouts A bathroom…

If you’re new to woodworking, you likely know (or will soon learn) that there are many ways for your project to be just a little bit off. Whether a joint won’t line up or your measurements are just a little too short, it can be incredibly frustrating to run into roadblocks throughout a project. Here are some of the most common woodworking errors that beginners run into (categorized in before, during, and after the project), and how to avoid making these mistakes.  Woodworking Mistakes to Avoid Prepping for the job at hand Tools That Don’t Work Well  One of the best ways to avoid shoddy outcomes and frustrating work is to purchase a quality set of tools. While these can be expensive, especially if you’re purchasing many at once, high caliber tools will pay for themselves many times over. A good tool will make the job easier to do, as…

There are so many different projects that you can do with pallets, but sometimes the hardest part can be painting them perfectly to finish off your project! That’s why we came up with our top DIY pallet painting tips to help you get a flawless finish each time! DIY pallet painting tips Remember that each pallet is unique and might take paint differently. Firstly, you need to make sure that you have a safe (and non toxic) pallet, you can check that by viewing our pallet sourcing guide here. Pallet wood can look so so great with a bit of roughness, but, the smoother the surface, the easier it is to paint! Use an orbital sander or sandpaper (80 grit works fine but aim for 120 girt or higher if you’re looking for uber smoothness) to find your middle ground. Once you’ve finished sanding, remove all of the dusk with a slightly damp…

Want to make the most out of your tools? These smart tool hacks will (hopefully) make your job easier, whether its crafting, home improvement, or work related projects! Get a grip Struggling to unscrew a stripped screw? Use a rubber band to provide a grip! Splitting wood Always have the issue of wood splitting when you drill into it? If you drill into wood that’s slightly damp, it will help reduce this! [This tip was provided by a DIY enthusiast, Jordan, on our Facebook page!] Handsfree light Need a light quickly? With a torch, pliers and rubber band, you have a handsfree light to help with your project! Protect your fingers Prone to hitting your hand accidentally while using a hammer? Use a clothes pin to hold the nail in place, and keep your fingers safely out of the way! Never lose your nails By gluing a small magnet to…

Got that friend or family member who does everything for themselves and is SO difficult to buy for? We’ve put together our top 10 gifts for the handyman, full of gadgets and tools which will excite and amaze them this Christmas. 1. Pocket Multi-tool For the friend or family member who has everything – give them all they could need in one handy tool! This multi-tool has pliers, scissors, a can opener, a knife, a blade… anything you can think of, it has it. All the components are locking, keeping it safe to use.  Don’t want to splash the cash? Why not check out this beautiful wallet friendly version. It features a rosewood handle and stainless steel blade. 2. Surgru We stand by that sugru might be one of the coolest products out there. It’s a moldable glue, which makes it super versatile. It can be used for anything from…