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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…

We know those stains that just won’t budge no matter how much you stare at them, wishing they’d disappear. Sometimes you just have to hand it to the experts, which is why we’re bringing you these quick and easy house cleaning tips to help you banish that grime and dirt for good! Quick and Easy House Cleaning Tips 1. Reach for the ceiling   Tired of reaching up on your tiptoes or attempting to balance on worryingly unstable chairs… surfaces, or whatever else you can use, just so you can dust? Instead of all that palaver, try wrapping a drying sheet around a clean painting roller and securing it with elastic bands. This should be able to find its way to all those hard to reach places! 2.  For the bin Clean your empty bin with a toilet cleaner. This will stick to the sides as it slides down, disinfecting as…

Do you need a side table for the living room? Are you looking for an original piece and do you like Nordic style? If so, do not miss this tutorial to make your own scandi style table with copper pipes. This small DIY table brings together three keys of the Nordic style: geometry, combination of materials (wood, metal and marble) as well as metallic colours (copper). In addition, its peculiar geometric structure is based on the himmeli technique. This typical technique of Sweden and Finland consists of forming different geometric shapes with thin tubes. They are usually used as pendant ornaments, but for this project, copper pipes will be used to make an icosahedron that will serve as the base of a side table. What you’ll need To do this DIY project you will need the following tools: Pipe cutter Jigsaw Screwdriver In addition, these materials will be needed: 30 copper tubes 30…

Today we introduce Paul one of the masterminds behind WoodWork Boss. He has the definitive list of 5 woodworking tips to get you working like a professional. Over to you, Paul! 5 Basic Woodworking Tips To Help You Work Like A Professional When it comes to something as satisfying as woodworking and carpentry, most are too intimidated by the tools and equipment needed to get the job done. Nowadays, classes to learn these skills and gain experience are too expensive and require a good portion of time that you might not have to spare. Many of the basic skills should be ones that most of us learned in DT, but not everybody took DT. Instead of doing hours of research on every type of tool and technique, visit your local hardware store. Talk to people. Ask for help and advice on where to start. What do you want to create? What do you…

It’s March and the sun hasn’t really made an appearance yet, making this a great month to get on with some essential household jobs. Try to get these done before it gets sunny so you can be outside enjoying the sun come summer. Exterior Caulking Have a look around the exterior of your house to check the caulking around the windows and trim. If the caulk is loose or cracked it’s time to replace it and prevent any water or air leaks. Remove any old caulk using a putty knife and then clean off the surface. Before you apply the new caulk, ensure that the surface is dry so the caulk can adhere easily. Once your surface is ready, apply your caulk using a caulk gun. Apply in smooth motion using even pressure along the seam you are sealing. Use a wet finger to smooth your caulk and give it a…