How to Install Kitchen Base Cabinets Yourself – DIY Guide

March 8, 2013

If you want to truly get your money's worth out of your kitchen renovation, you are going to want to do as much work as you can by yourself. It doesn't matter if you bought some top of the line, custom manufactured pieces, or if you bought the cheapest ones at the home improvement store, you will always save extra if you do the work …

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DIY Fixes Every Homeowner Needs to Know

January 22, 2013

Living in our own home is a dream for many; but when leaks, rust and decay begin to take over, this dream quickly turns into a nightmare.

It is our responsibility to maintain our home and keep everything in its proper order as a homeowner. Over time, normal wear and tear will damage the many working parts of our home. From leaky roofs to squeaky …

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DIY Vs. Professional Repair – Which Is Best?

November 5, 2012

Doing a DIY home repair job is cost efficient and can help a person save a considerable amount of money. Naturally, some jobs are not DIY jobs. Repairing complex plumbing problems, for instance, is not something that an inexperienced homeowner will want to tackle, as small mistakes can create a large mess that is both costly and complicated to clean up. However, there are many …

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DIY Bed Bug Removal Guide

September 21, 2012

While a large infestation of bed bugs will usually require chemicals to get rid of bed bugs, there are a few home remedies that will make a significant difference. If the problem is caught early on, these methods may be sufficient to deal with the problem. Best of all, these remedies call for little to no layout of cash, making them ideal if you are …

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How to Soundproof Your Ceiling – DIY Guide

June 24, 2012

When it comes to soundproofing, ceilings are perhaps the most difficult problem to tackle. Why is that? Well, for three reasons: 1) yesterday's flooring of choice, carpet, is now being replaced by hard floorings like wood and tile - and those hard floorings don't help at all when it comes to dispelling sound waves, 2) footsteps naturally create an abundance of sound energy, which quickly …

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How To Frame A Window – A DIY Guide

June 18, 2012

Windows can increase value of an existing home and change a dull, lifeless room into a room with a view. Before installing a new window, it is important to know how to frame a window.

In addition, it is important to select the correct window to meet the needs of the homes. High wind along with hail often damages both frames and windows installed. This …

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How to Stucco – A DIY Guide

May 2, 2012

The charm of the old Venetian casas and palazzos can be attributed to the wide use of lime based plaster covering, which is known as polished plaster. Also called Venetian plaster, stucco veneziano, or just stucco, polished plaster is a combination of natural marble dust, marble grains, aged lime putty and various pigments. Certain ratios of such materials yield various textures, shine, and colours, yet …

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DIY Concrete Countertops – DIY Guide

April 20, 2012

Cement countertops are the rave of the modern era. With this type of kitchen surface, you get the same benefits of a granite countertop, but there are many more decorative options available. Concrete countertops are great because the surface product can be poured right into the form made exclusively for your kitchen needs and size dimensions. If you have a unique configuration in your kitchen …

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Hot Water Heater Repair – DIY Guide

April 20, 2012

Do you enjoy a hot shower every morning or night? When you wash your hands, do you prefer to use warm water? You may be musing on the seriousness of these questions because they are so obvious. However, if you are without hot water because you are in desperate need of water heater repair work, you understand the gravity of the situation. Having hot water …

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Drain Cleaners That Work | DIY Drain Cleaner

February 15, 2012

A drain cleaner is a product that can be helpful in unblocking sewer pipes and it can also prevent future blockages. There are three main types of products: those that are meant for the removal of soft obstructions, devices that can eliminate soft and hard obstructions and those that can reduce future clogs. For each of these three categories, a few types of devices are …

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Tips for the DIY Handyman

January 11, 2012

Love doing DIY? Making small improvements here and there around the home is a great hobby and can make a real difference to your living space at a greatly reduced cost. However, (much as you might hate to admit it) some jobs are simply too big or unsafe to take on as a novice. This article explores some of the repairs you can make …

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