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Furniture and the world of recycling, downcycling, upcycling

In the modern world people are becoming more and more mindful of the impact humanity has on the environment. This is the one world we have and there is a desire to act as more responsible caretakers and acknowledge the interaction of the whole. Do not foul your own nest, or those of others, is a principle many now live by. When it comes to minimising the impact of humanity on the environment there are a variety of ways to help. One of the key ways we can do this is by looking at what was once considered waste with…

How to Hang Wall Art

Do you have all the right furniture for your home but feel that something’s missing? Many modern homes and apartments have huge, plain walls that require more than just an empty space. Wall art is an elegant solution that many people use, but it takes more to hang wall art than just slapping it on the wall. Here is the ultimate guide to hanging wall art. Looking at the Blank Space Before you even start considering the many types of wall art available, you will have to look at the blank space you want to fill and consider what will best…

10 Essential Tools You Need In Your House For DIY Home Improvements and Repairs

Home improvements and repairs can be daunting because of the cost to hire a pro and the list just keeps getting longer – from remodelling the kitchen to reinventing a room, adding energy-efficient windows and appliances, repainting the house, deck addition, basic updates and the list goes. Instead of hiring a team of day laborers to carry out these tasks, there are many household projects that are better done with your own two hands, provided you are equipped with the appropriate tools. Home improvements increase the value of your home and DIY home projects can save you an insane amount…

Vinyl flooring: for quick and easy home renovations

Tough lockdown may appear to be over, a large percentage of us are still working from home. You may have already started to make ‘the list’ of things you’ve noticed around your home that you either want to rejuvenate, repair or replace. If one of the items on your list happens to be your flooring then you’ll be pleased to know that there is a flooring on the market which will help you spend less and enjoy being at home more. Here are a few ways that vinyl flooring makes being at home pleasurable. Almost-instant installation First things first, your…

How to Create a Cozy Living Space

When you’ve had a long day or week, you want to come home to a comforting, calming space where you can switch off and relax. Your living space should be a place where you can be yourself and which will offer you the warmth and protection that you need. It’s always nice to give your home a revamp from time to time, and it’s an opportunity to try something new. However, it’s still important to retain that sense of comfort, so here are some useful tips for you to think about if you’re redecorating to help you maintain a cozy…

A Guide on Cleaning your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner isn’t the kind of equipment where you buy and forget about it. It requires regular maintenance and cleaning. When you clean your AC, you are improving the air quality as well as efficiency. Below is a guide on how you can clean up your air conditioner. First Check the Instruction Manual Just before you open the lid on your AC, always read the AC’s instruction manual. There should be an entire section written about how to clean your AC unit. In case you don’t find the manual, you can always head to the manufacturer’s site and get…

What is Weaving?

If you’re interested in starting a new crafting hobby – and lots of people are, given the current change in all our lives – it’s well worth taking the time to do some research, and make sure your chosen hobby is right for you, before you commit to it wholesale. Even sewing and embroidery are very different hobbies despite using a lot of the same skills, tools and materials, and they produce very different results, and feel very different to practice. If you’re looking for a hobby where you can enjoy mastering a new skill, produce finished items you’re proud…

The Best Reasons to Select an Aluminum Ladder

Ladders continue to be some of the most important and popular tools for both home and business repairs and maintenance. They allow us to reach things and get to places where we could not otherwise. And they allow us to do it safely, as long as we use them correctly and follow common sense. Ladders are long-term purchases so when we are shopping for one, we should always look for good quality ladders that will meet our requirements for years. The most popular ladders today come in three different materials: aluminum, fiberglass, and wood. Each of these has its own…

Mattew Boente – Reasons to Grow Your Own Herb Garden

It was my colleague Matthew Boente who inspired me to start growing things in my garden at home, an avid gardener himself he would often chat to me about the many benefits of becoming green fingered. At first I though that this hobby would be a rather boring one, but very quickly I got the gardening bug big time. I have a very small yard out the back of my home so I am slightly limited, nonetheless I have managed to turn that space into a really exciting natural wonderland. I began the mission with a humble herb garden featuring basil,…

The best way to keep your house pest-free this winter

Even if you think mice are sweet the last thing you want to see is one sticking its head out of the bread bin or sat in with the cheese. Mice do look sweet, but they can bite and they create waste constantly, that’s why you can trace the path of a mouse by looking at feces. Unfortunately, their urine and feces do carry a number of viruses that can leave you ill. That’s a good enough reason to make sure the mice and other pests stay out of your home this winter. If you’re not sure whether you have a…