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9 Simple DIY Projects that are Guaranteed to Skyrocket the Value of Your Home!

Introduction Don’t have money to conduct a major renovation? Do not worry. Expensive home remodels are not always as glamorous as TV shows would like us to believe.  Also, you can’t be guaranteed of getting your money back either. In this article, we’ve put together a list of DIY improvements that you can do to improve […]

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6 tips for DIY landscaping at home

Having a garden on your home plot is a privilege. You could be stuck in an apartment block with a communal patch of grass that, in the landlord’s eyes, constitutes a garden. With a front or backyard, you have an opportunity to create an outdoor space that can be used to relax, entertain guests or […]

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DIY on your holiday home

Having a holiday house is amazing. You always know you have somewhere to go on a long weekend or during the holidays. And it’s perfect if you have kids because they have two homes to grow up in. The thing is, you’re not there on a day-to-day basis, so when you arrive there’s always a […]

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The Basic DIY Toolkit

Moving into a home that you’ve signed on the dotted line for is exciting. Finally you can do whatever your heart desires with walls and furnishings. No more landlords to prescribe to you! The downside is that you are now responsible for all the not-so-nice jobs, like fixing leaking pipes, replacing washers and repairing broken […]

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Don’t DIY: Remodeling Projects You Should Hire Out

According to a survey by the US National Safety Council and 3M TEKK Protection, 26 percent of homeowners completing DIY projects injure themselves or someone in their household during the process. Avoid becoming a DIY statistic by refusing to tackle projects out of your range of expertise. While DIY projects can save you money from […]

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DIY Decorating Ideas for Beachy Style Interior Design

DIY Decorating Ideas for Beating the Winter Blues by Bringing the Beach-Style Indoors The recent polar vortex in parts of the U.S. and generally cold climates in the Northern Hemisphere have a lot of people feeling the winter blues. Those in locations with cold, harsh winters have to balance the temperature with some extra happiness […]

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How to Turn Trash into Treasure with a Bit of DIY

Given the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) these are the days of austerity. So, we’ve looked around for some good ideas from turning once-loved house items into your new, favourite things. Whether it be a lick of paint, some fabric recovering or a complete change of function, all these ideas suggest that with a bit of creativity and ingenuity, your home can be blessed with some new great features.

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If in doubt with DIY: don’t!

Stories of renovation failures are nothing new. Over the last few years we have become accustomed to watching countless homeowners and their DIY disasters, often to our sympathetic but all-knowing amusement. We always think we could do better, and many of us have decided to prove so, sometimes with good results and other times with […]

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Eco-Friendly Gardening: A Few Tips for Sustainable Pest Control

Contrary to what a lot of us may believe, gardening is not always eco-friendly unless we actively try to make it so. Rest assured that none of your gardening aspirations are likely to get affected by following the eco-friendly pest-control tips below, but they can certainly help both your garden and the ecology around it […]

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5 Ways To Make Your Home Safer Even If You’re On A Budget

We all want a safe home. Whether you live alone or have a family; whether you’re a homeowner or a renter; no one wants to be too scared to enter their own home. Although this is the case, home invasions and robberies are on the rise, people do get burglarised. It’s the unfortunate truth. What […]

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