DIY

  • The Roof Over Your Head Might Be Leaking Heres Why And How To Fix It

    At one point or another, you’ve likely had an issue with your roof. Whether it’s a leaky roof or a roof full of moss, you’ll have had problems. The traditional solution for a leaky roof when you’re young is a bucket collecting all the water, but as you grow up, you begin to understand this might not be the smartest course of action. 

  • Ways To Get Your Yard Ready For Summer Entertaining

    It’s the time of year when most people spend the most time in their yard. But, first things first, you need to get your yard ready so you have more time to enjoy the summer months. 

  • Inexpensive DIY Home Decor Ideas No Matter Where Your House Is

    There’s nothing more frustrating than wanting something you can’t afford, and the same goes for your home. If your home is in need of a renovation and you don’t have much money to spare, what can you do about it? You have two options here. Firstly, you could wait for your money to build up so that you can renovate your home, or, you could redecorate in the most inexpensive way possible. Not sure how to achieve this? Check out these wonderful inexpensive decor ideas for 2021!

  • Home Improvement DIY Jobs You Can Do At Home This Winter

    Lockdowns and restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic have meant that many of us have decided to try our hand at doing the tasks that we used to call out the professionals for, whether that is decorating, home maintenance or building furniture. Now is not the time to try anything too drastic - the last thing you want to do is end up knocking a wall out and the rest of the house coming down with it, or to unscrew that pipe and end up with a waterfall in your kitchen. However, there are definitely some tasks that even a DIY novice can have a go at. Let’s take a look at some of them here.

  • Instances When You Need a Sandblasting Contractor

    Sandblasting is a technique for cleaning surfaces that uses abrasive material discharged at high pressure. The term sandblasting has stuck, even though sand is no longer the only abrasive medium used for sandblasting today. Other materials or grit currently used for sandblasting include glass beads, bicarbonate of soda, pumice, walnut shells or steel. 

  • Start Up Questions - How Much Is A CNC Machine?

    While some startups simply need a computer and a whiteboard to get started, there's a whole industry of makers out there that are able to start producing manufactured products too. This is quite literally a revolution that will put Americans back to the leadership position we once had in manufacturing since even a small startup operator can buy a CNC machine and create prototypes as well as finished products with a bit of work. While most of you probably know what to expect when shopping for a computer, a notepad, and pens... how much is a CNC machine?

  • What Are The Must-Have Mechanic Tools You Need To Start Working on Your Own Car or Truck?

    Repairs. Some say you are not a real car or truck owner if you don’t know how to work your way on that chassis or hood. Why? Well, you can't just go running to a mechanic every time some issue pops on your ride. That would cost you a lot financially. 

  • How To Know If You Can Fix Your Garage Door By Yourself

    Garage doors are a part of your house that you don't really appreciate... till it stops opening. When that happens, it's almost like you are trapped since unlike a door in any other part of your house, chances are this is the one and only way to get your car and other large items in and out of the garage. Fixing it can be expensive and dangerous, but here's what you can do to determine if this is something easy to fix or will you need professional help.

  • Is Fidelity the Right Option for Your Home Warranty Coverage?

    Searching for home warranty protection can be incredibly challenging. There are almost 200 warranty companies in the US, and each one brings something different to the table. How are you supposed to compare your options and find a plan that covers your appliances and systems, while also working for your budget and your lifestyle?

  • Interior Design Tips For A Modern Minimalist Look

    Regardless of the time of year, you want your home to be the light, airy, breezy house that everyone envies. We’re talking white walls, pale furniture and tons of natural light pouring through the windows. A light and airy home is inviting, it’s beautiful, it’s valuable and - most of all - it’s one which you can feel proud to live in.

  • Tips For Remodeling Your Home The Smart Way

    Remodeling your home is a major time commitment and effort but it can dramatically improve your home value as well as comfort and convenience. That's why you want to make sure you get everything done right along the way.

  • Safety Gear Might Be a Pain - But It Can Save You From It!

    Hindsight is 20/20! You don't want to end up in the emergency room with an injury that was completely preventable but too many of us forget to use protective safety equipment. Many DIYers do this and risk injury because they either don't have the right gear - or simply chose not to use it. While goggles, gloves, and other protective safety gear might seem like a pain in the ass... the reality is that it can save you from a whole world of pain if something unexpected happens!

  • How To Know When Your Dryer Vents Need To Be Cleaned

    Generally when we hear the unfortunate news that someone’s house caught on fire, immediately we think of possible causes.  The typical culprits are usually something like faulty wiring, leaving a curling iron on, a cigarette accidentally caught the house on fire, or the owners left the house but forgot to turn off the stove.  The one we rarely ever think about is that the dryer vent was clogged and caught on fire.

  • How to Get your Man Cave Ready for Winter Holidays & March Madness

    Summer is over and that probably means you haven't spent much time inside. Don't worry though, fall is here and winter is just around the corner. That means it's time to head back inside and retreat to your man cave and all the fun stuff found within. Games, comfy chairs, maybe even a beer fridge and memorabilia. Here's some tips to get your man cave up and ready for the winter holidays and ultimately - prepared to be the destination where all your buddies want to hang out for March Madness!

  • Let's Take a Look At Home Construction Materials and Waste

    Could we have become so desensitized to the fact that something as natural to us as building a house and living in it can have such an effect on the environment? 

  • Easy DIY Home Improvement Ideas You Can Do Today

    Some people love home improvements and DIY. Others hate it. Making your house look more attractive doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Below you’ll find seven quick and easy things practically anyone can do today.

  • Schlage Encode - Keeping Your House Safe, Smart and Easy

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schlage. All opinions are 100% mine.

    When most people think of smart home technology, it’s just about convenience. Sure, they might have cameras to monitor intruders or movement from kids and pets, but monitoring isn’t security. I had the chance to install the new, Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt recently and I’m impressed. It does everything that a smart device should – easy to use, perfectly integrated with the existing ecosystem, full of features, plus it is both great-looking and built strong enough to do what it was designed for – keeping your family safe.

  • Are Your Considering Adding a Home Basketball Court

    You have your home and outdoor kitchen, what's next when it comes to building your perfect outdoor space? For some it might be a pool and others it might be a putting green, but what about a home basketball court instead? Sure, you can throw a hoop up on your garage but that risks hitting cars and potentially uneven surfaces that aren't designed for the game. Let's take a look at how you can take the game to the next level by adding a real basketball court to your home!

  • Protect Your Home With Door and Window Sensors

    Making your house beautiful is easy. Keeping it safe is an entirely different story. Installing a home security system is no longer an option nowadays; it’s a necessity. And perhaps, the most important part of a home security system is the door and window system. This system exists to deter burglars and to alert if someone enters the house when it’s armed. Having door and window sensors protect the possible entry points of burglars, especially in the front door where they are most likely to enter.

  • I'm Keeping Cool This Summer With a Midea Portable AC

    I'm thankful to live in San Diego where for 90% of the year I can leave my windows wide open and get fresh air. It quite literally never rains here and the temperature is almost always 70 degree. However, there are those few weeks per year when it gets hot. Compared to those of you back easy suffering from 100+ degree days right now our 90's might seem nice. Unfortunately, when the temperature inside your loft is more than 80 degrees, things like taking a conference call or being able to concentrate while writing posts like this are near impossible. Without the ability to install a window box air conditioner, I've had to rely on portable units instead. Compared to those other ones, I'm in love with this new unit from Midea. Not only does it have all the standard features but it also can connect to Google Assistant or Alexa so I can set schedules and turn it on or off remotely just by telling it to.

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