The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
3 March 2016
Do you have lights in your garden other than the security lights? Do you want to make your garden stand out at night? There are many ways of doing this, but garden lighting projects are just as good as any of them. Here are three projects to try: Uplighting Uplighting involves installing lights to illuminate objects above them. For example, you can fix bulbs at the base of a tree to shine on the leaves and branches above it.
9 February 2016
Hotels and resorts often build pools that overlook the ocean. These pools provide guests with a safe way to swim that does not involve potentially dangerous sea creatures or rip tides. If you own a beachfront property and would like to have your very own private pool that overlooks the ocean, you will need to hire some custom pool builders. Here is why. Beachfront Property Requires Extra Supports for Construction
18 January 2016
Hard water can create unsightly build up on all glass in your home, but it seems like nothing is more unfortunate than a glass railing with unsightly hard water stains. Mineral buildup can occur when homeowners use homemade water-based mixtures to clean their glass railings. The harder the water in the home, the more significant the hard water stains. If allowed to build up over time, hard water stains can get white and crusty, which can destroy the elegance of your home's glass railing.
30 December 2015
Granite was long considered one of the most desirable materials for a kitchen countertop. The stone offered a natural beauty and supposed durability that was hard to surpass. But homeowners on a budget might find granite out of the question for a kitchen remodeling project and the counters also require more maintenance than often assumed. Luckily, there are a few granite alternative materials that can offer a similar look of elegance for a lower price and/or lower maintenance.
12 December 2015
If you are doing projects with cedar lumber, you may want to treat the materials to help prevent decay and aging. This can be done by using stains and sealants, but they will also change the natural look of the grain. If you want to preserve the natural look of cedar lumber, there are some alternatives to conventional sealants and stains that you may want to consider. Here are some natural treatments that you can use to preserve your cedar wood: