Essential Bathroom Safety Tips

Believe it or not, the bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in our homes. It can be very slippery when wet, and falling on the hard surfaces can cause injury and even lead to death. You can protect yourself and your loved ones from bathroom accidents by adhering to certain bathroom safety tips. Are Bathroom Rugs Necessary? While bathroom rugs can be decorative and helpful, they can be quite slippery too, especially on wet floor. If you must insist on ...

Top 7 DIY Home Improvement Mistakes

While some DIY home improvement mistakes are unavoidable and reparable, there are also those that can cost you a lot. You can avoid costly mistakes by knowing the right steps involved in doing home improvement projects. With the top 7 most common DIY mistakes listed below, you’ll know how get the work done more efficiently and cost-effectively too. Remember these simple tips and avoid redoing home improvement jobs that have already cost you time and money. Mistake #1 - Not Obtaining Permit ...

5 Roof Maintenance and Care Tips

If you want to have a roof that will last for many, many years, it’s important to know proper maintenance and caring techniques for your roofing system. Not performing the right methods of preserving your roof can lead to damages, inefficient shelter, and high cost of repairs. To minimize on expenses while ensuring that your family is always kept dry and comfortable in your home, follow the roof maintenance tips below. Inspect Your Roof Regularly Regularly inspect the overall condition of your roof ...

10 Wall Painting Tips and Tricks

One of the quickest ways of freshening up the walls of a given room is to give it a new coat of paint. It’s a practical DIY home improvement activity too, since it won’t cost that much and the procedures involved are not really that hard. Still, the task can be messy, especially if you are not aware of certain techniques on how it should be done properly. Below, you will find some easy to follow tips and tricks so as ...

Ideas and Tips for Simple Kitchen Makeovers

If you can’t afford a major kitchen renovation because of the high costs involved in this type of home improvement project, you can simply adopt simple kitchen makeovers. Believe it or not, the result can be as stunning as a newly remodeled kitchen. There are several reasons why you would want to renovate your kitchen or simply give it a different look. Sometimes, you just want a change of atmosphere to make this part of the house cozier and lovelier. It ...

The Great Debate on Bathroom Renovation – Should You Remove the Bathtub to Create a Stand-Alone Shower?

Are you considering remodeling your bathroom so that you can replace the bathtub with a stand-alone or walk-in shower? Well, if it’s your house, you can practically do anything you want as far as remodeling is concerned. If you’re having second thoughts about it, however, it would be wise to weigh the pros and cons of having a bathtub and compare these with the pros and cons of having a stand-alone shower. Another thing that you should consider and look into would ...

11 Practical Tips on Doing Your Roof Yourself

The roof is often taken for granted and is only noticed when it’s leaking. It is, however, one of the most important parts of the house. The roof serves as the family’s shelter and protection from elements such as wind, snow, and rain. Proper installation and maintenance are therefore required to always keep the roof in good condition. Here are some tips for doing and fixing the roof of your house by yourself. Since the roof is situated way above the ground, ...

Designing Your Hardwood Floors on a 45 Degree Angle – Is it Worth It?

Hardwood floors have always been popular because of their versatility and good looks. Typically, the wooden boards are positioned in a straight line from wall to wall. It’s the traditional look for hardwood floors. Not too many people are aware of the fact that hardwood floors can be installed on a 45-degree angle. In fact, any angle for that matter. There are those that go for a 10-degree angle to highlight a particular room. Still, a 45-degree angle is the best style if ...

Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings were very popular from the 50’s to the 80’s since this type of ceiling style is pleasing to the eyes and economical too. It’s a quick way of finishing ceilings; and the materials are quite inexpensive too. Aside from the aesthetic aspect, this type of ceiling also serves the purpose of noise insulation. Ceiling imperfections can also be hidden by employing this design and style. The ceiling treatment can either be sprayed on or painted on, it’s that simple. And ...

Blowing Cellulose Insulation Into the Attic

It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it. The consequences can be quite expensive when you don’t have a properly insulated attic. Do you notice that you still feel cold even if your heater is all powered up during the winter months? How about during the summer? Do you need to turn your air conditioning system at the highest setting to feel comfortable around your home? Improper insulation in your attic can cause your utility bills to soar high as indoor ...