Improvements Articles

Home Design and Shop Design Share the Same Principles

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You might not automatically associate shop decor with home decor, but the principles of design and layout are very similar, especially if you compare a boutique shop to a residential home. I like a minimalist, clean design for both my home and my shop.

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How to Safely Dispose of Construction Waste?

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Construction waste can be extremely difficult to deal with, particularly if you're carrying out a DIY domestic project. Whether you've brought in a team of tradesmen to help you, or you and a few friends are tackling a construction, renovation or demolition project yourselves, you still need to have a safe, environmentally-friendly way of dealing with the waste you'll generate.

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Top 5 Trending Concrete Finishes

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In previous years, concrete was considered an industrial material known for its durability and versatility. People commonly use it on driveways.

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12 Home Improvements You Can Take With You

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If you're planning on selling your home in Medway in the near future, then you may be putting off making home improvements as you don't want to improve your property only to move out in a few months. However, there are ways in which you can improve your home that doesn't affect the fixtures or fittings, and of course, they can be taken with you when you move, so you can choose things that are to your taste. If you're planning on moving home soon, then here are some improvements that you can make - and take with you! Replacing furnitureEven if you don't want to decorate an entire room right now, replacing furniture can make a big difference to your home.

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How to Remove Wallpaper With No Sweat

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When we moved into our house last July the previous owners had gone for a "Spanish Villa" theme. All the walls were covered in terracotta coloured wallpaper with a bright yellow boarder.

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Quick Do It Yourself Tip For The Experienced Renter

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I've never been much of a handyman, in fact I don't even own my own home. But just because I don't own my own home doesn't mean that I haven't picked up a few tricks along the way that can keep a place to live in top condition without breaking the bank.

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Top Tips for an Easy Home Renovation

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According to a recent survey by Zoocasa, 56% of homeowners in the last year have chosen to renovate their existing home rather than go through the stress of moving. This means that huge numbers of people up and down the country are currently completing or considering building works of some kind.

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Restoration of Old Painted Wooden Furniture

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If you have an old piece of furniture that was painted over throughout the years then this can be bought back to life and made to look absolutely stunning. I have done this with various pieces of furniture and infact I have many pieces throught my house.

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Should You Use Stucco for Your Next Home Improvement Project?

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Stucco is a great siding/cladding material for a number of reasons. Let's look at the most compelling reasons why Stucco is as popular as ever for a cladding material, as well as what's new today in terms of Stucco products and services. It's a fantastic insulatorRegardless of what the mercury reads outside, Stucco acts as a great barrier between indoors and outdoors, and helps maintain the indoor temperature.

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5 Ways to Use Concrete for Your Next Home Improvement Project

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I feel as though concrete has been overlooked in recent years as a home improvement material. Newer materials like PVC are the "flavour of the month" with many.

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How to Prevent Condensation on Double Glazing

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Do your double glazing windows keep steaming up? Most of us are aware that condensation builds up when the surface temperature of the window is cooler than the inside of the room. But did you know that condensation can also be a sign of a double glazing window in need of some maintenance? It's easy to assume that our windows will always be there for us, but they can and do get problems which need proper attention from time to time.

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Basement Renovation & Finishing Ideas

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In most homes, the basements are usually neglected, cluttered, and dingy spaces without any significant functionality. However, leaving your basement in that condition would only attract safety hazards into the home.

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A Simple Guide to DIY Home Improvement Projects

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DIY (Do it yourself) projects are a great way to get around financial limitations, especially if you're starting out and can't afford professional help. Although many of the small home improvements you do yourself can be quite costly, you can save on the labour costs you'd need to pay if you hired a professional.

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Fuse Keeps Blowing

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Why do my fuses keep blowing? A fuse or circuit breaker trips off the electrical power flow to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by excess current from an overload or short circuit. What to do if the same fuse keeps blowing on an electrical circuit. We've all been here before: it's Saturday evening, the power goes off and you're left scraping around in the dark trying to find out why you're missing the latest episode Strictly Come Dancing. Worse still, you won't be able to get an electrician over until Monday.

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The Trick to Doing Fast Home Renovations

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When you hear the words 'home renovation" you'll most likely think of two to three weeks of drilling, hammering, and the stench of newly applied paint reeking in your home for about a week at most. That's about a month of construction where you'll be forced to work and live in the same home while things are in progress or to move out to a friend's until renovations are done.

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Why Should I Hire A Builder For My New Home?

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Why Should I Hire A Builder For My New Home? Important Things To Think AboutIt is safe to assume that if you are in the process of building a new home, you want it to look nothing short of perfect. Now you have to ask yourself how much experience you have in building houses? Unless this is your profession, it is recommended to hire a professional builder instead of doing things yourself. To give you some perspective on why hiring a professional builder should be the logical choice, consider the following. They Work According To A BudgetMany things can go wrong upon the start of the construction of a new home.

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Different Types of Loft Conversions

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Adding extra room to your home without adding a full extension is possible when converting your loft. There are many impressive changes a loft conversion can do for a home.

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Things You Should Do Before Starting a Home Refurbishment

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Getting a house refurbishment can be daunting and can easily go off the rails if not properly planned. If you want to make sure that your refurbishment would turn out great, it is essential to have a clear outline of the process so you don't have to grope in the dark for the next step.

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I Learned the Hard Way that It's Better to Fix Your Roof When the Sun is Shining

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They say to fix your roof while the sun is shining. That phrase came to haunt me when our roof leaked badly in a recent downpour.

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A Look at Designer Radiators

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Your radiators are likely something you rarely think about - even when you're thinking about improving your home. Take a walk around your house and focus on the radiators in each of your rooms.

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The Benefits of Building Upwards with Professional Builders

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With the news that the UK Government is making it easier for property owners and builders to build extensions upwards, rather than outwards, many people are going to be keen to add another storey or two to their home or business. However, getting professional builders to build upwards can be even more difficult than building an extension outwards.

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Caring for Your Listed Building

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Owning a listed building can leave you the envy of your neighbours, being in possession of your own little slice of history. However, they can be expensive to upkeep and have a number of unique difficulties that as an owner you will need to overcome.

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Things You Need to Consider When You Are Renovating Your House

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A lot of times, people hire professional interior decorators and home designers when they decide to remodel and renovate their house. A lot of times, peoplejust hire these professionals and let them do what they want.

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Flat Roof Replacement - A Look at Your Options

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Flat roofs are a common feature of many homes in Europe and the United States, they're cheaper to construct and easier to replace than a tiled roof. That's why specifiers include them in the designs of so many homes. Unfortunately, a flat roof is far more likely to hold water and leak that a sloped and tiled roof. Traditionally these roofs were covered with tar and felt to keep the water out and had a life expectancy of around 15 years.

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5 Surprising Uses for Shipping Containers

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Shipping containers are being increasingly used as a home building material and as small business premises, but there are also many innovative uses for them around the home and garden. Used shipping containers are cheap to buy, readily available, solidly built, easy to transport and very versatile.

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A Primer on Pressure Washer Cleaning

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Pressure washers are the ideal tool for cleaning stubborn dirt and can be used for a variety of cleaning tasks. Typical uses for pressure washers include garden tidy up in autumn/spring such as patio cleaning, garden furniture cleaning and even BBQ cleaning. Many people often use pressure washers to clean their cars as it is a cheaper alternative to the car wash and normally gives a better result.

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Remodeling a Small Home with a Big Family

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Remodeling with children can be a struggle, especially with several small children. With a bit of planning it can be done. We bought a two bedroom home two years ago, knowing we would need to remodel it to suite our growing family.

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Beware of DIY Projects on Friday Afternoon

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Based on my experience, I strongly encourage you to not plan a "do it yourself" project on a Friday afternoon. Of course, that is when most people plan to do their home projects.

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Home Improvements: From Shabby to Sleek

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Tired of not having enough storage? Tired of sitting at a messy cluttered desk but lack the funds to do anything about it? Office furniture is expensive. Organizational components can quickly become a pricey mess.

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Turning Old Clothes Into Cleaning Rags

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My best advice and most useful tips for people who want to get started in a DIY lifestyle is one that I have been using for many years. I can only guess at the thousands of dollars it has saved me because I buy hardly any paper towels or dishrags any more.

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Minimal Home Improvements

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Our home should be a secure, confortable, and relaxing place in which to live. It does not need to be excessive or extravagant, grand or imposing, just - our home.

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