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Cheat Sheet For Office Remodels

Office remodels needn’t be difficult or complicated, and decorating your home office space doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With a can of paint and a few easy-to-implement tricks, you can create a space that’s perfect for you and your budget. Here are some simple DIY ideas to transform your home office into a fun […]

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How To Identify Dry Rot

Dry rot is a condition that can have seriously damaging effects on timbers in a home. Dry rot is a fungus that grows on, and breaks down timber. Despite its name, dry rot needs an environment that is high in moisture to grow. Leaking pipes, broken gutters, rain-water seeping through the roof and drainage issues […]

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Pest Control In Your Garden

Pest control in your garden can be a pain, especially if you decide not to use any chemicals to keep the pests at bay. I love my garden and try – as much as possible – to avoid using any chemicals in it. Besides, I want my garden to be a safe place for my […]

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How To Strip Oil Paint

Stripping oil-based paint can be a really messy job. I have to admit that I’ve never liked doing it. I only strip paint when I have to. I’d rather go the more difficult and longer route of sanding down old paint like I did here: How to paint wood. You still get a great finish […]

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Installing Indoor Hot Tubs

Most people love to soak and relax in the interior surroundings of their homes and therefore choose to install indoor hot tubs. However, the installation of indoor hot tubs can be quite challenging compared to the outdoor hot tubs. Ever since ancient days, civilizations have discovered the health benefits of soaking in hot water tubs […]

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Why Maintain Your Guttering

Guttering is a crucial and integral part of the structure of any roof, and as such it is very important to ensure that it is kept in a clean and functional condition. There are various types of gutters on the market, from traditional cast iron to modern and sleek-looking PVC systems, but essentially they all […]

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Bedroom 1 Make-Over

Redecorating the bedrooms was one of the hardest things we’ve had to do. This bedroom 1 make-over will show you what I mean. They were all extremely neglected and terribly out-dated. The neighbours told us that the last owners’ tenants had dozens of people stay over. They mentioned that they were so many bodies, mattresses […]

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