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Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

How to Deal With Rising Damp

How to Deal With Rising Damp

Rising damp can be dealt with in one of two ways. In the first, the problem itself is not cured but its effects are covered up by lining the inside wall of the house so that the dampness does not appear on the new surface. In the second, the problem is cured by installing a […]

How to Renovate Hotels

How to Renovate Hotels

Renovating a hotel gives you more equity in your investment. Although a great way to increase the property’s value and keep your customers interested, you will find the challenges surrounding renovating a hotel vast and varied. Give particular thought to how you want potential guests to perceive your property and start increasing potential cash flow […]

How to Use things around the House a Second time Round

How to Use things around the House a Second time Round

Where previous generations repaired and mended, we rush out to buy replacements. And where they depended on glass and crockery, now even organic food comes cocooned in plastic and cardboard—modern packaging may prevent more food from spoiling, but it also adds significantly to the ton or so of dustbin rubbish the average household throws away […]

How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall

How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall

For many home owners it retaining wall are great to build wood retaining walls so that you can prevent messy erosion of soil in the garden or at the back of your house. Some gardens will be transformed into beautiful and artistic garden when wood retaining walls are made but it still depends on your […]

How to Plan a Formal Dinner Party at Your House

How to Plan a Formal Dinner Party at Your House

If you plan your dinner party carefully, you’ll enjoy it much more. You want to enjoy as much time as you can sitting with your guests, and not spend the evening rushing to and from the kitchen. Decide on the main course, then plan a starter and dessert to complement it. Check your guests’ dietary […]

How to Use Paint Pads

How to Use Paint Pads

A paint pad has a handle, a backing plate, a thin layer of foam and a flat pad of mohair pile which is used to apply the paint. A wide range of sizes and handle styles is available. Standard pads are flat and rectangular and they vary in size from about 50 x 60mm to […]

How to Add Living Space by Getting Realistic Drawings

How to Add Living Space by Getting Realistic Drawings

With most renovations, you will want to have at least a sketch to see what your project will look like when it’s complete. However, when you add room, you want more detailed drawings. You should get sev­eral elevations of the exterior as well as fairly detailed drawings of the interior, especially where the addition connects […]

How to Build Frameless Cabinets

How to Build Frameless Cabinets

The world of modern houses is built up of beautiful decorations and beautiful interior designs. To some people that love to make their houses beautiful cabinets is also a great way to make the house elegant. Architectural designs of cabinets are made right exactly what the owner wants. You can have it traditionally made or […]

How to Build a Swing Set

How to Build a Swing Set

Just about all children love to play on swings. Everyone has fond memories of swinging at the park enjoying long hours of contentment. Metal swings can rust after rain and heat. However, a swing set made out of wood may be a better option. Here is how you can make a swing set. Difficulty: Moderately […]

How to Build a Grape Trellis

How to Build a Grape Trellis

Do you grow grapevines and need a trellis? Here are a few tips on how to build your own trellis and decide what size fits  your needs best. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Here is a step by step way to build a grape trellis with moderate ease and simplicity. Read […]

How to Use Chakra and Its Seven Centers as an Energy Source

How to Use Chakra and Its Seven Centers as an Energy Source

Derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “rotating wheel,” the term chakra has been used to connote energy and force permeating throughout the human body. This concept revolves around having seven focal points of force from the body’s head to torso called the seven primary chakras. These chakras are identified as the base or source of […]

How to Use a Grout Bag

How to Use a Grout Bag

Any person who place roofing tile for a surviving can tell you that grout is a necessary component to placing them. The grout is a cement and gravel combination that is mixed with some water to load in among joint when placing roofing tiles to a surface. This assists to retain liquid from getting beneath […]

How to Make Bench Cushions

How to Make Bench Cushions

Comfortable seating positions are very important so that you will be able to relax while you are in your living room. Here is a great way to know on How to make bench cushions in the living room. This is an easy project which only requires fewer materials and can be changed anytime as you […]

How to Make Weather Vanes

How to Make Weather Vanes

Weather vanes are very good instruments for experiment and play. They tell us the direction of the wind. Making weather vanes at home is really simple. You can use items that are present in the kitchen or at your own storage rooms. To make a fun weather vane, try to think of a theme that […]

How to Pack an RV Kitchen

How to Pack an RV Kitchen

When you plan a family trip in your RV, one important key is to know the RV kitchen. Know the equipment you have and what other gadgets can function inside. Most likely you won’t have the cooking gear to serve a fine feast for the family. Learn how to maximize your RV’s kitchen so you […]

How to Open Up a Daycare in Your Home

How to Open Up a Daycare in Your Home

Opening a daycare from your home requires more than just the love for children or experience working with children. It won’t all be just playing games all day, and there are a number of steps you need to follow. You are starting a business, and you will need to have a business plan, and be […]

How to Repair a Toilet Seal

How to Repair a Toilet Seal

Repairing a toilet seal is rather simple and can be easily done with some basic, household supplies. Broken or loose toilet seals are among the most common causes of a leaky toilet. The toilet seal in most contemporary toilets is present in the form of a ring-shaped seal that has an adjustable collar for tighter […]

How to Build a Loft Ladder

How to Build a Loft Ladder

The loft is a perfect place to store any items that are not used regularly. For example: suitcases, sports equipment etc. Unfortunately, lofts are rather awkward to reach so the best plan would be use a specially designed loft ladder. Specially designed loft ladders from the hardware store can be expensive, so the cheaper alternative […]

How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

Here, new pine floorboards have been treated with a limed effect and the overall finish is a soft, rather hazy look that complements cool, neutral furnishings. Three hundred or so years ago liming paste was prepared as an extremely toxic solution that was applied to kill off the woodworm and bugs that were eating their […]

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

Stencils have been used in decoration for hundreds of years and by many cultures. Here is a simple, cost-efficient technique for achieving an even and regular pattern. This stencil was taken from an ancient Greek key pattern. It was made up from thick opal acetate that was easy to see through and match up with […]