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How to Minimize Risks when Painting Your Home

How to Minimize Risks when Painting Your Home

Paints contain chemicals, sorry of which could harm you if you ingested enough. Lead is the most frequently found and most widely publicised toxic material in paint. A number of years ago nearly all primers contained lead it was considered to be an indispensable ingredient. Nowadays, few lead-based primers are sold and modern primers without lead […]

How to Clean a Playroom

How to Clean a Playroom

Children generally do not mind how tidy their bedroom, nursery or play­room is – it is only you who cares, so tidy it yourself if you want it to look nice. It is better not to force small children to help tidy, or it may put them off doing it when they get older. When […]

How to Deal With Hiding Damp

How to Deal With Hiding Damp

One of the traditional methods for ‘cur­ing’ or, more correctly, masking rising damp is to dry-line an internal wall with plasterboard mounted on a batten frame – leaving a ventilated air space between the lining and the wall. This measure can be adopted for penetrating damp too, but it is expensive and it is much […]

How to Choose a Toilet Seat

How to Choose a Toilet Seat

Choosing a toilet seat is simply a matter of picking out the right color, right? Wrong. Besides the plain-Jane toilet seats that everyone is used to, there are also padded soft seats, seats with sculpted designs in the lid, seats that accept a fabric or wallpaper insert in the lid, and even seats with guitar-body […]

How to Store Wine

How to Store Wine

When it comes to eating at home, buying the right wine in the first place is only part of achieving vinous nirvana; you need to treat your new purchase right if you’re to get the most out of it. OK, if you’re planning to drink a wine within a week of purchase, then short of […]

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 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 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 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 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 Become a Home Interior Designer

How to Become a Home Interior Designer

While anyone can become an interior decorator, a certified home interior designer requires years of work and study. The career choice doesn’t simply involve having the ability to turn a dull room into a more attractive one. Careers in home interior design require knowledge of both safety issues and architecture. These professionals can manage custom […]

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 Popsicle Stick Bridge

How to Build a Popsicle Stick Bridge

Building a bridge made out of popsicle sticks can be a bit of fun. If you are building it for your kid or for yourself, it is truly a fun way of spending quality time crafting a miniature bridge. The process is a bit easy if you follow the basic and easy to follow steps […]

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 […]