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General home improvement and maintenance advice, along with interesting thought pieces.

DIY Hyundai Getz Key Fob Battery Replacement

Hyundai Getz Key

An Australian friend found his Hyundai Getz key stopped working even though the light flickered on when the button was pushed. After looking around the web and not finding any instructions on what to do, he figured it out himself and sent me some pictures and instructions detailing how he overcame the problem so it might help others.

The Best Home Improvement Magazines

The Best Home Improvement Magazines
Here's my set of Home Improvement Magazine recommendations for 2018. Unlike my previous recommendations, this list isn't based on sales figures, instead the selection was based on the analysis of the reviews and comments by over 5,900 readers of the print versions of these publications.

Is it Better to Buy a New Home or Renovate Your Old One?

Renovate or Buy New?

The choice between renovating your current home and buying your dream home is a careful balancing act.

On the one hand, you have to have the capital available to allow you to move, and there has to be the right home available. In this sense, you’re relying largely on the housing market. On the other hand, if you have the money to move, you then have to ask yourself if it would be better spent renovating the place you already call home.

The Best Portable Folding Poker Table Tops

Folding Poker Table Tops

As I write this, WSOP 2018 is in full swing, so I thought this would be a good time to update my recommendations on folding poker table tops for home games.

These new recommendations aren't based simply on my personal opinion, instead they're based on analysis of more than 1,300 opinions from people who have bought or used them - you can read more about that in the Methodology section at the end of this guide.

101 of the Best Home Improvement Blogs

Home Improvement Blogs
Here is my presentation of 101 of the best Home Improvement Sites & DIY Blogs updated for 2018.

Tips to Avoid Outdated Home Improvement

outdated home improvements

Let’s face it, no matter how much you would like your home to look like it is worth a million bucks, the sad reality is you most likely live on a budget. This being said though does not exempt you from being able to create an aesthetically beautiful home.

10 Tips to Simplify the Big Move

moving

Moving industry insiders have a secret they don’t want you to know. It’s called the “full-service move hack.”

It’s a way for you to afford whatever help you need to make your move easy – yes, easy. And you don’t even have to hire one of those really expensive full-service moving companies. While they do everything short of carrying you out on a couch, that means they’ll be charging an arm + a leg + rights to your future first born child.

6 Summertime Home Improvements on a Shoestring

Getting ready for Summer

The weather is finally warming up and if you live in Britain, you’ll be ready for it! But is your house ready? Getting your home summer-ready can help you make the most of the season - and it doesn’t have to break the bank. We've put together a handy list of tips to help you improve your home on a shoestring budget.

Make More of Natural Light in Your Home & Be Happier

Make More of Natural Light in Your Home

In general I would say that having more light in your home makes for a happier home, particularly if you work from home like I do.

It is known that sunlight plays a role in moderating melatonin, serotonin, and vitamin D which again plays a role in maintaining serotonin levels - all this is connected to mood.

Outdoor Entertaining During Winter

radiant heaters for the patio

So you might be wondering why I'm writing about outdoor entertaining in winter when it's nearly May. It's because I'm currently on the Sunshine Coast in Australia where it's just over 5 weeks away from the beginning of Winter.

This is a sub-tropical region so although it does get a little cooler here the temperature on the coast never drops below freezing even on the coldest days and evenings. In fact I like the climate so much that I'm currently looking to find a new place to live here.

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