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

DIY Plumbing Tips From A Pro

DIY plumbing

Countless times I have discovered leaks around my house; I once fell out of bed to have my blow cushioned by 2 feet of water. If you are suffering from leaking pipes and in need of some DIY guidance then this article is here to help.

Simple DIY With Metal Works

Fork and Spoon

Metal is a beautiful, unique material that can be sculpted and manipulated in many different ways, and often with household objects you already have in your own home. Metal works are not as difficult and time-consuming as they may sound or appear, and here are some hints on how to complete a couple beautiful DIY projects with metal objects that are just lying around, sans flame:

Tips to Prep Your Home for the Holidays

Prep Your Home for the Holidays

You know that panicky feeling you get when you realize company is coming over, and you need to vacuum? Dust? Hide all the clutter? Well, then you probably know it’s panic to the nth degree when that company is your own mother or (gulp) your mother-in-law.

Hanging A New Door And Recycling An Old One

Changing the doors in your home can really make a great difference to your interior décor – it is a small change but one that will totally transform your home. It may sound like a scary prospect, hanging a new door without professional help, but it is actually a lot easier than it sounds.

Can Remodeling Harm Your Relationship?

Remodeling and relationships

Yesterday I told you how the remodeling business is experiencing an upswing, but today I'm reporting on a survey conducted by Houzz which says that 12% of couples consider separation or divorce when remodeling their home.

This figure seemed a little high to me, so I reached out to their press department and asked if they could tell me how the survey was conducted, and Allison Brady kindly responded,

Is it Very Easy to Install Wood Flooring Yourself?

installing wood floring

Well, there are several ways to answer the question but not an exact one.

How To Do HVLP Painting At Home

HVLP Painting

Before you begin a project using HVLP painting, you need to know the steps to follow and any precautions you should take. The process is pretty straightforward but should involve caution anytime you use tools and chemicals.

The Pros And Cons Of Choosing Stone Flooring For Your Home

Stone Flooring

Stone flooring is a beautiful and luxurious material that can add a lot of depth and warmth to your home. However, finding a company to install the floors, choosing a type of stone, and ensuring that it is properly sealed can all be a hassle. The following pros and cons of choosing stone flooring for your home can help you to decide whether or not stone is for you.

Cheap Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

robot vacuum

Let's face it, robot vacuum cleaners are seriously cool!

The only problem is that some of them can be quite expensive, but don't worry - I've surveyed all the major brands and found the best affordable ones that will let you sit back and relax while your automated vacuum does all the work, without you having to work overtime to afford one.

How To Remove Mould Stains From Wood Floors

Mould on a wood floor

Wooden floors are a beautiful, sophisticated and elegant design idea for any home. Keeping wooden floors clean and in top condition however can seem like a lot of work sometimes especially if your wooden floor has noticeable mould spots and stains within it.

Mould grows when water has been standing on the surface of the wooden floor and the finish has stained, which allows mould to develop. Mould stains are not the end of the world though as they be removed with a bit of elbow grease. Just follow the steps below to get rid of unsightly fungus.