Tag: DIY

Posted on 06/19/2022
3 Electrical DIY Projects You Don't Need an Electrician For
Loose outlets, overloaded circuits and other problems can raise the risk of fires and electric shock. While you should call an electrician for major electrical issues, you can do simple ones on your own. Here are a few DIY electrical repairs you can handle on your own. Loose Outlets Outlets can become loose over time, resulting in loose...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
How to Use Reclaimed Wood for Rustic Wall Masterpieces
Wood seemingly past its prime is being reclaimed to create awe-inspiring walls and other interior design elements. Part of the reclaimed popularity revolves around the language we use to describe it. Although tidying up lumber and using it for a second purpose is nothing new, it became trendy under monikers such as vintage, upcycled and refurbished. These days,...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
DIY Storage Bench Perfect for Porches & Patios
No matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, any space can benefit from more storage. Some might shy away from adding more storage to a space because they’re afraid of creating clutter. For situations like this, the best thing you can do is find storage that also serves another function. For outdoor furniture, benches are an excellent option for...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Backyard: Ideas for Your New DIY Gazebo
Backyard gazebos provide shade, shelter from rain and a place to enjoy fresh air with family and friends. Gazebos can also serve as a focal point for your yard and add a decorative touch to it. Building a backyard gazebo is a fairly simple project, although you can make it more complex by adding certain features or designs....
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Posted on 01/30/2022
Decorate Your Garden With DIY Mosaic Stepping Stones
If you’re looking for garden decor that will also add important functionality to the space, mosaic stepping stones might be your perfect option. Mosaic is an excellent technique for making your own outdoor decorations as it is extremely tough and weather-resistant. Here are the materials and steps for making mosaic stepping stones for your garden or yard. Materials...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
7 Things You Can Do to Save Energy at Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Going green at home doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. There are plenty of easy changes homeowners can make to minimize their home's carbon footprint. From installing new storm windows to adjusting the temperature control on the hot-water heater, these DIY projects are can shave dollars off utility bills. The best...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Electricity-Free DIY Outdoor Lighting
Proper lighting is essential to enjoying any outside space. Unfortunately, outdoor lighting can get complicated due to lack of access to electricity. Lack of electrical outlets and built-in light sources can make even the simplest ideas a hassle. Luckily, there are some excellent DIY options for decorative outdoor lighting that don’t require electricity. Here are some ideas to...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Your Guide to the Painted Rock Trend
Photo by Jadson Thomas from Pexels Have you been walking through a local park or along the street downtown and stumbled upon a brightly colored painted rock? These painted rocks have been appearing in the most unlikely of places over the last several years and it doesn't seem like the trend is dying down anytime soon. Sometimes referred...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
DIY Ways Homeowners Can Integrate Solar Energy to Offset Cost & Enhance Quality of Life
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
How to Get Rid of Stains in Hardwood
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Posted on 06/09/2019
Add a Dash of Splash - Wall Paint Ideas for the DIYer
The wall finishes you loved five years ago seem a little stale now. Even though the walls have held up and don't need repainting, the look seems dated. Either that or your do-it-yourself gene wants to express itself again with something completely different. Go ahead. Splash some paint on those walls. Better yet, try a new finish to...
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