Tag: DIY

Posted on 06/12/2022
DIY Construction: Electrical Safety Tips to Keep in Mind
When you’re doing DIY construction that involves using power tools or working with wiring, it’s important to be aware of electrical safety. Working with electrical tools and equipment can lead to electrical shock, fires and other hazards if you’re not careful. You can avoid these dangers by making sure you follow these electrical safety tips while tackling DIY...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Plumbing: Improve Your Home's Sustainability With These Projects
It's easy to forget about your plumbing as you are planning your home improvement and maintenance schedule. With pipes tucked away behind your walls and generally functioning as they should be, they are often overlooked. However, it's important to consider home improvement projects that will protect and enhance your plumbing, as this will ensure that everything is always...
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Posted on 01/23/2022
How to Build a Trellis the Simple Way
If you’ve ever wanted a trellis but haven’t found the right one, a DIY trellis might be your best option. With inexpensive materials and a simple design, you can make a sturdy and attractive trellis for climbing plants, flowers, veggies and more. Trellises can also make an excellent structural element to your yard by separating different areas or...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
How to Build a Workbench
A workbench offers a handy way to store your tools in your garage or shed, as well as a place to work on tasks or hobbies. You don’t have to head to the store to buy a workbench for your home. Instead, put your woodworking skills to the test by building your own workbench. The following tips provide...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Update Your Front Door With These DIY Tips
Curb appeal may start at the curb, but your front door is one of the most important factors in a first impression. Changing the look of a front door can change the entire facade of the home and there are many style and decor choices to explore. To update your front door and enhance your curb appeal on...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
DIY Upgrades That Won't Tank Your Budget
Remodeling your home can give it a fresh look, but figuring out what changes to make can be difficult when you have a strict budget to stick to. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to upgrade your home. In fact, there are several easy and cost-effective ways to improve your home’s appearance....
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Posted on 11/07/2021
5 Methods for Preserving Leaves
Preserving leaves can give them new life and give you new creative ideas. There are plenty of crafts you can do with leaves both freshly fallen and preserved, but why not take the best leaves you can find and make them last? Here are several methods for preserving leaves any time of the year so that you can...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
How to Build a Plant Wall for Your Home
Vertical gardening is an excellent way to conserve space while still enjoying the benefits of lush, living greenery. The best thing about it is that you can create vertical gardens indoors and outdoors. There are many different plans for vertical gardens, also sometimes called green walls or living walls, as well as companies that specialize in their installation....
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Add a Touch of Nostalgia by Using Vintage Tinware as Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Yard Games You Can Build Yourself
Image by Miriam Müller from Pixabay Nothing says summer fun like outdoor games! Games can allow new friends to get to know one another outside of awkward chit-chat, and is a must at parties that involve children. Here are three games that you can make today, from easiest to most challenging. None of them will take more than...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Step-by-Step: Creating a Cubby Bookshelf
Photo by SuperJHS via Pixabay In the modern home, nothing combines practicality and style like a cubby bookshelf. Children can keep books or toys organized. They set the perfect backdrop for a display of photos, figurines, delicate dishes or other collectibles. And if you size them right, just add some baskets to turn some of your shelves into...
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