Writing Shed in the country retreat of the novelist Virginia Woolf (Monk’s House), Rodmell, Lewes, Sussex, UK – Photo Courtesy: Oliver Mallinson Lewis Roald Dahl had one, Dylan Thomas and Virginia Woolf had one and even rock legend Roger Waters had one. They’re used for creative hideaways, office space, storage or even just a place […]
Basic DIY Stuff That Every Householder Should Know!
Do It Yourself – Photo Courtesy: Ondas De Ruido We all know how the costs of maintaining a house can creep up and up. With utility bills being higher than ever, and grocery costs going through the roof, none of us can afford to pay for anything that we can possibly avoid. There are a […]
What Every DIY Enthusiast Needs To Know About Roofs!
Installing slate tiles on a roof – Photo Courtesy: Groton School So, you’re thinking of putting a new roof on your house – are you? Well, you are very brave! While reroofing a house is not for the faint-hearted, it can also be very satisfying and save you a lot of money. So it […]
Decorating Tips That Won’t Cost The Earth
If you are a music fan and tinker with guitars, it would be nice to use the Beatles theme to decorate a room. Photo Courtesy: Maegan Tintari With the recession tipped to go triple-dip, most home owners and tenants alike are keeping their heads down when it comes to home decor. The cheap charity-shop […]
Apartment Apathy? Wake Up And Get Fabulous!
Photo Courtesy: Mazzali Anyone who’s ever lived in an apartment knows that apartment living has its challenges: limited space, limited decorating options, limited opportunities for improvement, limits, limits, and more limits! However, with the right techniques, the sky really can be the limit. If your living space is stuck in the apartment doldrums, try freshening […]
3 Top Tips for Painting a Room
Top left: A room before new paint. Top Right: The room during the painting. Above Bottom: The room after painting completed. All Photos Courtesy: Chris & Family As far as DIY projects are concerned, painting the home interior is definitely the most popular choice with homeowners. It’s probably because unlike many other projects, you do […]
The Ultimate Home Improvement Workout
Being practical is something that not all of us can lay claim to. While we may be smart enough and successful enough in other capacities, some of us just seem to flounder when it comes to screwing something together or putting up shelves. And frankly it’s a little embarrassing. Part of the reason for this […]
6 Simple Ways to Give Your Home A Country Feel
Rustic, quaint, cozy and warm. It’s what we sensationalize when we dream of living in a country home. Whether it’s in Normandy, Barrington or Provence, country homes exude such inviting beauty that we all want to feel in our very own home. Thanks to DIY ideas, having a home with a country feel is no […]
Tips for Starting a Home Project
Framing nearing completion of a new home – Photo Courtesy: Oregon Husky Congratulations, your hard work and efforts to save and build your own have finally paid off and you are ready to build your own home, with your bare hands. You found the ideal acreage and can already see your dream home sitting […]
Four Easy DIY at Home Tasks
Photo Courtesy: David Hunter DIY (Do-It-Yourself) work can be easy, providing you’ve got the right tools. There is loads of easy DIY you can do in your home, saving you the money of hiring a professional. You’ll also find a sense of satisfaction at completing work on your home yourself. Often, people feel that […]