How to Prep a Wall for New Plumbing

c1bcec881dfa3804cd4eeb653f3b8906

At some point in every home you will have to fix a leak or update the sink and fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen and that will require you to change the plumbing. If you live in a colder climate you might think about changing that old copper and pvc pipes for pex; pex expands in the cold to accommodate the weather which means no more busted water pipes. Replacing the pipes is a big job but with the right tools and plenty or prep you can be a DYI king or queen!
Continue reading →

How to Budget for a Remodel

kitchen remodel

When it comes to home improvements, knowing what you want is the easy part, the tougher part is figuring out how much you can afford. All renovations can add up rather quickly. It is very important for you to budget accurately before you start any type of remodel. There are four steps that you will want to follow in order to calculate how much remodel you can afford: ballpark the cost, establish a spending limit, get quotes from contractors, and set your priorities.

Continue reading →

How to Change an Air Conditioning Filter

9e7c34ccfc469bb38c72197014ca0a43The air filter’s job is to keep dust and debris out of your HVAC equipment. You’d be amazed how much builds up on there in a very short amount of time. Just think about the air quality in your area and how much grim can accumulate on your floors, countertop and appliances if you didn’t clean the filter for a month… That’s how much debris is clogging your air filter, and mush more if you haven’t remembered to change the AC filter in a while. Don’t know how to change your AC filter? Don’t fret or look anywhere else. Here are 5 simple (and quick) steps to change your AC filter.

Continue reading →

How To Clean and Stain Your Wood Deck

cleaning wood floor

Before you start cleaning or staining your wood deck, you will want to perform a water test. A water test is the easiest way to ensure that the wood can absorb sealer or finish. Sprinkle some water on the deck and if it soaks in immediately, the deck can be sealed. If the water beads up or stands on the deck, your deck may not need sealing yet.

Continue reading →

How To Dress Up Your Bathroom For The Holidays

8264e81cbe1a3c73edaf4caf72ef29df
The holidays are a time of togetherness, and togetherness means guests.  Whether they be guests staying from out of town or simply guests visiting for a dinner party, their presence will not be confined to the family room or dining room.  They will be traipsing in and out of your bathroom as well.  Why not dress up your bathroom and make a great impression.

With the holidays quickly approaching, time and money are often an issue.  A complete renovation is likely not in the budget, but there are simple things you can do.  Sometimes it is the little things that make the greatest impact.

Here are some tips to bring a new look to your tired old bathroom.

Continue reading →

How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel Like New

DIY-Bathroom-Makeovers_thumb

It can be easy to overlook the bathroom. It’s a functional space first and foremost, and unless you like long hot soaks in the bath, you probably don’t spend a whole lot of time in there. But that is no reason to neglect it. So here are some simple but effective ideas for perking up a tired bathroom without ripping the whole thing out and starting over.

Continue reading →

Designer Spotlight : Hansgrohe

Duschträume selbst konfigurieren Bild hansgrohe, Schiltach

 

Do you often find yourself worrying about the stress of your day while you shower? Do you find yourself listing all of the things that have to be done, and the things that didn’t go as planned as the water falls all around you? Maybe it’s time for a different shower experience. With Hansgrohe, your daily shower can be the most relaxing part of your day.

Continue reading →

How to: Table Top Mosaic

9

Sometimes our favorite furniture starts to look a little worn down, or we find a great piece at a thrift store or garage sale but it needs a little sprucing up. There are so many different ways to give that old table or night stand a fresh new attitude. The coolest way to give your furniture a new look would be to create a tabletop tile mosaic. Not only is it simple, but the pattern possibilities are endless.

Continue reading →

How to Build a Window Seat from Wall Cabinets

corner-bench-seat-REV-101742348-hero

A window seat is a gorgeous place for anyone to sit and read, or just gaze out the window at a beautiful sunset. These typically have a reputation for being an expensive add-on, but with this easy tutorial, you can have your own custom window seat in no time!  Continue reading →