Home DIY Tips – Knowing When to Call the Contractors

There is no doubt that most of us would like to fix things up when they are not working the way we want them to in our homes. Sometimes we would try to figure out what has gone wrong when certain appliances such as a refrigerator or a heater have broken down. In the household, for example, if the faucet is leaking, we will try to fix it ourselves rather than calling someone else to do it.

But there are certain times when we really can’t do the fixing ourselves or sometimes we shouldn’t do it at all. For example, if the job involves potentially dangerous situation such as dealing with electricity, we may want to re-consider doing it on a DIY basis. Other situations such as dealing with a heater or a refrigerator involve potentially toxic chemicals that may harm us and the environment. In such case, our knowledge in terms of toxic substances disposal may be sketchy and limited. We should certainly call in the contractors to do the fixing for us even though sometimes

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DIY Outdoor Movie Night

As I sit at my desk and look at the window it’s already dark outside and it’s not even 5pm yet! While I love the Fall season the only damper is the lack of sunshine in the late afternoon. Of course it does have it’s perks as well. I find that I can get Hudson to bed earlier because it’s so dark out and he thinks it’s really late. Additional perk is getting to host an outdoor movie night and being able to start the movie at 5pm and have my little guests stay awake for all of the movie.

Yes, there is a chill in the air, but that’s what blankets are for. We also strike up our fire pit for additional warmth.

Interested in treating yourself to an outdoor movie night?

Here is some inspiration:

When we built our deck one of the best parts of our new outdoor space was our amazing outdoor furniture. I love having an actual sectional outside that all of my family can sit on.

For the movie night I simply moved over the sect

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5 Quick and Easy DIY Home Decor Tips for 2017

It’s a new year, and with it came the call for a little shake up in your home decor. I am personally big on DIY home design projects, and I have compiled a few of my favorites for 2017.

1. Floating Leaves

If you want a little piece of nature into your home, how about going for floating leaves?

This easy DIY home design project involves making use of old clear jars. Fill them up with water and lay the leaves in the jars to create unique displays of art.

2. Plant Drapes

Want something different as a window treatment choice? Go for ‘plant drapes.’

Creating ‘plant drapes’ involves getting rid of your good old drapes and filling up your window space with assortments of plants. Not only does this open up the room to natural light, but it is a creative way to purify rooms as well as dress up your windows.

3. Reclaimed Crate Furniture

Now you can make your furniture using items you already have at home. If

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Tips For Aquaponics DIY Enthusiasts

Commercial aquaculture methods would be impractical for the average Aquaponics DIY enthusiast to use for growing his or her own fresh produce. Luckily there are plenty of things you can do right in your backyard to grow a decent aquaponics garden. This extremely efficient method has exploded in popularity due to the versatility and simplicity of its system. Moreover, it does not require a huge area to setup the system and get it started.

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a type of gardening method that has been around for almost four decades. This system eliminates the need for huge amounts of space, water, and chemicals. It is a combination of aquaculture, which is fish farming, and hydroponics, which is water-based farming. The system synthesizes the best produce from both methods.

How An Aquaponics DIY System Works

To briefly describe how it works; the system is comprised of growing beds and fish tanks. Freshwater fish like Tilapia or Trout are

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DIY Murphy Beds – Dare To Do Your Own DIY Murphy Bed

For starters, let’s talk a bit about William Lawrence Murphy, the man responsible for this modern space saving solution. Little did he know that Murphy beds would sweep the world with his innovating idea of saving space and yet having a great looking area when folded away. He was a lady’s man and wanted to impress them when he invited them into his home, but lived in a small home. So he invented the first wall bed that would hide and make his home feel neat and tidy to impress the girls.

Piston mechanisms are used to operate them by using two of them. The less common use air pressure to raise and support in order to lower the bed frame. It has the ability to lock when the bed is vertical up hidden in the wall. This lock is a safety feature, however a very accurate installation must be achieved. Old traditional Murphy bed systems use steel springs. Springs are the only mechanism that the Murphy beds should use because they are heavy duty and bring measured balance.

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Why To Hire a Concrete Cutting Service, Instead Of DIY

Concrete cutting may seem easy; however, the process itself has its own difficulties due to the need for precise and safe cuts. For effective and efficient cutting, it is essential to know a few things.

No matter if you need to remodel a concrete structure or remove it – a concrete cutting is unavoidable. This process is composed of drilling, sawing and removing the concrete. A job you should not do by yourself because you can cause unexpected additional problems.

Nowadays, you can find so many different types and sizes of concrete saws and blades. Regardless if you are buying a brand new saw or just renting, the project’s success depends on selecting the right saw for the job. Different materials require different saws and blades’ depths. For example, wet saws are most often used to reduce dust during cutting. Ideal for smooth and small cuts. Concrete saws with diamond blades are considered as most professional saws, bringing clean and sharp cuts in

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Four DIY Ways to Make a BBQ Grill

Cooking food outdoors can be a great way to enjoy your backyard patio and unwind after work. There are many different types of BBQ grill available at stores, but you can also build your own. Consider these DIY options for a fun weekend project.

Bricks

If you can dedicate a small open space in the yard, a small brick structure can be a great place to smoke and grill meats for family and friends. A brick structure can be much larger than conventional, store-bought alternatives. Of course, it will be a permanent installation that can’t be moved out of the way or relocated to your next home. Bricklaying is also a highly technical skill to develop, but this could be a good beginner project if you are interested in developing the skill.

Used Oil Drum

50-gallon drums are easy to find in most parts of the country. With a little bit of welding knowledge, you can make a professional quality barbecue setup. Most people cut a hatch, attach hinges, and add legs

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Exposed Brick Wall DIY

How to create an exposed brick wall

Firstly, what you’ll need:

Brick chisel

Small crow bar

Plastic sheets

Scrubbing brush

Brick sealer

Dust mask & eye protection

Step 1

Protective sheets. As you can imagine removing the plaster from your brick wall is messy work! This is particularly important if you have an old house with the original plaster. Whilst it may seem like a bit of work it is definitely worth using plastic sheets (painting drop sheets are perfect) and taping them to your walls and ceiling to completely seal off the area you’re working in. It is also highly recommended to wear a mask to protect your lungs from the plaster dust, and even eye protection as the dust can easily irritate your eyes.

Step 2

Pretty easy to see what’s next. Simply make a hole the plaster using your brick chisel. This is a good chance to expose a small area of the brick, perhaps somewhere hidden, to s

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Thanksgiving Craft: DIY Leaf Napkin Rings

These classy looking autumn inspired napkin rings will add the perfect touch to any Thanksgiving feast. As an added bonus they are very easy to make and cost next to nothing.

To see the image of the completed project, visit
http://www.dotcomwomen.com/crafts/thanksgiving/leaf-napkin-rings.shtml

What You Will Need

1. Salt

2. Flour

3. Water

4. Rolling pin

5. Cutting board

6. Cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil

7. Golden yellow paint or some other autumn color.

8. Fine tipped paintbrush

9. Ribbon in a dark autumn color such as maroon.

10. Leaf button or small leaf stamp

11. Sharp kitchen knife

12. Fake autumn leaves (these can often be found in the craft section of most stores)

13.

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DIY – Five Easy Life Hacks

You can’t always get the luxury of having all things around you. There are times when you need something but you don’t have it with you. What will you? The interesting thing is that there are so many other things around us that have additional usage/usages apart from their normal use. Just make your brain work a little and you will make something useful even from the trash. Here are some easy life hacks that are so amazing if you realize their potential.

Got a leaky faucet? How to temporarily stop the noise coming out from the leakage?

A leaky faucet is too irritating; it won’t let you sleep. So, how can you make the noise go away? The answer is quite easy. Simply take a thread, tie one end of the thread on the tip of the leaky tap and leave the other end on the faucet. Remember that the thread should go down from under the tap and not over the tap. The leaking water drop will flow down through the thread and there will be no noise. B

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