Category: DIY Projects

Inexpensive Home Upgrades You Can Do Yourself!

Inexpensive Home Upgrades You Can Do Yourself!

Fun Home Improvements

You don’t need to be a professional to carry out these upgrades that will not only make your home look nicer, but will also add value to it!

Have you ever wished you could do some upgrades to your home, but don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in luck. I have for you some very inexpensive home upgrades that will have you feeling like the guy from the sitcom “Home Improvement”, handyman belt sold separately!

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Tips on How To Properly Install Wiring for Exterior Lighting

Tips on How To Properly Install Wiring for Exterior Lighting

Beautiful Outdoor Lighting

Exterior lighting, when done right, highlights the unique architecture. Exterior lighting can be strategically placed to highlight features of your house, plants as well as illuminate paths. The difference between interior and exterior lights is that in interior lighting the wiring is well protected inside the facades of the housing whereas in exterior lighting, as much as the cables are insulated, they remain exposed to the environment. I am here to give you special tips on how to properly install wiring for exterior lighting.

 

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Tips For Properly Pressure Washing Your Driveway

Tips For Properly Pressure Washing Your Driveway

Pressure Washing Done Right

Your driveway and other outdoor concrete surfaces in your home can accumulate dirt, salt, motor oil, grime and other stains over time. Regular maintenance is required to restore its original look. No matter where you live your driveway takes a lot of abuse. Over time, these stains mentioned earlier can weaken the bonding agents in concrete and brick causing early deterioration and frankly it just looks bad. The solution to this is regular pressure washing followed by a good re-sealing. In this article, we are going to mention a few tips for properly pressure washing your driveway.

 

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How To Seal Coat Your Asphalt Driveway

How To Seal Coat Your Asphalt Driveway

Sealcoating Your Driveway

Asphalt driveways can last several decades and still look great… but not without proper care. You would never go into the snow without a jacket or into the blazing sun without sunscreen, so why would you let your asphalt driveway be exposed to the elements without a seal coat? Sealing your asphalt drive way is so important in keeping it in good shape for as long as possible. Despite what you may think, seal coating your asphalt driveway is not a lot of hassle.

 

 

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REPLACING A SPRINKLER HEAD 

REPLACING A SPRINKLER HEAD 

Sprinklers are essential for lawn maintenance, especially in dry areas, where the grass can easily weather due to hot temperatures. It is therefore important that once you notice that your sprinklers are not working the way they were designed to work, then you probably need to replace them. Replacing the sprinkler helps you reduce water wastage, as well as improve the effectiveness of irritating your lawn. The best thing about lawn sprinkler replacement is that you can do it yourself, which will save you money that you will use when you hire a plumber to do it for you. You should make sure that you check the sprinkler from time to time to find out whether it needs to be replaced. The type of sprinkler you want to replace does not have to be an exact replica of the one you are currently using. It just has to fit its dimensions.

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Home Repairs You Can Easily Do On Your Own

Home Repairs You Can Easily Do On Your Own

Even though we are advised to seek professional help when we need repairs done, some repairs are out right straight forward and can be easily be repaired at home. Doing your own repairs saves you time and money that could be channeled somewhere better.

However, this does not mean we repair everything that requires fixing. Some dangerous and very delicate repairs such as those that deal with electricity should be left to professionals. This will reduce the risk associated with the repairs and prevent further damage that could lead to more repairing cost.

Below are some examples of simple repairs that do not require special skills or professional.

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Top 5 Things To Fix Around The House Before They Get Worse 

Top 5 Things To Fix Around The House Before They Get Worse 

Most home owners are tempted to ignore or put off minor repairs in their homes only to realize how much they have piled up over time. Routine maintenance can be time-consuming but it is important to fix unexpected breakdowns however small before they eventually cost you a lot of money and precious time to replace. Most of these repairs can be done at the convenience of your home without having to hire a technician to do the job, you can simply do it yourself with little or no experience. However, avoid doing most electrical repairs by yourself as this could be dangerous. Your home is precious and probably the most expensive thing you will ever pay for hence it should be taken care of whether it’s bought or rented. The following are top 5 things to fix around your house before they get worse.

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