The Right Contractor Really Makes All of the Difference When It Comes to Your Home Improvement Dreams

We know what you’re thinking — why even bother talking about contractors when it comes to DIY? The whole point of DIY is …well, doing it yourself. This is definitely true, but there does come a point where you really do need to start thinking about the type of home improvement dreams that you have. You might find that your dreams are actually bigger than what you can accomplish on your own. Does that mean that you let your dreams die on the vine just because you can’t get them…

Novels are a Nuisance, Store them Safely!

As a self confessed book lover, I understand having too many books. I buy them, read them, and then are physically unable to throw them away, or give them to a charity shop for someone else to love as much as I do. Oh no, they are mine! I may lend them gracefully to someone, but I always want them back, to cradle again like a mother with her child. But when it comes to storing my treasure trove of interesting tomes, it becomes a little harder. Piles formed in…

Don’t Let Weeds Ruin Your DIY Landscaping Project

Weeds. If there’s one thing that homeowners hate, it would definitely have to be weeds. We hate weeds because they are the enemy standing between you and a beautiful, lush looking yard. Your yard determines part of the overall first impression that potential home buyers will get about your property, so it’s in your best interest to make sure that you are getting the best yard possible when you’re really concerned with trying to get your home sold. Even before you even make the decision to sell your house, you…

The DIY Way To Troubleshoot a Pool Pump

Summer might be coming to an end where you live, but that doesn’t mean that pool maintenance suddenly becomes unimportant. If you really want to make sure that you’re taking care of your pool, year-round maintenance is the way to go. For example, do you know that just about everything in a pool relies on the pool pump working smoothly? If it’s not doing what you expect, then it might be time to actually start thinking about the type of replacements or repairs that you need to make in order…

The Safe DIY Way to Remove Basement Mold

Mold is something that’s a lot more dangerous than people give it credit for. Just because it doesn’t have physical teeth and physical claws means that you get to underestimate its power over your life. A house full of mold is a respiratory nightmare. Even if you start out feeling okay, chances are good that you will develop severe respiratory problems over the long run. Therefore, it’s smarter to really make sure that you have everything in your power to take care of the mold problems before they spiral out…

Looking at a Home With DIY Projects In Mind

A new house can be a great house, but you don’t have to settle on new construction and the high price tag that new construction often brings in order to feel like you have a house that could become your new home. In fact, if you are really thinking about embracing the DIY movement head on, you’re going to want to look into homes that can definitely double as a giant workshop for all of your creative ideas. Of course, before you even get too excited about that, you’re going…

Is Green DIY Plans Worth the Extra Hassle?

Whether you’re buying a new house or trying to think about what to do with an old one, one thing is going to be clear really fast: there’s always room for improvement! If you’re like most people, you’ll actually find that getting your hands dirty is pretty exciting. However, when there’s a topic that come sup that’s a little outside of our own scope, that’s when things really start getting tricky. We want to really believe that we’re making all of the right decisions. So if you’re new to the…

DIY Kitchen Projects That Really Add Value to a Home

One of the best things about buying a home is that you have endless possibilities when it comes to remodeling. However, if you really want to be strategic, you want to make sure that you are planning your remodel around what’s going to actually increase the overall value of your home. It’s never a bad idea to put value first when it comes to a renovation project. You want to make sure that every bit of money you put into your home is something that you’re going to get back…