01 Apr

Installing Lighting Safely In The Bathroom

Posted in Home Improvement on 01.04.15

IP Ratings IP rating stands for 'Ingress Protection' An IP number is used to classify the environmental protection of enclosures around electronic equipment. The first digit relates to foreign bodies such as tools, hands, fingers and dust. The second digit related to liquids. First Digit - Foreign Bodies 0 - No protection 1 - Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm2. (eg hands) 2 - Protected against solid objects up to 12mm2. (eg fingers) 3 - Protected against solid objects ...

31 Mar

Tips to Improve the Functionality and Atmosphere of Your Patio

Posted in Home Improvement on 31.03.15

When I began to create planting plans for clients in the mid 1990’s one of my main concerns was, how will this collection of plants; the greenery, the flowering, the size and the shape grow together to create an aesthetically pleasing arrangement that feels right in its proportion and scale. If you are looking to create a planting plan for your patio or small outdoor space, the same concerns need to be addressed. Keep in mind that small spaces require great restraint, with a plan towards ...

30 Mar

A DIY Guide to Fence Building

Posted in Home Improvement on 30.03.15

There is an old adage that tells us that "good fences make good neighbors." The addition of a fence to your existing property is a major step, and there are quite a few things that must be decided and tended to before you even begin. However, don't let this discourage you. There are also several good reasons why the building of a fence is an ideal DIY project, and not beyond the abilities of the normal homeowner. There are a lot of reasons one might have to build the fence, and these ...

29 Mar

DIY Ladder Safety Tips

Posted in Home Improvement on 29.03.15

In 2004 The United States department of Labor reported that the number of injuries and fatalities from falls from roofs and ladders had increased. This report focused on occupational injuries that generally occur among trained personnel, which speaks to an even greater safety concern over DIY projects utilizing ladders. Most accidents occur from incorrect use of the ladder or materials. Before you begin a project make sure that you have gone through safety preparations and are familiar with the ...

28 Mar

What You Should Know About Laminate Flooring

Posted in Home Improvement on 28.03.15

Laminate flooring imitates the aspect of traditional wood. Their biggest advantage is that they are very easy to install and very durable. Laminate flooring are suitable for many of your rooms: hallways, family spaces, bathrooms, kitchens. Also they are perfect for an active home. At first look, laminate flooring seems to be a natural wood floor but in fact is a layer of paper under a tough protective film that is glued and pressed to a high-density backing board. There are also types of ...

27 Mar

How to select the best laminate flooring for you

Posted in Home Improvement on 27.03.15

Hardwood flooring - its' traditional look is almost timeless, its' beauty is unmatchable. However, it's pretty hard to maintain a hardwood floor, not to mention the price you have to pay for it. Even with the most recent floor treatments they will still scratch, fade, dent and stain in a rather small amount of time. That's why laminate flooring was invented. Because it's machine made and its' top layer is a hardwood photographic laminated surface, laminate has the look and appeal of ...

26 Mar

Solar-Powered Water Fountain Questions Answered

Posted in Home Improvement on 26.03.15

Solar water fountains have become quite popular and really in very high demand in recent years. A solar fountain will offer you the ability to have a lovely garden fountain without the need for burying an ugly cord or to plug it into an outlet. These fountains, powered by the sun, bring many questions. Here are a few of the most commonly asked: How do solar fountains work? There is a solar panel that you place outside the fountain. A cord will connect from the fountain to this solar panel. When ...

25 Mar

Decorating and Kitchen Remodeling - Cabinets

Posted in Home Improvement on 25.03.15

One of the most important rooms in your home is your kitchen, but to get the best out of this and to have a kitchen that is attractive, practical and functional. So, to create the kitchen that suits you, try some kitchen remodelling. You can design it yourself and enjoy the pleasure it will give your family and yourself. It should be a room for relaxing and working. Be sure to make a proper drawing plan that encompasses everything you want and need in a workable set up at a reasonable price. As ...

24 Mar

Feng Shui products - guardians of the human being

Posted in Home Improvement on 24.03.15

Every time we pronounce the phrase 'Feng Shui' we feel more peaceful and calmer. Ever since the ancient of times, people have been interested in the concepts presented by Feng Shui and applied the secrets of these ancient Chinese practice in their homes. Today, the Internet is one of the best places to find Feng Shui products and discover great ideas about Feng Shui home decor. In the last few years, Feng Shui products and concepts were promoted by the Western society, especially by people who ...

23 Mar

Material Considerations With Replacement Windows And Doors

Posted in Home Improvement on 23.03.15

Replacement windows and doors can be very different depending on the materials and features you choose. If you read home improvement articles, they suggest that changing windows and doors will give your home a quick face lift. This is true and it is important to select the right material when reinstalling windows or outside doors. The right choice will not only improve the external appearance of your home, but will save you money as well. So what material should you choose when replacing ...