Breast Cancer Awareness Month means so much to so many different people. Whether you’ve gone through it yourself or know someone who has, the number of people affected, in some way, by breast cancer is astounding. The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 226,000 people were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. It is, according to the CDC, the ... Read More »
Category Archives: Easy DIY Projects
DIY is short for Do-It-Yourself. It’s a term used by people who want to create things without the help of a paid professional. Even though it has only recently emerged as a craft movement to discourage overpriced consumerism, DIY has really existed since the first humans stepped on the earth considering everything they did was DIY.
So in the end, DIY is just someone’s commitment to getting off their lazy butt and saving money by creating and doing things themselves. Of course, in our advanced world some things are better left to the professional. We can’t all be experts in everything.
As you read these articles, please keep that in mind. I may have expert knowledge in construction that you don’t. So as our disclaimer says, read and discern the information from our blog at your own risk.
Most of our DIY projects are in regards to DIY home improvement ideas. We love to help home owners learn to take care of their home without having to call up a professional everytime something goes wrong!
With a push towards minimalism and the trending “tiny house” living, kitchenettes are becoming more commonplace as additions to tight apartment spaces, guesthouses, and offices. These mini-kitchens provide extra storage and food prep capabilities for entertaining guests all throughout the home. As room-sharing services like Air BnB become a new way to make income on the side, a kitchenette is ... Read More »
The wooden surfaces in your home are the perfect place to play with color and enhance the ambiance of the room. Creating harmony with staining can be done in several different ways — from pairing similar hues on different types of wood, to choosing distinctly different tones to create a visually eye-catching contrast. Stains also come in different consistencies and ... Read More »
If you’re wondering how you can improve the look of your house, then you can try giving your kitchen a makeover. Most modern homes have granite kitchen countertops. It is indeed the most wanted design in today’s household. You would definitely want to replace that old boring kitchen tile with this elegant material. But granite can be quite expensive. You ... Read More »
You turn up your thermostat to heat your home, but the earth has its own thermostat in the form of the sun. The sun sends energy to the earth, and the earth absorbs the energy and heats up. Unabsorbed energy goes back into space, which causes the earth to cool down. While nature put this system in place, man impacts ... Read More »
Hardwood on concrete used to be impossible. However, innovations in new types of flooring mean you can now install gorgeous hardwood floors on above-grade concrete! If you’re considering installing your own hardwood, keep in mind learning how to lay hardwood floors is not a simple project. The trick is to choose a flooring made for the situation, and a trip ... Read More »
Chalk paint, not to be confused with chalkboard paint, has become a popular force in the world of do-it-yourselfers for its extreme versatility. Used for a variety of projects from refinishing furniture to creating beautiful eggs for Easter time, chalk paint provides the home improvement enthusiast with an avenue for creating truly unique spaces and décor. Able to match any ... Read More »
Do you hate the way your kitchen looks? Do you feel it needs a makeover? Most people don’t realize that the cabinetry – the cornerstone of any kitchen – can be replaced or repurposed pretty easily. It does require some time, effort and patience, of course, but it’s a project that you can certainly do yourself. If you would like ... Read More »
Many industrious DIYers are missing out on a powerful tool: a hot melt handgun. Why? Maybe they are intimidated by melted adhesive, or perhaps they simply don’t realize how many projects can benefit from this one tool. The fact of the matter is, hot melt handguns can aid in a wide range of home or professional projects and are easy ... Read More »
An easy way to make your house your own is to decorate it with family photos. Of course, it’s easy to pop printed images into frames and call it a day; however, you can also opt to turn these precious pictures into an eye-catching focal point for any room in your house. One such option is to create a silhouette ... Read More »