Gutter installation — as a cost-effective do-it-yourself project — can be completed within a day or two. Properly installed gutters protect your property investment. Without an applied drainage system, rain has the power to wear down a home’s surrounding soil, damage its foundation, flood the basement or crawl space and seep into siding. Once water is introduced into any of ... 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!
I found out how to restore deck paint, and now I’m going to share the secret with you. I had just bought a house, and the previous owners had allowed the deck paint to become chipped. It looked awful, and I was beside myself. We had really wanted an outdoor deck, but not one that got splinters in our feet ... Read More »
Furniture polish is one of those chores that only gets done when you can manage it. Or, occasionally, when company is coming and you want to impress them. Getting furniture polish all over everything is kind of gross and the smell sticks around for quite a while. Some people might not mind them smell at all, but for others, the ... Read More »
For a lot of homeowners there’s something appealing about personally taking care of jobs around the house. While there are definitely times to leave it to the professionals, there’s something satisfying about using your own hands to fix up your home when you can manage it. Of course, much of your ability to take care of home repairs depends on ... Read More »
There’s a variety of reasons for why your garage door may not be functioning properly. The causes range from dead transmitter batteries to something blocking the door’s path. Fortunately, the answer is usually something easily resolvable. Some common garage door problems — and how to fix them — are: A Tentative Door When the garage door starts to lower and ... Read More »
For this DIY project, you’re going to have to use your handyman – or woman – knowledge and skills. This is a step-by-step project that will most likely take you more than a single day to complete. Follow each step carefully to ensure a safe and steady finished bookcase with built-in cabinets. Take Measurements Before you do anything, you need ... Read More »
If you want to give your home an immediate and affordable facelift within a reasonable amount of time, then a floating laminate floor may be just what you need. Laminate floors have been growing in popularity over the recent years because of their durability and the wide variety of colors and patterns in which they are available. Floating laminate floors ... Read More »
You’re ready to make your basement a more useable space, but you really have no idea how to get started. Should you take on the project yourself or hire some help? The answer really lies within you and your personal skill level and the time you have to complete the project, but you will likely need to hire an expert ... Read More »
Home renovations can be a nightmare when the contractor you’ve hired suddenly realizes that uncovering a wall also uncovered decades of dust and dirt. Or pulling up the carpet revealed more than what you were expecting to see. Contractors know the hazards in major home renovations and know how to work safely. But when you are the one doing the ... Read More »
As a homeowner myself, I know the list of potential projects is never-ending. Once you finally take the plunge, and buy a place, you become uber aware of the changes you want to make–big and little. And I won’t even begin to go into the cost of all those upgrades. In addition to an already steep mortgage, the last thing ... Read More »