Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • Creating a productive home working environment

    Posted on May 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects.

    Working from home may sound like a vacation, but it comes with its own obstacles. One of the largest of those obstacles is maintaining productivity. You’ve designed your home to be as comfortable and relaxing as possible. To be productive at home, you must change your works space to encourage productivity not relaxation. A few […]

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  • Laminate Shears

    Posted on May 25, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Laminate.

    The choice of tools that you will need to cut laminate with will depend upon the project, however, I would highly recommend a pair of Laminate Shears. They are capable of making straight cuts in all types of decorative plastic laminate, and have a patented, ‘double action’, hardened steel cutting blade. Laminate Shears cut without binding, […]

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  • Update Your Kitchen

    Posted on May 21, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Laminate, Repairs and Maintenance.

    It has often been said that the kitchen is the heart and soul of many homes. You can update your kitchen simply by installing laminate countertops. Laminate countertops are beautiful, affordable, durable, and easy to maintain. No matter what your budget or style, you can find a product to fit your needs. Whether your style is […]

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  • DIY Drywall Repair

    Posted on May 17, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Considering drywall covers the majority of your home’s walls and ceilings it is inevitable that at some point you will need to patch a hole. Of course you could call someone to patch it for you, however this is indeed the kind of project that a homeowner should be able to repair themselves. Some hardware […]

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  • Laminate or Granite Countertops?

    Posted on May 14, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Cabinets, Home Improvement Projects, Laminate.

    When deciding on the final outcome of your bathroom remodel, you must choose what you want the final image to be, and then work toward that goal. Want to save money on your bathroom remodeling project while still achieving a high-end look? Try laminate countertops instead of more expensive granite counters. Before you balk at the idea […]

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  • Your Tool Box: Pliers

    Posted on May 11, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Workshop.

    When you start building up your tool box there are a few hand tools that are necessary. Pliers come in many shapes and sizes. One choice is a pair of, tongue and groove pliers, also referred to as channellocks. Channellock is a name brand but almost everyone refers to their tongue and groove pliers as channellocks. […]

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  • Wall Sconce Project

    Posted on May 8, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects.

    Do you have leftover laminate from building your countertops? Would you like a wall sconce that matches your kitchen or bathroom decor?  Wall sconces are a beautiful way to add indirect lighting from the wall, as opposed to the ceiling. Here’s how to make it: Cut a sheet of laminate to fit a plywood base. Use contact […]

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  • Repairing Laminate Counters

    Posted on May 6, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Laminate, Repairs and Maintenance.

    If your laminate countertop is starting to lift up, it is an easy fix to repair it. Simply apply contact cement to both surfaces, the underside of the laminate and the countertop and press the laminate back into place. If the edge of your laminate countertop is damage, and you are unable to repair it, remove the […]

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  • Spruce up your home with vinyl

    Posted on May 4, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects.

    The decor in every home can start to look a little tired and faded after years of wear and tear. There will be some areas in particular that become worn simply because they get a great deal of use, and while walls and ceilings can be painted, worn flooring requires a different approach. Options for […]

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  • DIY Bathtub Installation

    Posted on May 3, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    How to Install a Bathtub It goes without saying that bathtub installation is a two-person job at the least. Enlist the help of family or friends (maybe someone who owes you a favor) to ensure that your bathtub is installed properly and more importantly, that you do not hurt yourself. Building codes vary, so make […]

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