Category: DIY

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How to bring minimalism into your home

Clean, functional and bright. That’s what a minimalist interior is – only what you need and love, and nothing more. If this sounds ideal, and you’re looking for a home where you won’t feel...

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4 Tips and Tricks for Creating More Room in Your Home

Wth every year that passes, we bring more and more belongings into our homes. With Christmas presents and birthday gifts, spontaneous purchases and new decorations, it doesn’t take long for things to become crowded....

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Singapore

Singapore is an amazing country to move to. With its business-friendly climate, high standards of living, and the ability to work and live in English, the city-state of Singapore is a very popular destination...

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DIY tiling: Top Tips from the Experts

If you have never had a go at tiling before, it can seem a pretty daunting task. Working out how many tiles you need is just the start of the stress. Getting your technique right and your finish perfect can make the difference between creating a beautiful room and being left with a mess, so make sure you have done your homework before you launch into your tiling project. Read our top tips to help your next tiling project go to plan.

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How to save money on your home renovations

Renovating our house and turning it into our dream home is something we all think about, but it can be a very expensive process. Here is how you can save money whilst making your...

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8 Important Steps To Help You Retile A Bathroom Well

Hoping to retile your bathroom yourself? These 8 steps are essential to get you the very best results. Retiling a bathroom is a great idea to help it look cleaner, more modern, and more...

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What is upcycling furniture and how can I do it?

Upcycling is a new take on recycling where instead of just giving an old object a new life, you use your crafting skills to make it more interesting and valuable than before. Upcycling in...

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Room Above Garages – Add More Living Space To Your Home

Using the room above garages to make additional living space is a brilliant and inspired way expand your home.      Garage With Room Above Guest Accommodation    If you are looking to expand your home space, instead...

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How to Repair Bathroom Floor Tiles

I am going to give a basic introduction to how to fix broken bathroom floor tiles. Replacing floor tile’s is a simple but delicate job. If you are not careful you might do more damage than good.

Step 1 First you should have the replacement tiles in hand. If you have a common tile style you should be able to find replacement tiles at any home improvement store. Also you need to have the replacement grout before you get the job started. If you are going to replace tiles that have to be cut at any particular angle you might need a wet saw which you can rent at any tool rental place. […]

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The 5 Types of Wall Paint and How to Pick The Right One

Choosing the ideal colour for your walls is not the only thing you need to consider when deciding what paint to use. With such a wide variety of products out there, it can be confusing and difficult to pick the right one for your project. The type of paint is just as important as the colour and can have a huge impact on the character of the room. To avoid potentially time-consuming and expensive mistakes, read on to find out about each type of paint.

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6 Tips to Use when Laying Bathroom Tiles

A tile floor can make any room look great. Now a person can tile their own bathroom floor with these easy to follow tips. Use Spacers When laying the tiles, it is important to...

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5 Indispensable Floor Installation Tips

Maybe you are unhappy with the way your floor looks, or you just want to try out something different for a change. Also, you may be fed up with floor cleaning and require a...

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Preparation is the Secret to a Great Tiled Finish

If you are reasonably competent at DIY then tiling your own walls or floor should be fairly straightforward; of course, some aspects of tiling are harder than others – if you choose large porcelain tiles for an awkward space you may find cutting them to shape a nuisance but, providing you have made a sensible choice for your room and your own capabilities then there is no reason why an amateur cannot achieve a professional-looking finish.

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Getting ready for a tiling project

Getting a tiling project underway can be an exciting time for any DIY enthusiast. But before you start getting ready to work, check out our list of essential items for your project so you don’t have to suddenly rush out to the hardware shop for something you’ve forgotten. The exact shopping list will depend on the project you are doing, but you should definitely have the basic essentials listed here…

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Do I Need A Flexible Tile Adhesive?

There are a number of standard classifications of tile adhesive that determine how flexible the adhesive is and this should concern you if you are installing tiles in a position where there is likely to be movement after the tiles have been fixed in place. This could be ongoing movement due to temperature and moisture changes such as floor tiles laid over a timber floor, which is liable to expand and shrink as the climate changes. It could also be tiling installed in a new building where a concrete or brick structure may initially be subject to some settling. But movement of a tiled surface can also happen to a lesser extent in other situations such as a tiled bath panel which may suffer some minor movement every time the bath is filled.

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How to cut a hole in ceramic or porcelain tiles

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are widely used in our homes in kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories and other rooms, and the laying of these tiles on either floors or walls can often be tackled as a DIY job. Laying straight lines of tiles is a relatively easy job as is making straight cuts in the tiles, but rooms are rarely perfectly square around the edges and it is the finish around the edges that is the most difficult to get right.