home DIY tips

DIY Home Renovations on a Budget

by Greg on September 9, 2014
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Have you been thinking about doing some home renovations? Maybe your tired old house needs a makeover, or perhaps you’ve just moved in to a place with the intention of fixing it up. Either way, renovations can be a costly exercise. And it doesn’t take long before budgets are blown and credit limits are extended. […]

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How to Restore the Shiny New Look to Old Floorboards, Part 2

by Chris Lang on July 4, 2013
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To read about the beginning of our floor reno project go to Part 1 Step 1. Preparing the products and tools Now that the floor was repaired, it was time to make it look good. For that purpose we used Cabot’s CFP Floor (water based). With the help of a calculator on their website we […]

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How to Restore the Shiny New Look to Old Floorboards, Part 1

by Chris Lang on July 2, 2013
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Living in an old house has its upsides – the charm, the classic character you won’t find in contemporary project homes, and the unique architectural features. But… there are also downsides. Old floorboards are one of the pains that come with living in an old house. Their worn, tired look certainly doesn’t add to your […]

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Why Any Homeowner Needs a Will

by Chris Lang on June 11, 2013
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The reason why any homeowner needs a Will is simple: for most of us our house is our biggest asset, we put a lot of work into paying off our mortgages, and we’re all mortal here. Doesn’t it make sense we take care of our loved ones’ financial security now, while we still have a […]

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How To Run A DIY Home – No Tradesmen Needed!

by Greg on May 8, 2013
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If you are interested in do-it-yourself or DIY home maintenance, a little research and some ingenuity are all you need. DIY tips and tricks allow you to handle most of your household needs without having to call on the services of your handy neighbourhood tradesman. Maintaining your home the DIY way can help you save […]

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Home DIY tips: how to fix a sliding door

by Chris Lang on February 2, 2011
Home DIY tips: how to fix a sliding door

Let me begin with another typical for a first home-buyer situation: you’ve bought an old house, moved in, and began discovering nasty surprises. Even though you’ve done the pre-settlement inspection, somehow there were things that escaped your attention. For example… this stuck sliding door that you couldn’t move an inch if your life depended on […]

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Home DIY tips: a wall-mounted microwave for less

by Chris Lang on January 18, 2011
Home DIY tips: a wall-mounted microwave for less

Here’s a typical situation that will ring the bell for many first home buyers: it is next to impossible to find a house that ticks ALL the boxes, or such house exists, but is too expensive, so people compromise. Compromising means that we buy a house that is far from perfect, and we must make […]

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