Getting your own tree house can be a rewarding experience that brings so much joy to the entire family. Not only does it provide a playhouse for your kids, but it will also make a great hang-out spot for everyone. However, building a treehouse is more than just carpentry. The building process tends to be […]
With such a wide and varied selection, you might find it hard to find the right work boots for you. To help out, we’ve put together a list five of the best work boots you can buy online right now.
When building your dream home, there seems to be a million critical items on your checklist that you must consider, otherwise, the project won’t be entirely successful. One of these is underground drainage. Before jumping in to purchase the necessary equipment and lay the pipes, you need to have some background information on what underground […]
The garage is the hub of all home DIY projects. It’s the place where tools are stored and the important cuts and measurements take place, so it’s essential it’s a space you can use safely and reliably. If you plan on renovating your home, start by getting your garage set up will help your renovations […]
Remodelling to add value to a property is very different from renovating for lifestyle. If it’s your ‘forever home’, you will gain emotional and physical comfort from your expenditure. But if you are remodelling to sell – to increase the value of your property – you need to think hard before committing. Home owners who […]
Getting the best out of the space in your home is important. The way you organize your floor plan can make a huge difference in practicality and the atmosphere of your home. Because of this, it’s important to design it on paper or, better yet, on your device. Drawing out floor plans takes a lot […]
Choosing a security camera isn’t as easy as you might think. There are countless systems out there and not all of them will fit your budget or requirements. We’ve rounded up the best in the market to help you make the right choice.
When you own a home, you need tools. Even if you don’t plan to DIY any major home improvements or repairs, there will still be minor things you’ll need to take care of — hanging pictures, putting together flat-pack furniture, and doing minor repairs. But what tools do you absolutely need to buy right away, […]
If your home is currently equipped with a basic security system, adding home automation to your home security system may save you money.
Having a pond or aquarium in your backyard doesn’t have to be an expensive project. Glass aquariums are pricey, require constant maintenance, and are not always attractive especially outdoors. Well, there are other options that are just as visually attractive if not more at a fraction of the price of the conventional aquariums. You can […]
Modern packaging may have its advantages, but it certainly lacks lasting appeal. Somehow, we just can’t see cardboard or shrinkwrap looking this good in another 30 years! Does the rustic look fit your taste? Then soda crate projects will definitely suit your home! It seems everybody is jumping on the vintage bandwagon these days with an […]
People love to barbecue. That’s both a generalization and a plain fact. We all have different reasons for enjoying outdoor cooking and dining. Food cooked over an open fire outdoors is naturally fresher. And a good outdoor grill just makes the entire cooking and dining experience a big event. You might say grilling outdoors is […]
Let giant dragonflies invade your garden or yard by upcycling old ceiling fan blades! This outdoor decor is sure to make passers-by take a second look… Don’t have an old ceiling fan? Why not search your local thrift store? And while you’re there, go look for a straight but carved table leg because you’ll be needing it, […]
Drink a bottle of wine, throw the empty in the recycling bin, right? Don’t drink wine? Then empty wine bottles are still pretty easy to come by! A couple of quick calls and you’ll probably have all you need… Here are some great projects you can do with those empty bottles that will make you […]
If you are looking for a way to organize or spruce up your garden, then a trellis would be the thing for you. Trellises come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can differ in their design, purpose, and material. The one thing all have in common is that they will cost you. Need a […]
We wrote some years back about early research into solar paints. At that time, the research was aimed at making the paint act as photo-electric collectors in the same way that conventional solar panels work. We’ve seen nothing since about that research but Melbourne’s RMIT has now developed a a paint that might just power your […]
Even old screen doors can be re-purposed in a number of clever and beautiful ways! If you have one, then you’ve got to see these ideas… Old and weathered screen doors may look ugly for an entry door, but re-purposing or upcycling is a great way for bringing out their beauty. So don’t throw away […]
Pots and pans and lids! Have you noticed that it’s never the lids that wear out? But we tend to throw out both pot and lid since what good is a lid without a saucepan, right? Wrong. In fact, there are lots of projects that you can make with those lids. Here are just a few […]
Grow basic food ingredients in your own yard from kitchen scraps! Most of these don’t need a lot of gardens space to grow. Some you can grow right in your windowsill! Growing your own produce doesn’t just save you money… it ensures you and your family get to enjoy the freshest of the ingredients in your cooking. And of course, […]
Bamboo flooring is becoming an increasingly popular option in new homes and in renovations. Before deciding whether to install a bamboo floor , it’s important that you know and understand the advantages and disadvantages of using this material for your project. The Advantages of Bamboo Flooring There are many advantages to bamboo including its environmental friendliness, […]
By Guest Blogger Munir Vahanvati The use of triangles is one of the fundamental principles for bamboo construction which is commonly used in most bamboo structures for stability and rigidity. Keeping with our principle of exploring new designs and connections in every project we decided to challenge the notion of using triangulation for structural stability. […]
The two most daunting questions in the minds of first time owner builders are: What are the steps or process I need to follow to build a house as an owner builder? and What are the stages of building a house as an owner builder? How great would it be if you had a […]
We choose to owner-build for many and varied reasons. Sometimes, it’s because we have a limited budget and want to save as much as possible. Other times it’s because we want something unique that we feel a commercial builder won’t be able to deliver. And then there’s, what may be the best motivation and reason […]
Do you have a cat at home that you want to keep from climbing your furniture? A cat castle like any of these is sure to do the trick! All pets need a place of their own indoors, just like every family member needs their own space. Cats, specifically, love spending time in high places which is why a […]