Archive for December, 2012

A Starter’s Guide to Working with Wood

Friday, December 14th, 2012

woodworking projets, home projectsIf you want to start a home based project for the vacation or if you want to take up a new hobby then you can start with wood work. It can be an engaging and rewarding project or hobby to take up and it’ll also help you spend your leisure time in an enjoyable manner. When you start on a wood working project for the first time, you need to have a plan in hand. Depending upon the kind of project you’re working on, check online for printable plans.

You can also download 3D plans for a more detailed and useful understanding. If this is your first woodwork project, then start with something small like a stool or a garden bench. You need to have a good understanding of the technique which is required for the projects. Many blogs and websites have useful videos regarding to most common woodworking projects. Get the right tools and instructions and you’ll good to go.

Importance of gutter guards in home improvements

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

gutter guards, home improvementGutter protection is used in the protection of your roof. So it is important in home improvements. If the gutter clogged with leaves, it will damage your basement and yard. Gutter guard will minimize the leakage. Gutter guards are used to streamline the rain water flow. It is used to filter the leaves and debris.

Types of gutter guard

Mesh screen type gutter is costly and you have to clean the mesh screen very often. Foam gutter guards are cheap and easy to install. Even small particles are filtered by the foam gutter guard because of its pores. The cleaning process is very hard and the water flow is low. These are the major disadvantage of using foam gutter guards.
Steel gutter guards are effective and it is permanent. The cost of the steel guard is slightly more than the copper or aluminum. Steel gutters are superior in strength and it is not affected by weather. The cleaning of this guard is easy. The steel gutter guard is the best option in home improvements.

Simple tips of wall renovation

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

wall renovation, home improvementAre you on a plan for wall renovation this time? The article here lays down simple tips which would help you out on your wall renovation venture.

Nothing looks neat and appealing like a fresh coat of good paint on the wall. However, you have to prepare the walls properly before you start rolling the paint brush. First of all, take out the wall hangings or anything you have screwed to the wall with a screw driver. Then, go on with the plastering works. Plaster with fine plaster that would be easier to sand. After you are done start sanding with sanding block and fine paper.

Always remember to paint the patches first. The big holes would need patch of similar wall material. Your hair dryer can dry up patches faster. Prior to rolling the paint brush, make sure to cut in near the edges. Besides, keep in mind to paint each of the coats in similar order as otherwise there would be wide brush strokes near the edges.

An account on laying kitchen tiles

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

kitchen tiles, kitchen careThere are a few things that you will need to know when it comes to laying kitchen tiles. First of all, it is important that you plan very well. It is important that you figure out the amount of space that would be used for tiling on the floor. It will also be important that the tiling of the floor is done before the installation of the cabinets.

You will have to make an estimation of the number of days that it may take for the tiling to be completed. Another thing that has to be considers is the question of underlayment. You will need cement boards if you tile over materials that are not concrete. Another important thing that has to be considered is the size of tile that will purchase for the floor of your kitchen. These are some of the things that have to be taken care of when you are going to lay kitchen floor tieless.