• 8 Tips to Tackle Your First Major DIY Auto Repair
    Cars,  DIY

    8 Tips to Tackle Your First Major DIY Auto Repair

    The feeling of buying your first car can be incredible. But it can also be exhausting and a real financial roller coaster as you need to undertake routine repairs and maintenance. According to Forbes, repair costs are considerably higher now, although most modern cars may require less maintenance. So, while you can send your car to a mechanic for repairs, it could be financially wise to perform some of them yourself to save cash. Below are some vital tips to help you get started on your first major auto repair. 1. Preparation Preparation is necessary especially with major tasks. And it’s important to find a safe area to allow you…

  • 3 Home Upgrades That Will Satisfy The DIY Dad In You
    Daddy Talk,  DIY,  Home Improvement

    3 Home Upgrades That Will Satisfy The DIY Dad In You

    It’s no secret that Dads tend to enjoy focusing on DIY. Feeling as though we have autonomy and a sense of authorial control over our homes is deeply satisfying, no matter if that means fixing up the coffee table, resolving a broken banister pillar, or putting up some shelves. Sometimes, however, a fixture is beyond the scope of our DIY skills. While some dads may have worked in the trades and know how to rewire a house, for instance, that doesn’t mean they’re qualified plumbers and it might not mean they know how to landscape appropriately in their back garden. As such, from time to time it’s wise to know…

  • 4 DIY Home Projects to Cure Cabin Fever and Boost Property Value
    DIY,  Home Improvement,  Housing

    4 DIY Home Projects to Cure Cabin Fever and Boost Property Value

    The housing market is as favorable as ever for sellers. Those owners entering the market sometime in the next coming months will have high home prices on their side, while fierce competition amongst buyers continues to spark bidding wars. Just because the market is advantageous for sellers doesn’t mean owners should neglect remodeling and updating their property. In fact, top real estate agents attest to the importance of updating a home prior to sale. Updating doesn’t always mean coughing up huge sums of cash, however, and handy DIYers can save by doing the work themselves. Here are some of the best DIY projects to boost your property value! Give your…

  • A Responsible First-Timers Approach To DIY
    Around The House,  DIY

    A Responsible First-Timers Approach To DIY

    There’s something quite special about learning how to partake in and complete a new DIY activity. Being able to know what tools you need, what materials to acquire, and then fixing the issue with limit cost but full autonomy is something that speaks to our deepest need for control and capability. There’s a deep satisfaction in knowing you’re able to attend to your house, or offer help to your neighbor when they need it. That said, like anything, DIY is a skill and a habit that you need to practice and keep up on if you’re to have any success whatsoever. Too many first timers think that picking up a…

  • How to Make Your First Roof DIY Repair
    Around The House,  DIY,  Home Improvement

    How to Make Your First Roof DIY Repair

    Do you need to make some quick repairs on your roof, but are a complete novice in this field? Don’t worry, roof repairs are much more comfortable than it may seem, and some things you’re likely to be able to complete on your own. Below are some DIY roof repair tips for the inexperienced. Clean the Debris from the Gutter Gutters channel water from the roof to the sewers. One problem commonly occurs with the gutters, and this is debris. Leaves, plastic bags that fly on the wind, sometimes even dead birds or rats, all can clog the drain. This can create a small pond on your roof, resulting in…

  • Now's the Perfect Time to Tackle Your Chores and DIY To-Do List
    Around The House

    Now’s the Perfect Time to Tackle Your Chores and DIY To-Do List

    Often, as parents, we’re used to leading pretty hectic lives. We face the school run. We commute on busy roads or in packed public transport carriages to get to our jobs which involve targets, meetings, deadlines and more. Between these daily essentials and our attempts to get the kids to their activities and keep on top of our own exercise and social plans, we don’t usually end up having all too much time left over for the household basics. Sure, we’ll do the routine chores. We’ll load the dishwasher, run the vacuum around and we’ll mop down hard surface floors. But more in-depth cleaning and DIY projects often get pushed…

  • DIY Guide To Painting Your Living Room
    Around The House,  DIY

    DIY Guide To Painting Your Living Room

    One of the worst things you can do as a homeowner would be to abandon the idea of renovating it every now and again. No matter how well-made it is initially, even if you’re living in a perfect vacuum where nothing can penetrate through, over time, you’re certainly going to see some traces of wear and tear. To battle this, you need to embark on occasional renovating sessions. Now, if your room of choice that’s badly in need of restoration happens to be your living room, you’ve come to the right place alright. In this article, we’ll talk you through the process of painting your living room in five simple…

  • 6 DIY Car Maintenance Jobs
    Cars

    6 DIY Car Maintenance Jobs

    Did you know that you can save money by taking on some of the most common auto repairs yourself? Some of these tasks can be done quickly and easily, without spending lots of money. Doing these repairs yourself can help you save a significant amount of time and money. Did you know you can find parts for your DIY repairs at junk yards in Utah? Air Filters This requires little to no tools and takes 10 minutes of your time. You should get a new air filter every year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can have your car spend a day at the mechanic, or you can…

  • Transform Your Small Bathroom
    Around The House,  DIY

    How To Transform Your Small Bathroom For Under $150 DIY

    Most homeowners would love to have a spacious bathroom. Unfortunately, not every home has the spacious bathroom that the homeowner would like. If you have this problem, you have a few options. You can either sell your home and buy a new one with a bigger bathroom, however, this can be a huge hassle that isn’t worth it just for a bigger bathroom. Second, you can build an addition to your bathroom. If your bathroom is not located in an area where an addition would be possible, this also wouldn’t be a good option. Fortunately, there are ways to make your bathroom look larger by making a few cosmetic changes.…

  • New Projects
    DIY

    New Projects: How To DIY It

    So, you’re on a budget? Or you would just like to take matters into your own hands when it comes to keeping your home in order? Whatever the reason may be, you have decided to get more hands on. – Great! Doing it yourself can not only save you a lot of money, but it can be really rewarding too – looking at something that you’re proud of, knowing that you, and only you done it. If this sounds like your kind of thing, here are a few ideas to get you started on a project or two. Flooring Got some new flooring and don’t want to have to pay…

  • DIY Must-Haves
    DIY

    Are You About to Start A Project? DIY Must-Haves Before You Start

    If you’re like a lot of Dads, you might only DIY when you’re in the right mood. That flash of inspiration leads to excitement that leads you out to the shed or garage or basement. The trouble with DIY whims is you’re often unprepared, lacking a plan, and working without the right kit to get the job done right. Not only could this lead to huge disappointment with a poor outcome, but it could be downright dangerous. Here’s a quick kit list that you should have stowed away ready for your next flash of inspiration: Goggles No, they may not do much for your sex appeal. And no, they don’t…

  • Repairs
    Around The House,  DIY

    Don’t DIY: Repairs That Should Be Left To The Experts

    DIY is a useful skill to have; you can save money on simple repairs, teach your kids to be self-sufficient, and you can keep your house in good condition for a low fee. However, there is a reason that plumbers, electricians, and other professionals haven’t gone out of business. There are some repairs that are too dangerous for you to do yourself, and attempting to tackle anything too complicated could result in further damage, and an even bigger bill to have your handiwork redone properly. Worse, you could seriously injure yourself, and the person helping you. It’s good to spend a weekend doing easy home improvements around the house, but…

  • Painting DIY Dad
    DIY

    DIY Dad: Jobs You Can Do Without Risking Life And Limb

    Most dads like to think of themselves as capable amateurs when it comes to DIY. If something goes wrong around the house, we often feel like it’s our duty to roll up our sleeves and have a go at fixing it. Many of us also enjoy doing a bit of DIY on the weekends to spruce up the house and get it looking shipshape. Sometimes, it’s wise to leave maintenance and repair jobs to the experts, but there are some jobs you can attempt without risking life and limb. Here are some examples if you fancy honing those DIY skills. Painting and decorating Have you decided on a color change…

  • DIY Solutions
    Around The House

    Some Common DIY Solutions to New Home Problems

    If you’ve moved into a bit of a “fixer-upper” then you’ll be prepared for the amount of work that has to go into your new home. However, even if your new home looks perfect at the moment, it might not stay that way. You may change your mind regarding how it looks, or some undiscovered issue may finally emerge. In any case, making home improvements can be a costly process. Taking the DIY approach, however, could save you a lot of money, while also proving hugely rewarding. New homes can throw a lot of problems at you, but most of them will be manageable. Here are a few of the…

  • Man Cooking for Valentine's Day
    Life,  Marriage

    6 Last minute DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Wife Will Love

    If you are just now seeing all the hearts and flowers in the store advertising that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, don’t worry! You haven’t missed out on giving a gift. For some, Valentine’s Day falls at a time when we don’t have much money and doing a homemade gift can sometimes be time consuming. The following six ideas will help you surprise your wife (or significant other) with something sentimental and budget friendly on Valentine’s Day. Dinner Cook her dinner! If you are not known for your culinary skills, this is an even greater treat for your wife. There are thousands of recipes that you can find…

  • 5 Professional Repairs To Improve Your Home
    Home Maintenance

    5 Professional Repairs To Improve Your Home

    Home repairs are essential for keeping your home looking its best and maintaining its value. Unfortunately, many people put off minor repairs or take a DIY approach when they should be seeking professional help. From roofing to heating and cooling, some types of home repairs require a professional’s expertise. Here are some repairs where you should rather hire a professional. Roofing Repairs Shingles may seem like small pieces of material, but installing them requires special skills and tools. It can be dangerous to work on a roof if you don’t have the right equipment or experience. A professional roofer will have the right safety gear and know how to identify…

  • 3 Helpful Tips on How to Tackle Your Kitchen Renovation
    Home Improvement,  Money Matters

    3 Helpful Tips on How to Tackle Your Kitchen Renovation

    When you’re working through home improvement projects, you will likely agree that the kitchen is the biggest job of the home. If you plan on a complete remodel or renovation, then this is even more true. While it can be overwhelming to think about all the work that goes into renovating your kitchen, as well as the fact that you will be without a kitchen until it’s done, it’s well worth taking the plunge and getting it done. Here are some tips to help you take on the task. Planning is Your Friend If you’re taking on any big project, whether it’s in your personal life or at work, then…

  • 5 Ways You Can Be More Proficient Around the House
    Around The House,  Home Maintenance

    5 Ways You Can Be More Proficient Around the House

    Knowing DIY is crucial for any homeowner, yet as the generations pass, fewer and fewer people seem to know how to hammer a nail or even level a picture frame. The reasons for this are understandable enough. It’s easy to find experts to do the hard work for you, but you may find yourself stuck in an emergency one day, so it’s worth knowing some basic home improvement skills to make you more proficient around the house. If you don’t know a spanner from a hammer, here are some ideas to help you. Take A Class Taking a class is perhaps the very best way to improve your skills. These…