Archive for the ‘DIY tips’ Category

Painting DIY: how to make wall patterns

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Your home is your own asset and you have all the rights in the world to provide it a look that you like it to have. Painting of the entire home is a critical issue which requires deeper thinking and exceptionally good thinking. Though you might not be a painter by yourself, still you can paint yourself to make wall patterns as per your needs and preferences. This is a pleasure for everyone to get their home the look they wish to provide.

At present, there are a number of tools which can help you to create your textures and designs. The Texturing Tool is an example of such a tool which can help you to create your own textures and designs. You need not be a professional painter for using this tool. You can use the instructions that come along with the tool to get the best designs and textures which you would be proud of.

Building a pet shelter

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

There are a few things that you need to take care of when it comes to building a pet shelter. The first thing that you will need to do is het the size of the shelter determined. The size will depend on the pet. As the pet will use the shelter only for escaping from the elements, the shelter does not have to be very big. However, you have to make sure that floor of the shelter is long enough for letting the pet stretch. The height should be just enough to let him stand inside.

Note down the circumference that is made by the pet when he turns around. Take these measurements and add a few inches more to it to give enough room inside the shelter for movement. The doorway should be a few inches higher than the head of the pet. These are the things to consider when you are building a shelter for the pet.

DIY tips to fix your bathroom door

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Bathroom is the most important and the most risky place of the home. It is a place where most of the accidents occur. People slip and fall easily in bathroom due to the wet slippery floors. The door of a bathroom is a very vital point which requires lot of attention.

The bathroom door is the most used door and also the door which gets wet easily. Thus, in order to prevent the door from getting ruined you should keep a check that the door does not get wet. The door should be easily unlocked from both the sides. If the door cannot be easily unlocked, then it will not allow you to provide the medical assistance required in time of any accident.

The bathroom door needs a lot of care as the door should be clean. You should always make sure that no fungus type substance appears on the door. A good quality muriatic acid and toilet cleaners must be used to clean the door at least once a week. So if the door looks dirty, it disturbs the beauty of the home.

How to install furring strips to concrete walls

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Construction, ConcreteInstalling furring strips to concrete walls is a pretty easy job which can be done even by a layman with a little knowledge about it. The furring strips are installed to sheetrock the concrete walls. You need a few kiln dried studs, fluted nails for concrete and nail glue.

The studs are to be placed along the wall to its complete height. Apply glue on the bottom plate or on the wider side of the stud and adhere the stud to the wall. Use drill with masonry bit to make holes on the bottom plate. The holes should be at a distance of 16” and penetrate the concrete wall and mallet the nails in the drilled holes. Once the bottom plate is installed, then start with the walls. The vertical studs are to be placed in the same manner. Once the glue sets properly, you will have installed furring strips on the concrete walls.