Tag: DIY

Posted on 08/08/2022
DIY Ways to Integrate Solar Energy to Offset Cost & Improve Backup Power
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 07/11/2022
DIY Guide: Radiator Cover Shelf
Radiator covers can be expensive and difficult to make. One of the major reasons decorating or hiding a radiator presents a problem for homeowners is not all radiators are the same dimensions. Luckily, creating a simple floating shelf is a great way to make your radiator attractive and functional no matter the size. Here's all the info you'll...
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Posted on 06/27/2022
How to Build a Workbench
A workbench offers a handy way to store your tools in your garage or shed, as well as a place to work on tasks or hobbies. You don’t have to head to the store to buy a workbench for your home. Instead, put your woodworking skills to the test by building your own workbench. The following tips provide...
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Posted on 06/20/2022
DIY Furniture: The basics
Making your own DIY furniture might be simpler than you think. While DIY furniture ideas range from simple to elaborate, there is guaranteed to be an option for every skill level and timeframe. Whether you want to build a coffee table, potting bench or just add some farmhouse style to your existing decor, building with wood is the...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
3 Ideas for a budget-friendly floor project
With so many DIY options available, it’s never been easier to tackle your home’s flooring projects. However, there are a few key items to remember, such as material cost and experience required for installation. Here are some ideas for cheap flooring ideas you can DIY: Paint your linoleum or laminate flooring It’s simple to dress up drab linoleum...
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Posted on 02/21/2022
DIY Pest Control Hack Gardeners Should Know
Dealing with pests in your garden is frustrating. What’s worse is that with the plethora of pest control options available on the market it can seem impossible to make the right choice. This is especially tricky if you want to avoid using harsh chemicals present in most of the leading insecticide brands. Luckily, there are DIY options that...
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Posted on 02/07/2022
Turn a Wooden Pallet Into a DIY Herb Garden
There are few things more satisfying than cooking with your own fresh herbs. However, growing your own herbs is not always convenient in small spaces. With a vertical herb garden, you can fit a dozen or more different plants without taking up a ton of patio space. Plus, you can build the garden yourself. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 01/31/2022
Radiator screen wall organizer: Functional DIY office decor
For simple and stylish DIY office decor, consider repurposing a radiator screen. Metal radiator screens come in a variety of metals, finishes and designs, making them a great option for a wall organizer. Here is a quick guide to making your own office wall organizer out of a radiator screen: What you'll need Radiator screen (either thrifted or...
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Posted on 01/24/2022
Making Wall Art From Reclaimed Wood
Wood seemingly past its prime is being reclaimed to create awe-inspiring walls and other interior design elements. Part of the reclaimed popularity revolves around the language we use to describe it. Although tidying up lumber and using it for a second purpose is nothing new, it became trendy under monikers such as vintage, upcycled and refurbished. These days,...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
DIY Guide: Wooden Pallet Garden Walkway
Wooden pallets are a budget-friendly source of reclaimed wood and can inspire countless DIY projects. For those who love casual and rustic garden pathways, a pallet might be the perfect place to start. Using just a few materials and tools you can create a wooden plank path for your outdoor space without breaking your budget. Here we’ll go...
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Posted on 11/01/2021
Here's What's Trending In Exterior Design Right Now
Whether you’re remodeling or building a brand new home, staying up to date on the latest trends can be an enormous source of inspiration. While not every trend will be perfect for you, knowing what’s popular can help you find the best possible options for your own home. Here are the biggest trends in exterior design to know...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
DIY Wall Art On a Budget
Decorative wall art doesn’t need to cost a fortune. It also doesn’t require any formal artistic training. There are several simple ways you can create beautiful wall art inexpensively and easily using basic materials you buy at the craft store. Here are some of the best ideas for making your own decorative wall art: Paint With Masking Tape...
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