22
Mar

DIY Interior Colours Made Easy

download (14)Interior walls have a unique purpose in either brightening the environment or it can give you a warm feeling of comfort. In choosing the right colours it is important to know the different variation of colour tones such as your analogous from monochromatic shades, complementing undertones that go well in your living rooms, bedrooms and other areas. A few great ideas for those who can’t quite afford to hire a professional, why not seek out interior designing schools and request for their students? They will be eager to assist with some fresh new ideas and usually come with a fraction of the cost or even offer to help for free on their uni project.

As you start to research the many themes and look that will sit well with your personal style, have an idea of what you are inspiring to achieve and work your way through each individual rooms and decide if you are going to blend the elements or have each room play out a different story. Colours are all about bringing life to an environment so choose from the thousands of colour options available when shopping for paint and always seek the expert advice of your friendly colour consultants and sales people.

When setting up your space what do you consider as the easiest option when cleaning up and tidying up after a project? Do you use a bucket of soap and water or do you chuck everything in the bin? By the use of the right cleaning agent, you will prolong your brush life span so that it is not an additional cost on your next DIY and how can you save money when buying your resources? Colour mixing is a great way to cut cost as combining two shades can give you a completely different feel for your next room. If you have three areas you want to work with then it will be much more cost effective to get creative and combine the two remaining paint!

Once you start learning about colours and how to identify their variations, how to avoid common problems and equip yourself with correct gear and tools, it will be easier to do it every year when redecorating and you only need to learn these steps in the beginning and as you become more in tune with your colour preference you will be able to show off your skills at dinner talks. A few themes that are popular today are your sleek and minimalist look, bohemian styles and many others depending on your personal touch. So enjoy painting and I hope your walls will reflect the best in you by the end of your new project.

29
Jan

A Do It Yourself Space Saving Solution

download (10)Closets can come in various sizes, but what they all have in common is that they’re never quite big enough. We always seem to fill them to the brim; move into a large new home, and in a few years you are at capacity in regards to space. In such cases a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space saving solution is ideal.

When rearranging the existing items on your shelf is not enough, it may be time to build a new space saving solution. As with most DIY projects, materials should be low cost, easy to install, and effective in their end-purpose. Wire shelving is a great DIY space saving solution, ideal for compact areas. The material is popular because of its price point and multifunctionality.

No matter your shelving project scope and size, wire shelving can help you get it done. Extensive projects like 3-walled walk-in-closets to in home garage storage can easily be set up using this material. Smaller projects like petite pantries or wire racks for your kitchen items can be done in half the time.

No Tools Required

No tools are required when you set up wire shelving. What distinguished this DIY project from others on the market is the fact that no tools are required for assembly. Everything you need comes in the box. Setup is simple as the poles screw together, the levelers or casters screw in, and the shelves are held by tapered locks. You’d be hard-pressed to find an easier storage solution!

Benefits of Wire Shelving

Sturdy design lets you load up your storage space with items. The sparsity of the grooves provide easy item access, good ventilation, and quick reach to your favorite products. Even when the shelving unit is loaded to capacity, the wire shelving lets in a lot of light. This is ideal for tight areas and workspaces like kitchens in restaurants.

You can always customize your wire shelving unit with wire shelf liners, which are placed on the bottom of wire shelving racks, allowing items to not fall through. Dividers let you organize your items with greater segmentation and finer levels of detail.

It feels good to maximize your space and know your items are placed in an organized fashion. Wire shelving units are a cost-effective and easy to install DIY solution. These products help you create a more efficient and stress-free home, saving you from having to hunt through your stuff for your favorite things.

 

11
Jan

Tips for DIY Carpet Installation

images (53)Before you decide whether to install the carpet yourself or hire a professional to do it, you should know that it can be a labor-intensive and time-consuming project. Make sure that you do your research on all the different steps that are involved in carpet installation when doing it yourself. The first thing that you will need to do is remove the old carpet and padding beneath it. Sometimes you can reuse the older padding but it is advisable to install new padding when you get new carpet. Before you rip up the old carpet make sure that you vacuum the carpet to help prevent excess dirt and dust from entering the air. You should make sure that you have all the necessary tools needed for carpet installation before you start.

Once you have the old carpet and padding underneath you need to vacuum the floor that was underneath. You will also have to remove all of the old tackless strips and then replace them with new ones. These are what help to hold the new carpet in place. If the strips are in reasonably good condition you can also reuse these. The first thing that you need to is put down the tackless strips and then your carpet padding. The carpet padding should overlap your tackless strips. You should use duct tape to seal the seams of the pads. It is important that you make sure that the seams do not overlap because this can lead to having lumps in your new carpet installation and can be a tripping hazard. Using a stapling gun staple the padding in place to make sure that it does not shift during the carpet installation process.

When doing DIY carpet installation it is very important that you make sure that the carpet is pulled tight against each wall before you secure it against the tackless strips. One tool that you will have to rent is called a knee kicker. This tool is used to force the carpet toward each wall. One end of the tool is padded so the one installing the carpet will kick, or hit, the padded end with their knee. It can be a very tiring job but is one that has to be done to make sure that the carpet installation looks like a professional has done it. You can also use a carpet stretcher, which is a simple hand tool that makes sure that the carpet is tight and flat against the surface of the floor. This tool is often used with other carpet tools like with the knee kicker.