Your Most Hated DIY Problems Solved

On this blog, we love DIY. But there are some jobs that just suck. No matter how well you prepare, it always seems as if something goes wrong and ruins your plans. Here are some of the commonest DIY problems out there and what you can do to make your life a bit easier.Sealing Around The Bath Sealing around the bath is important for many reasons. It stops mold from growing in places where you can’t see it, and it prevents water from dripping down the side of the bath into the room below. In other words, it’s essential. However,… [Read More]

Home Essentials for Anyone Interested in DIY

Image Source When you read DIY blogs, there’s a whole wealth of information at your feet. But many assume that you already know the basics. This can make things difficult for beginners who are just  starting out and testing the waters of home improvement. Everyone has to start somewhere and there’s not much out there for the absolute beginner. But not to worry. If you’re a DIY novice, we’re here to help. Let’s start with the basic equipment that you’ll need to start out on your journey to fitting your own shelves and repairing little faults about the house. Here’s… [Read More]

Crafting The Garden Refuge You And Your Family Deserve

Flickr As DIY Dads, it’s tempting to improve our houses in any way we can deem appropriate. DIY is addictive once you become well versed in it, and it’s hard to not lend that creative eye to every avenue of the home space you have. You might have purchased a new home, and can see that the last tenant had a tenuous grip on what ‘DIY’ meant to say the least.  This is often most apparent in the outdoor space, as people often neglect their gardens in favor of their indoor comfort. This does make sense to a degree because… [Read More]

DIY Electric Work? Read This First

Pixabay Nothing fills you with quite as much pride as a DIY job done well. Not only do you have an element in your home that you’ve fixed or even created yourself; you can also save yourself a bunch of cash by taking matters into your own hands. Of course, some categories of DIY jobs are more complex than others. Fixing a leaky faucet tends to be pretty simple (although it can be more complex than people think, and it certainly isn’t without its risks). Sorting out cracks in the walls is almost self-explanatory. But when it comes to electricity,… [Read More]

Renovating Our Office Space At Home 

My wife and I are self employed and consequently we need a shared office space in our home. We are lucky enough to live in a big enough property to allow us to have an office of a reasonable size. I’m a painter and decorator and often have clients visit me to discuss colours and designs. It is much easier for me that they visit because I can show them on a computer what their ideas will look like and we can discuss colours, because as you can imagine there are thousands of colours to choose from nowadays. My wife… [Read More]

Feeling Ambitious? Here Are Some Home Renovation Ideas 

Do you have some free time on your hands this summer? Would you like to make some improvements to your home? Then you’ve landed on the right article today. I’m going to make some DIY suggestions in this post that could give you some inspiration. If you have a toolbox and some basic equipment, you could save a fortune. That is because most tradespeople charge a lot of money for their services these days. So, you should think about using your free time to manage the task yourself. There are lots of videos on YouTube that show you how to… [Read More]

How To Master ANY DIY Project

Do it yourself, or DIY – isn’t always the easiest thing to do in the world – especially by yourself when you are starting off. Anyway, no matter how skilled we get at household tasks, chores, and maintenance work, it always feels like our fathers, or grandfathers were a bit better. Maybe that’s what they felt like as well? However, no matter your skill level – there are plenty of ways that you can master any DIY task in the home. With the right tools, the right materials and knowledge as well as time, you’ll be well equipped to handle… [Read More]

The Perfect Playroom Project

Every new father wants to do his part for the child making their arrival, and as we can’t grow the babies in the way that the mother can, DIY is generally our best avenue. Building cots, setting up rocking chairs and painting the nursery is the way to be as prepared as we can be. A little pride in a project never hurt anyone and when your child outgrows the nursery you so lovingly put together, you need to think of the next one. Image Source If you are lucky enough to have the space for a separate playroom in… [Read More]

Quick DIY Fixes To Do This Summer

Photo:unsplash  Summer really is the best time of year. If you have children, then you can share in their enthusiasm for it. Every kid looks forward to the summer holidays and being there with them to enjoy it is one of the great pleasures of being a parent. It is also a great time to go away on holiday. You spend all winter and spring looking forward to escaping the everyday pressures of life and kicking back for a while. But if you are going to really start your summer off properly, you need to make sure that you finally… [Read More]

How to light up your shed

Throughout the winter months, my wife and I have continued to enjoy spending time in our garden. Whether this be watering the plants that we’d planted from seed back in March of last year, to tidying up the borders or simply sitting outdoors wrapped up warm with a hot cup of tea and watching the sun go down!  Usually though, our time in the garden often goes into the night. This is mainly because we have five year old twin girls so when we’re in the garden with them, we don’t actually get much done aside from soaking the patio,… [Read More]