Essential Daddy DIY Skills

Being good at DIY is sort of in the daddy rule book. Well, it’s sort of in the man’s rule book as well. Most women will expect the man they’re with to know a bit of handy skills around the home. Perhaps changing a door handle, being able to redecorate, and really fixing anything that seems to break. What we love is that mums are now super independent and take on a lot of this themselves, and we are true believers that both parents being able to do some DIY is the best way to go about things. But, we… [Read More]

I Had A Go At Repairing My Sash Windows

I’ve had a look at the outside wooden sills on my sash windows and I really think that it might be a job for a DIY enthusiast. Sash window repair doesn’t seem all that complicated, to my understanding we simply cut out all rotten section of timber, treat it, splice the timber back as neatly as possible, and then fill joints with a two part filler designated for external repairs. This is within range for a DIY effort I think. Here’s a look at the problem, I’ve marked in pen around where I intend to cut: I would then sand… [Read More]

Preventing DIY Disasters: A Guide To Getting It Right

DIY is a very popular hobby. If you’re handy around the home, you can save yourself a fortune at the same time as taking great satisfaction from the fact that you’ve fixed that leaking tap or put a shelf up in a matter of minutes. While DIYing can be hugely enjoyable, there are risks involved. You only have to watch the TV or flick through magazines to know that DIY can end in disaster. If you’re keen to get it right every time without fail, here are some steps to follow. Pexels Plan every project in advance You may have… [Read More]

Outdoor DIYs: Fun Projects For The Backyard

It might not be the right time of year to be outside in the garden, but spring will roll back around before we know it. If you’re planning ahead and thinking of projects you can complete next year, these three ideas will help to keep you busy! A garden shed A garden shed can be so much more than just a shed. It can be a workshop, a man cave- a place to create and utilise your tools. If you enjoy woodturning on a lathe, brewing beer or trying your hand at metal forgery in your spare time then this… [Read More]

How to Get Your House Ready for the Winter

As the nights get longer, we tend to spend more time at home, and want it to be as supportive and comfortable as possible. You will need to winterise the home to avoid paying an arm and a leg for heating your house. At the same time, you need to make your rooms more comfortable and functional, too. As a DIY enthusiast, you can make a few adjustments that will make a lot of difference in your family’s life. Find out more below. Insulating the Flooring You can improve the comfort level of your home if you winterise the living… [Read More]

Top DIY Jobs that Anybody Can Do

Having DIY skills is always a good thing. In fact, when you are able to get jobs done around the house yourself, you will soon see how easy it is for you to save time and money. If you are not good at DIY and if you want to try and expands your skill set then there are a few ways that you can do this, and the jobs listed below should be more than enough to get you started. Repainting Wooden Furniture Repainting or even refinishing wooden furniture is a fantastic alternative to buying brand new pieces. This is… [Read More]

Overcoming The #1 Reason Home Renovation Projects Fail

As a fan of DIY and home renovations, it is almost certain that you will have experienced the odd failure along the way. In many ways, there is no particular harm to this: after all, you’re not a professional, so the chances of getting everything right, every single time, are incredibly slim. However, while understandable, it is incredibly frustrating when a home renovation project doesn’t work out the way it should. You will experience a series of losses: the time lost to a project that didn’t deliver the expected result, financial losses, and – in the worst cases – a… [Read More]

Creating A Disney Themed Bedroom

We moved into our current home about three and a half years ago and like a very typical painter and decorator, I never get around to doing any decorating in our own home! My six year old twin girls bedroom was in desperate need of re-decorating. The walls on one side had been plastered in football player posters using sellotape by one of our girls, and the curtains were Disney’s Frozen themed which the girls had up in our previous home, and they were looking seriously tatty and were definitely passed their sell by date! Their bedroom was in need… [Read More]