Category Archives: DIY

Shipping Container Homes

Eco-friendly shelters made out of used shipping containers are big right now.

As the name suggests, these are made from shipping containers which are refitted for use as modular homes; modular meaning they can be tailored to fit the size requirements of their owners.

There is a surprisingly large number of designs, sizes and uses for container properties – houses, granny flats, shops, hotels, offices …and like Mudgee’s latest offering to coffee-lovers, cafes! Continue reading Shipping Container Homes

For you’re a jolly good seller

Just a flourish with the paintbrush can put some wind in the sales.

It is possible to add $100,000 of value to some properties by spending just $10,000, provided you learn to do most of the renovation yourself.

Experts say few property owners who embark on a quick, cosmetic renovation achieve sky-high returns. It is more likely you will get back $3 or $4 for every dollar you spend, but only if you focus on maximising profit with minimum outlay and tackle these critical areas: Continue reading For you’re a jolly good seller

How to maintain your swimming pool over winter

Now that it’s time for your swimming pool to close shop for the winter, most people simply throw the cover over and forget about it.  When the weather warms up, you’re then faced with getting that browny-green pool crystal clear again so the kids stop badgering to get back in!

The most economical way to maintain your pool is to:

CONTINUE TO LOOK AFTER YOUR POOL Continue reading How to maintain your swimming pool over winter

Creative ways to make more storage space in your house

For many, having enough storage space can be a real challenge. Almost everyone is guilty of at least one closet, cabinet or drawer crammed with stuff that hasn’t seen the light of day in years.

By adding more storage space and making a few minor improvements, you can solve a lot of problems, make your life less stressful, and actually increase the value of your home. If you search the internet, you’ll find some really creative and clever home storage solutions that anyone can take advantage of.

Here are a few ways to create more storage space and turn your presently cramped home or apartment into a spacious environment.

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Christmas Lights Safety Tips

A house lit up with Christmas lights is a beautiful sight to behold. But stringing lights across your roof and around your home can be a real safety hazard if you’re not careful. So before you flip the switch to dazzle friends and family with your spectacular light show, take a few moments to run through a quick safety checklist. Continue reading Christmas Lights Safety Tips

DIY: How to repair a hole in the wall

If you have plaster walls in your home, chances are you’re going to have some kind of damage.  It could just be cracks but very often, you’ll get a hole in the wall where furniture or a wayward door has accidentally hit it too hard.

Isn’t it funny how we usually manage to ignore this damage until it’s time to sell! So here’s a quick fix on how to patch a hole in a plaster wall — you’ll be wondering why it’s taken you this long to do it! Continue reading DIY: How to repair a hole in the wall

Preparing Your House For Sale – The Room That Sells

The kitchen is the one room that can make or break a sale. It is usually the most expensive room in any house, so, if you are selling your home, prospective buyers don’t want to see a kitchen that needs a total upgrade.  This doesn’t necessarily mean a total re-fit; there are some small things you can do to make your kitchen immediately more appealing to buyers. Continue reading Preparing Your House For Sale – The Room That Sells