Category Archives: Home Improvement

Starting a Home Renovation Project

A home renovation project can be time-consuming, but it can be worth all of the work involved when you see the outcome. There are some tips to keep in mind when starting a renovation; and some things you might want to avoid. There are ways to begin a project now if you have an idea of what you want to see different in the house.

Whether you want to do all of the work on your own or hire someone to do the renovations, it’s best to assess the home to find out what work would be best and what should be left alone. There might be parts of the house that don’t need to be improved or are not stable enough to withstand a complete renovation. Once you have assessed the home to determine the best ideas, then you can start looking at the materials needed and how much money you will need for the project.

All of the systems in the home need to function correctly. These include the electrical system, plumbing, and heating. Issues with the electricity or plumbing need to be corrected before the renovation is complete. It is also the best time to examine the heating and cooling system for any issues with the filter or how the system operates.

If you’re replacing appliances as a part of your renovation project, then consider getting energy-efficient appliances. Some states will offer a rebate if you purchase energy-efficient appliances. Other states give credit if you properly discard older amenities that are not energy efficient. A usual project in the kitchen is replacing appliances with stainless steel or replacing the cabinet faces.

Windows and doors can also have a dramatic effect on the home. You want to get something that will blend with the rest of the design of the house. If the interior is small, consider lighter colors and more glass on the doors to allow natural light inside the home. For added protection to wade off insects from coming inside the house, you can add a screen roll to the window. It’s cheaper and saves you money to buy bulk screen rolls

A Simple Living Room Wall Makeover with Photowall

Hubby and I did a little DIY project over the weekend to give this wall space a fresh perspective.

Our living room wall was bare like this. One time hubby put up a tarpaulin with a snowy landscape design to make our home feel festive for the holidays.

But even if the holidays had ended, we decided not to remove the tarpaulin, so now it becomes an instant background for every Christmases and birthday celebration at home.

Hubby printed a snowy Christmas scene on a tarpaulin. It looks like wallpaper from afar.

Photowall Offer

Last month, I got an email from a company representative who offered to collaborate by sending me a free photowall. I grab the opportunity because I thought it is the right time to make something out of this wall. It’s also very timely for Mother’s Day celebration.

We also thought that wallpaper would be easier to install than painting it.

Searching for the Right Design

With so many designs to choose from, I had a hard time picking one that stands out. Considering that we have a low ceiling house design, I surmise a wallpaper with a bold or solid design would appear asymmetrical when posted. It took me a while to decide which print design to choose.

I decided to go for the white marble design because of its simplicity and minimalist appeal. A white wall makes an ideal backdrop for a photoshoot. After picking the design that I like, I measure the wall, and then I placed my order using the code given to me at checkout.

I got my order on April 26 via DHL.

I received the photowall in 10 days. It arrived in two boxes, including two pouches of powder paste and hanging instructions. I was excited to start this project. Imagine we would be beautifying our living space without having to break the bank. This photowall costs around P27,000 in our local currency.

Easy Photowall Installation

Prepping the wall

Following the hanging instructions, we were able to finish installing the photowall in less than two hours. It includes cleaning the surface and covering the wall with paste.

Hubby ensures that he hung the panel straight

The Finished Product

We are happy with the result. The wallpaper is so smooth, and it looks like authentic marble from a distance. This project gave us a renewed hope to do more projects for the improvement of our house. This spot will be my favorite background when taking pictures from now on.

This photowall project is just the beginning of more DIY projects in the future. We are tackling one wall space at a time.

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Make Your Home Safe for Your Child

You may have read up on how you can take good care of your child. You feel like you are being a good parent overall because you can provide your child’s needs. Take a look at your home. Is it child-proof? Can you leave your child crawling or walking around the different rooms of your home without worrying that the child is going to get hurt?

There are a lot of children who are involved in at-home accidents. You do not want your child to be one of those that have to be rushed to the hospital because of different reasons. What are some tips to remember so that you can keep your home safe for your child?

  • Prevent Falls

One of the reasons why children have to be brought to the hospital is falling from high places. You can attach a safety gate to the places of your house that you want to keep off-limits from your child. Secure your stairs as well especially if your child is going to stay at the second floor.

  • Hide Other Equipment

You may have some items at home that you use to protect yourself from intruders like the best police baton but it can be a disaster if your child gets it and swings it around. You and your child may get hurt in the process. Make sure that you place it somewhere that your child cannot reach.

  • Install a Security Camera

This can be helpful if you are leaving your child with a nanny. You want to make sure that your nanny is treating your child right when you are not there. Look for a hidden camera for your home. For sure, you are going to find a camera that is discreet enough that people will never know that it is there.

One of the best things to remember is you should have tasers for sale. You can have the right playpen that will limit where your child can play. You should protect your child’s little fingers by keeping sharp objects away from your child.