DIY Home Improvement

Of course, nearly everyone as at some point tried DIY home improvement. But does it increase the potential selling value of a home after? According to interior designer Scot McAllister:

“Home improvements, their costs and their resultant profits are not a precise science. For this reason, it’s hard to specifically quantify what works and what doesn’t. For example, laminate flooring has undergone a popularity nosedive due to the market being flooded by so many photographic plastic options.”

McAllister continues with:

“Their cheapness has created a stigma – and even expensive options have become tarred with the same brush. When replacement costs start ticking away in buyers’ heads you don’t need to be Carol Vorderman to understand that offers will be reduced.”

DIY projects that increase the value of a home

To raise the value of a house, you need to carry out DIY home improvement projects that will definitely withstand the test of time. For example, if you do have laminate flooring you can install vintage wooden doors.


To install wooden doors, you would need a screwdriver, a pair of thick gloves, 4-inch door-frame screws and a hammer. To remove the door from the frame, simply unscrew the hinges from the door frame.

Get that old door off

Once the hinges come off, slowly ease the door from frame itself, taking care not to damage the edges. You would want to of course, preserve the old door for use later on. Home values go up when front doors are beautiful- so choose the replacement door properly.

Another interesting DIY home improvement project that can raise the value of your home is replacing worn out bathroom tiles. If the tiles are more than a decade old and you plan on selling within the next few months, now would be the opportune time to replace the tiles.

Replacing worn out tiles

The replacement of worn out bathroom tiles is a bit more difficult than the first project, Of course, the tiles in the bathroom can no longer be recovered completely intact, so make sure you can dispose of the broken tiles immediately afterward.

Designer tiles can be put in place of the old ones. Designer tiles employ a variety of new colors and textures that will naturally emphasize the dimensions of the bathroom.


For this project you would need a few sacks for tile disposal, a large chisel or a crow bar and a mallet or an equivalent. If possible, work the tiles when they are wet as this reduces friction and lessens dust clouds during working. Drive the crowbar against the underside of the tiles and slowly work around the tiles.

Ease the tiles off the floor, making sure that none are left behind. Smooth white cement may be used to install the new designer tiles after the bathroom floor has been re-leveled.


Justin Ray, an interior designer for the TV show How Not to Decorate warns people:

“A bad DIY project will always detract from the resale value. Anything that looks unprofessional, such as a badly-fitted kitchen or uneven plastering, will get buyers wondering.”


Bedroom Furniture in Summer

There’s never a better time to give your home a new look than summer. The season allows you to paint your walls with your windows open and your furniture outside where there’s a lot of fresh air to dissolve potentially harmful fumes you may inhale. When you’re thinking big time renovations such as redoing or changing your roof, summer is all the more perfect. This time of year is all you need to give your living areas those new, exciting spices. And while it’s tempting to work only on where you welcome guests, your bedroom should be given as much attention.

Actually, your bedroom should probably be your focus because this is where you’ll spend most of your time in when you’re at home. Your bedroom furniture is also what bears the brunt of your daily wear. Count the number of hours you lay in your bed each day, including nights when you’re tossing and turning because sleep is elusive. How often do you sit on that chair while brushing your hair and marveling at it endlessly on your dresser’s mirror? How much have you wiped off your closet’s finish as you desperately try to find a good outfit to wear to the office each day? It shouldn’t hurt giving this part of your home the care it needs to offer you a more comfortable experience each night you retire in it.

A good way to begin your bedroom improvement project is to build a miniature scale model of your room or to simply draw a floor plan where you can arrange and disarrange the bedroom furniture you have. If you’re thinking of getting a new set, having a concrete picture you can manipulate such as a scale model or drawing will give you all the advantage of moving things around without even touching them yet. Your bed, nightstand, cabinets, study table and that warm, cushy couch should be all in the right places. Experiment with the arrangements and remember that balance is the key to every well-furnished living space.

Compared to getting new furniture, giving old pieces a new look is so much more exciting because they pose a challenge that may be difficult at first but is very rewarding once you’ve pieced things together. You have to think of colors, textures, visual weights of the pieces and how to make them come together so that they’ll end up looking like a whole new set you bought at once. The challenging part is how to mix everything seamlessly so they come out as an effortless match.

It would be wonderful to have all the reasons to want coming home to your bedroom at the end of each day. Give it a nice do this summer when you have mother nature on your side as you repaint your walls and furniture or simply refinish them.

Furniture removals

Stop stressing about Furniture removals

Think about your blood pressure! Ok, you’ve got to move home, or rather, want to move home, and the day of the move draws ever nearer. You have a couple of choices about Furniture removals; you can either pack it and shift it yourself, or bring in an experienced removals company. Do you really want the hassle of completing the move yourself? What about the Furniture removals that you have taken part in over the years? Remember how tiring they were, how stressed you felt at the time and the amount of stuff that was broke during the Furniture removals. It’s coming back to you now isn’t it?  Don’t make the same mistake again, get in touch with specialists in Furniture removals and they’ll help you to move with ease.

Pick your own service

Now that you’ve established you’ll be using the services of experts in Furniture removals the next step is to choose the type of service that you require. The basic service will be one where you pack your belongings and the removal company picks them up, puts them in their truck and takes them to your new home. Other services are available though as part of the Furniture removals. You can leave everything in the hands of the Furniture removals specialists if you like. They’ll pack everything, shift everything, and unload everything once it arrives at the final destination. Pay a little more for the Furniture removals and all you’ll have to do is pop the kettle on when you arrive at your next home.

Take the hassle out of moving home

Bring in experts at Furniture removals right from the start. Ask them to send an estimator around to your home to give you a quote for the work involved. This way you’ll have a full picture of how much the Furniture removals are going to cost.  Come the day of the move everything will be packed up neatly, transported safely and unpacked with care at your home for the next few years. You can make removal’s day simple with professional Furniture removals. Make your dream move memorable and not a day that you’d rather forget with Furniture removals completed by a vastly experienced experts in the industry.