Woodworking is awesome. You can do so much with so little and make it look so good, while having a good time. Anyone can do it. It’s a matter of cutting, gluing, nailing, and screwing wood together, topped off with a finish. BUT, to do it right, ending up with a nice project takes a bit more, so we offer the following 5 basic tricks that will help you start crafting like a professional. That’s what you’d like, right? You want to be proud of your woodworking projects and you’d like others to admire them and the work that you put into them. Most of all, you want to complete nice looking projects. You don’t want to end up with
Spring time is a great time of year to dust off those tools and bring some of that wonderful energy into the house after the terrible winter we went through this year. I recently interviewed several property buying companies to see which springtime improvements add the most value when they consider buying or selling a property. I then used online property valuation tools such as ones from Property Cash Buyers to see the values before and after improvements. The value differences that I found helped me to narrow down the top three tips for sprucing your home up for summer.
Whiteboard tables are a great tool for collaboration. A collaborative environment gets you to better results faster. By promoting cooperation, you are ensuring seamless and effective work flows. Take for example a school setting. Student collaboration works better when everyone can contribute with an all-inclusive collaborative tool. The chalkboard is one example of such tools. Since everyone has equal access to it, ideas grow faster and better results are achieved because more brains are working.
Autumn is here. There is no escaping it, and you know it. If you’re like me, then you knew this and had a plan in place for the summer-to-fall transition. If this is new to you, then you’d better read the rest of this article! This fall checklist will help you plan for a smooth winter and keep you ahead of the curve.
How to Build an Outdoor Tiki Bar Who doesn’t love the thought of an island vacation? The sound of crashing waves, drinks with those cute little umbrellas, and of course, a Tiki Bar. But even if a tropical island vacation is beyond your budget, you can still enjoy that tropical feel by building your own Tiki Bar.
Is your home lacking that one statement piece of furniture or decoration because you can’t afford it? You don’t have to wait for your home to be chosen by a house makeover TV show, all you may need is just one dollar in your pocket! Here are some projects that were created at the cost of less than one cup of coffee. The following pieces from the Pratt Institute of Design were made with just one dollar and with materials found inside your own home: egg boxes, magazines, and plastic bottles to mention some. You’ll be surprised at how easily you can recreate them and end up with the most impressive design pieces.
Selling a home, be it your first or tenth, can be a hassle when it comes to determining your selling price. Credit advisors and financiers know that home buyers are ready to pay up to an average of 16% more if a house has all the modifications that they find important. There are plenty of articles out there that will give you good, bad, and conflicting advice. From building a wood deck to remodeling your garage, adding rooms to tearing down walls; who has it right? Well, we thought of a couple of good home upgrades that have helped some of us at resale time. BUT we also believe in asking experts before we go willy-nilly with amateur advice. Take
Are your in-laws a drag or a delight? Are they excited for any excuse to visit their favorite child-in-law, or are they always looking for new ways to criticize you? Whether your relationship with your in-laws is good or bad, hosting them for the holidays can be difficult. Perhaps you’re short on space. Or maybe you rise and retire on completely different schedules. Or you could have home improvement issues that make life difficult even without guests. This list could go on and on (trust me). Whatever your situation, there are manageable home improvements you can do to make the in-laws’ visit easier on you — and on them.