Tips for Bathroom Makeovers on a Budget| An Infographic

I moved not too long ago, and have wanted to redo my house ever since.  However, I’m working on a budget and within the parameters of my lease.  These great tips for bathroom makeovers on a budget is giving me all kinds of ideas for my space.

Are you having a case of home envy?  I know I am!  I’ve been watching a lot of home improvement tv shows lately, and I’m totally like “Heyyyy…why can’t my house look like this?”  Or, even worse, I get the idea that “I can TOTALLY do that!”  Uhhh…no.

While I am handy, there are some home remodel projects I just don’t want to take on.  On the other hand, there are lots of projects that we – that’s you and me – can totally accomplish in a weekend, and on a budget.  Much like the Redecorating a Bedroom on a Budget, it doesn’t take much to do a bathroom makeover on a budget.  
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Why You Need More Powerful Tools


right tool right job Why You Need More Powerful Tools

Everyone who is working as a service technician, or even in their personal workshop, needs to be sure they are using the most powerful tools that are right for the job. Tools from a company like Powerbuilt allow the service technician and home craftsman to get the job done without worry that the tools will break down. The purposes for the tools listed below can change the way people get their work done.

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8 Easy and Simple DIY Home Repairs


As any homeowner can tell you, it seems that there’s always something that needs to be fixed.  Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a  squeaky door, or a stuck lock, it can start to add up.  Even if you’re not the handiest person in the world, there’s no need to allow certain household nuisances such as a leaky faucet to drive you crazy. Here’s a list of easy DIY home repairs and common fixes that anyone can do themselves.

easy simple diy home repairs 8 Easy and Simple DIY Home Repairs

With a little bit of practice, and a trip down to the local hardware store, you can tackle these DIY home repairs andprojects on your own.

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5 Tips for Swimming Pool Maintenance Safety

5 Tips for pool Maintenance Safety

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My husband Ed laughs when someone asks him if I’m detail oriented. I tend to be a spreadsheet type person – I like to do things in a regular order. It just makes life easier. Ed is the other way – he picks up after himself if he happens to think of it. So we work better if we set up a schedule for swimming pool maintenance. Here are 5 tips we have found helpful:

1) When the kids aren’t home. During swimming pool maintenance, Ed is handling chemicals that can be harmful before they’re diluted for use in the pool. They might contain up from twelve to ninety five percent chlorine. If the fumes from that are inhaled, or if some flies into the air, it could be a real danger. So we plan our maintenance schedule for a time when the kids are at soccer practice or some other activity. That way we do not have to watch out for the children while we’re trying to safely handle pool chemicals.

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Start Saving For Home Repairs

Start saving for home repairs

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Saving for home repairs is a great habit to start.  Some home repair and improvement projects are planned for months or even years in advance. Other home repairs seem to sneak up on us when we least expect them. Either way, the most stressful component of most home repairs is the cost. Too often, you end up spending more than you bargained for.

Be Prepared for Disaster

Home ownership is expensive. You pay your mortgage, insure the property and pay taxes. On top of that, you perform routine maintenance projects that keep everything running smoothly. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, something is going to go wrong sooner or later, and it’s usually at the worst possible time. If you volunteer to make Thanksgiving dinner for the family, your oven will suddenly go on the fritz. If you open up your home to visiting relatives, it’s a sure bet you’ll discover rotten boards beneath the toilet in the main bathroom. These experiences may be stressful, but they can represent opportunities as well.

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin Water Heater!

Joshua Tree, CA
I used to live in the California desert in a fantastic old house. This house was a great ranch style house that had been built in the 1940’s and updated in the 50s. And by updated, I mean floor to ceiling pink tiles in the bathroom, polished chrome built in fixtures, and a copper double wall oven in the kitchen. It was obviously someone’s dream home. Miraculously, it had remained pretty much untouched, except for new carpets and paint.
Being that it was in the desert, from May through September, it was hot! It’s a dry heat, they say. Well, sure, but when it’s 110 degrees and feels like a blast furnace, it doesn’t really matter if there’s humidity or not.