For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term DIY, it is actually an acronym for Do It Yourself…and this tiny acronym has taken the country by storm!
Many items come with lots of special features. Sometimes you can save money by not buying those features. For example, I recently replaced the garage door opener. When doing my research, I chose a make and model that would work best for me. I noticed a big price discrepancy however, and realized that the same product was being sold two different ways. One included the keypad that was installed outside the door, and the other one didn’t. I decided that I did not need the keypad, and saved myself $60 on the price of the opener.
In Britain, if you need to replace glass in a window or door, or conservatory, there are strict building regulations on the types of glass that must be used; in which case you would buy new to ensure the glass met the appropriate standards laid down in the regulations; but for other small projects around the home and garden it’s more of a case of using common sense.
You can purchase some all-purpose premixed green cleaners that are mostly vinegar & water with a few essential oils added but many times these cleaners can leave streaks, especially if your flooring is a darker color. I am including a recipe that my aunt passed down to me once we had finished installing ours a few years ago and it works well for me.
The window sills on the side of the shed (home DIY workshop entrance) are from several pieces of 50mm (2 inch) slate I found just laying around the garden when we first moved in; and for the front end facing the house I used a spare coping stone for the windowsill. The soffit is a more recent addition being an offcut left by a builder when we had our fascia boards replaced.… Read More