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6 Times You Should Not DIY a Home Improvement Project

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HGTV makes everyone feel as if they’re only a couple of power tools away from being home renovation masters. But don’t be fooled. There’s a reason building and construction trades are considered skilled jobs.



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Tackling a home renovation project requires more than an eye for design and the ability to match colors. You also need to understand how the various parts of a structure fit together, and you may even have to (gasp) do some math.

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What’s more, a home improvement project done wrong can be expensive to fix, or even dangerous. Before you end up with a DIY disaster, here are six times when you should probably call in a pro.

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1. You don’t understand what you’re doing

Yes, this seems so obvious, doesn’t it? And

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There’s a new DIY advent calendar perfect for home improvements lovers and you can get it from Wickes

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IF there’s someone in your household who loves a bit of DIY then we have found the perfect advent calendar to buy for them this year.

The Draper Tools advent calendar includes a measuring tape, adjustable wrench, a selection of pliers, hexagon keys and a ¼” hex magnetic screwdriver with 31 different insert bits.

This Draper Tool calendar comes with 49 different surprises - perfect for creating a brand new tool box

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This Draper Tool calendar comes with 49 different surprises – perfect for creating a brand new tool box

It also comes with a handy, sturdy case to keep everything safe and organised.

The limited edition calendar will be available from stockists nationally around the country and online, including Wickes, from end of October.

It’s Recommended Retail Price (RRP) is just £34.99, although individual retailers can set their own prices.

The full list of contents for the calendar is:

  • 1x 2m Measuring tape
  • 1x 100mm Adjustable wrench
  • 1x 115mm Combination pliers
  • 1x 115mm Diagonal pliers
  • 1x
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DIY fan gives outdated kitchen an amazing makeover using Wilko bargains & saves a fortune by doing EVERYTHING herself

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A DIY enthusiast has shown off the incredible result of hard work and creativity after completely transforming her outdated kitchen on the cheap.

Rachel Rose wanted a brand new kitchen for her Glasgow home, but wanted to keep the costs down – so took to it with a paintbrush instead giving is a bright, modern makeover.

Rachel Rose gave her kitchen a cheap makeover and it looks incredible

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Rachel Rose gave her kitchen a cheap makeover and it looks incredibleCredit: Rachel Rose/ Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It/Facebook

Opting for a white-wash, modern look, Rachel, who shares her home interiors on Instagram, said she achieved the look by painting the cupboards with Wilko paint and tackled the work tops with modern marble-effect sticky-back plastic.

But the DIY fan thought of everything – even a solution for extra storage.

Rachel said she picked up some storage extenders from The Range for just £3 which helped her declutter and store more in

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Try These DIY Cocktails With the Simplest of Ingredients From Your Kitchen

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The white spirits have often been unanimously hailed as one of the most popular when it comes to cocktail making. With the colourless, distilled spirit of vodka being a common favourite for so many, the 4th of October is celebrated as International Vodka Day. This day raises a toast to this one-of-a-kind creation in the world of spirits. While the origins of vodka lead back to the 14th century, the word vodka stems from the Russian word ‘voda’, which means water, attributing to its production process, unique taste and versatility. Distilled and fermented, vodka can be made of grains, potatoes and even grapes! Its refreshing and fresh flavour profile can be moulded into any way that flatters the drink by adding the simplest of ingredients. While it’s traditionally consumed neat in a lot of countries, the liquid has been internationally known for its
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DIY Boom Continues to Drive Demand for Home Improvement Stores

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Home improvement stores are on track to permanently land in the essential services or daily needs category, which retail investors have focused on for years. This year, home improvement activity has increased dramatically, and 40% of consumers have indicated that they plan to continue home improvement projects beyond the recession, according to research from the NPD Group. The activity has driven home improvement store sales up 11% this year.

During the pandemic, home improvement stores have become the second fastest growing retail segment in both brick-and-mortar and online sales. In lawn and garden, tools, paint, kitchen and bath and hardware segments, each saw a double-digit increase in both online and in-store purchases. The average shopping trip also increased 10% compared to the average trip in 2019.

Home Depot Versus Lowe’s

Placer.ai, which also looked closely at shopping trends in the major home improvement brands, found that Lowe’s saw an early

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DIY Home Improvement Retailing Market- Actionable Research on COVID-19 |Technavio

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Advent of E-commerce will Drive the Market Growth During the Forecast Period

The DIY home improvement retailing market is expected to register a CAGR of over 4% during 2020-2024, as per the latest research report by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201001005479/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement Retailing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Request for Technavio’s market report estimates including pre- and post-COVID-19 impact on DIY home improvement retailing market. Download a Free Sample Report on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic analysis.

Due to the extensive spread of the virus across the globe, the Consumer Discretionary industry is anticipated to have Negative impact. The DIY home improvement retailing market will showcase Negative impact during

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40 Easy to Make DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

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Halloween is a great time for decorating. Many people spend days, not to mention a small fortune, making their homes look scary and fun. The truth is that you don’t really have to spend a fortune on Halloween decor.

40 Easy to Make DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

You can actually make some great pieces to display for the holiday. Because its fall, the colors are great for the period between Halloween and Thanksgiving so many of these DIY projects can carry you through until the Christmas decorating season. There are so many wonderful ideas in our Halloween decor collection and you get instructions on how to make everything.

If you want to spook up your home or just add a bit of autumn to your decorating, you can find a number of great ideas to give your decor a Halloween look, without spending a lot of money. The projects are easy and so great that you may even

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Top 50 Home Decor Youtube Channels for Home Decor Ideas, DIY Projects and Interior Decorating

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1. Simple Home Art Decor Ideas

Simple Home Art Decor Ideas About Youtuber We give you ‘Simple Home Art Decor Ideas’ included with unique tips related to the topic.
Frequency 2 videos / month
Since Nov 2014
Channel youtube.com/channel/UC2Go..
Youtube Followers- n/a . Views Count- 36,532,764 . Video Count – 138

2. Hermione Chantal | DIY Home Decor YouTube Channel

Hermione Chantal | DIY Home Decor YouTube Channel England, United Kingdom About Youtuber I love making DIYS, crafts, clothes and room decor, and I’m always creating things on a budget! My channel is all about DIYS, life hacks, and things you need to know to get organised and create your dream space!
Frequency 1 video / week
Since Feb 2013
Channel youtube.com/user/LillaRosax/..
Youtube Followers- 463,000 . Views Count- 45,120,311 . Video Count – 329

3. HomeMadeModern

HomeMadeModern Boston About Youtuber HomeMade-Modern.com is an online design source that shares design ideas with hopes of inspiring people to make more of the

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9 Little-Known Tips for DIY Interior Painting

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Many homeowners possess basic painting preparation. They know that it’s important to use drop cloths, painters tape and stir paint thoroughly. But did you know that a golf ball can help maintain paint quality, or that microwaving paint tape can make it more manageable?

With most DIY painting projects, knowing a few additional painting techniques can lead to the most satisfying results. Storing paint properly and using the right tools can ensure that you prevent blemishes and cover surfaces evenly.

These nine DIY painting tips can help you improve the quality of your work and save time and money in the process, whether you’re preparing to sell, changing your decor or doing some routine home maintenance.

1. Don’t let your paint dry out

A half-empty can of paint will dry out. Drop golf balls into the paint can to fill the air space, or place plastic wrap under the lid,

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DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Case

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I am just slightly excited about this DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Case I am sharing today.  Ok, just kidding.  I’m giddy!  I shared a little sneak peek on INSTAGRAM last week, and I am so happy to finally reveal the whole thing!  I have imagined it in my head, and the results are even better than I was hoping.  I have always wanted a full length mirror.  It makes checking out the final outfit before heading out the door so much easier than using the reflection of my glass shower door or my blank computer screen 😉  I thought it would be so great to add some function to this new mirror.  May as well kill two birds with one stone! I decided to build a big storage case behind the mirror to hold all my goodies and I am LOVING the results!  Here is how it turned out!

DIY Bathroom Storage Cabinet

DIY Bathroom Organization

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