Home Improvement

Explore tips & tricks to improve and transform the specific aspects of your home for the better – from home exteriors, furniture, walls, and ceilings to garage, flooring, and outdoors.

Home Improvement

Cement Vs. Concrete
| Updated July 19, 2022 | Published September 9, 2020

Concrete is often confused with cement since both are used synonymously. But they’re not one and the same. Knowing the basic fundamentals of these construction materials will help you distinguish the differences between the two.

Types of Carpets
| Updated August 4, 2022 | Published September 9, 2020

Hardwood has become the flooring of choice for many people over recent years, however, carpet has many benefits and is well suited to certain areas of the house more so than some types of wood, tile, or laminate. Carpet flooring adds a softness to a room, both aesthetically and functionally. It works well in bedrooms and playrooms, where it provides a warm and cozy feeling against bare feet or a soft and cushiony surface for babies and toddlers to crawl on or fall down on.

Save Energy in the Home
| Updated January 12, 2021 | Published September 8, 2020

As global warming is becoming a threat and to cut costs, homeowners are turning to sustainable materials & energy-saving home methods. This is the complete & practical guide to saving energy in your homes.

Drywall Alternatives
| Updated July 21, 2022 | Published September 8, 2020

Do you have a plan to build a new home and aren’t keen on installing drywalls? I don’t blame you! Who likes the hollow knocking noise that drywall produces. I know I don’t. This is why I’ve listed the best drywall alternatives that I’m sure you’ll love, especially after learning more about the drawbacks of drywalls.

Types of Light Bulbs
| Updated October 27, 2020 | Published September 8, 2020

If you’ve ever made a ‘quick’ trip to the grocery store to replace a dead light bulb, only to find yourself wasting what feels like a whole day perusing the lighting aisle, then it will come as no surprise that there are literally hundreds of different types of light bulbs. You may even have come home with the wrong lightbulb, having gotten confused by the many abbreviations used and the huge array of sizes.

Types of Measuring Tools
| Updated July 10, 2022 | Published September 7, 2020

This is the comprehensive guide to measuring tools.

In this article, we’ll learn about many varieties of measuring tools with pictures, and their uses. Let’s get started.

Coffered Ceilings
| Updated August 25, 2022 | Published September 3, 2020

Coffered ceilings are a work of art in their own right. They are ideal for creating texture and architectural elements on a plain ceiling. The design of coffered ceilings can be customized to suit the homeowner’s taste. However, these types of ceilings aren’t perfect for every home. Here is a rundown of what coffered ceilings are, their history, why you might consider building one or more in your rooms, and how to install them in a day.  

Door Locks
| Updated September 3, 2022 | Published September 3, 2020

Here we look at the various types of door locks and how they differ from each other to give you a clear understanding of which lock will be best for you.

Wood Siding for Home Exteriors
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published September 2, 2020

If you want to renew the exterior of your home, wood siding is one of the most attractive options that will turn heads for years to come. This aesthetically appealing material is highly versatile and comes in a variety of profiles, from modern planks to traditional shakes. And the best thing about wood is you can paint or stain it any color you like to match your home’s exterior.

Beadboard Ceiling
| Updated July 14, 2022 | Published September 2, 2020

Beadboard ceilings are often associated with Cape Cod style homes with their welcoming interiors. This type of ceiling appeals mostly to traditional homes because of its simple and uncomplicated style. The beadboard ceiling panels of cottage homes have a way of adding texture to the entire space without overwhelming the overall decor.

Exterior Home Siding
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published August 31, 2020

Siding gives is what gives your house exterior its definitive shape and feel, and also affects some properties of the interior. There are many options for exterior siding, each having its upsides and downsides (pun intended). All the choices and sometimes drastic differences between the materials can be confusing and overwhelming for someone who is new to the topic.

Living Room with Sectional Sofas
| Updated July 14, 2022 | Published August 31, 2020

Whether you want a casual or formal layout for your living room, multi-functional sectionals help maximize seating, especially in large spaces. Sectional sofas have evolved over the years and today’s designs are much more sophisticated. But contrary to popular belief, sectional sofas aren’t just fit for large living rooms. These versatile seating options are also perfect for small spaces as they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And aside from the size and shape of sectionals, there are the texture and fabric finishes that you’ll also want to think about.