How to: Do It Yourself

Most of us, at some point in our lives, will have to do simple renovation and repair works in our homes. There is a lot that can be done by yourself, as long as you have an idea of what you are doing. On this page, you will get brief introductions to how to do the most in-demand home improvements and home repair works. Although much can be done by yourself, it is also important to know when to hire a professional to get certain jobs done right. This is especially true for everything that has to do with foundations, construction, plumbing and electricity.

Setting up your private study

11 Apr 2020

Perhaps one of the rooms I was the most excited about re-doing was my own private study at home. Whether you use this space for work or hobbies like writing, reading or discovering new online casino games on sites like, it’s essential to create a peaceful and relaxing space which allows you to focus and fully immerse yourself in the task at hand.

The must-haves obviously include an ergonomic desk and chair which are comfortable for your back and neck. The way you position your computer or laptop and keyboard is also key to ensure that you don’t strain your hands, arms, neck and eyes. If you intend to repaint the walls, make sure you choose a soothing colour like a pastel colour that will help you feel focused yet at ease. If there is a window or door in the room, also make sure that you position your desk in such such a way that the sunlight doesn’t interfere with the monitor (the ideal setup would have the desk located to the side of the door or window, so that the sunlight comes in from the side and does not fall directly onto your screen).

Use your imagination

Other adjustments you could make to create the ideal office space include getting a plant or two to make the room greener, and also having adequate shelving for your books or files. It’s amazing what a couple of bookshelves can do to give your study a welcoming feel, even if you don’t ever pick up those books! For the floor, we prefer having a fitted carpet or parquet flooring, which adds to that cosy feeling that most of us seek from our own private study.

And last but not least, avoid having your study in an open area or corner of the house; being able to close the door will enable you to get the peace and quiet you need, especially if you have a family!

Repairs and Renovations

10 Mar 2020

There are numerous TV programs dedicated to the subject of repairing and renovating houses, whether to move into or sell on for a profit. Even the clumsiest of people will be able to take on tasks once thought beyond their capabilities. Painting and decorating can even become a pleasure!

Renovation Mistakes

6 Feb 2020

When renovating a building, it is essential to know how to do it right. However, it is also crucial to recognise some of the most significant mistakes that need to be avoided. Doing research on this subject will save you from making (and having to fix) some potentially expensive errors.

Painting a Room Without Calling in a Professional

8 Jan 2020

For certain home renovations, you have little choice but to hire a professional, but painting a room isn’t one of them. By planning ahead and following a few simple steps, you can do it yourself with minimal effort and stress and at a much lower cost.