Category Archives: DIY/Home Improvement

Building a dome shelter on your land

If you have a large piece of land, a farm or are even working for a prolonged period on a building site, there sometimes comes a point where you could do with some extra space. The extra space can be used for protecting vehicles and tools from the elements, as well as also provide you a secure storage facility to make sure everything can be kept safely. The cost of building a permanent structure often prohibits building something from conventional materials, so what alternatives is there that

Self Sufficient Living With Containers

If you’re looking to save the environment; save cash and get off the grid, then you should be looking at shipping container uses for home and office. Take a look at these three self-sufficient shipping container constructions.   Image by Jim Dickson via Flickr Home Number 1 Bill and Roseanne Glennon, a couple from Canada took to building their dream home – made from 30 used shipping containers. The sea-can home has gained a lot of interest from tourists and designers alike. But the

Simple home maintenance tips to avoid long-term costs

Owning a home can be an expensive business.  From general cleaning and maintenance, to repairs, updating fixtures, and redecorating, it can seem like there is always something that needs paying for.  As very few people have the luxury of being able to fix everything in one go, many homeowners feel that they are constantly paying for, and working on, their properties. However, these gradual payments are always preferable to those big, budget-busting costs that can occur when least expected.  For

Productive interiors: essential tips for functional office design

Many of us spend most of our working lives in an office environment of one kind or another.  Since living, let alone working, in an ugly or dull space is not conducive to personal happiness or production, the design of the office is something that you should consider long and hard.  The office environment has a direct and immediate impact on how workers interact and it influences their well-being, productivity and general health. Planning You need sufficient space to seat your employees, of

Designing The Ultimate Bachelor Pad

Just as a family home reflects the varied activities and interests of family life, so singles’ apartments should reflect individuals’ lifestyle and tastes. A bachelor pad that sends out all the right messages makes confident statements and transmits positive signals. Here are a few ideas to help get you started. The good news Once upon a time there was a widespread perception that single guys had no need to bother with anything resembling interior design and could continue to live in untidy