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Architect Sarah Deeds used to live alone with her cat in a 700 square foot attic floor apartment. To create a guest room in her one bedroom space, she built a bookshelf ladder up to a loft (She’s not a carpenter, but she’s spent years learning to build her own furniture and tinkering on her home).
Then her boyfriend, carpenter John McBride moved in with his dog. To create a home office (for her) and a practice space (for his beginning cello), they built a 120-square-foot backyard studio from salvaged self-milled redwood (see our video Architect & carpenter craft tiny backyard 120-sq-ft studio)
Last year, they added one more to their household with their baby Willa. Her bed is in their room, her changing space is in the living room (and to keep the litter box out of the baby’s way, they built it into the closet with a cat door through the wall for access), but for now, they’re still happy with their small home because it helps them keep life simple.
Deeds Design: http://deedsdesign.com/
Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/livework-professional-suburban-family-3-diy-setup/
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1. A a cheap custom remnant rug Use fabric medium and acrylic paint.
2. Adhere some gold leaf to canvas pillow covers.
3. Modernize your childhood dresser with a fresh coat of paint ..
4. Paint and frame four doormats for a faux-wood headboard.
5. Or, nail salvaged wood together to get a minimal but warm headboard.
DIY part 1: http://goo.gl/HJSqwL
DIY part 2: http://goo.gl/tt9edF
6. OR, dumpster-dive for an old door, and paint it a fun color.
7. Turn a 1×1 cubby into a sleek side table use IKEA expedit shelf or similar.
8. Or, screw some hairpin legs to a stained or painted crate.
9. ~Orrr~ build your own wooden top for your hairpin legs.
10. Cover a boring mirror with a lovely fabric
11. Warm up your entry way with an Anthropologie-like paper flower garland.
12. Cover an ugly planter with a pretty rocks cover.
13. Pick out some tough fabric and sew a slipcover for a utility bucket.
14. a custom living room ottoman from old pallet with foam, batting, and fabric.
15. a portable ottoman for small apartment from an old cable spool.
16. Add simple legs to an IKEA table top to get a midcentury-style coffee table,
17. Mount a cool octopus art shower curtain on a basic wood frame.
18. a pretty framed shadow shelves from old picture frames and wooden boxes.
19. Glue felt around wooden dowels to get a cheap and pretty magazine holder.
20. Recover and paint ugly cheap chairs to get a pretty guest seating.
21. Hot glue paint chips to the inside of a poster frame for a dry erase calendar ..
22. a pretty plant stand from Balance a marble tile on a copper pipe frame.
23. Secure an old suitcase to a TV table for a small but stylish All-age soda bar cart.
24. Turn a couple of IKEA pieces into a trendy drink table with some gold spray paint.
25.a simple hanging shelf from a sisal rope and painted board
26. a colorful bench from a piece of wood with a pretty blanket and hairpin legs.
27. a beautiful succulent planter from two bowls and some concrete.
28. pretty mini hangers or cute ombré pots for your kitchen window.
29. Edge a simple round mirror in copper tape.
30. Or, adhere copper leaf to a framed mirror.
DIY use metallic leaf: http://goo.gl/qcq899
31. Drill holes in the side of a ceramic pot and turn as hanging garden decor.
32. a plastic or wooden dowel for the hang air plants with copper spray paint for your bathroom
33. Marble a vase by floating nail polish in a bowl of water.
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The Most Beautiful Driveway built with Concrete Brick Pavers By N. Ricardo’s Brick Pavers, Inc.
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Imagine having your new driveways, pool decks, side walks, patios, walkways, steps, walks and other custom designs built with the utmost quality.
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Here’s what one of clients has to say about a new recent driveway remodeling project done in Miami:
This is the time of the year to give a boost to your home’s appearance, isn’t it? Aren’t you tired of that old driveway? What about that out of style patio?
Gorgeous walkway recently completed by N. Ricardo’s and
We are experts building driveways throughout the entire South Florida. We know every code there’s to know from any city. We can help you to get the permit either from the city or from your own association. It’s a breeze working with us. We will help you every step of the way.
You can count on experts to install your new driveway. This (Shaddock Lane Boca Raton FL) is a beautiful marble driveway recently completed at the Bocaire Country Club in Boca Raton. See, when a professional is really good at what he does, the word of mouth works wonders. At the same Condominium (Bocaire Country Club) we have built 4 driveways (2 marble + 2 brick) and 1 marble pool deck. 95% of our clients come from words of mouth. You can be certain that means something. You watch several videos of the work we recently completed: http://www.brickpaversmiami.com/Photo…
Dear Mr. Ricardo,
Our new brick paved driveway and patio which your company installed have added much value to our property. From start to finish, we were impressed with your timeliness, honesty, and great team effort. Who knew you could install a well constructed driveway in just a few days! We really enjoy the new look of our front yard and we have had lots of compliments from our neighbors. You and your company will be highly recommended to our friends.
Sincerely, Rafael and Julie Trujillo …. 16 CT Fort Lauderdale FL June 2007
Note: Just get in touch with us and after we give you a free estimate we will let you know Rafael and Julie Trujillo email and phone number above. This way you may contact him and get the specifics of the work.
“May 29, 2007
Dear Mr. Ricardo,
Please accept our thanks for a spectacular job performed by your company. Our pool deck and patio areas look absolutely beautiful with the new pavers. We are especially impressed with the paving job done on our waterfront patio which is winding and very intricate. You are quite the artisans!
When our new shrubs are planted, we feel that our condominium will have the loveliest waterfront in Pompano Beach in part, thanks to your efforts.
Gael M. Corbin, Secretary Waterbury Condominium Board of Directors”
Thank you so much the wonderful job you’ve completed at my house at the Bocaire Country Club in Boca Raton. I loved it. Your team finished the job on time. I particularly appreciate the attention to detail that was given every step of the way. At all times the site job was very clean. For me that is very important. I am a very detail oriented person.
Nilson, thank you for advising me which material to use in this project. The quality of the marble and the color that you’ve suggested were great! The final result was exactly what I was expecting.
I was dazzled with the skills you and your crew demonstrated setting the pattern with the four different sizes of Turkish marble. Very impressive!
Every time I’ve approached your crew they were very polite to me.
I was so happy with the work that you’ve performed at my place that I’ve mentioned you to a few friends at the Bocaire Country Club. I am so glad that a few of the them already hired you to execute projects at their houses.
Looking forward to hire you again in my next project”
Mrs. Pickman 17136 Cassava Way
Boca Raton, FL 33487 (561) 994-6459″
Note: Thanks for Mrs. Pickman recommendation I am completing my 5th project at the same condominium in the Bocaire Country Club.
“I am so happy with the professional service I received from you and your company. There isn’t one person that doesn’t come to my house and compliment the work you have done. I would definitely use you again, and also as you already saw, would recommend you to anyone that asked me.
Thank you so much for your wonderful work!
Note: Mr. Chelminsky recommended my company to three different friends at the same condominium in Miami. And everyone is absolutely happy with the results of the work.
Just get in touch with us and after we give you a free estimate w
Why spend thousands to pay for someone to repair your asphalt driveway when you can do it yourself. If you haven’t already cleaned and repaired your driveway visit http://youtu.be/FSrVEUaL7YE.
For this project you will need an asphalt sealer, paint brush and an asphalt driveway brush with squeegee. Apply two thin coats one that runs horizontally and then one that runs vertically from left to right. To begin sealing, after mixing the sealant thoroughly, use a brush to mark around the edges. Using the squeegee or the brush pour sealant and even out on the driveway. Be sure to apply the two thing coats first horizontally then vertically. Allow the sealer to dry according to the manufacturers instructions.
A once cracked driveway, now is cleaned, repaired and resealed. For more helpful videos visit https://www.Lowes.com/Videos.
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This very simple wood gate looks very clean and modern. The iron is galvanized and the screws in the wood has been covered with plastic. The hinges are heavy duty. The whole project was done very well.
Gates Los Angeles is a division of Mulholland Security Centers, Inc. We have been in the security business for over 20 years and have fabricated and installed security gates for hundreds of Southland families and businesses. We now have offices in North Hollywood and in Malibu.
Many large co-operations, gated communities, management companies and neighborhoods rely on Mulholland’s expertise and education in the security arena. Mulholland is a security company that has earned a sterling reputation for quality work. Our tradition is one of excellence.
We have a A+ Better Business Bureau rating and have won every Angies List Superior Service Award for as long as the company has been in existence.
Our Automatic Gate Fabrication, Installation and Repair Company is made up of a dedicated individuals who are routinely produce gates that exceed the expectations of our customers. We are the longest running and most respected gate service in Southern California.
Our reputation has been developed years of quality driveway gate service.
Lots of people are interested in driveway gates and fences because they want to add curb appeal to their homes.
Others were looking for added security and safety. It does not matter why, whatever your reason, our fence/gate contractors can make your vision become true.
If you are looking for a reputable, driveway gate company that sets and achieves high standards; then look no further.
At Gates Los Angeles Automatic Gate Repair Company we have designers and experienced iron, wood and stainless steel craftsmen who make gates and fences that are functioning pieces of art.
You will get all the help you need to design your own custom made gate. You might want a swinging gate or, possibly, a sliding gate.
Our Driveway Gates Service repairs and installs all the different types of gates and gate openers.
We offer different gates for different purposes and for both commercial and residential:
- wrought iron gates
- sliding gates
- swing gates
- overhead gates
- barrier arm gates
- automatic driveway gates
- electric gates
- parking garage gates
- driveway gates
- pedestrian gates
- walk through gates
We offer a Gate Repair & Install Service better than any other in Southern California. As a customer service oriented driveway gate company we know how vital a quality repair and installation is to our clients.
We understand that our typical Southern California resident wants to know they can get gate repair service at any time they might need it.
Our emergency gate repair service is on call twenty four/seven.
You can’t predict when you will need driveway gate repair.
Our gate repair service can address these issues and more:
- gate opener repair/installation
- exit loop installation/repair
- safety gate sensor repair/install
- gate motor installation
- broken hinge repair
- post repair
- gate wheels repair
- hinges welding
We can repair or install every individual part of a gate or fence and when it comes to costs; our price will be very good.
We also have an excellent intercom Installation Service.
Having intercom and phone systems mounted on the gates brings a significant increase in your family security and safety measures. We install a telephone entry systems and keypad telephone entry systems for both residential and commercial projects.
The rationale of having a intercom service on your gate is to be able to easily identify those who want to enter your property.
You don’t want people getting all the way to your door before you can identify them!
Our keypad systems can be set up to require people to enter a code for entrance. We also offer voice identification or visual identification systems.
There are many options for driveway gates and our Automatic Gate Repair Company experts will be more than happy to walk you through the possibilities and the process step by step.
If you have never visually experienced a wrought iron fence or gate then your eyes are missing out on something unique and appealing.
We only use the finest quality materials in creating our gates. Besides just fences and gates, we also make
- retaining walls
- security doors
- window guards
- pool enclosures
- dog runs
- pipe corrals
The do it yourself landscaping ideas you will find here are all about giving you, the proud do it yourself home owner, guidance into the different aspects of gardening and landscape design. I want to make sure that the investment you make today, will result in a beautiful landscaped area and give you enjoyment for many years to come.
From landscaping tips and hardscape ideas to help selecting plants, learn how to beautify your yard. Focus is on low-maintenance, year-round color.
Landscape design is easy when you break it down into individual ideas. Check out some of favorite landscape ideas and strategies for making a beautiful yard.
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Home improvement is one of those terms that covers just about anything. Do it yourself home improvement is the process of renovating, remodeling or making additions to one’s home without the use of a contractor. Do it yourself improvements are often performed to raise the asking price of a house before it is sold. Home remodeling can be a costly affair that necessitates some type of financing, however, do it yourself house improvement can often be achieved quite inexpensively.
Do it yourself improvements can include remodeling of a room, a garden or an entire house. A remodeling project, regardless of the size, requires planning and some major decisions so if you’re not up to d-i-y structural remodeling, consider a smaller project such as building a flowerbed out of railroad ties or stacked flagstones. Another easy remodeling project could be to build a garden pond. These small improvements can make a huge visual impact and improve the overall amenity and living space in your garden.
Do It Yourself Kitchen Renovations
A thoughtfully planned, well decorated kitchen is a sound investment in your home. Obviously, kitchen remodeling can be a major renovation project, however there are many do-it-yourself improvements that can be done in the kitchen. Do-it-yourself kitchen remodeling can encompass kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances. Upgrading cabinets, fixtures, and sinks in the kitchen can be daunting but can often be tackled by the home handyman, with a bit of expert advice. And, remember, kitchen (and bathroom) remodeling usually brings greater returns than modifying or adding leisure amenities.
Often a simple remodeling project can make an ordinary room beautiful. Do it yourself home improvement projects can be as simple as a small repair or repainting a room. Another small, or inexpensive project can be replacing the linoleum or carpet. Generally people categorize home improvement projects by the area where the improvement is located. Remember many projects require a permit from local planning authority. You may need to advise your home insurance company know about your renovations.
Home improvements can cover adding new flooring such as carpets, tiling, linoleum, wood flooring, or solid hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is a popular option as a do it yourself home improvement as it is durable, cost effective and easy to install. Vinyl or ceramic tile flooring can cost from $10 dollars to $40 dollars per square yard. Vinyl laminate flooring is ideal for a small budget home improvement job.
A small do-it-yourself house improvement plan usually does not require financing, however, larger projects often necessitate additional financing, or a house improvement loan. Refinancing refers to paying off the old loans and taking out a new mortgage on your home. The cost of obtaining unsecured loans is comparatively lower than secured loans and an unsecured loan is often advised for small home improvement projects with expenditures of less than $10,000. Secured home improvement loans are usually secured against your home.
Work to a Plan
Remember the old adage, “if you fail to plan you’re planning to fail”? Well, it applies to do it yourself home improvements as much as any other area of life. So take the time to draw up plans and a timetable to achieve your goals. If you find that you need to engage a contractor for any of the remodeling work review the plans and specifications prior to signing any contract. Get formal bids from a short list of three contractors on the same plans and specifications.
Do-it-yourself house improvement is more than just a new coat of paint and can have long term benefits for you and your family. Home improvements are a real investment, producing both a better house in which to live and an increase in the potential resale and value of your home.
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Changing the Exterior look and adding a little curb appeal is easier than you think! Here’s just one of many One day projects that can bring your dated or lackluster house a little style. Box columns are easily constructed using tools many homeowners already have or can be borrowed from your handy neighbor. I’m using everyday, dimensional lumber from lowes and home depot. The particular boards are 2X8’s and 2X6’s.
These columns are sitting on top of brick posts with concrete caps. The base block for the wood column, made from pressure treated lumber, is attached with an expanding masonry bolt to the concrete cap. Everything else is constructed with exterior grade decking screws. All screws are recessed into the wood with a special bit that drills a pilot and counter sink hole, it also keeps the wood from splitting.
Check back for more videos soon, this is the first of many. And if you’d like to see more, I also have two other YouTube channels. One, “The Homestead Craftsman” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWs… is all about being a craftsman, tools, wood, metal, leather, making, fixing and doing.
The second channel is “Square Inch” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lT… is specifically on the topic of another TINY house on wheels that I’m building. Check them both out and see what you think.
Thanks for watching.
These days many individuals are asking themselves; “Why should I make use of green cleansing items?” It might feel like it is simply another fad or fad yet lots of people in the cleaning sector and others entailed with the environment-friendly sensation believe that this is just the start of a social change away from the chemicals we utilize in our day-to-day lives. Traditional cleaning brokers contaminate our lungs with carcinogens, storm the durability of our invulnerable system, and subject us to unneeded physical anxiety. They are also slow to biodegrade, usually continuing to be existing in the planet’s dirt and atmosphere for generations. Why after that should we be servants to the advertising power of the cleaning producers these days that have made us think that we need chemicals to cleanse?
Toxicity: The facts …
o A 15 year research in Oregon, comparing women that didn’t function outside the home with females who did, discovered a 54 % greater fatality rate from cancer cells in the females who worked from house. The research recommended that persistent direct exposure to cleansing items played a job. (The Seventh Generation Guide to a Toxin Free Home).
o EPA studies of human exposure to air toxins indicate that in the house air degrees of a lot of pollutions could be 2-5 times, and periodically, greater than 100 times above exterior levels. Cleansing items and many others house products are among the root causes (Environmental Protection Agency-EPA).
o Approximately 85,000 chemicals are in usage today. According to the Breast Cancer Fund, full toxicological screening process data is available for just 7 % of these chemicals, and even more compared to 90 % have never been examined for their impacts on human health. (Breast Cancer Fund).
o Household cleansing items rate amongst the most poisonous everyday substances to which individuals are subjected … most chemical substance brands are not risk-free. Some particularly poisonous house cleaners feature ammonia, chlorine bleach, aerosol propellants, detergents, oil distillates and toluene. Many of these materials not only hurt the skin; they likewise provide off dangerous fumes that impact the person making use of the product and every person else. Signs from ‘the influenza’ to problems have been connected with items we utilize to cleanse our furniture, bathrooms and clothing, as well as air fresheners to keep our washrooms smelling enjoyable (Raymond Francis, M. Sc., Never Be Sick Again).
Making your residence much safer for your family members … Use naturally obtained, biodegradable non-toxic cleansing items. These items have actually proven to clean simply as well otherwise much better than standard cleansing items without the adverse effects related to the usage of dangerous chemical cleaning experts. A few of the major non-toxic cleaning products which are conveniently available feature: Simple Green, Green Works, Melaleuca, and even some house made products. Look for a later article detailing some green cleansing item dishes!
Some ideas to make your home more secure …
1)Open the glass and obtain a lot of fresh air circulation.
2)Be especially cautious of antibacterial cleaning services, all-purpose cleaners, paints, blemishes, aerosol sprays, and air fresheners.
3)Instead use all normally based non-toxic cleaning experts.
4)Fill your house with houseplants to aid wash your air.
5)Avoid the following chemicals: alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), ammonia, antibacterials, butyl cellosolve, chlorine bleach, diethanolamine, fragrance, phosphates, sodium hydroxide, salt lauryl sulfate.
6)Look for products that are naturally degradable.
7)Manufacturers that offer an abundance of information on their products Simply by changing your chemical, harmful cleansing items over to green, naturally degradable items you can conveniently make your residence safer for your family and animals. So exactly what are you awaiting? Go Green!
While chemical cleaning items are a superabundant in supermarkets throughout the country, there are lots of harmful side impacts that can come along with using them. An increasing number of people are approaching all-natural and risk-free cleaning products to decontaminate and disinfect their house. In addition, these items cost upcoming to absolutely nothing and could be located in nearly everyone’s residence.
Among the most prominent natural cleaning items is vinegar. This tangy and strong smelling liquid is the most effective versatile cleaner out there, and could be utilized for a large variety of cleansing features. Among the very best aspects of vinegar is that it not only sanitizes the location, but it additionally gets rid of odor. Because it is very acidic, it could liquefy hard elements like soap residue and mold. Vinegar can be used as an all-natural material softener, and is particularly valuable for those that are allergic to store gotten conditioners.
Another exceptional all-natural cleaning service is cooking soda. While its most popular use in the residence is for ventilating refrigerators, it can be placed anywhere to aid neutralize solid, unwanted smells. Baking soda could likewise be made use of as a severe cleaner for trouble areas in washrooms and kitchens. Numerous Houston house maid solution employees go for this over poisonous chemical cleaning experts any type of day.
Last but not least, lemons are another great facial cleanser thanks to their strong acidic degrees. Its most popular usage is for beaming copper and brass components in the residence, but it could also be used on difficult and greasy areas in the kitchen and washroom. Lemons likewise make for a fantastic all-natural deodorizer, and will certainly leave any space reeking citrusy and pleasant.