Re-building the deck, cutting out the rot!

Re-building the deck, cutting out the rot!
As I wrote in this post, there are options to save a rotting deck rather than replacing the whole thing. Decks are enormously expensive mostly because they are regulated in design and construction and they must stand up to the elements. Because of this, if not designed correctly and constructed with the right materials, decks ...

How I fixed the deck and upgraded its appearance!

How I fixed the deck and upgraded its appearance!
One of the things I remember when I first moved in this house a little over year ago was my contractor Dad saying “you need to take care of this deck otherwise it is going to cost you a lot of money to replace it”. Well I finally listened to him. After noticing that the ...

Paint those cabinets white!

Paint those cabinets white!
Of all of the DIY fixes for outdated cabinets or doors, the easiest and cheapest is a coat of white paint! As you saw from my introductory post, the house we moved into over a year ago was saddled with 80's-era oak cabinets in the kitchen. Fortunately for us, the cabinets were in extremely good ...

DIYhomefixes an introduction

DIYhomefixes an introduction
Welcome to DIYhomefixes.com, a new place to get ideas and a bit of confidence to tackle your home improvement ideas. We are writing this blog for those of you who want to learn about some simple ways to transform your house on your own, without paying someone else. There are lots of simple ways to ...