Some things in life -- such as fixing your own car or DIY home improvements -- might appear dangerous or risky, especially if you've never done them before or you tend to err on the side of caution. They also might be more doable than they look. Here are ten daunting things you probably likely can handle on your own.
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Home improvements often mean moving things around, which involves measuring to make sure everything fits. You might jot your window or wall measurements on paper when you move into a new space, but if you want to change something later on, you'll probably have to take the time to measure again. Luckily it's easy to immortalise your numerical handiwork: just set it and forget it with a label maker.
If your house is sitting on stumps, chances are you will have some sort of particleboard base which acts as the main floor support. It is what your flooring surface is resting on and this is called a subfloor. Over time, as plywood subfloors that sits under carpet expands and contracts, the nails can come loose and the subfloor separated from the floor joists. Although it's not a safety concern, it's an annoyance: squeaky floors under your carpet.
You rely on your fridge, dishwasher, oven and laundry to work, and work well when you need them. The last thing you want is for them to fail, or cost you a ton of money to repair or replace. Here are five simple tips from US News Money to keep those appliances in good, working order for the long haul.
You might feel up the creek without a paddle if you need to transport a full sheet of plasterboard but you only have a small car. Strapping the plasterboard to the top of you car isn't a great option because it can easily catch the wind and snap. So how do you get that plasterboard home in one piece?
If the TV ratings for The Block are anything to go by, Australians have a keen interest in house renovations. Home improvement solutions company HalfPrice has assembled some fascinating facts and figures on this national obsession -- from the most popular building projects to the most profitable places to renovate in Australia.