A house renovation is not as simple as what you see on TV. Many things can go wrong, especially for inexperienced homeowners.
Starting a new home design project can be an exciting time for anyone ready for a change in decor. However, homeowners sometimes get lost in their eagerness and simply forget to budget or think about the space.
Here are 14 renovation mistakes most homeowners make.
1. They don’t take photos of a utility system before starting the renovation.
It is best to mark all the wires and utility system on the plan. Taking a picture of the wall is also a good idea.
2. Placement of the light switch placement.
3. Opting for patterned and textured floor covering.
4. Floors that are either too dark or too light.
Dark floors will make all the dust pop up more, while white floors are a nightmare to clean. Go for a color that is something in between.
5. Not wrapping pipes with soundproofing material.
Your neighbors don’t need to know every time you flush the toilet. Some things are better kept private.
6. Laminate and wood floors in the kitchen.
These materials are pretty hard to clean in the kitchen, where you can spill almost anything every single day. Cooking is already tiring, so you don’t want to spend more time cleaning afterward.
7. Drywall bathroom ceilings.
8. If you have floor heating but without a timer.
9. No side walls in the bathroom.
To prevent water from staying in the corners collecting fungus, the side walls should be tilted. But if you’re lucky to find a tub that already has tilted sides, then much better.
10. No bathtub tilt.
11. Sharp drawer/cabinet handles.
12. “Fake” materials that look like real ones..
13. Wallpaper that creates shadows at junctions.
14. Not considering child safety locks on the windows.
A beautiful house means nothing if it is not safe for those who are living in it, especially for kids.
Man Shows The Easiest Way To Eat Pineapples
“This changes everything. I can never see a pineapple the same way again,” one netizen wrote.
If you’re a fan of fresh pineapples, you probably buy those that are already peeled and cut. It seems that one must have to be a wizard to cut a pineapple up, and without any trouble, so we feel that we'll just have to leave it to the professionals to do the hard work.
It's not like some fruits that you can easily bite into, you need to have more patience with pineapple as you need a couple of steps before digging into the delicious, sweet and sour fruit. But all of that is about to change! Thanks to a technique demonstrated by one netizen.
22 Upgrades For Everyday Things That We’ve Always Wanted
#7 can be very useful in job interviews.
There are a lot of daily inconveniences we all have grown so accustomed to that they simply fade into the background of our lives. Sure, things are being improved continuously but there’s still quite a few that need to be upgraded.
Some upgrades might not be the most glamorous things, but they could have a significant impact on your life. Here are 22 upgrades for everyday things we have always wanted.
1. Charging drawer.
8 Simple Ways You Can Help Bees From Your Own Home
#7 is beneficial to you, the community, and the bees as well!
There is little doubt that bees are important to the environment. These fuzzy little buzzers are responsible for pollinating plants around the world. Without bees, we wouldn't be able to enjoy our favorite fruits and vegetables. Luckily, there are simple ways that you can help bees from your own home.
The Honeybee Conservancy has revealed that honeybee populations are currently declining and it could be bad for us humans. In line with that, the organization has provided some simple tips on how people can ensure the bees' survival today and in the future. Here are eight easy ways you can help the honeybees.
1. Avoid harmful pesticides.