Construction / 14.03.2018

Working with concrete is something most of us will experience at one time or another when we work on our homes. It may be something as simple as a sidewalk or as complicated as footings for a foundation wall. But what exactly is "concrete"? Key Concrete Ingredients Concrete contains three basic ingredients: cement, aggregate, and water. Cement, or Portland cement, is the glue that holds everything together; a fine, dry powder that solidifies and becomes quite strong when mixed with water. The majority of concrete is the aggregate. Aggregate is...

Featured Image, Reviews / 28.02.2018

When you want to get your internet up and running, it pays to invest in a decent modem. For all you cable fans out there I’ve got the answer to all your connection speed woes. With this simple to follow user-friendly guide, you’ll have everything you need. So, who am I and why and I qualified to write about all this tech? Well, I’m a lifelong techie geek with a penchant for all things digital. I also know a thing or two about getting online and stopping annoying...

Featured Image, Reviews / 22.02.2018

When those hot summer months come knocking it can be a real grind staying cool inside. If you want to sit back and relax what do you do? Well, I was, faced with this very same question just a couple of weeks ago so let me tell you what I did. I shopped around for a humidifier big enough and strong enough to take care of my entire home. The great thing about this is that you can do it too. To get you off to a fast start...

Featured Image, Reviews / 22.02.2018

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or to expand your fabrication business, a 3D printer is a great investment. This new era of compact tech is changing the game by offering everything from homemade toys and custom gifts, to rapid prototyping and product refinement. If you want to get in on the act, then there’s never been a better time to take a look at what the market has to offer. The only difficulty is knowing where to start. To help you out I’m happy to reveal that...

DIY / 18.02.2018

The fireplace is a natural gathering point and focal of any home design. Giving the fireplace surround and hearth a makeover with a new tile design can be an easy way of updating the look of the whole room. Simple fire place tile designs can be installed quickly and easily by homeowners willing to work carefully and place close attention to detail. The Current State of the Fireplace Hearth and Surround Before beginning the tile project, take a look at the current state of the fireplace. Is there a hearth...

DIY, Renovations / 17.02.2018

Grout is one of the biggest concerns of homeowners undergoing a bathroom renovation. Will white grout discolor? Can anything help keep the grout clean? How does one repair grout if it cracks? What color grout should be used? Many homeowners will be concerned that they are installing tile that will just make the maintenance of the bathroom more difficult with all the grout involved. Today’s grout has come a long way from previous products, however, making many of these concerns a thing of the past. Choosing the Grout The first step...

Featured Image, Reviews / 12.02.2018

There’s nothing better than looking back on memories of days gone by is there? With a mountain of slides up in the attic you’ll no doubt have boxes full of memories to enjoy. The only issue is knowing how to transfer them to digital storage so you can continue to enjoy them for years to come. Luckily for you, I have the answer, and it’s called: The Slide Scanner. These handy pieces of kit have everything you need to transfer your beloved 35 mm films into digital formats in...

Featured Image, Reviews / 12.02.2018

When all you want is a reliable source of hot water, it can be more of a headache than you’d think to get it up and running, can’t it? I know the feeling because I’ve recently been there myself. No matter what I tried, I was always running out. Sure, my storage tank would refill and then give me more, but waiting is such a pain in the neck. I knew there had to be an easier way, so I set to work investigating what’s out there. Luckily for...