How To, Tips, and Advice

If you’re on a budget and would like to save a few bucks (so you can splurge elsewhere), or you’re unsure of how to go about creating the functional and aesthetic home of your dreams, or you simply love the thrill of accomplishment when you do something on your own, Homedit’s How-To section of articles is the ultimate helpful guide. Here are found tips and advice for a variety of home decorating questions and challenges.

How to Design a Cool Garage

Using a garage space for storage of a car is a good way to maintain your car. However, owning a garage space that can also be used as a functional and attractive space is no doubt a better idea. Designing a cool garage design will allow you to use the typical garage space in a useful manner. As your tastes and needs are personal, you need to consider the features of the garage that are vital to you and how to employ the space. The design decision will rely on whether you need the space as a workshop, spare living area, music practice space or merely as an attractive and functional storage space for varied household objects.

1) First of all, you need to decide the purpose which the garage space is going to cater.  A garage space for storage of a car is quite simpler to design rather than designing a functional garage space.


How to Make a Living Room Stand Out With Furniture

The living room is often perceived as being the most important room of the house. It;s definitely the largest and it’s where you welcome guests and family. The living room has to be comfortable and inviting but it also has to look elegant and stylish. So how can you achieve that? The answer is simple: with the right furniture you can make any room look stunning.


How to Select Library Furniture

Designing your home library with the appropriate library furniture is fairly a simple task. Unlike the furniture pieces of the other rooms, the furniture for the library is highly functional. You need to decide the mood that you wish to impart your library and accordingly buy the furniture pieces. You may create a perfect reading retreat with mahogany desk and leather chairs, or a luxurious haven with tufted ottoman and chaise lounge.

1) First of all, you need to measure the free space you have in your library. By taking measurements before the final purchases, you shall be sure that the purchased furniture shall properly fit in the available space.


How to Decorate a Very Tiny Bathroom on a Budget

Whether it is the guest bathroom, or a bathroom in the garden area, even the smallest bathrooms can easily be decorated by employing certain techniques and tricks. However, the task becomes slightly challenging when the project has to be executed on a strict budget but thankfully, there is a myriad of inexpensive small items available in the market that are known to enhance the look of your bathroom.

1) Firstly, you need to decide the color scheme of your bathroom. Since it is a small bathroom, you need to go for soothing light shades. The darker colors you select, the smaller the place shall appear. Select a hue that can be matched with the accessories easily such as soap cases, hand towels, etc.


Owning A Swimming Pool At Home – Is It Hot Or Not?

Having a swimming pool in the backyard is a dream come true. You can almost taste the fun and excitement that come with it, especially during the summer. But there are also many things that can be perceived as inconveniences. So is owning a swimming pool cool or just incredibly stressful?


First of all, it goes without saying that having a swimming pool is great during summer as you can get your share of fun without taking a step outside of your property. Your friends and relatives will definitely appreciate it too so, unless you’re really sociable, think twice before making a decision.

As for the landscape, a swimming pool gives you the opportunity to surround it with greenery and to give your backyard a tropical feel. You can turn this area into a beautiful oasis.

Swimming pool has immense fitness, health and sports benefits. Swimming is an aerobic activity and a good cardio workout. With a swimming pool in your backyard, you have the exceptional opportunity to keep your body in shape and work on your muscles, bones and joints.


If you choose to have a swimming pool in your backyard then it is mandatory for you have to proper fence and door locks installed. Privacy is important. An alternative can be to surround yourself with tall trees and dense vegetation.

Swimming pool installation cost ranges from high to low, but the low range is also quite a lot of money and cannot be afforded by all. So make sure you’re ready for such an investment and take into consideration the financial part and not just the fun.

Maintaining a swimming pool is a tedious job and requires a lot of work. There are certain maintenance tasks that need to be performed weekly, monthly and so on. If maintenance is neglected, your swimming pool may suffer and develop bacteria and algae problems.

With small children around especially if they do not know how to swim, you need to ensure complete safety as a swimming pool in the backyard may give way to accidents.

How to Remove Red Wine Stains From a Carpet

It is one thing not to cry over a spilled water or milk, but is literally a different thing to hold back one’s tears when a glass full of red wine spills over your carpet and leaves unpleasant dark stains. Red wine stains on the carpet are no doubt very unpleasant, but it is not the end of the world. With little determination and patience, you can have it out easily in no time at all.

1) First of all, try to blot as much as red wine stains as possible with the help of a piece of clean white cloth. You may also use paper towels.


How to Calculate Square Footage

So you desire to improve the appearance of your room by painting the walls or installing new flooring. No matter what kind of paint or flooring you choose, you need to ascertain the square footage of the floor or the walls. Even though a little bit of mathematics is involved, calculating square footage is not going to be that tough. It is very easy to measure the square footage of a room. All you will require is a measuring tape, paper, pencil and a calculator.

Follow these step by step instructions and it will be you who will be telling people how to measure square footage from now onwards –

– You will need to have two measurements of the floor or the wall you wish to ascertain the square footage. Let us use the floor as an example. With the help of a measuring tape, measure the length of the floor in inches and note down the figure on a piece of paper. Even though we are working on square footage, it is better to measure in inches as it is very uncommon for a floor to have exact even number foot measurement. For instance, a length of a floor is more likely to have measurements such as 12 feet 4 inches instead of a whole number.


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