Check out these 11 domestic tweaks you can make today to make your life a little easier tomorrow.
1. Design on the wall
Planning to remodel?
You can get a preview of the remodelled space by creating a full-scale layout on walls and floors with tape, chalk and paper.
This trick is especially helpful in kitchens and bathrooms.
2. Consider storm windows
If you want windows that look great and open smoothly, complete replacement is definitely the way to go.
But if your main concern is air leakage and energy costs, consider storm windows.
Quality storm windows can stop air leaks almost as well as full replacements but cost half as much—or even less.
Plus, the labor savings are huge; a DIYer can install 10 storm windows in the time it takes to replace one window.
You might find inexpensive storm windows, but shop around.
Chances are, you’ll discover that spending a little more is smarter.
3. Raise your dryer
Set your dryer on a box and save your back.
This box is a simple one made from 60cm x 2.4m boards and topped off with 2cm plywood.
It’s a good project for a first-time carpenter.
Before you begin, make sure your dryer’s exhaust duct, power cord and gas line will accommodate the move up.
If you have a rigid duct rather than a flexible one, you’ll have to alter it.