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Remodeling your house by yourself is sometimes a hard task to do. Sometimes you just don’t know what to do especially when it relates with big project like remodeling your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. This is when advice from experts will be seriously needed. There are several types of contractors such as building contractor, landscaping contractors, and plumbing contractors. These people are real professionals who develop and execute construction projects both for individual or professionals clients.


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Who says that women could not do DIY projects by themselves? Well there are more and more independent women who actually doing DIY stuff. Actually to do DIY stuff, you don’t have to be strong and powerful..Of course you need a little a bit of power but  that’s not all. Good knowledge about the technical stuff and good supporting tools is the most important thing to learn while doing DIY projects..

I just found something interesting for the ladies; it’s a pink tool box from a French site La Chaise Longue. From the look of it, this tool box has almost everything:

  • 5 screwdriver
  • 1 spirit level
  • 1 hammer
  • 1 wire cutter

For all the ladies who prefer to do DIY projects by themselves but still want to keep your feminine touch, this tool box is probably the right answer…This tool box, moreover, could protect your screwdrivers or your hammer from your husbands..


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Yesterday, 5 burglars entered my neighbor’s house through the front door while they went to the nearest supermarket to buy some stuff. At that time I was not at home as well, but I was shocked to hear the news and fell really sorry for them. They lost almost all of their most precious belongings like TV, PC, Radio, Camera canon etc. Fortunately all of his stuff are insured, can you imagine if they were not? The crazy thing is, this burglars only needed 5 minutes for the whole operation.


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Summer Discount

The sales of DIY products in the UK have increased since the summer time is approaching.  According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the sector has shown an increased of 0,8% last month compared to the previous year.

Due to summer discounts for DIY tools, people are attracted to make their shopping for decorating their homes. This is one of the reason for the increase. The warm weather is also a factor that allows people to think more about doing gardening or remodeling their houses during day time.

The BRC’s Director-general Stephen Robertson said: “the warmer weather combined with discount and promotion encouraged spending on clothing, footwear, outdoor DIY and gardening”

World Cup effects

According to the deputy director of Build It magazine Anna-Marie DeSouza, the upcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa is also predicted to be a factor for this increase. Football is an important part for almost every british. An event as big as the world cup is the pentacle for everybody to enjoy summer while watching their own favourite team battling in the green pitch. With the World Cup approaching, it urges them to finish their “home improvement projects” before organizing a football match gathering with friends and families in their sitting room or in the garden.

The first match for England is in the 12th June 2010 againts United States.


Source: BRC, Zoopla

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Improve your home security using high tech security camera.

Have you ever feel afraid of leaving your house without having anything to protect your belongings? If you’re rich you can hire a security guard to monitor your house 24/7. You could even purchase a guard dog and put them in the back yard to make your house more secure. But what if your house is too small or you dont really like having pets and you dont want to spend too much for security guard ? Well, thanks to the technology, we could provide our home with less expensive and easy to use security camera systems that will give us full surveillance to our home.

The types of security cameras are varied. We don’t need to have huge CCTV cameras that you find in the streets or in the huge supermarket, we only need small and easy to install type of camera, and believe me it’s enough for everything.

However, try to put them in spots where nobody can see it. You dont want to make your friends/guests unconfortable by putting camera in your living room right? On the other hand, visible security camera will be easily avoided/disabled by burglars, so hide your camera!

A part from that, the price for buying big surveillance cameras is too high and they are difficult to install. Here below are some of my recommendations of low cost and easy to use security cameras:

1. LOGITECH Indoor Video Security Master System 961-000275

This indoor security camera is very handy. The size is small, portable and possible to be placed in different positions (you can hang them on the wall or just pose them on the table). Only 15 minutes of installation.

Price: $170-180

2. D100 Everfocus 1/3″B/W Mini Dome Camera

If you prefer to have round and “just like in the store” type of security camera, ED100 Everfocus 1/3″B/W Mini Dome Camera  is the right solution. It is not too expensive but has good quality.

Price: $57 – 60

3. CL-81S – Spy Hidden Covert Smoke Detector 420 Lines Sony CCD CCTV Security Camera

Another type of security cameras looks like a smoke detector, but it has small camera inside to fool intruders. I highly recommend this type of camera because the simplicity of the installation, the fact that the camera is hidden, and the fact that the price is very reasonable.

Price: $50

With the increasing level of crime in several countries, people tend to be prudent in securing their houses from burglars and intruders. These low cost security cameras seems to be a good idea. The price is reasonable, the instalation process takes no more that 15 minutes and your house is being monitored 24/7.

What do you think? Worth a try right?


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