Category: Home repairs

Renovating a house - keeping an eye on costs

Renovating a house - keeping an eye on costs

The costs for the renovation of a property can be reduced by targeted measures. The house should first be made habitable. If the purchase of a property, many interested parties resort to an old building for cost reasons. An old house is sometimes available for a bargain price. Refurbishment and modernization usually incur high costs.

Shopping Guide - Quality Labels and Seal in the Product Jungle

Shopping Guide - Quality Labels and Seal in the Product Jungle

Like food, building materials also bear the seal of quality for consumer protection and quality assurance. In order to benefit from it, one must know it well. The testing of building materials is now carried out according to mechanical-physical, technical, ecological and health properties. Crafts and consumers should thereby gain an impression of whether a building material is safe.

Renovating a Loft - Tips

Renovating a Loft - Tips

For many, a loft is the living dream par excellence. Unfortunately, the rooms are often old, so you have to renovate them before you move in. When renovating a loft with professionals Renovating a loft requires contacting experts, as lofts are usually located in discarded factories. The rooms are therefore often old, leaking and contaminated pollutants.

Replacing a piece of wallpaper - the best tips

Replacing a piece of wallpaper - the best tips

Quick is a small scratch in the wall. Mending with the double cut A scratch through a chair back or a hole - there are often reasons to mend small damages in the wallpaper. The double seam cut is particularly suitable for repairing cracks and holes in non-woven wallpaper. Scratch the wallpaper around the damaged area with a spatula.

Covering Elephant Skin - The Best Tips

Covering Elephant Skin - The Best Tips

So-called elephant skin is a transparent protective coating for wallpaper. It can be a problem when painting over. Overcoating Without Pretreatment is Sometimes Possible It is definitely worth trying to cover the elephant skin without any pretreatment. As long as the paint does not peel off when painting, it usually adheres to the wallpaper protection.

Energetic Renovation for a Warm Home

Energetic Renovation for a Warm Home

An energetic renovation is primarily about minimizing the house's energy loss. This brings more heat in the house and saves money. Houses are energetically redeveloped with different insulation methods. A thermography of the exterior walls firstly identifies the weak points on the exterior insulation, but also on windows or doors.

Energy-Efficient Construction and Modernization

Energy-Efficient Construction and Modernization

What are the rules and aids for financing? Through energy-efficient building or renovation, homeowners can not only increase their living comfort, but also save a lot of money in the long run. In every building, there are great energy-saving potentials that need to be exploited: good thermal insulation lowers heating costs and protects the building fabric of the building.

Silicon Removal and Renewal Tips

Silicon Removal and Renewal Tips

Bathroom and kitchen joints become unsightly over time. The renewal of the silicone is preceded by the removal of old silicone. Silicone is a durable and elastic material for joints in bathroom and kitchen. After a few years, the silicone joints become hard and cracked. They let moisture through, which molds the way, because mold loves permanent moisture.

Leveling screed - Noteworthy

Leveling screed - Noteworthy

If you want to lay a new floor, do not forget to level the screed. Uneven surfaces can cause damage to some floors. Screed function The screed is a layer that is already applied to the existing substrate or to an insulating layer during construction. Among other things, it serves to distribute the pressure evenly and in this way protects the insulating layer.

Face-Lift for the tabletop

Face-Lift for the tabletop

The table top by Sina R. from Alfter near Bonn had already gone through a lot and earned a new paint job. Previously, the stains had to be removed from the old solid wood panel. Sina R. found the restoration workshop Oberberg via MyHammer. The carpentry has a great deal of experience in the restoration and conservation of furniture and wooden objects.