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Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020 13:02 PM

5 Home Appliances To Combat Bacteria, Germs and Most Viruses

By Vigneswar RajasurianWith the progress of technology, a new wave of home appliances has upped the game when it comes to helping you minimise the spread of bacteria germs and most viruses.First, it’s best to note that products and appliances are often advertised as 99.9% effective against...

Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020 12:01 PM

How to protect your household from the flu virus

By Vigneswar RajasurianThe Wuhan virus, otherwise known as the coronavirus, continues to spread across the globe after killing hundreds and infecting thousands. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus is from a family of flu viruses that includes the common cold, and...

Friday, 17 Jan 2020 09:01 AM

5 tips to clean your home in time for Chinese New Year

By Vigneswar RajasurianAccording to traditional custom, house-cleaning should be done prior to the Chinese New Year. For the older Chinese community, it is a taboo to sweep the house during the first few days of the new year as this chore is tantamount to sweeping away good luck and prosperity for...

Monday, 18 Nov 2019 10:11 AM

Levelling a floor

By Kevin EichenbergerThe majority of leaks can be traced to a standing pool of water somewhere in the home, a level floor should fix thatIf you've got this much water indoors, you may have a bigger problem than just undulating floors. Photo by Yoab Anderson on Unsplash.If you happen to find a leak...

Monday, 18 Nov 2019 10:11 AM

10 things you can DIY at home

By Kevin EichenbergerYou might have just bought a house, you might even have lived in it for a while, and maybe you were thinking of hiring a professional to get some improvements done – but what if you decided to spend the time and effort, use some of that money for your own tools, and do it...

Sunday, 17 Nov 2019 10:11 AM

Customising your own marble substitutes

By Kevin EichenbergerQuarried stone can be expensive and difficult to acquire, but it is possible to create a more affordable and readily available substitute with epoxyEven if you manage to find the kind of stone you’re looking for, the exact shade and quality of veining you get are definitely...

Saturday, 16 Nov 2019 10:11 AM

Painting a wall

By Kevin EichenbergerPaint is one of the easiest ways to add some of your personality onto the wallsPhoto by David van Dijk on Unsplash.If you’re bored with the colour on your walls, or if you’ve just repaired a wall and made it nice and smooth, you might want to paint it before trying out...

Saturday, 16 Nov 2019 10:11 AM

Plastering a wall

By Kevin EichenbergerInstead of tiles or paint, you might consider going the artistic route and giving your wall a luxurious bespoke treatment with a Venetian plaster finish worthy of the Renaissance mastersPhoto by Mona Eendra on Unsplash.You could pick up a ready-made Venetian plaster mix from...

Friday, 15 Nov 2019 10:11 AM

Repairing a wall

By Kevin EichenbergerIf your wall is damaged, or if you’ve been aggressive with removing a tile, the wall plaster may be crumbling and will not hold the weight of any finishesPhoto by Dave Webb on Unsplash.You’ll need to repair your wall before proceeding with any architectural finishes. Tiles,...

Friday, 15 Nov 2019 10:11 AM

Grouting tiles

By Kevin EichenbergerIf flakes of a whitish, powdery substance are popping out between tiles, or if you’ve just replaced a tile, you may need to fill in the gaps with groutPhoto by Lazy_camera_girl on Unsplash.The natural consequence of choosing tiles for an architectural finish would be the gaps...

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