Home DIY Renovations

All the advice you need to be your own handyman

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Basic Tools

A frequent question homeowners ask, what is a basic set of tools for the novice/new homeowner. The answers they get are a remarkable scatter of widely varying advice. Some people even suggest starting with table saws and routers. Despite these big differences, the opinions seem to be strongly held. Best I can figure, each person's individual experience has resulted in these firmly held, yet very different, opinions. In face of this danger, I'm going to venture to give some advice

Gnome Garden

A garden gnome or lawn gnome is a figurine of a small humanoid creature, usually wearing a pointy hat, produced for the purpose of ornamentation and protection from evil sorcery, typically of gardens or on lawns. These figurines originate in 19th century Germany, where they became known as Gartenzwerg (literally "garden dwarf"). The application of the term gnome in English is first attested in the 1930s.

Product Reviews

A critical article or report, as in a periodical, on a book, play, recital, or the like; critique; evaluation. The process of going over a subject again in study or recitation in order to fix it in the memory or summarize the facts. An exercise designed or intended for study of this kind. A general survey of something, especially in words; a report or account of something. An inspection or examination by viewing, especially a formal inspection of any military or naval force, parade, or the like

DIY Articles

Want to save cash, impress your lady and gain a sense of self-fulfillment? No, this has nothing to do with the spam you get for miracle hair restoration and erectile dysfunction pills; these benefits will be yours when you become a handyman. Yes, being a handyman means fixing things yourself when they break; without calling a repairman. Relax, it’s easy to learn the basics.

Principles for Handymen It really pays to figure things out yourself! For me, it is usually fear of the unknown or laziness that keeps me from doing-it-myself. But after you figure something out, there is great satisfaction and when the problem arises again you are ready! A handyman isn't someone who knows it all already, but is willing to learn about something whenever the opportunity arises. Start with small projects, then work your way up.