DIY

Your guide to a beautiful bathroom

The bathroom has long since ceased to be a purely functional room in the house. Current trends are to create a more luxurious room that every member of the family is happy to relax in. …

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DIY fixes for the family home

Use DIY fixes around the home to help improve the appearance and functionality of all areas of a living space. …

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Josie Russell launches first art show

Josie Russell has spoken of her excitement about putting on her first exhibition at Plas Newydd, a National Trust property on Anglesey. The 23-year-old is truly a phenomenon. Fourteen years ago she, her sister and mother were subjected to a random hammer attack which killed two of them, leaving Josie alive but with severe brain damage …

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Silly Season: DIY button-making

Have you ever thought of making your own buttons? Not boring old shirt buttons, but decorative and individual works of art. If you’re looking for a satisfying new DIY opportunity you may not have thought of before, why not try button making? …

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Rockets for kids

NASA has a great little project online to keep the children busy over the holidays: how to build a paper rocket that really takes off using fizzing tablets, such as Alkaseltzer antacids.

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Green gardening

Most gardening enthusiasts are keen to reduce their impact on natural resources, such as water and electricity, and are mindful of conserving wildlife and caring for the environment …

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How to lay a patio

During the few days of sunshine we’re having this summer, you may not automatically consider laying a patio. While this should be a straightforward DIY task taking up a few days of your time, there are risks and consequences if you don’t take care at key stages of the job …

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Easy painting methods

Anyone who’s watched television in recent months will have seen adverts for mechanical painting systems that promise to eliminate dirty paint trays and messy rollers that have to be washed out after use. There are a number of these appliances on the market, which range from about £20 to £120 .

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