How To Update A Boring Bathroom, Part Three (2)

Before rushing out to buy a new shower head, try fixing the problem yourself. It’s easier than you think to clean a clogged or rusted shower head. If you need to replace, you can do that yourself too.

Long before DIY became a household ‘word’, homeowners were enticed by the idea of saving money on home repairs by doing the work themselves. While doing their own renovations was a great idea, the main challenge for a successful completion of their projects was knowledge. The majority of homeowners had no idea how to properly wire electrical outlets, plumb a bathroom, or frame a wall – all according to code.

Unless your carpet is very worn or outdated, try steam cleaning it before replacing it. If your goal is to sell your house, all you need to do is make a positive first impression. Often cleaning carpets will achieve this goal, and replacing them becomes unnecessary. Hiring a professional steam cleaner can save you thousands over replacing carpet throughout a house.

Assembly: Chinese cabinets are manufactured with absolute ease of assembly in mind. Therefore, most of them use a cam lock mechanism where the cabinet face frame and cabinet sides/top/bottom are held together with a hook type faster that engages the opposing piece when a screw is turned. A common application of this that we all grew up with can be found in Sauder or Ikea furniture. There are usually some plastic blocks to assist in keeping things square as well. Some manufacturers suggest the use of glue and advise that the client not depend solely on the cam locks.

The shelves are two feet wide (600 mm), six inches depth (150) with 8.5 inches (220 mm) being the spacing between shelves for the height; except for the two shelves to the right of the jewellery box space which are set at 7.5 inches as the gap (190 mm) and the top and bottom shelves. The bottom shelve being slightly higher (about an extra inch, 25 mm) to allow for reaching down and pulling books out easier and a similar space at the top for the same reason e.g. to make it easier to reach up and pull books out.