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Isolation On The House? You Can Do It Yourself

The wintering of your home in the winter months takes part in total energy consumption from unbelievable 50-70%. Approximately 20% of it is used to heat water in boilers and washer machines. That’s why the first and biggest measure of savings in each home is the planned use of these devices during the cold months. Most houses and apartments in our country are built with insufficient heat insulation. The biggest culprits for this are the lack of respect and control of standards in the building, as well as the obsolescence of these standards and of the thermal insulation itself (in the old construction).

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It should be borne in mind that insulation materials such as glass wool, synthetic material panels, and especially natural insulating materials (such as canes) will eventually lose their isolation characteristics due to the effects of time and humidity, so that if your home ever meets the standards thermal conductivity, now certainly works “with loss”. Since even in Serbia and Montenegro is the basic physical law of energy conservation, it means that some of that energy shortage needs to be compensated, and that is what you do, from your wallet.

How to isolate your house?

In addition to the basic role of insulation materials – to prevent heat transfer to the outside environment, they also perform other, no less important functions such as noise isolation (yes, novelists, such a thing really exists!) And a physical barrier to spreading unfavorable atmospheric influences such as are moisture, glass, or heat in the hottest days. There is no room where isolation cannot be improved. Most often, you can do this job yourself (unless your home is not overstated, as in many Belgrade settlements), saving you a lot of money for other needs.

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The amount of energy you will save depends on a number of factors: from the state of affection, the strength of the upcoming winter, the shape and construction of your house or building, the habits of your households, the efficiency of the heating system, etc. If you go into the project of improvement of insulation, make sure to keep your accounts for electricity from last winter and to consider how many kilowatts you save on the past.

Quick Advice To Paint The Apartment By Yourself

You want to turn your flat away, and you do not know what color to choose. Do you also think about fitting different colors? Are there any special rules when color matching is an issue? What’s Better – Decide for One or a Multiple Color Combination?

What do you need to know when choosing a color?

The color palette is cold and warm. Under warm, we mean yellow, orange and red and under cold blue, green and purple. Depending on the component that prevails in each of these colors, they can tilt to cooler or warmer. In addition to the basic colors, we have in white, beige, black, brown, golden, silver, side.

What should you pay attention to when choosing colors, and how are some of the colors in the interior?

The red color is best used only in traces as a detail, e.g. to break down the shades of gray or black. For the orange color, many experts say it is desirable in workrooms or children’s rooms.

If you apply color in high gloss, it will completely change the character. The same thing will happen with colors that are sparkling – totally matte. If you like the shades of metallic colors, use it solely in the form of some effects. If you like glass and modern chandeliers, you will be able to fit nicely shades and even shingles. To supplement any color combination can help you plant plants as part of an interior.

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Before you start gravitating, you should remove all of the furniture from the furniture or put it in the middle of the room and cover it well (take nylon or old ladybird). The floors should also be protected. Prepare the walls completely by slamming all of them and possibly removing the spider if it has it. Hinges or covers should be removed or protected by tape. After finishing the slicing, it takes some time for the walls and ceilings to dry well. Everything needs to be cleaned, put everything back in its place and finally enjoy the fresh and clean room.

DIY – How to install a Beadboard

To successfully installed a beadboard, carefully follow this step by step DIY approach. Its installation is easy and it makes the wall look great.

Materials and Tools:

  • Saw
  • Nailer and nails
  • Drill
  • Wood glue
  • Crowbar
  • Baseboard molding
  • Router
  • Laser level
  • Wainscoting
  • Standard level

Steps:

  • Measure and draw a layout of the room to be covered.
  • Mark the measurements on the walls.
  • Purchase molding that will be enough for the measurements of the room.
  • Setting a laser level, measure from your desired height of the beadboard down to where it will fit. All these measurements should be based on the height of the wainscoting board.
  • To know where your chair rail will sit, mark the point on the wall.
  • Take off the old baseboard. In the case where you still want to use your old baseboard, using a utility knife, score the top of it. This separates the paint from the wall and prevents it from peeling off the baseboard.
  • To pull the baseboard off the wall, use a crowbar.
  • Cut the wainscoting to fill the room and cut the panels to 45 degrees where ever the panel meets a straight portion of the wall.
  • Using a wood glue apply glue to the back of each panel. On the backside of the baseboard, slide the wainscoting on it.
  • To make sure the wainscoting is placed straight and leveled, horizontally and vertically place the standard level against the first piece of work.
  • When it is well placed, nail wainscoting to the wall if necessary.
  • Continue with the other panels until the wainscoting is well placed.
  • Mark the wainscoting and cut out holes for any cable outlets, electrical outlets or phone jack.
  • Using a drill and jigsaw drill and cut the marked area.
  • Nails and glue to fasten the chair rail molding over the wainscoting.
  • Nail and glue base molding to the wall if you are installing one for the first time.
  • Make sure the baseboard has scarf joints to hide the seams of the baseboard.

 

3 ideas for remodeling your house

When it comes to remodeling your home, you think of beautiful and simple designs that with blend with your furniture. If you ever want to add a little spice to your home decor, there are some Ideas I recommend you try.

  1. Build an outdoor living space like a patio or pergola

Building an outdoor space does not only make your house beautiful, it also serves as a comfortable place to relax after a stressful day. There are several styles to choose from like building a patio fence to an out door pergolas with rocking chairs and a dinner table.

  1. A common DIY that can improve your home is to change your floor

There are different floor types like concrete staining, tiles, and carpets. Concrete staining involves using chemicals to achieve earth toned floors. They are the cheapest types of floor to install and the give your home a nice design.

  1. Change your kitchen

Changing your kitchen stainless sink to a porcelain sink that adds charm to the room. You could also change the countertops, backsplash, bin pulls which are made of copper to new vintage gray cabinets.