How to Properly Fix a Faucet

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Over time, the faucets in the bathroom or kitchen can deteriorate. For that reason, it is advisable to have some simple notions of plumbing to be able to check your condition and make the necessary repairs. We show you how to fix the faucet if you have all the necessary tools.

Step by step to fix a tap

Step 1

On this occasion, we will renew our tap, which drips because one of the sealing joints is damaged. In addition, we will take the opportunity to replace the O-rings, which over time have also been damaged.

Step 2

The first thing we will do is close the water tap, which is located under the sink. This way, we will avoid that when the tap is manipulated the water will escape us.

Step 3

Now, we remove the trim and the key, which in our case can be removed by simply pulling it out.

Step 4

Next, with a wrench, unscrew the valve.

Step 5

The next step is to remove the damaged seal.

Step 6

With the gauge, we take the measurement of the rubber piece and replace it with a new one of the same diameter.

Step 7

Once inserted in the valve, we change the O-rings to avoid possible leaks.

Step 8

Next, unscrew the valve and remove the other gasket.

Step 9

Next, we place the new pieces in reverse.

Step 10

To finish, we re-assemble the tap by tightening all the pieces.

Step 11

With some basic plumbing concepts, we will make the tap look like new and can continue working in perfect conditions for a long time.

If you want to learn some more about home improvement then read some of our other articles.

How to conserve water in your household

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Water is a precious commodity as it plays a vital role in the functionality of your home. For that reason, this precious commodity should be guarded with zeal. Water conservation will definitely come in handy in carrying the day in case of water shortages. Therefore, it is important that you adopt water conservation techniques that will save your home during eater shortages. So, what are the ideal water conservation techniques to adopt? Herein a detailed overview.  (more…)

Tips for choosing a paint color

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The living rooms like the kitchen, the dining room or living room very well bear strong colors and bright, to make a decision based on the exposure of your room and the desired atmosphere. Some products, proposed below, is ideal for small surfaces in lack of brightness, of a bright white it offers a space amplifier effect.

The passage rooms as for them, entry, corridors, dressing … allow you more freedom, it is often the spaces in which one really sees the color.

In the bathroom, we will go to soft colors and cool. For an atmosphere conducive to waking up, turn to bright colors. For a more relaxing and zen atmosphere, choose neutral and natural colors.

The soft and soothing hues are to be preferred in the bedroom, your rest area. However, a few touches of color or a single bright or dark wall can give personality to the room without being too aggressive.

Recommended paint types

kitchenA simple rule is to remember when starting painting work indoors. The wet rooms should be painted in satin or in a durable and washable finish. It is also imperative to prepare your support, especially in a bathroom.

In the living room, the dining room or the rooms, the choice is more free, according to the rendering that you wish to obtain and the necessary resistance. You can afford a deep mat in the living room, very aesthetic, or prefer the resistant side with a velvet. Do not hesitate to consult the details of our other projects to find out more.

For your bathroom or kitchen, places more at risk, prefer the lacquer Orizon, which offers resistance to any test on many supports. How to paint the kitchen? Well just make sure to choose your colors carefully.

For your convenience, you can focus on one product in more than one room: Cross paint. In appearance velvet and sufficiently resistant, it allows you to have a single painting, printing, and finishing. It applies to your walls as well as your joinery, wood, and metal. If you want to move towards a healthy product that improves the quality of your indoor air, that will give you satisfaction, especially in children’s rooms.

Choosing Curtains

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The curtains dress the room where they are. They completely complete the decoration of a house. Aside from this function, they bring a few more that condition your comfort of life. This criterion being subjective, before choosing your curtain, ask yourself the question: for which function do I need curtains?

Privacy and Ambiance

If your goal is to preserve your privacy or obscured light, opt for light curtains as standard curtains, the son curtains , the curtains or glass for windows. These curtains let the sun flood the room without cutting the heat it brings. The view of the exterior from the inside is preserved.

Light blocking and thermal protection

If you want a curtain that guarantees total opacity, you need a thick curtain. The thick curtains like the blackout curtains offer a complete black in the room that welcomes them. Associated with a thermal lining, the thick curtain also acts as insulation. Its insulating properties allow both an insulation acoustics, light, and heat. On some models, the lining is just attached to the curtain with a scratch, so detachable.

How to choose a door curtain?

Doors or other openings in your home, such as a bay window, are decorated with a door curtain. Whether light or heavy and whatever its material – fabric, bamboo, pearl etc. – its choice depends primarily on its usefulness and the atmosphere you want to create.

The door curtains come in different models but prefer materials easy to maintain for a door large attendance.

PVC strip door curtain

They meet all the requirements of a door curtain in both occultation and aesthetics.

Pearl curtain

For a luminous effect, the pearl curtain highlights your decoration by the presence of its luminous pearls. It is also practical for a large room needing a separation.

Velvet curtain

It is the most used blackout curtain, for its refined style and especially for its ease to appropriate with a curtain. Its other advantage: you do not have to take the model ready to ask whose length does not exceed the 2.60 m, you can make it yourself and make your curtain on a measurement.

Bamboo curtain

Illustrates well the effect seaside through its grounds and has an exotic side that we like, or not!

Mosquito curtain

Less aesthetic but practical to protect you from insects, especially mosquitoes!


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Best ways to filter water in your home

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Water filtration has proven to be a thorn in the flesh for most homeowners. Filtration allows for water recycling thus ensuring homeowners save a considerable amount of money. And in a bid to embrace water filtration, most homeowners are spending outrageous amounts of money on water filtration solutions that might not meet their expectations. But did you know that you can filter water at your home without breaking the bank? Here is how to do it.

  • Boiling

Boiling is the easiest way of ensuring that you enjoy germs free drinking water. Boiling eliminates any form of bacteria in the water thus making the water safe for drinking. Additionally, boiling can also be adopted in premises housing many people.

  • Distillation

Just like boiling, distillation involves the process of heating water but the only difference is that in distillation, the water is heated till it evaporates. The vapor is then cooled to form pure drinking water. This process doesn’t require sophisticated equipment and you can modify your own distiller at home.

  • Chemical disinfection

Chemicals also come in handy in purifying water at home with the most popular chemicals been iodine and chlorine. However, it is important to filter and settle the water before conducting chemical disinfection.

  • UV light

UV light treatment is a common home water purification method and it involves the use of a UV lamp to produce the UV light. This light is subjected to