Friday, 27 March 2015

Do-It-Yourself For the Kids This Summer

We're midway through March which means there are only a few weeks left until the country shifts into the summer season. The heat usually brings a few things along with it for example, longer days, constant use of air conditioning and of course summer holidays.

The Summer Holidays

Having the kids at home for a couple of months is great as they get some much needed rest from the hectic school routine and it’s the perfect time for you as parents to bond with them. During this time you can expect a little more mess and a little less space in and around the house especially if they decide to have sleepovers and so on. Technology has become a kid’s best friend in recent years, maybe this summer it’s time for a shift in focus. To get kids back outside your garden needs to be much more appealing than an iPad or an Xbox.

What Needs To Be Done

To make your garden a fun place, it needs to look like one. This means that weeds need to be removed, the lawn needs to be mowed and hedges trimmed. This is where Black & Decker comes in. Our range of expert gardening tools are easy to use and will get the job done.

Once your backyard looks nice and clean you’ll need to add a few things to make it into a haven for a child’s play and adventure. You could try the following;

1.      An inflatable swimming pool
2.      A sand pit
3.      A football goal or basketball hoop.
If a space is provided there’s no doubt that children will occupy it during the two months they have off, because let’s face it, they’ll get bored inside the house pretty quickly.

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Keep watching our Facebook page for more interesting summer tips and DIY projects. You can also reach out to us if you’re in need of any assistance when it comes to DIY.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Protect Your Home’s Exterior

Weatherly Woes
As the saying goes, “The first impression is the best impression.” The same applies for your house; the interior maybe well organised and clean but if the outside of your home is dirty and worn out because of the weather, then it may leave the wrong impression amongst your guests. Rain, wind and sun can cause excessive amounts of damage if preventive measures are not taken. The paint will start chipping, doors and windows begin to creak and in a worst-case scenario, you may end up with a leaky ceiling.
With problems such as these, finding someone to fix them for you, who’ll come on time and won’t charge you excessively is going to be the real task.

Protective Measures
Now, there are ways that you will help you avoid using your life savings to fix your house. The concept of #DIY shall save you the hassle of chasing up workers, overpaying for mediocre work and you’ll learn a few things on the way. Not to forget the joy and fun involved in doing it yourself!
·         In case of a leaky roof, use a waterproof paint that contains a “membrane’ forming function. This will prevent water infiltration and should keep the rain out of your room.
·         Paint the exterior of your house with high quality weather proof paint once every two and half years and then once every five to six years after that. It’s a simple logic, the more number of coats, the better protection you’ll get.
·         For creaky windows and doors, oil the hinges regularly but if it’s too late for oil (You’ll know when oiling doesn’t help at all) change the hinges.

Black & Decker Knows Best
These are just a few things you can try and all the tools that you will require are available on leading online stores across the country. Check out our website and see which one suits your needs the best.

Keep an eye out on this blog as we’ll be putting up more #DIY tips and tricks in coming weeks.

Till then Happy #DIY !