Process To Build A Shed

December 10, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Improvement
building a shed

man building a shed

Shed is an important addition to your home. There are plenty of uses of a shed, you can use it as a storage place or you can also use it as your garage place if you keep it open. You can also use it for keeping birthday materials or your garden accessories. However for having all these benefits, you need to build a shed in your garden space or your backyard. Building a shed is not difficult at all. If you are a handy person and you have worked with tools and have undertaken some minor projects like this, you can build a shed with ease. However, if you are not a handy person and haven’t undertook any such thing before then it’s better to not to take any risk and hire a professional to build a shed. If you are building a shed yourself then, you might need right steps to incorporate the project of building a shed. Here is a step wise process to build a shed which can help you throughout your process.

  • Level the ground

For building a shed in proper manner, it is very much important that the ground is leveled. After leveling the ground, you also need to install piers along a grid for supporting the shed. The piers will really let the string support your beams under the floor of the shed. This will be very convenient as they lay support along the grid. Take right measurement while leveling the ground and also installing the piers.

  • Get the permit

While building a shed, there is sometimes, restriction laid on the height of the shed or building of shed in the backyard. Thus if you are going for building a shed, it’s better to see whether you need any permit or not and if yes then you must definitely take one before starting the work. If you have already started building a shed then you should stop in the middle and then take the permit and then start it again.

  • String the support beams according to length across deck piers

This will basically support your floor joist which can usually run in the separate directions. The most easy way to attach the beams with the piers is by metal straps. Make sure you design these beams 12 foot long.

  • Attach joist to support the beams

Primarily you will have to attach the rim joist along with the outer edge of every outermost supporting beam; each of them will need to be of the similar length as the one beam which is underneath. After that you will have a need to install a series of floor joist across the whole length of the supporting beams. Make sure these are at the same distance having the same length in between two rim joints to make them fit between each other. Make sure that the standard piece of plywood is lining up with the outermost edge of the outermost joist but make sure you only cover up half interior joist and cover the rest half so that both of the half can be supported appropriately. To stop the floor joist from moving, insert a piece of blocking in between each of the pair of the floor joists along with the center support beams.

  • Nail your plywood sheeting to joist from the floor

If you find it necessary then you should use h clips for nailing the sheets in their own place. This will fit in between two sheets of plywood and also lock them up together for additional structure length. While you are spacing up the piers, joists and support beams, you don’t need any of the additional adjustments or cuts. Make sure that the pieces of the plywood are intentionally misaligned and thus the floor doesn’t have any single seam running the entire thing which can be a potential structural weakness. You can also screw down the flooring with a 3 inch deck screws.

  • Build your framework for all the four walls

Front walls and backs walls of the shed are different from each other because of the fact of door frame on the front side. The side walls must also be sloped for blocking the rain from getting collected on the roof. Thus each of them should be tackled in different ways. While building a shed, you must start with the back as it considered as the easiest among all, after that go for the front sides and then choose the sides. Make sure that the top and the bottom beams are of the same length with that of the floor which they will be sitting upon. Take accurate measurement and then start working. Ensure that the back wall is lower as compared to that of the front wall for letting the rain or snow slope easily from the roof. While building front wall, make sure it is a taller and have a door frame so that it can be installed at the end.

  • Build the frame work for the side walls

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Joint walls of the shed

The bottom part of the each f the side walls should be of the same length just like the bottom plate of the front wall and the back wall and allow the side wall to fit in between them. The regular spacing between them would be 16 inches. This spacing is from center to center and not from the edge to the edge. Assemble all the four walls structure. Wall structures will be generally nailed with the underlying support from the bottom to the top. However if this is not possible with your selected design then you can nail them down with the plywood and the joists. If you need some other people then take help and get done with the attachment thing.

 

How To Organize Your Closet

May 23, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Improvement

Closet OrganisationIf you want your room to be organized and be in a good manner then the first step to keep your room organized is to organize your closet. When there is not enough space in your closet and it is all messed up, you start putting your stuff here and there in your room and make your room messy and cluttered. Thus for keeping your room and your life organized you need to keep your closet organized. For organizing your closet, you need to sort all your stuff and decide you have, what you use and what you never ever use and should be dumped. When you want to organize your closet and you open for organizing you feel that it is already organized and needs only minor changes but it is not so. While starting to organize your closet, you must take all the stuff out and think upon how to organize your closet. Organizing your closet might come to you like a big task but trust me it is not that big. You just need to follow some simple things and you will able to organize your closet like a pro. Here are some of the steps which would help you to organize your closet in a quick and efficient manner.

  • Sort your clothes

When you open a girls closet the highest amount of things you find in there is clothes and still each and every girl would be crying they has nothing to wear. To resolve this issue, all you need to do is just organize your closet. By doing so you will find many clothes which belong to you but you never see them in such a mess and hips of clothes. Take all your clothes out of your closet and start sorting them. Separate the clothes according to their use. Keep aside the clothes which you frequently wear and keep aside the clothes which you occasionally wear. After take aside the clothes which you never really put on and it still occupies space in your closet and make it really messy. Such clothes don’t belong to your close instead they should be donated. After sorting fold all your clothes in proper piles and place them in your closet again. You will find some increased space in your closet.

  • Sort seasonal clothes aside

There are many clothes which are seasonal and you cannot wear them throughout the year. These are the clothes which grabs much of your space in closet. You should take such seasonal clothes out of your closet and pack them up in boxes. This will give you added space your closet and you will be able to place all your stuff which you usually use but can’t find space for them. You can keep these seasonal clothes under your bed or in a storage unit or pack them properly and place them in your basement.

  • Clean the closet from inside

Before start organizing your closet and put your clothes back into it you must first clean it. When everything is out of your closet while organizing it, you must take a damp cloth and clean your closet with it. Clean each and every corner of your closet while organizing it and also not forget each drawer while organizing your closet and cleaning it. Before organizing your closet back you must sweep the closet or vacuum it. You should also wipe the walls while organizing your closet with the help of all-purpose cleaner. If you find any cobweb or spider while organizing your closet then try and clean it specifically. If you want to make any changes in your closet then it is the right time to do so while you are organizing your closet. You can change the inside color of the closet or you can also add any shelves or remove any and make your closet updated.

  • Organize your shoes

Shoes are such a thing which takes up lots of space in your closet. It is but obvious that you cannot have all your shoes in your closet. You have picked some of your shoes to be kept in closet and other at some separate space. Sort out which shoes you want in closet, which in storage space and which one to throw. Separate your shoes by type. Keep aside dress shoes, boots and sandals. Decide how often you wear which shoes. Keep the pair of shoes which is your favorite, your flip flops and sneakers at a place which is easily accessible. Buy a shoe rack and place it on the floor of your closet. This will make the process of finding the shoes on the occasions much easier for you. Even putting it back after use will also be easy and you will stay out mess while organizing your closet. While organizing your closet if you are not able to place it on the floor then try to store your shoes in the space which is overhead. This one of the more easy and efficient way to store your shoes. If your closet has doors which opens up instead of sliding doors then this is the best thing you have got. While organizing your closet try and make a hanging shoe rack on the sides of the closet. If you have any closet in the front hall then keep your shoes in that closet instead of your personal closet. This will offer you have a lot of space in your personal closet for your more personal stuff. Thus try and make this minor change while organizing your closet and specifically shoes.

  • Keep additional items in the additional space

When you get added space in your closet while organizing your closet, keep all those additional stuff in there like accessories, jewelry, towels, blankets, scarves, belts, bags, wallets and such other things. Keep that stuff easily accessible which are used daily by you. Try that this other stuff does not include magazine and box of chocolate as it can be kept anywhere else but not in your closet.

 

How To keep Your Room Clean

May 07, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Care, Home Improvement

Keep your room cleanKeeping your room clean might seem to you like it’s a hectic and boring job but you keep thinking that way then it would definitely become that boring and dull job. You must change your mindset and then proceed to work. You must take keeping your room clean like a game and have some fun while doing it. For keeping your room clean, you just need to change your old habits and once you change your habits you will find it easier and easier to keep your room clean. After some time, you will do it without even giving a second thought. It would be part of your routine. Thus indulge in doing the work of keeping your clean and it would become easy and comfortable. Here are some of the tips which will help you how to keep your room clean.

  • Keep the habit of making your bed before you leave for the day

Messy bed is one of the main reasons behind making your room to look dirty. So you really want to keep your room clean then develop a habit of keeping your bed clean and not messed up. This is a really small thing to do but believe me it will help you and inspire you to keep your room clean throughout the year. Make sure after cleaning your bed you don’t have tendency of throwing things on your bed. This will make your room look dirty and untidy.

  • Get radio or mp3 player or music around you while you are cleaning

Music is one such thing which if used while doing such a thing which you don’t like will divert your mind and your work will be done without even bothering you. This is helpful only if you are a music lover and music does not bother you.

  • Keep food out of your room

For keeping your room clean, one simple thing you need to do is to keep food out of your room. It is definitely very tempting to bring food all those wrappers and dishes in your room and eat it while lying on your bed but control yourself as this can make your room dirty very soon and all those efforts you put into keeping your room clean will go in vain. If you cannot hold yourself from bringing this food and stuff in the room and eat there then make sure you take all the things back as soon as you are done eating. By doing so you will be able to keep your room clean. Throw all the wrappers in trash and also bring the dishes back in kitchen and wash it off. Make sure you don’t have any leftover thrown in your room or on your bed while eating as it can attract bugs to your room and having bugs in your room is not at all a joke. It can become a serious issue.

  • Put things back to its place

Taking the things from its place is really an easy thing to do but putting it back feels like rocket science. By not putting it back at its place can make your room like trash can and you don’t like to spend time in your room. Thus develop a habit to place the things back at its original place after you use it. This will keep mess out of your room and keep your room clean. By keeping things at its place your room will never look like a disaster and you will have to worry about cleaning it as it is always clean. If you can’t get time to place everything at its place every time make a deal that at least you will do it before you go to bed. If you want to keep your room clean then you need to make sure you follow either of the one option. And if you don’t like to do so then don’t make the mess at first place only and you will not have to do things to keep your room clean.

  • Maintain

Putting everything in its place is not enough to keep your room clean, you need to take some extra effort for doing so. Along with keeping your room clean you also need to maintain it. Clean up your bookshelves, desk or other dusty surfaces. Also clean up your windows, change your curtains, and also don’t forget to change your bed sheet. This will help you to keep your room clean. After cleaning all this things also sweep the floor or vacuum the floor and mop it at least once in a week.

  • Break those habits which leads to filth

This is really an obvious thing if you want to keep your room clean. Put your dirty clothes in laundry bag instead throwing it in the cupboard or throwing it on the floor. But make sure to not to make a collection of dirty clothes in the laundry bag also clean it up on a regular base at least twice in a week. Also putting a book on the bed or on the floor after reading it is also a bad habit. Try to put it back on the book shelf and keep your room clean and tidy and organized. After you come home, you kick you shoes anywhere in any room on the floor and that’s the worst habit. Pick a fixed spot and remove your shoes at that spot only. This will definitely help you to keep your room clean. Shoes bring dust and dirt along with it in the room and hence if possible keep your shoes out when you enter you home. This will not only keep your room clean but will also keep your whole house clean. Using paper and if it is not useful crumpling it and throwing it on the floor is also one of the worst habit. Don’t throw paper here and there. Also keep the cup of coffee on the table in the room instead of putting it in the kitchen is such a habit which should be changed.

 

How to Maintain your Vinyl Siding

April 25, 2016  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Home Improvement

maintaining your vinyl sidingI know that vinyl siding is considered to be having the most attraction when it comes for the option of sidings. Because it is having all the features which the home owners are in need of. But only installing vinyl siding in your home is not the duty of the home owners but you need to maintain your vinyl sidings which you have installed in your home. Well, if you will ask me than vinyl siding is considered to be having one of the top rated positions in USA. But there are certain things which you need to keep in mind when it comes for the matters of making and maintaining your vinyl siding which is installed in your home.

This article will help you in getting you all the knowledge which you in need in the matters of complying with maintaining your vinyl siding. Not only installing the new vinyl siding but in the process of installing siding in the old house or the house where reconstruction is taking place, you will observe many of the home owners getting installing vinyl siding in their home. well, if you will ask me than there are many things which you need to keep in mind at the time of dealing with the process of maintaining your vinyl siding which is installed in your home like the tools which you will need, regular maintaining of vinyl siding which you have installed, tec. And many more of the things which you need to taker in to consideration at the time of going with the process of maintaining your vinyl siding.

Maintaining your vinyl siding

  • Well, the further discussion will help you in getting all the knowledge which you are in need of at the time of dealing with the process of maintaining your vinyl siding. It is more advisable to comply with the process of maintaining your vinyl siding in steps so that you can get the idea of the things you are complying with in your home. We all know that siding is being installed in the exteriors of your home so there are many chances of the siding being dirty and messy. So for complying with this thing you need to clean your vinyl siding regularly because this will help you in increasing its life sand not only that but the durability of your vinyl siding which you have installed in your home is going to increase.
  • Inspecting and maintaining your vinyl siding regularly, in simple words cleaning it annually will help you in many ways. It is more advisable to pay more of your attention to the exposed parts of your siding which is directly facing to the sunlight. Not only that but when you start sprinkling your surroundings of the home than keep it away from your sidings which are installed in your home because there might be possibility of it damaging your siding. It is better to keep you sidings away from water because there might be possibility that it can grow up molds and algae on your siding which can affect the home exteriors and might be chances of replacing the sidings which are installed in your home.
  • If you observe any of the siding being damaged or caulk than it is more advisable to the home owners that they need to change up that siding and replace it with the new one which can help the home owners in dealing with better maintaining of vinyl sidings which are installed in your home exteriors. Not only that but you can also call for the professionals who has better knowledge of getting all the things right and maintaining your vinyl siding.
  • maintaining your vinyl sidingWe all know that there are different types and colors available in the vinyl siding which you can go for in your home well, in the same manner after the installation of vinyl sidings in your home, there might be chances that your siding can be more damaged just because of the paint which has been affecting your sidings. It is more advisable to comply with repainting of your siding which is installed ion your home. Well, not only this but there is many advantages which can help you in dealing like it will increase the life of your siding which is installed in your home.
  • With the help of a wet cloth you can go for the cleaning process of your siding. This will help you in maintaining your vinyl siding which is installed in your home. Clean each and every siding which is placed with the help of the cloth which can help you in removing the dirt and the mess which you observe on the top surface of your vinyl siding. Not only that but you can take the help of the power wash which can help you in removing all the dirt which has been accumulated on the surface of the vinyl siding.
  • Another thing which can help you in getting the process of maintaining your vinyl siding is to fix up the nails which you have already kept in to keep the siding on its place where it is being installed in your home. if you observe and nail which has been popped up than with the help of the hammer you need to put it on its place so that it help your siding in keeping on its place. Hope so that this article will help you in knowing the exact things which you need for the matters of maintaining your vinyl siding in your home. Following these steps will help you in maintaining your vinyl siding which are installed in the exteriors of your home.

Mistakes to Avoid While siding Your House

June 18, 2015  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Improvement

SidingSiding works a lot for the outer look of your house. Not only it gives an appealing look to your house but along with it, siding also increases the resale value of your house. Being a bucket full of options and after a brainwashing process of selection you still have something to take care of if you don’t want trouble further. Focus on the mistakes that can occur while siding your house if you want to give a perfect visually beautiful effect according to your imagination. Here are some of the points to be avoided while siding your house.

  • Choosing low qualitative products

Going for the choice of middle class people, they usually choose aluminum and vinyl sidings as they many of the benefits. Considering their durability factor, people generally opt for it. Along with durability it also offers the advantage of low maintenance and also easy installation. But the main look out for these materials is its low cost. It is inexpensive in comparison with other materials. Though they are good but they are not the best because along these shining advantages it also bears some disadvantages. Aluminum siding are prone to dents and paint chips just after lesser time after installation. While in case of vinyl siding, they bear cracks, chips and splits with the passage of time after installation in the areas with extreme cold or temperature changes. If you are going for these materials opt for the better brands as they come with guarantee.

  • Sloppy installation

Most of the time, this mistake is seen when installation is done by yourself. But this doesn’t mean it is an exception in case of professionals. Professional also does the mistake of sloppy installation. This leaves a very horrible effect on the looks of your house. Along with terrible looks, it also leaves gaps in between, which deteriorates your home by allowing moisture to pop up. Doors and windows are those areas which are most common for improper siding installation. Most basic but important job is cutting and fitting of siding panels and for proper measurement is must. For getting installation done quickly, home owners and professional often make mistake and result into sloppy sidings.

  • Clashing colors, patterns and materials

Giving your house a classic by siding is indeed an easy job but this easy job can result into a disaster if improper mix of color, patterns and designs are selected. Combination of right color can make a worst thing to look good but conversely if colors are wrongly selected then the outcome can be a horrible. Design and pattern should go with the material and the select color combination should go with the installed pattern and outlook. If you are unsure of the colors, you can go with the computer programs online and available at home supply stores. These programs will lift you up from the dilemma whether this will go or not. Error in selection will also reduce along reduction in possibility of wrong mix and clashes of thoughts.

Choosing the Right King Bed

May 05, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

Right King BedIn order to get that wonderful sleep makes sure to go for a king size bed. King size beds can actually be a great comfort and make you look towards the event of reaching your comfortable bed after a long and tiresome day. The King bed comes with a basic sheet, covers, duvets or quits. The construction of such beds with their firm support and sponges and springs to cope for that comfort in the mattress is simply magnificent.

Choosing the right king size bed is basically choosing the correct fabric associated to it suitable for the correct climate. For King Size beds in the Tropics using linen covers, sheets and cotton in almost everything is the way to go. For the colder climates making sure to get duck feathers of woolen contents in your duvet can guarantee you that extra bit of warmth in the cold. Make sure to choose appropriately as changes can prove to be costly.

Advantages of using wooden pallets

March 03, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

wooden pallets, home improvementIf you are confused when it comes to choosing between plastic, metallic or wooden pallets then here is a list of the advantages of wooden palates that will help you take a better decision:
• The biggest advantage of wooden pallets is that they are the cheapest among the every type of palate available. Wooden pallets are cheaper then plastic and metal pallets, thereby having a clear advantage over them.
• They are hardy, stiff and strong. This given that they cost so less makes them the first choice among buyers and users.
• The other advantage of wooden pallets is that they are made of wood and are bio-degradable and recyclable.
• Because they are made of wood they can easily be repaired and used in case they are damaged due to any circumstance.
• When compared to metal or plastic pallets, wooden pallets have a much higher level of fiction and therefore serve their purpose better!

Problems of small bathrooms

January 21, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

small bathrooms, bathroomIf you have a small bathroom, then you must definitely start thinking of making some more space or even go for bathroom remodeling. A small bathroom can create a lot of problems. First of all, there is the problem of limited space. Ad dingy, cramped bathroom can be irritating disorganized and not to mention dull and uninviting. You need to think of new ways of creating more space in your bathroom or go for a complete bathroom remodeling to increase space.

Moisture is a huge problem in small bathrooms. Even if one has exhaust fans often people find moisture creating molds in the bathroom and leaving behind a stale stench around. Also the bathroom is also always moist. Small bathrooms have less space so it’s possible that all your toiletries, towels and other bathroom stuff are scattered around. Go for good lighting, light wall shades, good ventilation, and in-built wall cabinets to save space and to keep the bathroom fresh.

Tips to install vinyl siding

October 28, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

install vinyl siding, home constructionFor all the homeowners who want to side or reside their homes, vinyl siding is a very good option. Vinyl sidings come in a wide variety of hues and widths and are quite inexpensive as well. A lot of people think that installing vinyl siding requires professional help, but that is not always true. If you know a few tips, installing a vinyl siding will not be difficult. If you do find yourself struggling and frustrated, the professionals can ensure your siding job is done properly.

When you install vinyl sidings always start at the back of your house. This will mean that by the time to reach the front of the house, you will be sure of what you are doing. Second, while installing the vinyl siding you can hang when but make sure that you do not insert the nails too tightly. The edge of the vinyl sidings have nail slots that are placed a few inches away from each other. These slots give you an idea about how deep the nail head should be.

Cleaning tile grout

September 26, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

Tips to clean tile grout, tile maintenanceTile cleaning is an issue which many people struggle with. Cleaning the grout can be a tough job as the dirt and grime stuck in those spaces don’t go away by simple sweeping and mopping. You can use special products and tools to clean these areas. A bottle cleaner brush would be the best option for this job. You can get oxygen bleach to use as the cleaning solution. Herbal solutions could also be used to clean grout areas. They are healthier and they also cannot cause any allergies.

You can even use household cleaning products instead of buying anything. Vinegar is a good cleaner. Simple bleach and baking soda should also do the trick. You need top clean the area well with water and let it air dry after wiping the floor with a dry mop you should also have an exhaust fan in the bathroom or kitchen where these tiles are usually placed.