How to Soundproof a Room

There are many reasons to soundproof a room. Maybe you want to set up a recording studio and need to block outside noise. Maybe you want to set up a home theatre with full surround sound and you need to keep the noise in.  To fully soundproof a room isn’t cheap and can mean remodeling part of your home. If you want to try some easier DIY options, check out these tips. Windows Most of the sound from outside comes … Read more

How to Regrout Tile in a Bathroom

When your grout gets old it can start to look pretty shabby. Mildew build-up isn’t the worst of it, crumbly grout can lead to water getting under your tiles and causing all sorts of problems. But not to worry, regrouting is a simple task. Read on to find out how to bring your tile grout back to life.    Remove the old grout The first step is to chisel away the old grout to make room for the new. If … Read more

The Best Split System Air Conditioner in Australia [2020 Guide]

A split system air conditioner is just what you need in the middle of summer when the weather sweltering. They are the most efficient way to cool down both small and large internal spaces thanks to their unique ability to transfer heat from inside to outside. You’ll also appreciate the way reverse cycle split systems can quickly warm your home in winter. If you’re making the investment but aren’t sure where to start, then keep reading. Below we list the … Read more

The Best Home Safe In Australia For 2020

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Home safes are a good idea if you keep valuables in the house. It can, however, be difficult to know which one best suits your specific needs. In this article, we review five of the best options for every budget. We’ve also provided some tips on what to look out for before buying. Here are the best home safes in Australia: 1. CMI MG4D Home Safe (Best Large Safe) The MG4D is our pick for the best home safe on … Read more

The Best Wireless Home Security Camera Systems In Australia for 2020

A wireless security camera system gives you the freedom to install your cameras anywhere without messy wiring. But with so many to choose from, it can be confusing knowing where to start. In this article, we list the best options available in Australia, along with a buyer’s guide so you know what to look out for. 1. Arlo Pro 2 Smart Security System (Indoor/Outdoor) – TOP PICK The Pro 2 Smart System from Arlo is one of the best wireless … Read more

The Best Screwdriver Set in Australia for 2020

The best screwdriver set will be one of the most convenient items in your home, garage or workshop. Buying screwdrivers one by one is costly so buying a set is definitely recommended. A good, high-quality screwdriver set should include a range of screwdriver head types and sizes to suit a range of needs. The reviews and buyers guide below will help you find the best screwdriver sets for your needs. 1. Bosch 91 Piece Titanium and Screwdriver Drill Bit V-Line … Read more

Carpet Prices in Australia – What You Get in Different Price Brackets

Having carpets installed is exciting, as the flooring is usually the finishing touch to bring the entire home aesthetic together. Homeowners will often choose carpet instead of vinyl or tiles because of the luxurious, comfortable look and feel soft flooring is able to bring.  Interestingly, unlike a lot of home improvement jobs, carpeting comes with a huge margin for saving money. Many companies offer competitive prices and there are then price brackets within each companies different products.  To help you … Read more

Fruit Fly Traps: The Best DIY Solutions

Aside from in South Australia, where quarantine has kept the pest entirely out of the area, Fruit flies are a real problem in Australia. There is even a Fruit Fly Council managing the problem in commercial settings because of the threat certain types of fruit fly pose to crops.  There are several types of fruit fly that pose problems for Australian households. In your home you are most likely to have drosophilidae which are able to lay a whopping 500 … Read more

How To Use Plumbers Tape

What is plumbers tape? You’ve probably heard of this handy stuff known as plumber tape. It’s a thin white film that comes in rolls and is used to prevent leaks when assembling threaded pipe joints. You may have heard it called teflon tape or thread-sealing tape, but it’s all the same stuff.   The simplest explanation is that it wraps around the thread of a pipe before screwing on a joint. It provides some lubrication to help you tighten the … Read more

The Best Tape Measure in Australia for 2020

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A tape measure is an essential tool in the kit of any DIYer or tradie. If you are looking to buy one and aren’t sure where to start then read on. We’ll give you our top picks and explain some of the features to look for to ensure you get the best tape measure to suit your needs. 1. Stanley FatMax Tape Measure 10m (Top Pick) The Stanley FatMax is one of the most popular tape measures on the market … Read more