Creative and clever DIY projects, tips and ideas for home improvement, decorating and crafts to improve your daily life and transform your home into something special.

How to Improve Your Home and Well-being with Himalayan Salt Lamps

With the changing of seasons, come increased allergies, colds, the flu virus, and the dreaded “winter blues.” You may do your part to prevent these conditions with proper handwashing, diet, rest, and exercise for example, but there happens to be another relaxing and fun way to increase your well-being and prevent illness, Himalayan salt lamps. Himalayan salt lamps are a great addition to…

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15 Air Purifying Plants to Remove Harmful Toxins

It’s possible to filter your indoor air with the right air purifying plants. The results are so proven that even NASA has concluded that the plants you choose for your home make a difference. Here are some of the best plants that will go to work making your indoor environment cleaner. 1. Peace Lily One popular choice for an indoor houseplant is a…

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This Is Why You Should Never Throw Away The Used Tea Bags Again

In fact, used tea bags can serve as very helpful tools in life. It is a known consensus that tea is good for your health, my health and everyone else’s health as well. But all jokes aside, tea has more healthy aspects that can be contained within a small tea bag. Not only for your health, but also for your overall self-esteem. Take…

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Ways You Can Help To Improve The Environment Without Spending A Fortune

We all know that being good to the environment is the right thing to do, for ourselves and for future generations. But it can seem like to make a big impact on the environment you have to do something extraordinary and potentially expensive like buying a hybrid car, having solar panels fitted or only buying more expensive locally sourced food. Big gestures may…

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Top 10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do in Under an Hour

You don't need a ton of time or even effort to upgrade your outdoor space. In fact, in an hour or less you could complete a project that will further turn your backyard or balcony into an impressive oasis. Here are 10+ such projects to consider. 10. Get Rid of the Pests Nothing kills an outdoor party like insect bites. Make your own…

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This Simple DIY Will Heat Your Room on the Cheap

I love the power of Freecycle. With the use of a few candles, you can achieve your free room heating and you can also save a few bucks. I managed to get enough terra cotta pots to make six large candle space heaters. Now I made the mistake of using too many pots. With large ones on the outside, they were not as…

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17 Ways to Prepare Your House for Inspection Success

I recently accompanied a home inspector on a 3-½ hour tour of a home we were considering purchasing, and these were some major points I picked up along the way. In general, it's good to have intimate knowledge of your house's nooks, crannies, and weak spots. Not everyone knows how to prepare their house for inspection success. The following items are things you…

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Gregory Kloehn Repurposes Trash Into Vibrant Houses for the Homeless

The necessity to shelter the homeless is a prevalent and widespread reality for many urban areas, including Oakland, California, the hometown of American artist Gregory Kloehn who is using his creative capacity as an action for change. As the founder of the ‘homeless homes project‘ — a community has driven initiative — Kloehn has realized a low-cost, practical and imaginative solution for the construction of…

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Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water

It might look like your typical old red clay house-building brick on one side, but turn it over and there is a shift that hints at a deeper design change – one that is eco-friendly but also expressive in a way that most walls or brick are not. Designed by Jin-young Yoon to be made from recycled plastic and decomposed leaves, this brick…

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Coca-Cola Invents 16 Crazy Caps to Turn Empty Bottles Into Useful Objects with ‘2nd Lives’

Rejoice, happy-go-lucky and environmentally conscious Coca-Cola lovers. Thanks to this new "2nd Lives" kit from the brand, you can now transform your empty bottle of Coka-Cola into something even more delightful. Is that just an empty bottle? Nope, it's a squirt gun. Useless piece of trash? Nope, it's a pencil sharpener or the perfect rattle for your baby. Make your children happy. Give…

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