Thursday, September 13, 2018

5 Practical Hacks for Better Homes

Hacks are becoming popular among people, especially those looking for a more affordable yet still reliable alternative to traditional methods. For homeowners, finding practical solutions that make things easier and more convenient is heaven sent. Do you have house issues that you want to be resolved without breaking the bank? Here are some cool hacks to make your home more appealing and functional.

Install an Overlay to Make Concrete Floors Look New Again

Is your concrete floor a bit damaged on the surface? Has the concrete discolored? It may seem like the end of a concrete slab but there really is no need to replace it with a new concrete mix. Just simply apply a coating or overlay on it to cover up blemishes and acquire a new look.

Turn an Old Wooden Ladder into a Rack

Need shelves for shoes, books, or other items? You can make one with an old wooden folding ladder and some wooden planks. Just prop the ladder to make an inverted V and put planks on each step.

Use Old Necklaces as Curtain Tiebacks

If you have fancy necklaces or beaded jewelry you don’t use anymore, why not repurpose them into curtain tiebacks? Not only would they look elegant, it would be great conversation pieces as well.

Install Old Door Knobs for Hanging Coats or Towels

Don’t just throw away that old doorknob you replaced. Install them on the wall of the bathroom or on the wall near the doorway for coats and umbrellas. You can install a doorknob as it is for a vintage look or you can spray paint them with your preferred color.

Use Pool Noodles to Protect Garage Walls from Car Doors

Don’t you just hate how your car door scratches against the garage wall? This is common in small garages. One great idea is to cut a pool noodle in half, coming up with a flat side and the original curved side. Install each one horizontally on the wall where the car door often lands. This keeps both the wall and the car door from getting unsightly scratches.

There are hundreds of hacks out there but these are the simplest and most attainable for homeowners who are just beginning to embrace practical solutions. You may also come up with one. If you do find one great hack, share it in the comment box below.

Dining/ Living Room Before and After- Our RV

I wanted to add a bit of separation to our dining area and living room in the RV so I told Gerry it would be nice to buy some spindles and add those.

Found some used ones at the Re Uz It Store- $5 each. Gerry stained them  and here you have it.

I did have a lady on one of my Facebook groups suggest fake ivy wrapped around the spindles.. which sounds like a great idea quite possibly. Will look at the hobby store when we're in the USA.