A free resource, rainwater can meet many needs in the home and garden. The point on what you need to know to recover and use this water in the best conditions. Rainwater: what for? One person consumes approximately 150 L of water per day.
Having a broken down water heater is frankly not pleasant. This inconvenience automatically implies that the fireplace no longer has hot water. Before calling a professional to troubleshoot, there are a few things to check. In this way, you may be able to identify the fault, repair it or have it repaired.
The material necessary to make a wall corner shelf To make a wall corner shelf, you will need: a wooden board 200 cm long, 20 cm wide and 3 cm thick, a saw, a screwdriver , a hammer, a drill, wooden pegs, 4 wall mounting rods, wood glue, wood oil, a paintbrush, sandpaper, a tape measure, a ruler, a pencil .
In this old apartment built in the 1800s, the young couple of owners wanted to keep the old charm of the place while having a more modern home and a more functional living space. The idea of the Lyon architect Tiphaine Thomas was to decompartmentalize the spaces to create a large living room with an American kitchen, and to arrive at the right mix between vintage and contemporary style.
Why insulate a ceiling? If one easily thinks of insulating the walls of a house, sometimes the insulation of the ceiling is not always done. And yet an insulated ceiling prevents heat loss. This also improves the sound insulation of your home. Insulating a ceiling requires certain skills.
Have you decided to install swing shutters in your home? To choose the best, first think of not skipping over 4 essential points. you list them to choose elegant, functional and durable swing shutters. Mistake n ° 1: bet everything on the aesthetics If the aesthetics of your exterior will depend in part on the choice of your shutters and that it is an important criterion, remember that these are also and perhaps above all useful to protect you from offenses, from view, from light, cold and heat.
Determine the location of your future glass roof in the kitchen Before embarking on the work, ask yourself the right questions about the configuration of your kitchen and the location of the load-bearing walls. Then, it remains to know the type of canopy that you want to install. If the canopy is a good solution to enlarge a room without knocking down existing partitions, it cannot replace a load-bearing wall!
Considered in the past as less practical than roller shutters, swing shutters have gradually been swept away from our modern homes. And yet, they are coming back today more beautifully, because of their charm, their longevity and even… their practicality! New materials exist and modernize their woody appearance.
There is often a lack of storage space in a bathroom, the fault of the collection of beauty products which overflows from the cupboards. The solution ? Multiply the tricks so as not to lose space and have everything at hand. Here are some simple and effective ideas. In the bathroom, prefer a vanity unit The vanity unit offers the possibility of storing without encroaching on the rest of the room.
Talking about decoration without tackling the themes of "candles" and "copper" would be almost unthinkable today. If you walk through a decoration store, you will easily find whole shelves of copper objects and candles. However, you may not find a copper candle… So if you like these two big trends, learn today how to make a candle holder with copper tubes!
Do you remember those little magnetic sticks with which we built (with more or less success) objects in primary school? Today, we are going back to childhood by building a three-dimensional geometric shape, but this time ... with paper straws! In addition to being fun, this tutorial teaches you how to make a graphic and design object that will decorate your interior.
Round, cut or slender leaves, light or dark green, silver or orange, with drooping or haughty habit ... Trees and shrubs represent a very decorative universe, without forgetting their flowering which sublimates them in summer. They are the basis, the structure of a garden, choose them well and value them!
White vinegar works miracles in the home. It makes the windows and the dishes shine, it maintains the pipes, helps to fight limescale and overcomes stubborn tasks. Can we enjoy white vinegar in the garden? To find out, we contacted Starwax advisers.
A centerpiece of the living room, the sofa is one of those objects with multiple caps. Sometimes an evening under the duvet, sometimes a lively evening with friends, he knows how to be welcoming in all circumstances. And if you are looking for the ideal ally for gray days, what could be better than making it yourself?
There are many ways to clean a cooktop. But today, we decided to focus on the tips of our grandmothers. The latter only used ecological products through magic recipes. Want to discover them? Here are 5 grandma's tips for cleaning a baking sheet.
For 2016, your adorable children have promised to tidy up their rooms daily. So, to accompany their good resolutions, you fall for a brand new bed linen. It still has to fit into your budget, rather tight at the start of the year ... To help you with your shopping, the editorial team has concocted a selection of bed linen at low prices.
Whether to make a cake, a cream, a sauce or even confectionery, caramel is one of the classics of the kitchen! And yet it is also a recipe that can easily turn into a disaster. We have listed the essential tips and tricks to stop burning your pan!
Do you live in an apartment or a small house, and dream of a real dining space? Nothing's easier ! Furniture manufacturers today compete in imagination to create clever and space-saving furniture, perfectly suited to small areas. Follow our advice to create a dining room that is as practical as it is friendly!
The magic of Christmas would not be quite what it is without a multitude of candles! Their sparkling lights create a soft and warm atmosphere essential for a party atmosphere. Here is a selection of very decorative candles for less than 10 euros. The magic takes over the house The end of year celebrations are the perfect opportunity to decorate your house with a touch of magic: to make young and old dream, candles are the perfect accessories that you cannot do without!
If you want to create your own Christmas decoration for your Christmas Eve table as well as for your interior, here are the ideas we have gleaned from the Internet. All you have to do is sit down with your children to create candle holders and candle jars that we won't see in everyone.
Sometimes there are little things that change everything. This is the case for example with the folding of napkins, a setting on the table that makes your decoration sophisticated and precious. Towel folding is a bit like the bag or scarf that completes an outfit, the detail that makes the difference in short.