Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Online RTA Wholesale Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

November 30, 2015

Kitchen remodeling is a complex task, with the end of the recession homeowners across the country are showing renewed interest in giving their kitchen a makeover. Kitchen renovation demands lots of time and attention to get the desired new look, every small detail needs to be p taken care of to avoid any disasters. All the major decisions like the style of the new kitchen cabinets , pantry cabinets, type of appliances, tiles, fixtures, plumbing, electrical, gas lines, etc. before the current kitchen is demolished. Taking the time to pay attention to the details will ensure the success of the project.

Today, many homeowners prefer to order ready to assemble cabinets. These cabinets are ideal DIY projects for the home handyman, easy to assemble and easy to install, they will save you time and money. When choosing a supplier ensure they have a good reputation and will delivery your cupboards on time.

At RTA Cabinet Sales , every order is processed promptly we have in stock cabinets to go to ensure your order arrives on time, as a pointer when planning your kitchen renovation regardless of buying RTA Cabinets Wholesale or purchasing from a Big Box store allow enough time to allow for all kitchen renovation items to be delivered prior to starting your project. We offer a wide range of kitchen cupboards designs that fit every kind of budget and lifestyle. The innovative designs and product quality of RTA kitchen cabinets make your kitchen dream become a reality.

When you plan to replace your bathroom vanity , you need to choose a supplier who can offer a wide spectrum of choices. RTA Cabinet Sales offers numerous designs for your bathroom vanity. Our bathroom cabinets come in all kinds of price ranges, colors, sizes and designs.

RTA Cabinet Sales offers discount cabinets that come with a guaranteed lowest price. You can choose your dream design cabinets direct from our website. Please download our Kitchen Design Guide to assist you with the complex task of redesigning your kitchen.

If you have any questions regarding any of our products or want help ordering a product, please contact a RTA Cabinet Sales customer service agent and they will assist you with whatever help you require.

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Helpful Pointers to Keep in Mind When Restoring Wooden Flooring

July 30, 2015

A well laid out wooden floor is a thing of beauty; it could be just hardwood floors or the more beautiful parquet flooring, but whatever the type, it definitely brings elegance and class to any home. The only drawback to using wooden flooring is that it is very expensive and they are easily scratched by people walking across the floor with sand and grit under the sole of their shoes.

A Dusty Business

The best way to do a wooden floor restoration company that has undergone a lot of damage is to sand the floor down and then do the necessary restoration work and polishing the floor before applying the final coat of varnish and/or other protective coats. Unfortunately the sanding work is sometimes very disruptive and causes a lot of dust, but some of the better companies in the United Kingdom do not use the old-fashioned drum sanders anymore; they use the latest high tech machines that use continuous belt machinery, which is completely dust-free. Moving along with this unit is a mobile extraction unit which catches all of the wood dust thrown up.

Different Grades of Sanding

A professional wooden floor restoration company would use the following floor sanding tips to maximize and speed up their repair work without causing too much disruption to the household. The first tip is to remove all the furniture from the room being restored, as the sander will have to reach all corners of the room to get the best possible finish. Remove any nails or other materials that are standing upright as it could damage the machinery during the sanding process. Remove the old floor polish along with any imperfections on the wood completely using coarse-grade sandpaper. Next the floor is sanded again using a medium-grade paper before finishing the sanding process with very fine-textured sandpaper for a really smooth finish.

Professional Restoration

The best floor sanding advice that could be given to people who wish to try and do the job themselves is that, while the thought is admirable, the final result may not be to their liking as this is a very complicated process and to repair any errors that might be caused during the job could turn out to be very expensive. Small areas of wooden flooring could be done as a DIY project, but bigger areas of wooden flooring, especially parquet flooring, is best left to the professionals. A professional wooden floor restorer knows how much sanding has to be done to get the floor ready for the protective coating or sealant that needs to be applied. If the restoration work is done properly, then regular maintenance is all that is needed to keep the wooden floor in perfect condition for decades.

Get The Best Brushed And Oiled Oak Flooring For Your Home

June 4, 2015

Many people tend to forget that the floor of a house is as important as the roofing and the walls. People are more worried on the size of the compound and the size of the rooms. They are worried whether these rooms are big enough to accommodate all their belongings. They are more concern on their TV sets and the space to put them. However, when it comes to worrying about the floor coating there are several things to think about.

The type of flooring depends much on the texture and your style. There are different kinds of flooring which you may choose from. Each flooring has a different way of maintaining it. Therefore the treatment you give to your floor will determine its lifespan. Taking good care of the floor will help you save on the maintenance and other costs that might be brought about by not taking care of it.

Whereas other people may risk taking a new kind of flooring, several others would want to stick to oak flooring. If you want your floor to be much beautiful and perverted then go for the real oak flooring. Its texture offers different colours so it is ideal for you if you want something stylish. More importantly, another reason why it is loved by many is that it is durable and long lasting.

Many people believe that oak wood flooring is best used only in places where there is less activity in the house, but with the presence of engineered oak flooring, it can be used anywhere in the house, even in the bathroom. Generally speaking oak wood flooring is just a marvelous way to add worldliness to your house. It is a necessity for anybody who loves exchanging the spirit of the rooms.

Before you decide on the kind of oak flooring you want, you must first understand the different types of oak flooring. Solid oak flooring requires a high level of DIY so you have to look for a qualified fitter to avoid damaging the floor. Most manufacturing companies have installation instructions therefore you have to follow the condition laid down properly.

In the other hand lacquered oak flooring are well furnished therefore cleaning it isn’t much work. The only problem with this type is the scratches but most people regard this as another form of decoration. In the recent past brushed and oiled oak flooring is gaining popularity among many home owners. However, oiling of this floor should be done on a regular basis to maintain its texture.

The Most Popular and Cost Effective Home Improvements

March 23, 2015

Everyone has heard the phase “An Englishman’s home is his castle”,
it’s a well know phase that has been around for hundreds of years, the
phase literally means that us British are a very house proud nation and
we spend hundreds if not thousands of pounds every single year on new
decoration, renewals and repairs for our homes, over the years things
have changed a great deal, because in the past simply decorating your
home, buying new carpets and furniture was the most that many British
house proud families did, we all remember our parents buying that new
three piece suite or new carpet ready to impress their extended families
at Christmas and social events such as weddings, christenings and even
funerals , but in recent years home improvements have taken over home
decoration, with windows, doors, driveways and conservatories being high
on many peoples lists of “improvements to do to your home”.

New technologies and better manufacturing techniques
has seen conservatories prices plummet, putting these fantastic
additional rooms within reach of most, if not all UK homeowners and with
the internet now allowing us to easily get multiple online conservatory
quote’s no one is in danger of being taken in by a crooked door to door
conservatory salesman and ending up paying over the odds. The recent
increase in home improvement companies offering DIY Conservatories now
means that people who enjoy a little “Do It Yourself” can save even more
money and get their dream conservatory delivered in kit form for just a
couple of thousand pound which is probably the same amount as people
used to spend on decoration and new furniture.

Another now popular
and inexpensive home improvement is driveway replacement, driveway
renewal has become more popular in the UK in recent years due to another
new technology with is imprinted concrete, Imprinted Concrete Driveways
are less expensive than block paving or other materials are lower
maintenance, longer lasting and come in a large range of different
styles and colours, with some companies allowing you to even create your
own, the results are simply breathtaking and finding images on the
internet of imprinted concrete driveways is very easy and can even give
you ideas of styles, patterns and colours and of course how beautiful
they look. It’s versatility means that Imprinted concrete can easily be
used for paths, patios and hard to reach areas such as under bay windows
and around drainage covers and gate posts.

Whilst
on the topic of external home improvements lets not forget the stunning
splendour of a beautiful and professionally landscaped garden, although
no rear garden is complete, landscaped or not; without well maintained
fencing, an area many people forget about and because of this neglect
they end up with broken, rotten fencing that lets down their home and
becomes an eyesore to both visitors and neighbours. The number one
choice for fencing in the United Kingdom is still timber as nothing can
match the beauty and the relatively low cost of wooden fencing, but
there is a big difference between cheap, budget fencing that can be
bought from most DIY chains and handmade, solid, weatherproofed fencing
that is manufactured, supplied and usually fitted free by professional
fencing companies. Good quality vertical boarded fencing, if fitted
correctly and treated with a good quality preservative, (before
manufacture) can stay looking good and last for many years.

In
summary, there are many internal and external home improvements that can
be done to your home, many of them cost a lot less than people think
and can not only make your home look beautiful and well maintained but
can increase it’s value also.

Cost control for garden landscaping

February 22, 2015

You want to begin a long overdue garden project so where do you start? Some of you will go to the local DIY store and pick up one of the many flyers that these stores produce that show how to do virtually anything from putting a post into the ground to building an extension to your property.

Some of you will go to a library, hunt out the most relevant books that are available and then return home and hope that your research has uncovered the books that have all that you need in them. Then there are those who need to know how things work, who want to take control so, they will treat the project as an excuse to learn something new and will attend night school or college to achieve the desired result.

However and whatever it is that you do for your project you will need to keep track of your costs. It is no use not having a clue on what it is going to cost as you will quickly realise that unless you keep them under review they will spiral out of control and you will spend more than you intended to.

When you are doing the job yourself it is important that you use a software package that allows you to be in control of your costs. It must be easy to understand and allow overspend areas to be identified quickly. It must be easy to use otherwise you won’t bother to use it and control will be lost. There are a few suitable software cost estimators on the market that can be used to help you but not all of them work on the behalf of the everyday designer/builder in a way that is understandable and straightforward.

As an individual you will find this process quite stressful and difficult.

Imagine how the stress levels would rise if you were in a gardening / landscaping business where people come to you for your knowledge and expertise and who want you to the work on their behalf. They will expect you to provide a professional looking quote, a detailed breakdown of costs around each element of the garden design and they will expect and demand that their money is being spent in an agreed manner and will not be interested in excuses as to why something is going to cost more than has specified.

They rightly feel that if costs escalate after the quote has been agreed and confirmed then the loser should be the landscaping company and not the customer. This is why is it is imperative that the professional has control over all aspects of design, build and costs because it protects their profit and this is an essential element of today’s cut throat business activity.

To protect and enhance your most precious commodity, that is, your reputation, is a vital part of your future business. Your clients must trust in every thing that you do for them. They can see that your testimonials show that you work closely with Landscape Architects, Garden Designers, Landscape Contractors, Local Authorities and Domestic Clients on a regular basis. They can see that you are a professional in the delivery of Landscape and Garden designs to cost and quality specifications, and as a Landscape tender consultant who wins and manages profitable projects for both employers, design professionals and contractors. What THEY want from you is someone who understands, and communicates that understanding of what They want, by providing clear, concise and accurate information on the project you are undertaking for them.

First Home Energy Saving Tips

November 10, 2014

No doubt you will have loads of ideas and plans to make it
unique and reflect your personality and tastes, that’s great can’t wait
to get started on the diy?

Before you start slapping red paint on the walls to
match your yellow carpet spare a thought for a few energy saving tips,
were not trying to sound like your dad here but sometimes they make
sense ( though not always!)

Those of you who have bought a brand
new first home will always have the upper hand when it comes to lower
energy costs, quality built new homes are so well insulated that once
they are heated up they retain their heat all day and enable you to
either turn the heating off or significantly reduce the thermostat
temperature.

Light fittings in your first house will probably be
one of the first things you will want to change, not many people like
the plastic dangly things that the builders fit, although they are
better than taking down something your granny would have had fitted if
your first home isn’t a new one.

So
before you go out and buy those chrome effect or black down lighters
check what bulbs they accept, having six 60 watt bulbs on in your living
room at night will cost much more than six x 7.5 watt low energy bulbs
over the course of a year and the new LED spot light bulbs can use as
little as 1.5 watts each, although the brightness is sometimes less than
that of the full power bulbs. After all the savings will pay for plenty
of pizza deliveries for all the parties you are planning.

Loft
insulation, again new home buyers can forget about this as your loft
space will have been well insulated by your builder, if your first home
isn’t a new one then the loft is best insulated to a 200mm depth if
possible and get this done well before the colder weather sets in and
it’s advisable to avoid very warm days. Either call a reputable company
in or have a go yourself, insulating your loft isn’t difficult but it’s
not a pleasant DIY job as the fibres do irritate the skin, so have a
quick measure up and head down the DIY store.

In summary, when
commencing any DIY task within your new home it is best to start with
small jobs and master the skills required slowly, build your level of
confidence. Specialist tools are sometimes required for jobs around the
home, some of these tools will need skill to use and be expensive so
consider either hiring them or getting in a tradesman to do the job for
you, it might be cheaper in the long run.