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Create a Living Area that everyone wants to spend time in 

 

With these great ideas and DIY projects there is something for everyone who wants a little inspiration on how to update their living room. 

How to install your own alarm

You can install an alarm system in your own home in less than a day with little more than a screwdriver.

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How to install your own burglar bars

Not only are visible locks a visual deterrent, but a strong physical barrier such as a lock or security gate can be the difference between a break-in and an unsuccessful attempt.

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How to prep walls for painting

Surface preparation is the key to a lasting paint finish. Here’s what to do for each surface.

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How to make a room bigger and lighter

Decor 101 says paint a room a lighter shade and it will immediately look bigger. Now there’s clever paint technology that can take it one step further and create an even more convincing illusion of bigger, lighter rooms.

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How to get the two-colour distressed technique with chalk paint

There are many ways to distress paint besides letting old man time do it. Some are complicated, others such as this two-colour technique using Fired Earth Chalk Paint, are quite easy.

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Paint with geometric shapes

Follow this hot trend and add a geometric design to an old serving tray.

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Give a mirror frame a chic rusted finish

With new paint technology from Fired Earth it’s easy to achieve the rustic, careworn look

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How To Make A Door Shelf

Transform an old door into a shelf to store all your favourite knick knacks.

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Make a coat stand

Just four poles and a piece of rope and you have a stylish coat stand.

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How to make cement dominoes

Looking for a night in with the family playing dominoes? Here is how easy they are to make

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Wall panelling made easy

Wall panelling adds character and interest to a room. See how easy it is to do it yourself.

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Create a feature wall

Whether it's an entire wall or a panel, paintable wallpaper has showstopper possibilities.

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QUICK DIY USING CHIPBOARD

Use chipboard and twine to make a cross-stitch heart work-of-art.

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How to protect your home from fire

Consider these 12 precautions to help protect your family from fires at home.

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