DIY Toilet Seat Replacement

Pro or not, installing a new toilet seat is an easy work to do. All you need to do is set the seat in place and pull tight the nuts. But what’s tedious is the process of removing the old seat. Most of the time, it’s hard to unscrew the nuts because the bolts that fasten the seat are so corroded. To give you a better solution, here’s a tip:

Check out the bolts that are fixed on the seat. Lucky you if the bolts or nuts are plastic as they can’t corrode and will easily come off. To expose the bolt’s head, pry open the cover behind the seat. While you hold the nut underneath with the pliers unscrew the bolt with pliers or a screwdriver.

Use your drill, drill bit collection, and safety glasses if lubricant won’t free the nut. Drill into the bolt where it meets the nut using a 1/16-in. bit. About 1/4 in. should be drilled into the bolt. Next step, expand the hole using a 1/8-in. Bit, then by a 3/16-in. bit. After which, attempt for the socket wrench again. To break off the bolt as you turn the nut is your goal now and not to unscrew the nut. Keep expanding the hole if the bolt won’t break. To break it eventually, you’ll exhaust the bolt enough.

You may be able to unscrew the nuts with pliers if the bolts are metal. The best device for this piece of work is a socket wrench equipped with a deep-well socket. It requires a 1/2-in. socket for most toilet seats. It fits over the long bolt and grips the nut tightly for the deep socket. All you have to do is turn the nut counterclockwise as most metal bolts aren’t covered by a flip-open cover. Just twist as hard as you can. You might break it off if the bolt is brass or badly corroded steel, which is okay.

Saturate it with a penetrating spray lubricant like WD-40 if the nut won’t dislodge. To catch the over-spray, hold a rag behind the nut. To penetrate, give the lubricant 15 minutes, then do it again.

Home Construction: Skylight

Why use Skylight? There’s a ton of reasons why having skylight at home is beneficial. Here are some:

Having a skylight at home can reduce the consumption of energy. It can help lessen use of electricity and reduce heating bills by the lessened reliance on artificial lighting.

The formation of molds and mildews at home will also reduce. It is often associated with bacterial and fungal buildup in damp areas like basements and bathrooms for most diseases, especially chronic respiratory problems. Natural lighting thru the aid of having a skylight at home can clearly reduce the formation of harmful organisms. One of the best naturally occurring disinfectant is the sunlight itself.

Having skylight will give the body a healthy dose of vitamin D. It can hinder vitamin D and B1 deficiencies that may result in diseases like beriberi and rickets with ample amounts of sunlight.

Skylight has the ability to elevate visual appeal to interiors. In interior design, natural illumination is still the topmost type of lighting system being worked on. It isn’t an easy task to work on with and installing a skylight, however, it is a rewarding task to victoriously integrate natural light into a structure or at home. Accenting natural light at home will give better aesthetics, finer crispness of space, finer color, and architectural details are well-featured.

Skylight at Home: Ideal for Health

Aside from being free and available, natural sunlight enhances the mood. Natural sunlight protects humans from seasonal mood changes and it uplifts us to produce vitamin D.

When the home has poor lighting, this may cause eye fatigue and headaches, which can result in a feeling of being depressed or sick.

It can prompt depression and even have a negative outcome on humans immune system when there is insufficient natural lighting.

The dim illumination quiets our senses and can make us feel drowsy which is why it’s ideal for the bedroom are while bright lighting stimulates the mind and this is better for task illumination and ideal on our kitchen and working area.

The natural lighting can actually invigorate to recover fast like after falling from illness or after operations.

Sunlight can also lead to reducing stress and a variety of other health benefits as it aid in helping lower blood pressure.

Mirror Essentials

 

It can provide the whole area a brand new life by putting the right mirror on the wall. Since mirrors will only reflect what’s in forefront of them, choose the wall with care. The reflection from the mirror becomes a part of your room.

The shape, size, and style are the three most essential things to consider when choosing mirrors.

Mirror’s Perfect Shape

The shape of the mirror portrays an essential part in refining any space. With the correct shape of the mirror, it will provide a soothing mood, highlight what is already present in the room, or give a definite trick of something else.

  • It will help provide an orderly restrained look for an angular shape mirror like a square or rectangle.
  • For a softer or even fanciful look, depending on the style of its frame, utilize a rounded or curved frame mirror. As it aids sweep your eye along a long line, a long horizontal shape mirror will assist to accentuate width. As it makes your eye travel above, a tall vertical shape mirror will call notice to height.
  • Just the way you would do with framed photographs or framed art, you can even create a shape by arranging several mirrors together.

Mirror’s Size

It can influence the impact you want to create with the size of your mirror.

Whether you prefer the mirror to be an accent, center of attention or act as the background of the room, this is how the selection of size should also be based.

  • Select one that is extra large so that its function then becomes to make your space appear larger if you want your mirror to become part of the background. This is ideal for condo homes.
  • It will look lost and insignificant for a single small mirror on a large wall. Appropriate size for the wall is a must when selecting a mirror
  • Make sure it is big enough to stand out, but also establish the mirror by selecting a frame that makes it even more noticeable if you prefer your mirror to be​ center of attention in your room.

Mirror’s Style

You can create great personal influence by choosing a style that is unexpected and for that reason function as an accent as mirrors can personify the style you already have in your room. The mirror’s frame plays an even greater role in establishing style while the shape and size of a mirror matter.

  • It is often more suitable for a casual or modern interior for a frame with simple lines or unusual materials.
  • For a country vibe room, or even in an eclectic room, the quirky frame treatments and distressed looks work best.
  • It is often best used in a more classic or cultural inspired setting but can be used for contrast in a more modern one for an ornate, carved or gilt frame mirror.

 

 

 

Granite Kitchen Sink

A granite kitchen sink provides a fabulous look in the kitchen area. The granite sinks are crafted in enough styles to be sure of fitting into the kitchen design you’re developing and the material is available in a pleasurable range of hues.

It’s worth knowing before choosing whether to purchase one as there are both advantage and disadvantage.

Granite Sink Appearance

If you really want a fabulous kitchen, using this material can exceed all the other factors as there’s itsy-bitsy to compare with the look of a granite kitchen sink. However, this material won’t easily get blended with all kinds of kitchen décor but it can be used according to one’s preferred style and adornment.

The Weight of the Material

Weight is the most important consideration with a granite sink. Granite needs additional support because it is a very heavy material, far heavier than most sinks. Whether it’s a reinforced countertop or additional support underneath, there is a need for a room to provide this, and the equipment. It can also affect the cost of installing the granite sink. In most cases, a professional should be the one installing the granite kitchen sink in order to be sure it’s done properly.

Cleaning Essentials

When cleaning granite, it’s important to only use a mild abrasive, or it can end up with scratches. A granite kitchen sink needs special cleaning process compared to the ordinary and traditional type of sink.

There is a need to use a special granite cleaner on it once the sink becomes stained. You’ll need to bring in a professional to remove the scratches if you do scratch the granite.

Cost of Material

Granite material itself is costly. However, a granite kitchen sink is an investment rather than just a functional tool for its durability. It will surely last a long a time compared to other sink materials.

Sealing Process

Granite kitchen sink can be porous. To protect and maintain the material, there is a need for a regular sealing process. On top of the price of the sink, sealing process is additional work and expense for the homeowner. If this process is neglected, then the material will wear out and get damaged in the long run.

 

How To Make A Small Room Look Bigger

Tired of looking at your small space? Why not make it look bigger?  There are so many ways to make your space look bigger but the execution is a challenge.

First of all, a mere decluttering is one best solution. Proper arrangement of things in your space will surely make you breathe better. Redecorating is another solution. Another option to make your space look bigger is the effect of the flooring. Having the right type of flooring will give a big difference to a small space.

If you’ve decided to modify your small space by just focusing on the flooring, here are some useful tips:

●    Pick Darker Shade over Lighter Shade of Wood

It will make your space look bigger if matched with the right wall color for dark colored wood floors. It will make your small space look amazing with a dark, larger plank wood flooring. Make sure you choose a cool color for painting the walls, ceiling, trims, and moldings as cool colors hues recede and warm colors advance. It will make any room expand before your eyes with the right combination of dark and cool colors.

●    Use planks Over Stripe Flooring

By choosing planks, it visually expands your space extensively. To make the plank look extensive like going on nonstop, select the longest wall in your room and run the material in parallel position.

●    Keep it Steady

In every space in your home, avoid installing a different type of flooring. All throughout your home, since you have a small space, it’s recommended to use the same type of flooring material and design. It will give an illusion of having more space as this will create a harmonious look that joins one room into another.

●    Oversized Tile is Better

Selecting flooring tiles that are bigger than the 300mm size which is the standard, it increases the appearance of more floor space. To enhance visual space, use a minimal amount of grout and rectified edges during installation.

●    Diagonal Flooring Installation

It will make the room look bigger by laying the flooring diagonally across your room. For hardwood, stone, tiles or laminate material best suits this ruling.

You can easily trick the vision with a few flooring schemes that make a room look bigger since you may not be able to increase the size of a small space.