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Bathroom

Renovating your bathroom

If you’re going to renovate a bathroom, it may at first look like a major challenge. But take a closer look and you’ll see that it isn’t as hard as it seems! The job can range from changing a tap right up to renovation of the complete bathroom. But whatever you’re planning to do, it’s important to first look carefully at exactly what you have to do and which tools you need. ‘DIY 4 Beginners’ gives you handy, step-by-step instructions and practical tips that you’ll find helpful for every challenge.

Just click on one of our step-by-step instructions or DIY tips and you’ll be able to get started right away!

How to fit a false ceiling

How to fit a false ceiling

A false ceiling has a number of advantages. You can make a room or hall more attractive, or you can use it to hide roofing beams or an unfinished ceiling.

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How to apply silicone sealant

How to apply silicone sealant

Silicone sealant is used to finish joints, keep out moisture and fill seams and other gaps. It is elastic, so it can allow for a certain amount of movement.

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How to paint doors and window frames (indoor)

How to paint doors and window frames (indoor)

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting door and window frames. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for the best way to do the job.

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How to replace a shower tap

How to replace a shower tap

If your old shower tap needs to be replaced, it’s a simple job to do it yourself.

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How to fit vertical blinds

How to fit vertical blinds

If you have standard-size window frames you can probably find vertical blinds of the right width. But it’s easy to adjust the width to the right size.

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How to fit Venetian blinds

How to fit Venetian blinds

If you have standard-size window frames, you’ll probably be able to find Venetian blinds that fit exactly. If not, it’s easy to fit the blinds to size.

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How to hang a mirror

How to hang a mirror

You can hang mirrors in the bathroom, toilet, hall, living room or bedroom. Check that a mirror is a good fit for the room and matches the decor.

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How to fit bathroom accessories

How to fit bathroom accessories

Your bathroom isn’t complete without accessories like a towel rail, hair dryer holder and soap dish. We’ll tell you how you can hang up all these items.

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How to fit a roller blind

How to fit a roller blind

You can buy roller blinds in different sizes. It’s easy to cut a blind to the right size thanks to our step-by-step instruction.

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Drilling holes in glazed tiles

Drilling holes in glazed tiles

Avoid dangerous slipping of your drill when you're drilling holes in glazed tiles. First, stick two pieces of masking tape in a cross pattern at the location of the hole, and your drill won't slip away.

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Changing a tap washer

Changing a tap washer

To make sure that you don't damage the tap with your pliers, you can apply the pressure you need using two strips of wood which you have tied or screwed together. This will allow you to grip the tap just as securely, without damaging it.

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Fitting a (book)shelf that's perfectly level

Fitting a (book)shelf that's perfectly level

First fix one support and place the shelf on it, then place a spirit level on the shelf. Make sure the shelf is level, and then make a mark on the wall along the bottom of the shelf. Now fix the other support so that the top of the support is level with the mark on the wall.

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Drilling holes in glazed tiles

Drilling holes in glazed tiles

Avoid dangerous slipping of your drill when you're drilling holes in glazed tiles. First, stick two pieces of masking tape in a cross pattern at the location of the hole, and your drill won't slip away.

Changing a tap washer

Changing a tap washer

To make sure that you don't damage the tap with your pliers, you can apply the pressure you need using two strips of wood which you have tied or screwed together. This will allow you to grip the tap just as securely, without damaging it.

Fitting a (book)shelf that's perfectly level

Fitting a (book)shelf that's perfectly level

First fix one support and place the shelf on it, then place a spirit level on the shelf. Make sure the shelf is level, and then make a mark on the wall along the bottom of the shelf. Now fix the other support so that the top of the support is level with the mark on the wall.

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