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Renovating your bedroom

If you’re going to renovate a bedroom, you can renovate your present bedroom or you can convert an attic into a new bedroom. Both these options can mean quite a lot of work ­– as well as renewing the walls, floor and ceiling, you’ll probably also want to buy and assemble new furniture. But if you follow our step-by-step instructions and you use the right tools, it isn’t so difficult.

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 paint inside walls

How to paint inside walls

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting inside walls. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for how you can paint your inside walls.

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How to make a window sill

How to make a window sill

You don’t have to hire someone else to make a new window sill. It’s easy to do it yourself. Read all you need to know here about fitting a new window sill.

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How to fit a curtain rail

How to fit a curtain rail

The most common way to hang curtains is by using a metal or aluminium rail fixed to the wall or ceiling with brackets, do it yourself via DIY 4 beginners.

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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 make a radiator housing

How to make a radiator housing

You can make your interior more attractive with a radiator housing. It’s easy to make a housing yourself, with these step-by-step instructions and handy tips.

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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 wall-mount a flat screen TV

How to wall-mount a flat screen TV

Because a flat screen TV doesn’t have a bulky picture tube, it’s possible to mount it on the wall just like a painting.

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How to hide cables

How to hide cables

It’s a good idea to hide cables neatly, both for a tidy appearance and to prevent someone from tripping over them. There are different ways to do that.

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How to fit a fly screen

How to fit a fly screen

In the summer you want to allow fresh air into your house, but you want to keep mosquitoes out. A fly screen is the ideal solution.

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How to remove wallpaper

How to remove wallpaper

You want to replace the wallpaper in your home. Of course you can get a specialist to do the job, but it’s also easy enough to do it yourself.

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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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How to fit an extra shelf in your wardrobe

How to fit an extra shelf in your wardrobe

Wardrobes often have plenty of space for all your things, but their interior layout isn’t always very handy. Create new space by fitting an extra shelf.

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How to lay laminate flooring

How to lay laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is an easy way to give your living room, kitchen or bedroom a new look. You can get started straight away with these instructions and tips.

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Wallpaper without airbubbles

Wallpaper without airbubbles

If your new wallpaper has air bubbles, use a hobby knife or razor blade to make a small cut in the wallpaper. Then insert a small amount of new wallpaper paste using a fine artist's paint brush. Press the paper down thoroughly, and remove excess paste with a damp cloth.

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Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

To prevent damage to the 'tongue', it's a good idea to place a tapping block with a groove between your hammer and the piece of flooring before tapping it into place.

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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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Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Make a plumb line by tying a weight to a piece of string and hanging it from a nail in the wall. Next make marks on the wall at the top and bottom of the line. Then you can use these marks as reference points to get your first strip of wallpaper perfectly vertical.

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Wallpaper without airbubbles

Wallpaper without airbubbles

If your new wallpaper has air bubbles, use a hobby knife or razor blade to make a small cut in the wallpaper. Then insert a small amount of new wallpaper paste using a fine artist's paint brush. Press the paper down thoroughly, and remove excess paste with a damp cloth.

Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

Tapping wooden and laminate flooring into place

To prevent damage to the 'tongue', it's a good idea to place a tapping block with a groove between your hammer and the piece of flooring before tapping it into place.

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.

Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Make a plumb line by tying a weight to a piece of string and hanging it from a nail in the wall. Next make marks on the wall at the top and bottom of the line. Then you can use these marks as reference points to get your first strip of wallpaper perfectly vertical.

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