Learning to Repair and Restore Things

Damp Patches and Plaster Walls Don't Mix

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A damp patch on your shirt isn’t anything to worry about. It could be an external source of moisture (like spilling something on yourself), or the moisture could be coming from within, like sweat. You can wait for it to dry, or you can change the shirt, but it’s not exactly a big deal. Similarly, a damp patch on your plaster walls could have an internal or external source. Some accidentally-spilt water on a plaster wall isn’t going to require any attention and will dry of its own accord (dabbing it with a paper towel is optional).…

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Home Renovations for People With Dementia

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If you have a loved one with dementia, in-home aged care may be able to help them continue living in their home. However, to foster their independence and keep them safe, you may want to have a few modifications done on their home as well. Here are some of the ideas to consider. 1. Alarm System Many elders have emergency alert systems. If they fall or suffer an injury, they don’t have to find the phone.…

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2 Hidden Treasures Commonly Found During Period Home Restoration Projects

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Buying and restoring a run-down period home is a large and challenging task. However, it’s also incredibly rewarding and can provide you with a beautiful home that has also increased in value dramatically. Before you dive headlong into ripping out old materials and stripping outdated features, it’s worth exploring what beautiful original features the house has retained that can be restored to their former glory. Here are two hidden treasures that are commonly found in period homes.…

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