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Merry Christmas!


Autor: | Donnerstag, 22. Dezember 2011 | Kommentare

Happy Holidays from MyHammer!


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Autor: | Montag, 5. Dezember 2011 | Kommentare

If you’re planning a scaled-back holiday this year, but still want to host a festive get-together, here are a few tips:

•    Send your invitations digitally (start with a list, but always plan for a few extra guests)

•    Decorate with what you already have (coloured candles/lights, red & green items will go a long way in making a room look festive)

•    Keep food limited to simple appetisers and snacks – you could even hold a potluck with guests contributing

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Happy Halloween!


Autor: | Montag, 31. Oktober 2011 | Kommentare

It’s Halloween! If you haven’t carved your pumpkin yet – it’s not too late. Get started now!

If you’ve never carved a pumpkin before, check out The Guardian’s step-by-step guide (including the tools you’ll need) here.

If it’s your first attempt, go with a basic pattern, like the ones found here.

Feeling a bit more ambitions? Try one of these!

Looking for some highly-challenging inspiration? Check out these masterpiece pumpkins!

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Repairing Electronics


Autor: | Donnerstag, 28. Juli 2011 | Kommentare

We’ve all been there – TV has sound but no picture,  or your fully-charged mobile won’t turn on. Frustrating and time-consuming issues!

Here are a few tips for dealing with malfunctioning (or non-functioning) electronics:

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Lighting Your Home


Autor: | Mittwoch, 27. Juli 2011 | Kommentare (1)

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to change the look of a room – start with the light fixtures!

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A simple fixture-swap can take a room from Victorian Country to Art Nouveau in no time.  There are, however, many factors to consider when choosing lighting for a room:

Do you want it to be well-lit, or are you aiming for a low-light ambient look? What colour and texture are the walls? This will greatly impact how much light is reflected.  Does the room have large windows, or none at all? It’s best to assess the room and then make a list of what you are seeking and what the room offers in terms of natural light, and then go forward with adding fixtures.

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Lighting up your Garden


Autor: | Montag, 2. Mai 2011 | Kommentare

Let there be light

When it comes to ideas for the outdoors and lighting your little oasis of relaxation, there are two big questions that you might want to consider:

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Asbestos Safety


Autor: | Dienstag, 29. März 2011 | Kommentare

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material used primarily as fire-proofing and insulation in most buildings erected or renovated between the 1950s and 1980s, though any building erected before the year 2000 could contain some form of asbestos.

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Autor: | Donnerstag, 24. März 2011 | Kommentare

Just because you may live in a small space doesn’t mean you have to feel stifled!

Here are 4 easy ways to live large in small quarters:

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Autor: | Dienstag, 22. März 2011 | Kommentare

Not only is “going green” good for the environment, it’s also good for your billfold! An ideal way to do this is to have your home fitted with energy-saving windows.

In addition to things such as design and climate, you will also need to consider which type of window will best suit your needs.

Here are a few energy-saving options:

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Creating a Garden Oasis


Autor: | Montag, 21. März 2011 | Kommentare

Creating the garden you’ve always wanted is easier than you think! The best place to start is by determining when and how you will use it. Do you want it maintained seasonally, or just for the summer? This is important in terms of up-keep and in deciding if you want to hire someone to look after it on a regular basis.

Other important factors to consider:

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