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Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Smart Window Shades

It sounds like something we’d see in the Jetsons’ house: window shades that glide up and down at the mere touch of a button. In fact, remote-control …

Organizing Solutions that Make it Easier to Share a Bathroom

Living with roommates—or even with multiple family members—can get complicated in general, but the one place in your home that's hard to share? The …

How Much Does it Cost to Build a New House: Itemized Costs 2017-2018

The cost to build a house includes a large number of components and variables based on site factors, design and materials. There’s a lot of …

Home Improvement

How to clean your granite countertops to keep them shiny and new-looking

According to two 2016 surveys, the kitchen is the room homeowners tend to invest the most money in, and that shows in the decor people choose. There …

The best Wi-Fi mesh networking kits for most people

<i>By Jim Salter</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Mesh-networking kits, …

The Benefits Of Using Yellow As An Accent Color In Interior Design

Every color has a unique impact on the elements in comes in contact with. Yellow, for instance, is a very cheerful color which brings joy to spaces …

Interior Design

How to Make the Most of Philips Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology is growing up fast. Things that once seemed impossible are now widespread, and the pace of change is remarkable. When we look …

Home Automation

Terracotta Pendant Lamps Inspired by Rigatoni Pasta

Once you catch the the name of these terracotta pendant lights, it’s not hard to see just how the inspiration shaped the design. Design studio …

Furniture

9 New Rules for Color Blocking at Home

Summer is officially here (two days in and counting!), and with it comes longer days, shorter shorts, warmer temps, and brighter colors. And while …

5 Surprisingly Perfect Pieces For a Small Living Room

(Image credit: Workshop APD)<p>Your living room may be teeny-tiny, but that doesn't mean you can't fit in all the style (and functionality) that other …

Living Rooms

You Can't Help but Fall in Love With This White Living Room Makeover by Lowe's

We're endlessly inspired by Lowe's home makeover series, <b>The Weekender</b>, featuring talented designer Monica Mangin. So we were anxious to see how Monica tackled the living room of a new construction with a tricky layout in Nashville in a recent episode. The home's front door opened directly into the …

Attention, Shoppers: IKEA IsOfficially Not Available on Amazon Prime . . . Yet

<i>UPDATE: IKEA has not finalized an arrangement with Amazon Prime and is working to correct the “misinformation” shoppers received last week. In a</i> …

eCommerce

Ring 2 Rechargeable Battery Security Camera

Video<p>$179 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>5<p>Bring your home safety to a new level of convenience with the Ring 2 Rechargeable Battery Security Camera. As an …

Crowd Funding

25 Beautiful Gray Bathrooms

01 of 26<p>Gray Bathrooms Are Beautiful<p>Gray is often considered a bland, boring shade to decorate with. But what if you could have beautiful, elegant, …

How to Stain Wood in 7 Easy Steps

How do you revive tired hardwood floors or a piece of antique furniture? Answer: You stain 'em back to their former glory. There's no need to walk …

Pantone Apartament / AR Arquitetos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> After the removal of all internal divisions from the original plan to a complete restructuring of …

Art Nouveau, the Ornate Architectural Style that Defined the Early 20th Century

At the turn of the 20th century, a new architectural movement swept through Europe, creating some of the most spectacular monuments in history. From about 1890 to the start of World War I, Art Nouveau architecture swept across the continent, making use of new technologies for a highly ornamental, …

These 10 Stunning Bathrooms Have One Important Detail in Common

Bathrooms can prove to be tricky spaces to really make a statement. So many of the fixtures are nonnegotiable, and even if you're working with some …

Smart Homes' Basic Setup: 5 Devices You Need, Prices And Risks Involved

Our homes and generally our lives, are growing more and more smart every day. Whether it be smartwatches, smartphones and smart speakers, they can …

Better Wi-Fi in six easy steps | ZDNet

#1: Where do you want the best Wi-Fi signal?<p>Probably one of the simplest questions, but when I ask people it, they usually have no clue and start …

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

Tablo's new Dual DVR is ready to record right out of the box

The original Tablo box debuted in 2013, pitched as a DVR for cord-cutters that could stream TV nearly anywhere, and now the company is back with a second generation version. The Tablo Dual is redesigned to fit everything in a smaller case with no fans for quieter operation, and also manages to …

The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending more …

The Ecobee3 Lite is a decent smart thermostat that costs less than most

Most thermostat makers now have at least a single entry in the smart-home category, with some already on their second- and even third-gen products. All are vying to provide consumers with smarter, simpler controls for home heating and cooling. The new Ecobee3 Lite isn't the company's first such …

Chromecast Ultra review: Better video quality comes at a cost

Google's first Chromecast was an ugly little stick that nonetheless served an important purpose: At $35, it was about the cheapest way to make a plain old TV "smart," letting people get Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and movies from Google Play on their televisions with zero fuss.<p>But things have changed …

Sonos Playbase review: The only speaker your living room needs

The idea of having high-quality home theater audio seems great until you actually try and set it up. I've owned a few surround sound systems, but the additional speakers and cables added a level of complexity that never felt worth it to me. So I've been languishing for years with mediocre audio …

Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one

Skipping an inspection could cost you<p>When Tori Easterling, a broker and real estate instructor, decided to purchase some investment property in Georgia, she faced fierce bidding challenges with cash investors.<p>By the time she viewed the property and made a bid, her offer was denied. Determined to …

A surge in the value of crypto-currencies provokes alarm

IT IS hard to predict when bubbles will pop, in particular when they are nested within each other. It helps to keep this image in mind when …