Troy Zawacke

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16 secrets to a perfect home

Before we get started here, don't forget that one man's perfect is another man's nightmare, so perfection is relative, but we think we've found some …

17 Crafty Ways To Update Your Bedroom With DIY Projects

Over the years we gathered all sorts of interesting and inspiring ideas regarding the interior design and décor of specific parts of the house. Today …

How to Build a Deck

Follow these steps for creating a deck for entertaining and relaxing in your own backyard.<p>It's time to get started on building a deck, so you'll have it ready in time to enjoy spring and summer weather. There are a few steps that every homeowner, contractor, and designer need to ensure they build a …

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Ridgid R4512 Tablesaw Outfeed Table

Finished this outfeed table for my Ridgid R4512 tablesaw based on ideas from other projects and designs from lumberjacks postings. I designed the …

Wood fired pizza oven plans | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>wood fired pizza oven plans</b>. Building an outdoor wood fired oven is a dream and a challenge for any one, as finding the right …

How to make a shoe rack | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about how to <b>build a shoe rack</b>. If you have too many pairs of shoes and don’t have enough space to store them properly, you can try to …

Woodworking

The Smartest Cordless Tools for Your Workbench

Looking for battery-powered tool with more torque and longer runtime? Check out these systems from Black & Decker, Bosch, Dewalt or Milwaukee with smarter batteries<p>WHEN IT COMES to power tools, cordless models have traditionally had their limits. Sure, their batteries allowed you to work …

Woodworking

Flipping Houses: Curbed Launches Here Today

Curbed, a popular real estate site that covers more than a dozen major cities in the U.S., launches today on Flipboard. It’s now paginated and designed for easier reading right here.<p>Curbed was launched in 2004 by the blog entrepreneur Lockhart Steel. It began life as a repository for the real …

20 Birch Decor DIYs to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Attractive, versatile and easy to work with, natural wood is the perfect material to cozy up your home for cooler weather. With its light color and organic texture, a few raw wood accents add a certain cool factor in an instant, whether you go for a new candle centerpiece or a set of vases for your …

3 easy ways to prep your home and yard for the cold weather

When it comes to prepping your home for winter, there are always plenty of to-do items on the list. But where do you start? Kevin O'Connor of This Old House stopped by the TODAY show this week to share his top three easy and affordable projects that homeowners can do to winterize their homes and …

DIY Fake Fireplace Facades + Faux Mantel Makeovers

Fireplaces — even non-working ones — have a way of instantly warming up a room (at least aesthetically) and adding instant architectural character. …

Before & After: DIY Novices Transform a Dilapidated Kitchen

Betsy and Manny bought this 1920s "Kit House" in Savannah after outgrowing their 400 square foot studio apartment in Brooklyn. They remodeled the …

Flooring

37 Ways To Disguise The Ugliest Parts Of Your Home

People are going to think you run a lifestyle blog (or something).

20 Crazy Things That Kill Your Home's Value

Pools, koi ponds and ugly wood paneling won't win over buyers.<p>Whether you’re due to upsize or downsize your home, or you’re relocating for work, …

Amazon's Alexa is the everyday hero of household life in new ad campaign

It may not be immediately obvious why one should choose to put a computerized talking cylinder in charge of various household tasks.<p>Amazon is doing …

When it’s time to face reality that your home may be too ugly to attract a buyer

By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin<p><b>About three years ago, I started planning for my retirement and the sale of my home. I contacted a top Realtor to give me advice about selling my home in Charlotte.</b><p><b>Homes in my area are selling for $800,000 and more. I was told to de-clutter my 20-plus years of</b> …

This Coffee Table Contains the Ocean

This beautiful table uses layered glass to create a depth effect.<p>A coffee table is the centerpiece of any living room. This one, called the Abyss Horizon by London-based designer Christopher Duffy, will certainly set the tone of your room.

Google Home review: Google's excellent smart home speaker now comes with John Legend's voice

Google Home is an excellent smart speaker and now it comes with six new voice choices<p>Google Home owners can now choose from one of six new voices for …

DIY Furniture Knock Offs: CB2, West Elm, Pottery Barn

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any …

West Elm

Google's new household gadget is all about search

Google has long been the king of search, building its empire by answering questions, giving directions and helping people settle arguments with its vast database of facts.<p>But as more people search using their voice — verbally asking questions to Apple's Siri or Amazon Echo's Alexa — instead of …

Amazon Echo

10 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home or Investment Property

Have you heard the one about an 'Ikea bedroom miracle'?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a real estate investor, author and podcaster, I'm often asked if it is "too late" to buy real estate. After all, prices have climbed dramatically over the past several years, and …

Real Estate

6 Ways Coffee Can Enhance Your Athletic Performance

Active adults and athletes want to enhance athletic performance with stimulants but without potential adverse effects that can come from unregulated …

Exercise