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Make your home smarter by replacing your light switches with Brilliant Controls - The Gadgeteer

Brilliant Controls replace your existing light switches to add smart home control capabilities to your rooms. The Brilliant Control features a color …

Japanese soaking tubs for small bathrooms as interesting idea for any house

Japanese soaking tubs for small bathrooms are an excellent choice for interior decoration. You can place them in the bathroom even the smallest …

Our Picks: Budget-Friendly Apron Front Farmhouse Sinks

If you love the look of an apron front (or farmhouse) sink, look no further than this handy guide, where we've rounded up 22 different sinks, in all …

The best receiver

<i>By Chris Heinonen</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>We spent 10 hours …

Control4 EA-1 Home Automation System Review

<b>PRICE</b> $600<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>50 context-sensitive programmable buttons on remote<br>IR, serial, and IP-based control<br>Amazon Alexa voice-control integration</b> …

Remote Controls

10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams

Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing functionality.<p>Whether you choose to install a statement bathtub, re-tile the space, or a perfect mirror, the following tips can help keep you on track for …

Interior Design

12 Best Smart Gadgets for Parents

Home cam<p><i>Withings Home, $199.95</i><p>So much more than a baby monitor, this home camera doesn't stop at live-streaming to your mobile device. It pushes …

How to Go Green: The Ultimate Homeowner's Guide to an Eco-Friendly Pad

If the phrase “eco-friendly home” makes you think of an off-the-grid hippie hut on one hand, or a bespoke LEED Platinum palace for those with <b>Leonardo</b> …

Home Improvement

How to Build a High-Functioning Swimming Pool

Every smart home deserves a smart pool<p>Throughout the arc of human history, man has known a few immutable truths.<p>Death is inevitable.<p>Happiness is …

Bathroom Trends at IDS 2017 – Feature Tubs and Compact Fixtures

Fabulous free-standing bathtubs and compact fixtures for small spaces were among the stand-out bathroom trends on display at IDS 2017 in Toronto. …

10 of the best freestanding baths

Freestanding baths can work to create a stunning focal point for your bathroom while also adding a touch of elegance and personality.<p>They can often be costly though so, before you invest in a new stylish tub here are some things you should give some thought to.<p>Weight<p>This shouldn't come as a …

How to Choose the Best Bathroom Sink for Your Space

Decorator Thom Filicia talks the pros and cons of the most popular styles<p>A bathroom sink is so much more than a functional necessity. It’s a serious design statement, with the power to define the look and feel of your space. Whether you’re searching for something spare and sculptural or sleek and …

Projector Buying Tips & Advice from People Who Made the Switch

I've been thinking about getting a projector. The thought of curling up on my couch and recreating the movie theater experience in my own home is …

Kitchen Cabinet Components

When preparing to renovate an old kitchen or install a new one, exploring the range of kitchen cabinet components will be an essential first step in …

Kitchens

The Imperfect Beauty of Concrete Countertops

Unique styling and durability are just a couple of the reasons that concrete countertops have become so popular. A far cry from the early versions, …

Construction boom exposes labor shortage threatening homebuilding

The housing upturn has strained a greying, shrinking pool of skilled tradesman, with few young laborers ready to pick up the slack<p>If you want a view from the front lines of the residential construction industry, talk to Randy Strauss. Seated in the front of his pickup truck and mobile office, with …

5 Steps to Designing the Perfect Bedroom for Two

The 5 Organizing Items that Saved My Messy Bedroom Closet

In the new year, I decided to (finally) tackle a couple of the most disorganized spots in my apartment—one being my bedroom closet. While adding even …

Furniture startup Greycork now sells pegboard storage, desk accessories

But only if they’re crowdfunded first<p>Remember Greycork, the startup offering design-minded, easy-to-assemble modern furniture for the post-Ikea set? After relaunching with an upgraded and expanded collection last summer, the Providence, RI-based company is venturing into a fun new category for the …

DIY Projects Using Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks are actually CMUs (an acronym for concrete masonry unit) i.e. large, rectangular bricks which are used in construction, but have a lot …

Smart home demo house from CNET hits market for $625K

With some brains still intact<p>Back in August 2015, consumer tech site CNET purchased a home in the Louisville, Kentucky area for the express purpose of testing out the latest home tech products. Now, that property, a 5,800-square-foot ‘90s house, is for sale, retaining some of its connected wares …

Luxury treehouse lets you sleep under the stars

Access to the treehouse is gained by a long staircase, but there's also a handy luggage elevator. Inside, a total floorspace of 55 sq m (592 sq ft) …

Arctic Circle

This Cozy Guest Cottage is a Book Lover's Dream

(Image credit: House and Garden)<p>If you're one of those people who feels most comfortable surrounded by books, this cozy guest cottage, a converted …

Free Bathroom Renovation Catalogs for Bathroom Remodeling | Home Decor Trends

With regards to discovering your dream dwelling design, free bathroom renovation catalogs are the right simple approach to get impressed and discover …

Shiplap - All You Need to Know

Shiplap can add rustic charm to any blank wall. Learn more about the trendy wooden planks and how you can install them in your own home.<p>Photo: …

Woodworking

10 Easy Pieces: Whetstones to Sharpen Tools

It can be a very meditative undertaking in winter to clean, sharp, and polish garden tools. God knows there won’t be time once spring is upon us. To …

Here's every Apple HomeKit product announced at CES 2017 coming later this year

CES<p>Apple itself may not show up to CES, but about a dozen companies came to this year's show with a range of HomeKit-capable products from smart …

This San Francisco startup makes some of our favorite gym bags

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Aer With the new year well underway, many of us are still doing our best to keep to whatever ambitious resolutions we set for 2017.<p>One of …

Kitchen Trends on the Rise in 2017

If 2017 is the year you've finally decided to move forward with that long dreamed of kitchen reno then you'll want to check out a new study by Houzz. The home design and renovation platform surveyed more than 2,700 US homeowners currently or recently undertaking a kitchen renovation on everything …