DIY

10 Surprising Ways You Can Void a Warranty

From laminate flooring to your HVAC system, many big-ticket home items are backed by warranties. These guarantees offer peace of mind to consumers …

Home Improvement

10 DIY plumbing tips that will save you a lot of time and money

You don't always need to call a plumber – just do it yourself...<p><b>When I first sat down in the basic plumping workshop at The Goodlife Centre, I didn't</b> …

Home Improvement

Aurifil Thread Box and Sewing Kit Carry Case

<i>Hold it together!</i> On particularly busy days, I mutter this under my breath repeatedly. And on those days, sometimes it seems like the only thing …

Sewing

Earth Ground And The Grid

The electrical grid transmits power over wires to our houses, and our Bryan Cockfield has covered it very well in his Electrical Grid Demystified …

Home Improvement

11 Summer Storage Hacks You Need for *All* the Things

A great summer is packed full of BBQs, beach time, and loads of chill time — and that usually means cleaning up generally falls pretty low on the activities list. We’ve rounded up some simple ways to organize your space, room by room, so you can kick back and relax. After all, isn’t that how summer …

Hacking

Keep your finger on the pulse of things with this Bluetooth ring

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>In the quest for the smallest Bluetooth device possible, Origami Labs may be leading the pack.<p>The Hong Kong start-up that builds voice-enabled hardware just launched their first Kickstarter …

Origami

Before & After: An Upholstery Makeover Using Spray Paint

Emma's vintage chair had a lovely shape and good bones, it just looked a little bit tired. Not fully ready to commit to a reupholstery project, she …

Is Your Refrigerator Leaking?

If you’re dealing with mystery moisture in your kitchen, a leaky refrigerator could be the culprit. Fortunately, fixing this problem doesn’t require …

Home Improvement

Text alert: Your basement is flooding

Flood and water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Burst or leaky pipes can be costly: It costs an average of $20,000 to repair water leaks from plumbing failures, according to the ACE Private Risk Services. The same 2011 study found that 93 percent of the damage could have been avoided …

Home Improvement

MO Wrenching: How To Install Braided Steel Brake Lines

Fitting a set of braided, stainless-steel brake lines to your motorcycle can have a dramatic effect on its stopping performance. The initial onset of …

Make A Bit Of Cloth With This 3D Printable Loom

When the hackspace where this is being written created their textile room, a member who had previously been known only for her other work …

Makerspaces

Like Your Woodworking Teacher? Maybe You Shouldn’t

Last month I taught two short classes in Germany – a rare exception to my vow to avoid teaching and instead focus on new furniture designs. The …

Woodworking

Review Franklin-Christoph Pocket Notebook Cover Indigo Linen

The Franklin Christoph pocket notebook cover in indigo linen is a luxurious looking pocket notebook cover. The packaging is gorgeous and unfolds to …

Sewing

Home Modifications and Assistive Technology for Disabled Military Veterans

In 2016, 1.3 million men and women served in active duty in the armed forces. Upon separation from active duty service, these men and women face the …

Assistive Technology

DIY Operation Game Created Using Arduino

Anyone looking to learn more about electronics may be interested in a new project which provides details on how you can create your very own DIY …

Arduino

Autodesk Fusion 360 Roadshow

I had a peculiar childhood, I grew up running CNCs and robots before I got my drivers license. Perhaps it was that experience that led me to believe …

Woodworking

19 Awesome Products From Amazon To Put On Your Wish List

Water beads, inexpensive liquid eyeliner, a hammock chair, and 16 other things you’ll want to add to your wish list ASAP.<p>Posted on July 24, 2017, 14:16 GMT<p>Charlotte Gomez / Buzzfeed<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on</i> …

Shopping

Surprise Storage Hacks That Actually Look Good, Too

Anjou Natural File Cabinet<p>We're so used to shopping for furniture room-by-room that it's hard to think outside the box when it comes to clever ways …

Home Decorating

How to add a bidet to your bathroom (without a remodel)

If you have a small bathroom, or just don't have the budget to renovate, getting a bidet can seem out of reach. Not all bidets are free-standing units that rival the size of your toilet, though. Some attach to your toilet, not only saving time, but space and money as well. Here's what you need to …

Bathrooms

6 DIY Ways to Style a Bandana for Summer - Paper and Stitch

Yesterday, I started deep-cleaning the studio and found<p>six SEVEN square bandanas tucked into the couch, folded up in the upstairs built-ins, and …

Sewing

8 Foolproof Paint Colors for Your Living Room

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Home Improvement

How to Attach a Table Top with Traditional Wooden Buttons

The table I’m working on, upside down. The top will be attached with traditional wooden buttons.<p>There’s more than one way to attach a solid wood …

Woodworking

Say hello to the kitchen sink tote- the bag which will solve all your commuting cargo woes

Pause for a moment and run through the inventory of your daily schlep. If we’re alike, then on a semi-regular basis you’ll pack some mix of mobile phone, keys, laptop, charger(s), diary, notebook, sunglasses, magazine, indoor shoes, lunch, water bottle, lipstick, gym kit…<p><i>Reversible tote bag,</i> …

Sewing

6 ways 'reality' renovation TV shows can be misleading

You’re probably familiar with this scene on the TV: A young couple purchases a fixer-upper and wants to change the layout, the outdated features and …

Renovations

This Teen Spent About A Month Making His Girlfriend A Scrapbook And Honestly It's So Pure

He has since recovered from the glue gun burns.<p>Posted on July 24, 2017, 17:00 GMT<p>Meet 17-year-olds Justin Evans and Jamie Chaffer. They're from Texas. “We were best, best friends in middle school,” Justin told BuzzFeed News. The pair began to date during their sophomore year of high school.<p>Justin …

Scrapbooking

Americans Pour Record Sums Into Home Improvements

A shortage of new single-family homes across the U.S. is pushing up prices and locking many buyers out of the market. The silver lining: a boom in renovations of existing homes.<p>Americans are expected to pour a record $316 billion into home remodeling this year, up from $296 billion a year earlier, …

Real Estate

How to stop fireplace smells from stinking up the place during summer

<i>Q: How do I stop my wood-burning fireplace from smelling like smoke in humid weather? A faint smoke smell would be okay, but this is obnoxious. It seems worse when the air conditioner or even the washer and dryer are running. The smell just wafts on in from the chimney. We have a glass door</i> …

Home Improvement

How to Specify: Bathroom Faucets

<i>This article is part of a series designed to help architects use Architizer’s new community marketplace for building-products. Join BIG, SHoP Architects, REX and many more innovative firms by joining the platform now</i><i>.</i><p>As an architect, you probably already know how difficult and time-consuming it can …

Home Improvement

Organizing Zen: How to Organize and Style Open Shelving

<i>Shira Gill believes that "less is more" and that a tidy, organized home can lead</i> <i>to a simplified, happier life. Through years of helping people edit,</i> …

Hacking

Girt By Sea Sew Along – Log Cabin Blocks

Now is the moment when I pause and look at the calendar in shock. It’s nearly the end of July already. As my kids say, “What the crazy?!” But indeed, …

Sewing