Smart Home
Home Security - important in Home Improvement

Home Security – important in Home Improvement

A friend recently proudly described his security upgrade to electromagnetic locks at all of the entry doors to his house.  Is this a good idea? Read More…

Home Decor with Political Message

Home Decor with Political Message

Entrance gates have multiple purposes: There is security and then there is making a statement.  How is this one as a statement?! This homeownerRead More…

Wine - Stylishly Stored and Displayed

Wine – Stylishly Stored and Displayed

 

 

Steven Mueller

Dining Room with Artistic Home Decor

Dining Room with Artistic Home Decor

Austin Patterson Disston

Marketing Home Decor Museum Style

Marketing Home Decor Museum Style

How do you set yourself apart from a marketplace full of showrooms and a cornucopia of online outlets? How do you build a high-end furniture brand and then attract design enthusiasts? The German brand,Vitra’s answer is Read More…

Experience a Smart Home with Great Sound

Experience a Smart Home with Great Sound

For the 90% of population who are not audiophiles, stereo systems changed about a decade ago with the arrival of so-called in-wall, distributed-audio, or whole house audio systems.  Multiple rooms can now receive music from one system.  This technology was an integral part of the smart home. Read More…

Boring!!! but Top Quality Light Fixtures

Boring!!! but Top Quality Light Fixtures

This is one of the most boring looking light fixtures you can buy on today’s market. It’s okay, since you hopefully will never see it.  You will, however, likely come to rave about the quality of this utility light fixture…. Read More…

MUST - KNOW Lighting Details: CFL and LED Bulb Replacements

MUST – KNOW Lighting Details: CFL and LED Bulb Replacements

2012 ushers in change in the land of light bulbs.  Production on some incandescent bulbs has come to an end…. Read More…

Creativity solves ALL Problems

Creativity solves ALL Problems

Remember  - these images are on  flat stone surfaces – your terrace works just fine…. Read More…

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products - Safes

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products – Safes

STOP:  Don’t be in the “I-should-have-had-one…” group of homeowners.  Protection of your valuables against theft and fire is not something to be casual about.  Yet most people purchase a safe after loosing their most cherished stuff – in a burglary or to fire.  Read More…

Energy Efficiency from "Sun Control"

Energy Efficiency from “Sun Control”

Memo to window manufacturers – integrate “cool” ideas and do your part to create in energy efficiency.The topic of solar heat gain in buildings is getting more and more attention in commercial buildings. The same should apply to residential building. Read More…

Decorator Help Needed - Residential Floor Outlets

Decorator Help Needed – Residential Floor Outlets

Building codes specify so many outlets per linear wall footage.  However, furniture including tabletops and light fixtures are rarely placed right off or against the wall. So often the results are ugly electrical cords run to/from wall outlets. The solution: Read More…