Posts tagged "home automation"
UPDATE: Give your Home a "Nest"

UPDATE: Give your Home a “Nest”

Googles purchase of Nest points to Nest’s great design and hints and smart home features to come.  We told your about it back in 2011.  Now Nest is coming to a big stage.  Here again are more details … Read More…

Garden Magic - Secrets for Spring

Garden Magic – Secrets for Spring

It’s that time of year again: Cool air is coming to the East Coast  announcing the arrival of fall. Time to get plants, shrubs and trees ready for winter AND next year’s spring.  Come February / March winter seems to drag on Read More…

“In Style” Bathroom Vanities from Catalogs – or NOT

“In Style” Bathroom Vanities from Catalogs – or NOT

Today’s “in style” bathroom remodeling has a modern retro look.  A big part of bathroom remodels are vanities with so-called open shelf, metal stand sink bases with marble stone tops. You can buy complete units in many trend-setting catalogs.  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…

Light Fixtures - Physical or Phantom

Light Fixtures – Physical or Phantom

We all have light fixtures in our homes…so why not have one where parts appear but do not physically exist?!  They exist only as a holographic image. Read More…

Important Home Décor in your Kitchen

Important Home Décor in your Kitchen

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What's behind your Walls - Pink or Blue ?

What’s behind your Walls – Pink or Blue ?

Green Building Products that are Blue

We all love living in our denim jeans. And as a young girl scout we used to recycle them into handy and utilitarian handbags.  Now, instead of going to the landfill with the garbage we can find those jeans recycled Read More…

Quiet Green Building Products for Hardwood Floors

Quiet Green Building Products for Hardwood Floors

Just about everyone loves hardwood floors AND just about everyone misses one important thing: Noise Mitigation! Read More…

Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Your brand new home is already starting to show serious aging.  Some types of patina are nice – say on wood flooring, for example.  However, streaks on your beautiful and expensive new slate or wood roof from your chimneys are not. Can it be prevented? 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…

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Stainless kitchen appliances continue to be the rage in kitchen remodels. How about continuing the vernacular of stainless steel surfaces into other highly visible items such as stainless steel message boards.The shiny surface of the stainless has a clean, edgy… Read More…

Bathroom Remodels Must-Have: Water Quality Improvement (Part I)

Bathroom Remodels Must-Have: Water Quality Improvement (Part I)

Water quality is the most overlooked project in bathroom remodeling yet physicians tell us that the skin is the biggest organ in our bodies. It is not just a matter of drinking water! Best news: remedies are not outrageously expensive. Is your water hard? Do you have high levels of chlorine in your water?  Do you know? Read More…