Posts tagged "home automation"
Green Power - Electricity in Motion

Green Power – Electricity in Motion

Green thinking can start with easy-to-do steps: How about your phone of coffee machine?! Charge your iPhone and/or iPad with Dexim , the Apple charger. This handy cord has visible blue light which moves along the cored while the unit is powering up and turns off when fully charged. For those of us who live with chargers plugged in throughout the house, it’s easy to forget that a device may already be fully charged and… Read More…

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Contrary to public opinion, which often describes veneered or engineered floors as a recent phenomenon with roots in the trend toward green products, veneered floors have been around for a long time.  I can state… Read More…

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

What is the one tool you always need around a house, but you never know where to store it? Answer: It’s long, usually mounted on a garage wall when stored.  You guessed it: A Ladder. It is amazing that so few people have telescopic ladders these days. What can be better Read More…

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Many home improvement ideas are geared to the larger, fancier homes.  For those of us who live in a moderate size condo or townhouse, our choices are quite different, especially in the kitchen. Would that I only had a place I could install a double wall oven…no chance.  Ah, well, not to worry.The day before Thanksgiving last year, Read More…

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Given today’s widespread West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes, everyone who is outdoors needs to take precautions.  Go to any barbeque and hosts are offering their guests a variety of deet containing anti-mosquito sprays before getting to drink selections.  There is one more hidden but real danger… 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…