Posts tagged "smart home"
Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Must-Have Kitchen Tools

What is the very first step to enjoying a nice bottle of wine? Using the “Rabbit” Corkscrew to uncork the bottle. Not all households have them – perfect Gift! Read More…

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…

Kitchen Design with MUST-HAVE Accessories – Tea Kettle

Kitchen Design with MUST-HAVE Accessories – Tea Kettle

Looking for a gift for a friend who just went through a kitchen remodel? Or, have a friend who dreams about a kitchen refresh?  Read More…

COMPOST- Building Block to Good Landscape Design

COMPOST- Building Block to Good Landscape Design

Drums that add health and power to your garden… What are they?  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…

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

At first blush the FontanaArte table lamps/ light fixtures look so basic you might walk right by them.  But just as you do something about them catches your eye. What is it?  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…

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…