Home improvement

Nest: The Learning Thermostat

I knows when you are home, it creates and modifies an HVAC schedule, it can be remotely controlled from your smart phone. It’ll save you money. Nest learns from your behaviors, preferences and surroundings to create a custom heating and cooling schedule, keeping you comfortable when you’re home and conserving energy when you’re away. “It […]

How to Create a Gallery Wall…

…or what to do with a zillion photos! Instead of hiding your splended pictures in a closet or under the bed, Elka Karl explains and demonstrates how you can display them on a wall or in a hall. How to choose a frame that isn’t lame. You can group your pictures on a table, if […]

OSU Solar Decathlon – Episode 03 Preview

Join the first Ohio State University Solar Decathlon Team as they combine cutting-edge technology, innovation and hard work into a self-sufficient home for the 2009 Solar Decathlon Competition. This episode follows the team’s progress since Day One and discusses the installation and use of Warmboard flooring, which is a radiant heat system designed to drastically […]

Warmboard Radiant Subfloor / Radiant Heat Overview

Watch an exciting and informative interview with Warmboard radiant floor heat inventor and founder, Terry Alsberg. Here Terry discusses radiant heat, Warmboard radiant subfloor and what makes Warmboard unique compared to other available radiant floor heat products. Duration : 0:3:48 Technorati Tags: alsberg, clean, efficiency, energy, floor, green, heat, Heating, hydronic, IAQ, radiant, savings, subfloor, […]

6,000 Kitchen Design Ideas

Great photos of more than 6000 Great Kitchens.

8 Tips to a Smooth Condo Renovation from Mike Holmes

Just because the work looks good, does not mean that it meets Building Code requirements or that it’s what the board of directors of the co-op or condo approved.

Home Improvement & Repair on Video : How to Unclog a Sink Using a Drain Snake

If plunging doesn’t fix a clogged sink, you may have to use a drain snake to clear the clog. Learn how in this free online home improvement video, with DIY home repair tips. Expert: Greg Lim Bio: Greg Lim is a professional handyman and residential property manager. In the seven years hes been a contractor, […]

How to do Basic Home Repairs : How to Repair Holes in Drywall for Home Improvement

Learn the basics of how to fix a hole in drywall or sheetrock from a home repair professional in this free online DIY home improvement video. Expert: Greg Lim Bio: Greg Lim is a professional handyman and residential property manager. In the seven years hes been a contractor, he has fully renovated two houses. Duration […]

3 cheap ways to make your old kitchen feel new

Backsplash, Dress up old appliances, and Make your own concrete countertop.

Remodel can boost home’s resale value

While the housing market may be down, Naperville homeowners are busy preparing for its return by remodeling their properties — sometimes to the extreme. According to Tina Jagshi, agent at John Greene Realtor in Naperville, investing in too many improvements may lead to loss of money once a house is on the market. Read More

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