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How to Make The Space Around a Fireplace Cozy
10 New Looks for Fireplaces in Older Homes
From updated bricks to modern art on the mantel, these ideas for the fireplace will help your older home feel young at hearth
8 Little Remodeling Touches That Make a Big Difference
Make your life easier while making your home nicer, with these design details you'll really appreciate
"and shut automatically when the rain starts. Again, living in Britain, it is great not... is the automatic closet lights. Open the door and the light comes on, just like a... turning on automatically every time the door opens. This is also our first house with... about the automatic closet lights reminds me of something else in our remodel. It's... go on automatically when you enter the bathroom. Our contractor was quick to assure..."
Meet the New Super Toilets
With features you never knew you needed, these toilets may make it hard to go back to standard commodes
"open?! Automatic flushing is a nice touch too. We love Toto toilets! Toto has many... toilet that automatically closes the seat when you flush. I hate to pay the huge price... toilets with automatic features (especially the bidet and self clean features). However... would automatically come out of the spigot and you'd rinse your hands right away... opens automatically when you stand in front of it. If you become familiar with it..."
Just a Touch: Faucets Without the Fuss
Faucets that turn on with a tap of the finger, forearm or hand are great for messy hands or full arms
"turning the automatic feature off if she were to be gone for long periods of time. OMG... it will automatically turn itself off after a few minutes. So at least there's that... it not automatically turning itself on is to make sure the batteries are not touching... of the automatic Toto toilets . Every bathroom you go to afterwards, your expectation... sensor to automatically come on when you get close. The flow can also be activated by..."
Clear the Air: A Guide to Indoor Air Purifiers
Get the lowdown on highly efficient air filtration systems of all kinds — and which one actually makes indoor pollution worse
Home Tech: Pets Need Gadgets, Too
Longing for a better way to track your dog's whereabouts or provide indoor-outdoor pet access? New home gadgets do that and more
"to an automatic watering system to set it off, they obviously don’t know any raccoons... faucet. Any automatic waterer should be installed in a shady place or at least one that... decent automatic cat feeder though... Nobody makes a reliable version... I want the... have an automatic waterer for my dogs since they drink a LOT. Fortunately, I also have..."
Want to Streamline Your Life? Get a System
Reduce stress and free up more time for the things that really matter by establishing specific procedures for everyday tasks
"most on automatic but I am sure we have serious leakage. We do share a Microsoft calendar... opened, I automatically write down to buy 1 more. We never over-buy or run out.. mostly... emails automatically routed to appropriate folders, so I never have to sort through... home, I automatically fold everything that way and keep them stacked nicely on my closet..."
House Rule: Off With Your Shoes
Do you prefer your guests to go shoeless in your house? Here are some ways to encourage stockinged feet
"just an automatic thing that you take your shoes off when you enter someones home.... that automatically covers shoes when guests place their feet on top of it. I... them off automatically. I have carpet in some areas, so definitely no shoes, and though... people just automatically remove their foot wear. (Boots, shoes, sandals etc.) With that..."