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How to Hide Your TV Cables
"put the cable box, DVD player, Wii, Blu-Ray player, and all of their wires can be... remote systems. Both systems have their pros & cons so it is important to talk to... those cable turtles!! Carole These are some great ideas to hiding your cable box... an HDMI cable should it go bad or to replace any a/v components should they decide... to the cable box — under the TV. " This really steals a page from customer electronics..."
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
"household systems may seem cold and impersonal, but by streamlining life’s boring essentials... physical systems you can establish to make your day-to-day tasks much less stressful... of your system. Is it like using Quickbook accounting? I think your system is more... and my system sure beat guessing!!!! Nice to see someone else admit to being a piler... setting up a system. It can be simple or it can be elaborate. The most important step is..."
3 Shower Sound Systems That Beat Your Clunky Old Radio
Stream music, radio and podcasts — and even take phone calls — right in your shower, with wireless and water-resistant sound systems
"sound systems for listening to music and radio in the shower have been around for... installed this light and speaker as part of a steam shower build we did in False Creek last... such a system in a friend's house and, remembering their predecessor's poor quality... Sonos system! As part of a bath remodel, added a speaker into the master bath and... sound system on the market, because the speaker is in the showerhead. The center..."
Does Your Home Need an Operating System?
New technologies hope to unify the lawless frontier of home-automation products. Would they work for you?
"operating system for personal computers, Microsoft views the entire home as a “computer”... operating system for it. Microsoft’s HomeOS, as it's called, is designed to bring law... internet, lighting, security and phone system. Make sure it is simple and user-friendly... Lurton lighting, and Seidel, all integrated with our security system and computer... sort of lighting control system. Integrating AV, and security, is always unique to..."
Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Home Security System
"security system is nothing more than sensors that detect what's going on in and around... security systems — both on the sensor side and the monitoring side. And phones are a... security systems. Plus, the best monitoring equipment is the one you have access to... security system. And it's also why small companies are inventing new ways to integrate... these systems be configured with an automatic alarm system when there is a break..."
How to Add a Radiant Heat System
Enjoy comfy, consistent temperatures and maybe even energy savings with hydronic heating and cooling
"hydronic system — one based on water. Here are some tips to help you get started and... hydronic systems are generally preferred over electric for whole-house projects.... forced air systems. I think a nice compromise on a full radiant heating system would be... hydronic system. Marianna, Is there a problem with electric radiant systems? I'm building... both systems its a no brainer. note: Warm Waves is an electric system... we're mostly..."
5 Steps to Improve Your Heating System Now
Increase your heater's efficiency and safety for lower energy bills and greater peace of mind this winter
"heating system needs your attention now. A few simple steps in the fall will mean you're... improve your system's efficiency and save yourself some money.... harder your system will have to work. Ceiling fans, recessed lighting, junction boxes... radiant system 10 or 15* like you could a forced air system, but you could program... with this system. To the pros, is it any different servicing this system as opposed..."
Tote Your Tunes to Any Room With a Portable Wi-Fi Sound System
Free your home's music setup from wires with Wi-Fi speakers that let you take high-quality audio anywhere
"stereo systems that played 33 1/3 rpm vinyl records and FM radio, rather than the... great system. It's more like having a total home sound system than your standard... stereo systems do not play 33 1/2 inch records! LPs are 12 inch and run at 33 1/3... audio system that you like and want to experiment with internet radio and music on... music system is just a kick! I use the Auvio bluetooth portable speaker. It's about..."
Emerging Virtual-Reality Home Systems Might Blow Your Mind
Get near-total immersion in home entertainment with virtual-reality gadgets worthy of a sci-fi flick, coming soon
Houzz Tour: A 'Portlandia' Home Raises an Eyebrow
"Cable TV came calling for this quirky home in Oregon, and it played its spaceship... IFC's hit cable series Portlandia. The spaceship-style rear and innovative interior helped... ModernistLighting.com We bought this home last July, and love living here! We finished... Love the light filled cabinets in the kitchen. Great idea! To the current homeowner... with a system with purlins bolted on top of the arches. Sheathing and roofing attached..."
How to Get Your Basement Lighting Right
"top-notch lighting system with layers of pendants, cans, sconces and more... need to light it that way. Tossing in a few lamps just won’t do the trick. Basements... proper lighting especially important. But how do you get it? Here are some ideas that... different lights. A room can be beautiful, but only with proper lighting, can it shine... Track lighting and industrial style of lighting suits basements a lot. Creating a..."
15 Smart Design Choices for Cold Climates
"auto system through a passive geothermal system. It might not work in the coldest... septic system and we couldn't see needlessly filling our system with dirty water from... heating systems for cold climates, including solar energy systems and snow melt systems... traffic light and about 30 miles from the US/Canada border/49th parallel, snow removal... reflected light. There doesn't seem to be any amount of landscaping or forest for that..."
Is Radiant Heating or Cooling Right for You?
Questions to ask before you go for one of these temperature systems in your floors or walls (yes, walls)
"temperature systems in your floors or walls (yes, walls)... cooling system, the goal is to make the temperature of a room more comfortable by changing... heating systems, we think of them for floors, sometimes called underfloor heating or... these systems have been improved and perfected so that there’s now a range of options... of your system was not as familiar with the system as you thought. On our projects... recessed lighting in the ceilings, but are looking at rail or low volt wire systems..."
New TV Remote Controls Promise to Do More — Without the Struggle
Dim your lights, set up user profiles and discover a remote you can't lose. Welcome to the latest and greatest way to change the channel
"your lights, set up user profiles and discover a remote you can't lose. Welcome... entertainment systems are more complex. They have to control hundreds of channels, as well... well as cable boxes, smart-TV boxes, Internet connections, DVRs and more. Consumers... the TV system comes with its own remote. And there are just too many buttons. Plus... such as lights. Let’s take a look at three totally different alternatives. Click..."
12 Ways to Light Your Kitchen With LEDs
See how to use new energy-saving lights to illuminate your kitchen, light a countertop and add style, too
"energy-saving lights to illuminate your kitchen, light a countertop and add style, too... for task lighting, general room lighting and accent lighting. Here are some sensible-style... s, or light-emitting diodes, are energy-saving light sources that last for years... under-cabinet lighting. Love the light quality. pamela rodriguez: LEDs are more than fine... incandescent light. It sounds like LEDs are the answer to my lighting challenges. But where..."