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How to Choose the Right Solar Lights
Learn about different types of outdoor solar lights, where to use them and why you might want to avoid the bargain bin
"hardwired electric lights? And what if your yard is shady or you live somewhere that... back to electric. I have to say, I have always had good luck with my solar path lights... it that electricity and water don't mix! Anyone know how to find out (in the store... reduce the electricity bills but are also good for the health as well because all the... bright as electric path lights, so plan to use more (up to twice as many) to light your..."
Highlights From the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
Innovations in sinks, outlets and surface materials for kitchens and baths shone at this year's show
"to an electrical outlet near you. Read on for more.... senses if electricity is needed or not, for the USB ports, if nothing is connected, it... they save electricity. i was going to ask if there was anyone who would install a separate... outlet. NO ELECTRICAL OUTLET CONSUMES ANY ENERGY unless there is something demanding energy..."
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Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Michael Symon Shares His Tastes
"extra electrical capacity! BTW, electrical upgrade has been a MAJOR part of the budget... run than electric or even gas, it makes the price a bit easier to swallow! http://www... Miele electric convection oven. Here is a photo from earlier this week. Not quite... replace the electric stove with induction. They're a little pricey but the Le Creuset black... even on electric stoves. Non-stick, great for getting food crispy and golden brown..."
Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Questions to Ask First
Learn about the hidden costs and treasures of older homes to avoid budget surprises and accidentally tossing valuable features
"luxurious. The electrical work alone was $10k (upgrade from 60 amps to 100 amps, adding outlets... updating electric and plumbing, original floors had never been sanded down so could... a new electrical panel, new furnace, etc. They are not out of range of what I expected... updated the electric system. The house was theoretically up to the new construction codes... to the electrical, NONE of the phone jacks were hooked to anything. Everything he..."
Everyday Home Must-Haves Beg for a Makeover
The Nest's much-improved take on the thermostat has us pondering reinventions of other necessities around the house
"age, all electric appliances should come with electric and battery power and a wireless... of the electrical panel. How many basement dens, bedrooms, and in my case, living... Gray-metal electrical panel: if it cannot be countersunk into a wall with a cabinet-style... switch to electric heat. We've tried painting them, hiding them with curtains, but no... save electricity and water would be wonderful! Solar lights that are affordable..."
The Future of Backsplashes
Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever
"working electricity and the ability to access it. I can notice and understand marketing... above an electric range, so no flame. I didn't have any problems. Might be something... pondering the electrical sockets, of all things...but one does wonder whether one should... use of electrical items (toaster, VitaMix, coffee machine, milk frother, etc) however... hidden electrical socket under the cabinet (as this is a seldomly used socket). The..."
10 Amenities to Make Your Bathroom Extraordinary
Go beyond the basics for a luxury bathroom experience, with extra-special options starting at only $25
"in the electrical outlet, a non-electric bidet (i.e., Luxe), a comfort height toilet... Storage and electrical plugs for various hair styling tools is a must. A pullout similar... water and electricity can be a dangerous duo, but using the Water Pik over the sink is... a GFCI electrical outlet which stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. It is... you from electrical shock. This is mandatory in Canada by building code and as I know..."
How to Find the Right Range for Your Kitchen
Range style is mostly a matter of personal taste. This full course of possibilities can help you find the right appliance to match yours
"Tappan 4000 electric range: two ovens side by side above 4 electric burners, that you... except electrical, plumbing (both completely re-done downstairs) and structural, while... gas or electric setup in your island. I think some folks run into an issue with overhead... regular electric stove. The window gets dirty and unless you take apart the entire... you'd skip electric stoves for this article, since no serious cook can be using an electric..."
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
"add an electrical outlet on a fireplace mantel, even if just for holiday lights.... outside electrical outlets put on interior switches so Christmas lights go on wither... There's also electricity in the island, which is not a new idea but a great one! Great tips... makes an electric opener for the trash drawer so you just bump it with you knee to open... (water, not electric) heating in our new house we just built. We have tile bathrooms, carpet..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cheery Retro Style for a 1913 Kitchen
"remodel, is electric, and everything works perfectly except for one back burner, including... there's an electrical outlet on the stove's backsplash control panel, it's the perfect... Schoolhouse Electric ties in with the room's red accents to complement Spencer's vintage... Schoolhouse Electric The peppy checked vinyl composition tile floors are affordable, are..."
My Houzz: Hip Midcentury Style for a Mom's Backyard Cottage
This 1-bedroom suite has everything a Texas mother and grandmother needs — including the best wake-up system money can't buy
Houzz Tour: Sustainable, Comfy Living in 196 Square Feet
Solar panels, ship-inspired features and minimal possessions make this tiny Washington home kind to the earth and cozy for the owners
"users of electricity, so if you are living small, not using a dryer should be a part... cost of electricity & water to wash/dry your clothes, etc. So although trailer life... power? Electricity is cheap here thanks to those big hydropower dams. In my 690... mechanical and electrical codes. It is legally towable, without needing a special permit... couple of electric oil furnaces to help out. They had the added benefit of also drying..."
10 Tips to Maximize Your Whole-House Remodel
Cover all the bases now to ensure many years of satisfaction with your full renovation, second-story addition or bump-out
"gallon electric unit in the attic and installing a separate larger electric water... of the electric especially remembering those 70's when electric went crazy in prices... BTW electric units are now more efficient than gas and much less costly to install... add an electric charging station in the future was something I wouldn't have thought... separate electric water heaters at the two areas in the house that contain plumbing..."
How to Design an Accessible Shower
"and an electrical pump. @Setsail, You don't really need a second set of controls... & the electrical pump on the drain. Bertram, do you think this would help with reducing... & the electrical pump on the drain. Bertram, do you think this would help with reducing... " The electric pump I mentioned is part of walk-in tubs with a door and intended... on the electric pump. I think a Zip-It purchase is in my future...or a severe haircut..."