Houzz is the new way to design your home.
263 remote controlled Ideabooks
How to Choose Tile for a Steam Shower
In steamy quarters, tile needs to stand up to all that water and vapor in style. Here's how to get it right the first time
Reflect on This: 6 Waterside Homes Gaze in the Looking Glass
Mirrored in realistic detail or artfully impressionist, these houses connect to their sites and convey double the majesty
A Savvy Shopper's Secrets to Sales
Kelly Hancock knows a good deal when she sees it. Here's how she saves up to 75 percent off everything
My Houzz: New Luxury Condo in Downtown Vancouver
Global accents mixed with iconic design elements add international flair to this modern two-bedroom condominium
Smart Phones Hold the Keys to Front Doors
Knock, knock. Who's there? A brand-new generation of hardware and app combos that let you play doorman from anywhere
"hacking your remote lock. And I expect the remote locking ability to actually make my house... them in remotely! In 30 years on my own, I only misplaced my door key once .. and that... iPhone controls) there is usually a manual way of still opening/locking the door.... home with remote lock/unlock, you cannot lose anything to them. And your risk of losing... will be controlling it in future.. "Convenience" is frequently a way to hand more..."
The Lowdown on High-Efficiency LED Lighting
Learn about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient lighting design that looks great
"the same controllers and remotes - they're ALL made in China. It works great at 10%... a RGB Controller. The longer the strand or the more lights on a circuit the larger... and RGB controller for us after our supplier has sized the right power supply for the... somewhere remote and accessible. Your electrician can help figure out the best location... new RGB controllers through the paces. LED's are best installed over a heat sink..."
Banish Gizmo Blemishes on Your Walls
Unsightly switches, vents and outlets can ruin your interior design's clear complexion. Keep the look pure with an architect's tips
"lighting control would be Lutron, Crestron, Vantage and Control4 there are many others but... can be controlled through a smart phone, tablet or handheld remote. You can use paintings... you have control over where they go as opposed to a developed home where you have to... that the control panel set directly above the electrical outlet- which just happens... lighting control 101. Find your local Audio Video Integrator that is certified in lighting..."
How to Design an Accessible Shower
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Dealing With Pet Messes: An Animal Lover's Story
Cat and dog hair, tracked-in mud, scratched floors ... see how one pet guardian learned to cope and to focus on the love
"rodent control units and an ageing dog ensure plenty of dust kitties and the occasional... of my remote (he lived to be 16 so maybe that's what kept him going!) a sock (good... absolute control of my imaginary hold on my house. We adopted 2 Great Pyrenees dogs... bladder control. Fortunately, I was able to stay home with them and slowly extend those... her to control her peeing, I threatened to put in a concrete floor with a drain in..."
Quit Playing Around With Your Game Console
Gaming systems can do so much more than just run games — they can streamline your home activities and improve your life
"Xbox-specific remote control, such as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Media Remote. You can also search... cting controller that looks like a TV remote, the new Wii U will feature a controller... used for controlling what's on the TV. But it can also be used instead of the TV screen... find in a controller — gyroscope, accelerometer, haptic feedback and so on — the Wii... Wii U controller will have a built-in microphone, speakers and camera, as well as e..."
Small Luxuries: Motorized Window Coverings Offer Benefits to All
Free yourself from the mess of cords and the bother of blind rods. Motorized blinds and drapes make managing natural light easy
"remove the controls from a wall plus repairing the wall. If you work with someone who... can now control the amount of light let into their homes with a touch of a button,... (with remotes) installed and they have dropped the temperature within the house by... All are controlled from either a handheld remote control or a wall switch — with just... AccessoriesRemote controls make motorized shades even more of a luxury. You can group..."
To Feed and Protect: Care for Your Pet From Afar With New Devices
You might miss the nuzzles, but your dog or cat won't miss food, water or monitoring with these high-tech feeders and cameras
"under control and brains start fail. My high-tech device is talking radio station... your pet remotely! How wonderful it is that now it is quite affordable to buy things... (cameras, remote feeders) that will allow owners to reward the dog for good behaviour... have a remote to take them potty too? If you have a pet you have responsibilitites... You can control the Remoca's camera remotely so you can pan and zoom and check out..."
The Moving-Day Survival Kit: Lifesaving Items and Niceties
Gather these must-haves in advance for a smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home
"the tv remotes are. It took us a few days to find them and my husband was not happy... climate controlled.Condensation humidity and extreme hot and cold can mean damaged... tape all remotes to their appliance.--loose both or none. I actually like the idea of... went to a remote location in an undeveloped country with virtually no shopping. For..."
7 Ways to Rock a TV and Fireplace Combo
Win the battle of the dueling focal points with a thoughtful fireplace arrangement that puts attention right where you want it
"manuals, remotes, etc. If I don't want to stare at my own reflection in the Giant Black... with RF remotes with door closed. The Grass Nova Pro drawer slides run so smoothly... of IR remote beams and wide shelves for concealing soundbars. Cloth doors ...need... with IR controllers, you can put the components in a different location. Even in the..."
Blast Decluttering Roadblocks Once and for All
Change your thinking to get the streamlined, organized home of your dreams, with these guides to overcoming mental decluttering snags
"Whatever you control, controls you. Could that be me and my stuff? Right now, almost everything... under control and makes them feel like they have a say. I just lived through an... in the remote event the handle breaks. I'm making visible progress on decluttering... do have control over a great deal of the stuff that enters our homes, including toys..."