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    • Nursery Nightmare, My baby girl is due in November 2014, and while I am desperately trying to get her nursery just the way I want it, I am crippled by a severe lack of decorating ability.  These ceilings are close to 24 feet with a slope to 9 feet, and no matter how much I feel I'm putting on the walls I just can't escape the feelings of bare walls and a cold space.  How can I make this seem more complete and cozy??, Girls' Rooms Design

      Nursery
      Nightmare

    • Primitive., Everything in my primitive living room came from family,friends,goodwill,yard sales and consignment stores.I live in the country in ranch style home and primitive is just perfect for it and the hubby even likes it !, Living Rooms Design

      Primitive. 

    • Home Automation with Siri and Raspberry Pi, Many of us have played with Philips Hue, Nest, BelKin WeMo or made some DIY alternatives ourselves. These devices are great. But, in some ways they are not very natural. It is a lot easier to turn the wall switch on or off than to unlock your phone, flip through apps.

With Apple's Homekit, we can now control these devices with Siri. In short, HomeKit has two major components. One is the iOS framework, which sits on user?s phone and manages his devices. Another is the communication protocol that has to be encoded into the device. If we implement this protocol in our device, iOS will pick it up and we can do something similar to the video above.

In the following instructable, we built a HomeKit compatible light bulb with Raspberry Pi.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Automation-with-Siri-and-Raspberry-Pi/, Living Rooms Design

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    • An Upper East Side Studio, This is my 400 square foot studio on Manhattan's Upper East Side. I've used an Ikea Expedit to section off the main living space from the bed, and decorated using lots of neutral base pieces and colorful accents and art!, Living Rooms Design

      An Upper East
      Side Studi...

    • Red/white bed and bathroom, Red white romance, Bathrooms Design

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      and bathroo...

    • Update on Kitchen makeover, We decided to complete the kitchen cabinets over the long weekend. I am so happy with how they turned out, and all for $150! All thats left for me to do is install the new hardware and get a few more decorations. Here are some before, mid, and after photos of the kitchen. Entire remodel before the appliances-$700. Not bad for an entire kitchen update, Kitchens Design

      Update on
      Kitchen ma...

    • HELP!! Suggestions Needed to fill space after intercom system removed., I removed an old 60's intercom system thinking I would just paint the inside and it would look okay. Well, it doesn't. Any idea's of making it look better? The space is in the dining room and to make things more difficult, my home is for sale, so I can't place pictures or furnishings over it. Thank you!!, Dining Rooms Design

      HELP!!
      Suggestion...

    • Color POP, Living Rooms Design

      Color POP 

    • Contemporaneous Morrocan, Refurbished dresser and end table turned into a seat., Living Rooms Design

      Contemporaneous
      Morrocan

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1-10 of 15 Tile Videos

  1. Radiant In-Floor Bath Heating

    Radiant In-Floor Bath Heating (05:27)

    Comfortable & economical. Installing an in-floor radiant heating system.

  2. Terrific Trowel Techniques

    Terrific Trowel Techniques (00:56)

    Apply tile adhesive like a pro with these terrific trowel techniques.

  3. Curing Tips and Bonding Basics

    Curing Tips and Bonding Basics (01:28)

    Here is everything you need to know about curing.

  4. Bathroom Tile Repair

    Bathroom Tile Repair (01:32)

    Here is a quick fix for replacing broken and damaged bathroom floor tile.

  5. Grouting 101

    Grouting 101 (02:45)

    Learn how to grout like a pro for an absolutely clean and uniform finish.

  6. Perfect Grout Lines

    Perfect Grout Lines (01:03)

    Create perfectly precise grout lines with inexpensive plastic spacers.

  7. Ceramic versus Porcelain Tile

    Ceramic versus Porcelain Tile (02:30)

    Be a savvy shopper when selecting the best type of tile for your home.

  8. Timeless Stone Tile

    Timeless Stone Tile (02:17)

    Discover why natural stone tile adds classic style and beauty to any home.

  9. Decorative Tiles and Borders

    Decorative Tiles and Borders (02:55)

    Jazz up a backsplash, countertop or floor with decorative tiles or borders.

  10. Tile Surface Prep

    Tile Surface Prep (00:02:39)

    Before you can successfully install tile, surface preparation is essential.

1-7 of 7 Carpet Videos

  1. Carpet Cleaning Tips

    Carpet Cleaning Tips (01:56)

    Finally, a solution to remove wine stains and ink marks from your carpet.

  2. Carpeting Rescue

    Carpeting Rescue (05:01)

    In minutes, homeowners can repair damaged carpeting with this quick fix.

  3. Carpet Buying Tips

    Carpet Buying Tips (04:49)

    Before buying carpet, check out this advice from a carpet professional.

  4. Carpet Craters

    Carpet Craters (00:24)

    Check out this tip to raise depressions after moving furniture around.

  5. Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam

    Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam (05:06)

    A carpeting expert offers some easy tips on how to secure separating seams.

  6. Selecting Carpet

    Selecting Carpet (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on selecting carpet.

  7. Installing Carpet

    Installing Carpet (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics for installing carpet.

1-9 of 9 Hardwood Videos

  1. Wood Floor Installation Tips

    Wood Floor Installation Tips (01:12)

    Practice makes perfect, especially when laying a hardwood floor.

  2. Subfloor Options

    Subfloor Options (01:33)

    Learn how to prepare the groundwork for a wood floor.

  3. Selecting the Best Wood Floor

    Selecting the Best Wood Floor (01:56)

    Consider the pros and cons of prefinished versus unfinished flooring.

  4. Squeaky Hardwood Floor

    Squeaky Hardwood Floor (01:44)

    These quick fixes will keep your floors quiet for years to come.

  5. Installing a Hardwood Floor

    Installing a Hardwood Floor (04:05)

    For bathroom renovation, host Amy Matthews lays a hardwood floor.

  6. Install Hardwood Floor

    Install Hardwood Floor (04:25)

    Watch as pros and homeowners tackle a hardwood floor installation.

  7. Squeaky Wood Floors

    Squeaky Wood Floors (01:07)

    Quiet a squeaky wood floor yourself with this inexpensive fix.

  8. How to Install Hardwood Floors

    How to Install Hardwood Floors (01:00)

    Amy Matthews explains how to install hardwood flooring.

  9. Repairing Hardwood Floors

    Repairing Hardwood Floors (01:00)

    Amy Matthews shares tips on repairing hardwood floors.