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Helpful + Thoughtful Baby Advice Book

Everyone has advice for a new mom. Make a special book so shower guests can jot down words of wisdom.

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    • My primitive front porch., My primitive, country front porch. It's so relaxing and comfortable., Porches Design

      My primitive
      front porch...

    • 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

    • Small Bathroom, Small window did not provide much light the Honey Tea paint brightened up the room, the room now looks like sunshine is streaming in all the time., Bathrooms Design

      Small Bathroom 

    • 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

      Home Automation
      with Siri ...

    • 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

      Red/white bed
      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 

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How-To Videos

1-10 of 10 Projects Videos

  1. Weather-Sealing Doors

    Weather-Sealing Doors (03:23)

    Stop letting heat seep out your doors. Weather-seal them today.

  2. Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

    Removing a Popcorn Ceiling (00:05:59)

    Paul Ryan provides tips for removing a dated popcorn-textured ceiling.

  3. Wall Coverings

    Wall Coverings (01:36)

    Check out the different styles and textures in wallpapers for your home.

  4. Installing a Wall Safe

    Installing a Wall Safe (08:12)

    Get an inside look at how to install a home wall safe.

  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. Fast Floor Refinishing

    Fast Floor Refinishing (06:29)

    Learn professional techniques for refinishing a hardwood floor.

  7. Installing a Deadbolt Lock

    Installing a Deadbolt Lock (03:52)

    Putting a deadbolt lock on your door is easy. Here's how to do it yourself.

  8. Toekicks, Molding and Trim

    Toekicks, Molding and Trim (03:47)

    It's easy to install your own toekicks, baseboard, and shoe molding.

  9. Install Hardwood Floor

    Install Hardwood Floor (04:25)

    Watch as pros and homeowners tackle a hardwood floor installation.

  10. New Vintage Vinyl Tile

    New Vintage Vinyl Tile (05:21)

    For a vintage look, try back-to-the-future vinyl tile.

1-10 of 15 Tips Videos

  1. Caulking Bathtubs

    Caulking Bathtubs (00:56)

    A common cause of bathtub leaks? Faulty caulking around the tub edge.

  2. Window Screen Repair

    Window Screen Repair (01:01)

    Learn how to repair small tears in window screens with a screen repair kit.

  3. Carbon Monoxide Hazards

    Carbon Monoxide Hazards (00:51)

    Learn how to safeguard your home and family from carbon monoxide dangers.

  4. Overloaded Circuits

    Overloaded Circuits (00:48)

    Home electronics are better than ever...just don't overload your circuits!

  5. Baseboard Heating

    Baseboard Heating (01:07)

    Learn the advantages of baseboard heating and discover how it works.

  6. Crawlspace Care

    Crawlspace Care (00:58)

    Important points to know about maintaining and monitoring crawlspaces.

  7. Deck Maintenance

    Deck Maintenance (00:50)

    Valuable tips for maintaining your deck and keeping it looking great.

  8. Dishwasher High-Loop Hose

    Dishwasher High-Loop Hose (00:55)

    Learn the importance of having a high-loop dishwasher drainage hose.

  9. Roof Cement

    Roof Cement (00:49)

    Learn the techniques and advantages of patching a roof with cement.

  10. Weatherstripping

    Weatherstripping (00:53)

    Seal gaps around doors and windows with weatherstripping to save energy.

1-10 of 10 Tools Videos

  1. Power Lite Toilet

    Power Lite Toilet (02:09)

    A look at Kohler's Power Lite Toilet.

  2. Lighting Kit

    Lighting Kit (01:12)

    A look at Flatwire lighting and audio kits.

  3. Life Ware

    Life Ware (01:31)

    A look at Life Ware home control systems.

  4. Pronto Joint Tape

    Pronto Joint Tape (01:12)

    A look at Pronto joint tape.

  5. Permaflow P-Trap

    Permaflow P-Trap (01:31)

    A look at PF Water Works' Permaflow p-trap.

  6. Craftsman Laser Guided Wet Saw

    Craftsman Laser Guided Wet Saw (01:19)

    This laser-guided water-cooled saw cuts ceramic, granite and even marble.

  7. Dremel Multi Max

    Dremel Multi Max (01:17)

    This power multitool's attachments let you sand, scrape and chisel easily.

  8. Twist-Lok

    Twist-Lok (00:55)

    The time-saving Twist-Lok drill bit holds screws with a magnet as you work.

  9. Big Slider

    Big Slider (01:16)

    The Big Slider is a tool and a toy -- it's the new red wagon.

  10. HandyMark

    HandyMark (00:00:53)

    This drywalling tool gives professional results without wasting time.