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Making my life easier with smart cabinet accessories

Cabinet accessories that help make my day easier are a huge score.   If you have never experienced a cabinet that has pull-out trays, sliding shelves, or touch to open features, you are in need of some cabinet therapy. Cabinets are more than boxes with beautifully detailed faces with fixed shelves. They have grown up, [...]

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Handmade copper sinks and tubs that make me swoon

HGTV Remodels’ House Counselor Laurie March spotted these handmade beauties while we delighted through the aisles at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

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I think there should be a national chair day. Here’s why.

Why should there be a national chair day? I’ve got several reasons, and some of them make sense.

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Add lighting drama with LED backlighting ideas

That’s why I love that it’s easy to try out LED backlighting. Using lamps that you already own, or battery-powered LED strip lighting, you can achieve the look without having to change what’s already in your home. And for the less-than-visual family members, testing out a look helps give them an opportunity to react to your ideas.

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Candy and flowers? Valentine’s craft with seed paper

Seed paper is a fun way to share flowers in a Valentine’s card. Even when sharing little Valentine’s with a classroom of children, chocolate is usually received with smiles. Flowers are bit more difficult to pack in a backpack for a school day, so we’re taking a different approach. I found this company called Botanical [...]

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DIY wedding proposals by handy (wo)man

DIY wedding proposals can be the most charming way to ask someone to love you forever. I love a romance, and I’m always looking for a hint of love wherever I look. Essentially I think that every story is a love story at its core. You just have to keep looking to find it. And [...]

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Wheelchair adapters turn a wheelchair into a power handcycle? Yes.

The reason inventing should never end: Wheelchair adapters. We stumbled upon an amazing invention over the winter holidays and shared it on our Facebook page. It’s a product that converts a wheelchair into a power handcycle, and the user can actually stay sitting in the wheelchair while converting it. To us, it’s one of those: [...]

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What tool goes with that look? Grammys fashion review.

Grammys fashion inspires the toolhounds in us. True story. I love fashion. I mark my calendar to watch the red carpet show on E. I try to remember to watch Fashion Police on E after the red carpet events. And my brain is always simultaneously thinking about home projects. So when I see a red [...]

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LED Desk Lamp: Why you need one

Lighting is an essential in any on-the-grid home, and an LED desk lamp should be part of your lighting team. Here’s why. There are tons of reasons to use LED lighting in your home. And designers like me are talking endlessly about the benefits, the designs, and the possibilities that LED lighting allow. If you [...]

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How we did Vegas (with 125,000 construction and design pros) #DCW

Here’s what happens in Vegas when Mark and Theresa (with 125,000 construction and design professionals) geek out on innovations. Every year it’s like a mini vacation-festival-celebration of the coolest innovations and savviest trendsetters in the construction and design world. It’s Design Construction Week. We are lucky to go to the annual celebration in Vegas where [...]

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