Tag Archive: Electrical

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Room of the Day: Colorful Posh Converted Garage

More and more, Americans are staying put instead of moving into larger homes. Due to growing families, the need for more space has opened the door to creative solutions like converting storage spaces into livable square footage.

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Just for Fun: The Rainbow House is Oz'some

I'm guessing it's a bit like what Dorothy experienced when she first opened the door to the Land of Oz. Upon entering "The Rainbow House", a real estate standout, snugly situated on a particularly rough street, in a tough part of town in London, you're met

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Old Photo Slides Can Now See the Light of Day

About once a year, I enjoy rifling through the many crumpled and softened paper bags and shoe boxes of old photo slides my mom keeps way in the back of her closet. Unfortunately, I'm always forced to sit next to a light or window just to grab a glimpse of yesteryear captured

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Disaster Proof Homes That Fool Mother Nature

As I perform the proverbial “knock on wood”, I remain in awe of the following homes that were built and designed to fool Mother Nature. From unpredictable earthquakes (Los Angeles kicked off the first day of August 2011 with a 2.1 shaker at 12:25:10pm!, usgs.com)

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DIY Project: Create A Cleverly Hidden Button Cover

Sometimes you've got to wonder what goes through the mind of a builder when they decide to place a thermostat right in the middle of a wall, creating a permanent "eye-sore" that's impossible to avoid. This also goes for many of our utility buttons (

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Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector

By now, most of the country is well into flip-flops and shorts season, contending with summer's heat and humidity by cooling off in their backyard or neighborhood pool, running through the sprinklers, or holing up in their air conditioned homes.

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Ties with a Natural Twist

These days many of us are overloaded with gadgets and overburdened by their connecting cables and cords. Though regular bread loaf ties can do the trick, Asian design team Lufdesign created the "Leaf Tie", a product that fuses industry with nature, using the simple, tried

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The Ulitimate Tree Friendly Tree House

You've gotta love a home builder who respects Mother Nature and whose main inspiration for creating this super symbiotic "tree house for adults" was because, as an environmentalist, architect Peter Bahouth

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Retractable Kitchen Island...iPhone Controlled!

Check out today's DiggersList "Around the DIY World" featured video showcasing how, by the "i-touch-of-a-button", you, too could have the James Bond version of a kitchen island in your home.