Reviews, Smart Home / 03.12.2018

Would you like to control everything in your home using only your phone?  If yes, you need a smart home hub. Basically what a SHH does is turn your smartphone into a universal remote control for your whole house (or at least most of it).  There a several good options to choose from like Samsung SmartThings and Apple Homekit, but in this review I will focus on the Logitech’s Harmony Hub, which has made a bit of a comeback since its earlier poor quality release. Most of the smart home...

Reviews, Smart Home, TVs / 03.12.2018

There are surprisingly few cheap TV boxes out there and M8S Android TV box is one of the few options. So how do TV Boxes actually work?  TV boxes bypass traditional TV cables to provide and distribute media content through the internet. The TV no longer subscribes to networks and you can watch all kinds of media via streaming. What’s in the box? In an M8S Android TV Box package, you get the TV box itself along with a power adapter, HDMI cable, remote control, and user manual (which you might not...

Home Security, Reviews, Safety / 23.11.2018

Sometimes, even the simple act of displaying a good security camera can save your entire home from being infiltrated and ransacked. There is something about the sight of a camera that drives away potential burglars and home invaders, and it is always a good idea to make sure that your property is well-protected, don’t you think? But now, the question you’re probably asking is, “Which security camera and system should I get?” Well, there are many different kinds out there, each with its own unique features. But there is this...

Bathroom, Electrical Work / 13.06.2018

Bathrooms are unique in the home when it comes to electrical service. By nature, bathrooms are damp environments and water and electricity make poor bedfellows. Considerations for Bathroom Electrical Circuits Like all home electrical work, it’s important to consult with the local building code before beginning to wire a home bathroom. Building codes vary by area but some things are common. For instance, it is generally a requirement that the electrical receptacles be on one circuit and the exhaust fan and the light fixtures be on another. As with other rooms,...

Bathroom / 13.06.2018

Some studies have shown that the two most important rooms in the modern home are the kitchen and the bathroom. That makes sense; the first is the most public and the second is the most private. As time goes on, any living space is going to need to be remodeled, either to bring it up to the latest fashion or because of normal wear and tear. There are a few things to be aware of when you remodel your bathroom walls. Removing the Wallpaper Your bathroom has either wallpaper or...

Bathroom, DIY / 13.06.2018

Installing a laminate countertop can be completed yourself with a few tools, and you can follow these simple instructions to replace a countertop and install a new sink as well. Remove the Sink Shut off the water supply by turning off the water valve underneath the sink. Take out the bathroom sink. Remove any objects off the countertops. Disconnect the faucet from the water lines by unscrewing the nut underneath the sink that attaches the sink to the waterlines and it will be near the top of the lines. Undo...

Bathroom / 13.06.2018

Before power ventilation was invented, bathroom ventilation was performed by simply opening a window. As we have progressed in our understanding of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and moisture control, bathroom ventilation fans have become the main tool used in order to evacuate moisture from the bathroom and prevent mold and mildew from forming. Different Types of Bathroom Exhaust Fans As with all bath fixtures and furnishings, from plumbing and skylights to sunken tubs and marble tile, a homeowner, architect, or interior decorator can spend buckets of money in this...

Windows / 12.06.2018

The choices of window types and styles today are almost endless. Windows can be customized to fit any opening and the efficiency of the windows can vary significantly depending on the options that are chosen. One of the options on windows that affect the efficiency of a window is between-glass blinds. This system is a very smart innovation that provides valuable shade during periods of intense sun exposure while sporting the convenience of no maintenance and no window treatments. The downside of this product is the lack of...