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DIY Mason Jar Speaker Set
The humble mason jar can hold nearly anything—including tech gadgets! Designer Sarah Pease converted these canning ja...
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Touchdown! 11 Winning Football Rooms for Fans of All Ages
If you or someone else in your home loves the game of football, you’ll adore these football-themed rooms. From nurseries for the tiniest fans to a home theater co...
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How To: Mount a Flat-Panel TV
Even if you have minimal experience in home improvement matters, you are probably thinking, "Hey, come on, of course ...
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Friday Night at the Movies: 12 Must-See Home Improvement Flicks
Take a break from your own projects by watching one of these home-renovation classics. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll—possibly—find comfort in the shared ex...
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Planning Guide: Home Theater
Millions of Americans are plugging into dedicated home theaters as their ticket to relaxation and casual entertaining...
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Creating Your Ideal Home Theater
Just a few years ago, a home theater was only for the lucky few who could spare an extra room and tens of thousands o...
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Choosing a Whole-Home Audio System
Whole-home audio, or distributed audio, is an increasingly popular way for homeowners in new and existing houses to e...
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7 Electronics You Need to Get the Most Out of Game Day
Browse top-rated home theater room accessories to make your game day a blowout.
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10 Essentials for an Authentic Home Movie Theater
Give theme-appropriate furniture and accessories top billing in your home movie theater.
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Rock the Job Site with ION's Tailgater Bluetooth
Truly, this is the golden age of job-site music. There are a multitude of devices, some very sophisticated, to fill t...
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What's New in Outdoor Sound? Plenty.
Music is one of our greatest pleasures, and thanks to today’s technology we can listen to it wherever and whenever we...
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New Product: Kohler StereoStik
While people of good faith will forever debate whether reading materials should occupy a bathroom, there can be no lo...
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Man Cave Must-Haves
As this post publishes, Superbowl XLVIII is 2 days, 1 hour, 35 minutes and . . . 45. . . 44. . . 43 seconds from kick...
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Making an Armoire into an Entertainment Center
Bob works with carpenter Bob Ryley to construct an insert for an antique cherry armoire to house his bedroom TV and video collection.
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Installing Whole-Home Audio and Appliances
A whole-home audio system is installed, along with new appliances, including laundry machines, a freezer and fridge, and an outdoor grill.
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Touring the Completed Basement Remodel
Bob meets with homeowner Sarah Monzon to recap the project, from the initial preparation to the renovations to the finishing touches.
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Kitchen Internet Appliance
Brent Thompson (from IceBox) joins Bob in the kitchen to talk about a new Internet appliance.
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Home Technology Update
Bob meets up with Tim Woods (of the Internet Home Alliance) in the basement of the Quechee home to hear about the progress made integrating the connected home tec...
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Reviewing the Features of OnStar and the Home Entertainment Center
Bob checks email from his truck using GM OnStar's Virtual Advisor functionality. He then meets with Tim Woods (from the Internet Home Alliance) to check out the P...
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Interlocking Beech Flooring, Anti-Static Carpeting, and the Media Room
Bob looks at the beech flooring in the key hall, before moving to the media room to discuss the carpeting with Gary Johnston (from DuPont) and the electronic comp...
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Networking, Entertainment, and Security Wiring for the Home
Bob Ryley meets with Ken Frankel (from Lucent Technologies) to discuss the new HomeStar wiring system.
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Installing the Entertainment Center Cabinets
Carpenter Bob Ryley works with general contractor Kevin Kalman to install entertainment center cabinets.
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Technology Systems in the Governor's Mansion
Bob inspects the remote device, controlling the PA system, HVAC, lighting, and entertainment systems. In the basement, Bob Ryley is exploring the wires and cables...
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Setting Up an Entertainment Center
Bob meets with Dan Drook to check out the new multimedia entertainment center.
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TV Set Tour
Bob takes a private tour of the set of the television series Grace Under Fire, and meets some interesting characters along the way.
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Installing the Outdoor Speakers
Bob talks over the installation of the outdoor speakers with Daryl Foster. The Bose speakers in question are made specifically for outdoor use-- they can stand up...
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Tour of the Media Room, Kitchen, and Living Room
Bob and interior designer Robyn Peterson tour the finished, furnished California-Spanish beach house in Malibu. The media room has an Old West theme. The kitchen ...
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Reviewing the Home Exterior
Bob and carpenter-contractor Bob Ryley review the exterior of the home, pointing out the new trellis and the new entryway. Next, they move inside to have a look ...
Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
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