Rental Home Thermostat Gets Smart Upgrade Without Modifying the Dumb Controller

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Rental Home Thermostat Gets Smart Upgrade Without Modifying the Dumb Controller
A problem facing those who live in rental properties comes with two prongs: that such properties rarely have up-to-date facilities such as heating controllers, and that landlords tend to take a dim view of tenants installing their own alternatives. [ [...]
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An EV Motor Controller Home Build

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An EV Motor Controller Home Build
Many of us will have experimented with brushless motors, and some of us will have built our own controllers rather than using an off-the-shelf part. Doing so is a good way to understand their operation, and thus to design better brushless motor power [...]
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Build A Natural Stone Fireplace For Your Home

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Build A Natural Stone Fireplace For Your Home
Natural stone fireplaces are striking and attractive. These long-lasting structures will upgrade the comfort and face value of any home. [...]
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Book Review – Better Home And Gardens Embroidery

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Book Review – Better Home And Gardens Embroidery
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My Trip to the 2020 HGTV Dream Home (& Working on the Go)

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My Trip to the 2020 HGTV Dream Home (& Working on the Go)
I just got back from an amazing trip to Hilton Head, SC, where I had the opportunity to tour the HGTV Dream Home designed by my friend Brian Patrick Flynn, and I thought it would be fun to show you around the house. There was so much design inspirati [...]
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How to Tell if Carbon Monoxide is Present in Your Home

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How to Tell if Carbon Monoxide is Present in Your Home
Learning to recognize any signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide leaks in your home could potentially save your life. [...]
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2020 Exterior Home Improvement Trends

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2020 Exterior Home Improvement Trends
Durable materials and dark elements dominate 2020 exteriors. [...]
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Handheld MQTT Remote for Home Automation

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Handheld MQTT Remote for Home Automation
If you’re working on a home automation project, you’re probably knee-deep into MQTT by now. If not, you should be. The lightweight messaging protocol is an ideal choice for getting your “Things” on the Internet, and controllin [...]
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5 Incredible Mobile Home Renovation Ideas

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5 Incredible Mobile Home Renovation Ideas
Mobile homes can be as luxurious as their brick and mortar counterparts if you use some ingenuity. Check out these design ideas! [...]
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How To Add Architectural Details To Your Home With Plinth Blocks

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How To Add Architectural Details To Your Home With Plinth Blocks
We recently replaced the flooring on the main level of our home and what started out as one project, quickly morphed into several. What’s that saying? If you give a mouse a cookie… The original floors were thicker than the new engineered [...]
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Paper Christmas Tree Making at home (Tutorial Link In Comment)

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Paper Christmas Tree Making at home (Tutorial Link In Comment)
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How to Incorporate Western Home Decor

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How to Incorporate Western Home Decor
Western home decor is an earthy and comfortable style. [...]
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Bring The Smithsonian Home With 3D Printing

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Bring The Smithsonian Home With 3D Printing
If you’ve ever been to Washington DC, you know the Smithsonian isn’t just a building, instead it’s a collection of 19 museums, 21 libraries, 9 research centers, and a zoo. Even though there are hundreds of affiliated museums, there [...]
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How to Deal With a Burglar Breaking Into Your Home

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How to Deal With a Burglar Breaking Into Your Home
Your home is your castle, so you want to feel safe and secure inside of it. Unfortunately, your home might be entered by a burglar who’s after your money or valuables. Typically, burglars want to take things without harming a home’s occupants, bu [...]
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Top 25 Home Improvement Podcasts You Must Follow in 2019

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Top 25 Home Improvement Podcasts You Must Follow in 2019
Top 25 Home Improvement PodcastsContents [show] 1 Home Improvement Podcasts1.1 Fix It Home Improvement 1.2 Helitech Home Improvement Show 1.3 The Lindus Construction Home Improvement Show 1.4 Young House Love 1.5 [...]
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The Barn Find IBM 360 Comes Home

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The Barn Find IBM 360 Comes Home
It’s a story that may be familiar to many of us, that of bidding on an item in an online auction and discovering once we go to pick it up that we’ve bought a bit more than we’d bargained for. We told you earlier in the year about th [...]
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Best 2019 Black Friday Weekend Home Improvement Deals

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Best 2019 Black Friday Weekend Home Improvement Deals
Gear up for your 2020 projects with some savvy saving. [...]
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Casting Gears At Home

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Casting Gears At Home
Automatic doors and gates are great, except when they fail, which seems to be about every three days in our experience. [MAD WHEEL] had just such a failure, with a plastic gear being the culprit. Rather than buy a new drive unit, they set about casti [...]
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Christmas Decorations Kit – Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene Miniature. Unique Christmas gifts and home decorations.

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Christmas Decorations Kit – Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene Miniature. Unique Christmas gifts and home decorations.
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IKEA Home smart TRÅDFRI remote control gets hacked

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IKEA Home smart TRÅDFRI remote control gets hacked
There’s nothing smart in my home.I still need to get up, walk over and flip every switch, turn every knob and draw every blind.While I do not mind the physical exertion (it does help add up to 10,000 steps per day) and may not fully [...]
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The Home Depot Foundation – Operation Surprise

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The Home Depot Foundation – Operation Surprise
*This post is in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation. This past weekend, Adam and I traveled to Georgia to spend Veterans Day weekend with The Home Depot Foundation. You might recall our involvement with their Celebrations of Service Kickoff E [...]
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the handmade home art sale

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the handmade home art sale
‘Tis the season to start thinking about all things art… Whether it’s a special gift for someone else or some decor you’d like for your house! And to help you with that, we’re having a long overdue sale. It’s The [...]
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home maintenance products we’re loving right now

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home maintenance products we’re loving right now
Sometimes, we stumble across some products that have been little game changers around the house, and we think it’s fun to share. Whether it’s making our lives easier or getting the kids to participate {which also makes our lives easier}, [...]
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With Gratitude – From My Home to Yours

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With Gratitude – From My Home to Yours
Even though Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, I have been in the Thanksgiving mindset for a while now. Especially since my team and I have been working on some new Thanksgiving table decor these last couple of weeks! So, I’m feeling very [...]
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Check Your Home For These 11 Things After a Storm

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Check Your Home For These 11 Things After a Storm
Make sure you don't miss any hidden damage. [...]
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How to Add and Customize Widgets on the iPad Home Screen

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How to Add and Customize Widgets on the iPad Home Screen
Khamosh Pathak iPadOS 13 dramatically improves the productivity of the iPad and it starts with the home screen. You can now pin the Today View widgets to the left column on the tablet’s home screen, making it much easier to access your favorite [...]
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How To Dry Age Meat at Home

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How To Dry Age Meat at Home
Dry aging meat can make it more tender and flavorful. [...]
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The Best Home Theater A/V Receivers for Under $500

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The Best Home Theater A/V Receivers for Under $500
Brostock/Shutterstock.com Do you find yourself wishing you could get a more immersive, theater-like experience in the home? Is your soundbar just not enough anymore? One of these audio/visual (A/V) receivers can take your sound to the next level! Wha [...]
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Recycled avocado crates make beautiful home decor

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Recycled avocado crates make beautiful home decor
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A Stylish Home for your Next ESP Project

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A Stylish Home for your Next ESP Project
The ESP8266 and ESP32 are fast becoming the microcontroller of choice for, well, everything. But one particular area we’ve seen a lot of activity in recently is home automation; these boards make it so incredibly easy and cheap to get your proj [...]
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5 changes for big character in your home

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5 changes for big character in your home
With the changing weather it’s always fun to freshen up our homes. We’ve received a few questions lately about what we’d recommend – from big to small projects for your house and today we’re covering some of our faves. W [...]
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How to Prepare Your Home for Autumn

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How to Prepare Your Home for Autumn
Autumn is a season of change. You can see these changes in the leaves, as the change color and fall, and in the weather as it grows cold and dark. Your home should also see some changes. While decorating your home is a nice way to get into the spirit [...]
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Green Exterior Home Remodeling Ideas

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Green Exterior Home Remodeling Ideas
Replace your home's siding with less waste and fewer toxins. [...]
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Global Radiation Montoring And Tracking Nuclear Disasters At Home

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Global Radiation Montoring And Tracking Nuclear Disasters At Home
Many of us don’t think too much about radiation levels in our area, until a nuclear disaster hits and questions are raised. Radiation monitoring is an important undertaking, both from a public health perspective and as a way to monitor things l [...]
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best home maintenance tools

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best home maintenance tools
Hey guys! We’re thrilled to check in today to share one of our very fave new little discoveries with you and some of the best home maintenance tools. Enter your new favorite thing: General Tools. This fab company makes a lot of awesome product [...]
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Home Automation At A Glance Using AI Glasses

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Home Automation At A Glance Using AI Glasses
There was a time when you had to get up from the couch to change the channel on your TV. But then came the remote control, which saved us from having to move our legs. Later still we got electronic assistants from the likes of Amazon and Google which [...]
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Plan for an Extra Vacation Day or Two at Home to End Your Trip

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Plan for an Extra Vacation Day or Two at Home to End Your Trip
Nenad Aksic/Shutterstock Want to guarantee you get that post-vacation, stress-free relaxed feeling after every trip? Well, the secret might surprise you: instead of trying to cram as much vacation into your vacation as possible, take an extra day or [...]
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Crochet Pattern – Mandala Placemats for your Summer Home Decor

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Crochet Pattern – Mandala Placemats for your Summer Home Decor
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mixing materials in your home {part 4 – polish it off}

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mixing materials in your home {part 4 – polish it off}
Hey hey! We’re back with one of our fave topics, and we’re happy to throw some new ideas your way! Part 4 of mixing materials in your home with Jeffrey Court! One of our very fave topics is how to mix materials in your home. So we’r [...]
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Hackers Help: Help me makeover my tiny home

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Hackers Help: Help me makeover my tiny home
240 sq ft + 2 Humans + 1 canine + 2 felines + 1 psittacine = No space to live!Hey guys, I hope to get some how-to steps and makeover ideas for my tiny home. The goal is to make my 240 sq. ft home cosy for 2 humans and my 4 furry friends.Ikea [...]
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How to Do a Home Soil Test

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How to Do a Home Soil Test
All plants are affected by the chemical composition of the soil they grow in. If you plant your trees, shrubs, and flowering plants in the wrong type of soil, they may not be able to absorb the precious nutrients they need to grow, even if those nutr [...]
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12 Easy DIY Fall Wreaths You Can Make At Home

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12 Easy DIY Fall Wreaths You Can Make At Home
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IKEA’s kids range is perfect for a home office setup

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IKEA’s kids range is perfect for a home office setup
I have been wanting to redo my home office setup.None of the desks offered were to my liking. I needed more space and more storage. What’s more, I also did not like their filing cabinets. Besides that, I needed to find furniture I [...]
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How to Make Your Google Home Quieter at Night

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How to Make Your Google Home Quieter at Night
Google The night has come; you’re winding down. “Hey Google, turn off all the lights” you whisper, and then regret sets in as your Google Home yells confirmation, waking everyone up. Here’s how to make Google speak quietly at [...]
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Everything You Need for Home Bicycle Maintenance and Repair

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Everything You Need for Home Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Ramon Espelt Photography/Shutterstock While nothing can replace a good bike mechanic, there’s a lot of regular maintenance and bike repair you can do yourself at home. If you’re just getting started, however, it can be daunting to know wh [...]
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Building a Safe ESP32 Home Energy Monitor

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Building a Safe ESP32 Home Energy Monitor
The first step to reducing the energy consumption of your home is figuring out how much you actually use in the first place. After all, you need a baseline to compare against when you start making changes. But fiddling around with high voltage is som [...]
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Building a Safe ESP32 Home Energy Monitor

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Building a Safe ESP32 Home Energy Monitor
The first step to reducing the energy consumption of your home is figuring out how much you actually use in the first place. After all, you need a baseline to compare against when you start making changes. But fiddling around with high voltage is som [...]
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How Anti-Climbing Paint Protects Your Home

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How Anti-Climbing Paint Protects Your Home
It makes it hard for burglars to get a grip. [...]
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Using Feng Shui to Help You and Your Home

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Using Feng Shui to Help You and Your Home
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Daily News Roundup: 1000 Google Home Recordings Were Leaked

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Daily News Roundup: 1000 Google Home Recordings Were Leaked
Unless you change a setting, Google stores anything you say to Google Assistant on its servers. The company employs contractors to listen to those recordings to improve Google Assistant’s performance. A contractor leaked over 1000 recordings, s [...]
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Container House Product Selection Update: Ring Smart Home Products

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Container House Product Selection Update: Ring Smart Home Products
The Ring smart home products are an easy way to keep an on your home when you are away. The doorbell allows you to see who is at the door via the built in camera and even speak to the person through the speaker. I installed the battery powered Ring d [...]
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mixing materials in your home – polish it off

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mixing materials in your home – polish it off
Do you remember this little series we started not too long ago with the fabulous Jeffrey Court? We’re excited to be back today, with a really fun collection of ideas for the home. I think that a lot of times, people wonder about how to mix m [...]
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Keeping Our Home Safe with the Logitech Circle 2 Security Camera

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Keeping Our Home Safe with the Logitech Circle 2 Security Camera
Thank you Logitech for sponsoring this post. Get whole home security with the Circle 2 security camera! Being a blogger and someone who shares a large portion of my life publicly online, I am especially aware of the need to keep our family safe in wh [...]
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