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Home improvement

Home Improvement (TV series) – Wikipedia

American television sitcom Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen that aired on ABC from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999 with a total of 204 half-hour episodes spanning eight seasons. The series was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra, and David McFadzean. In the 1990s, it was one of the most watched sitcoms in the United States, winning many awards. The series launched Tim Allen's acting career and was the start of the television career of Pamela Anderson, who was part of the recurring cast for the first two seasons.[1] Show background[edit] Based on the stand-up comedy of Tim Allen, Home Improvement made its debut on ABC on September 17, 1991,[2] and was one of the highest-rated sitcoms for almost the entire decade. It went to No. 1 in the rating...
Paint

This Handy Gizmo Lets You Scan Any Surface or Object Around You To Find Its Paint Color Match

If you've ever used Adobe Photoshop, you're probably familar with the eyedropper tool. This handy tool lets users sample a color from an image for further use by providing the color's hex code and adding it to the paint palette. It's perfect for all those times you're poking around the Internet and stumble upon a shade that you'd just love to incorporate into your own graphic design projects. © Instagram / Nix Sensor The Nix Mini Color Sensor allows you to accurately grab the perfect paint color or exact digital color data from anything around you. © The Home Depot Nix Mini Color Sensor $99.00Shop NowBut what about all those times *in real life* when you spot a particular shade while out and about, but you have no way of capturing or learning more about it? Well, get r...
Kitchen

Fall back in love with your home with help from the experts

What do interior designers do and why do you need one? We put the question to established names and newbies to the business. We spend most of our life inside spaces. Having a well-designed room, from its structural flow to the quality of furniture you sit on, its ergonomics, how light passes through it and what sort of storage solutions you have in place all help to improves one’s quality of life. “An experienced designer will have the spatial knowledge to work with your home as it is, and also be colour and materials literate to advice on any extension work as well as capable of drafting lighting and electrical plans that your builder wil...
HVAC

List of Bay Area cooling centers that will be open over the weekend

With temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees in many parts of the Bay Area this weekend, city and county governments have opened cooling centers to reduce the risk of heat illness in people without air conditioning. Face coverings are required. To help beat the heat: Drink water. Sip all day; do not wait until you are thirsty. Wear loose-fitting clothes. Limit physical activity and wear a hat outside, preferably with a wide brim. Keep shades drawn, and blinds closed. Run fans. If smoke is not present, open windows to cooling breezes in the evening. Here are some cooling center locations: Santa Clara County City of CampbellSunday, Sept. 6 – Monday, Sept. 7 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pmCampbell Community CenterRoosevelt Redwood Room (Q-80)1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 City of Cuperti...
Paint

Vibrant Paint Colors for Upstairs Hallways | Home Guides

If your home includes one or more upstairs hallways, you may want to consider adding a fresh coat of paint in a vibrant color to breathe life into the often-overlooked area. Upstairs hallways are considered passageways to a destination, which is usually an adjoining room. Define the space with a fresh color palette that encourages family members to slow down and enjoy the journey. Start at the Top Prior to painting your upstairs hallway, examine the condition of the ceilings and apply a fresh coat of ceiling paint to give your project maximum impact. Consider a tinted ceiling paint color that complements your new wall color, if there is enough light in the hallway; otherwise, stick with a white ceiling to brighten the space. Use a mild wood-soap solution on your wood moldings a...
Furniture

Des Moines nonprofit sends truckloads of furniture to Cedar Rapids residents recovering from storm

For more than a year, Cedar Rapids-area Central Furniture Rescue Director Susan Johnston has been working tirelessly to help those leaving bad situations or entering a new phase of life.  Cedar Rapids was heavily damaged by a derecho storm, much of the city is without power Click to expand UP NEXT When her organization became the one that needed help after the derecho struck Aug. 10, leaving Central Furniture Rescue without power for about two weeks, Des Moines furniture bank FreeStore was ready.  Johnston said when Marty Rathje, FreeStore's board chair, reached out and asked what her organization needed, she was ready with a list. In the le...
Furniture

Hooker Furniture Launches “Cascade Collection”

Designed to interject a sense of calm and tranquility into interior spaces, Hooker Furniture has unveiled the Cascade Collection, a 57-piece assortment of bedroom, dining room, occasional, entertainment and home office pieces that create an elegant – yet livable – retreat from the modern day, fast-paced lifestyle. Headlining the company’s introductions this Fall, the modern collection is positioned at very affordable price points – a move the company says helps broaden and balance the scope of its product line. “Cascade’s combination of price and style positions us to become more relatable to younger consumers, a key demographic that will soon have one of the largest st...
Bathroom

Nearly half of Brits oppose allowing gender changes on IDs; oppose trans access to women’s bathrooms

By Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter Follow | Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Hand holding a paper sheet with transgender symbol and equal sign inside. | GettyNearly half of U.K. citizens oppose loosening restrictions to allow people to change their gender on official documents, according to a recent survey.An online YouGov poll of 1,688 adults surveyed in late June revealed that 28% said it should be easier for people to alter their legal gender status whereas 47% said they opposed such a move, according to the U.K. Times.  Get The Christian Post newsletter in your inbox. The top 7 stories of the day, curated just for you!Delivery: Weekdays The U.K. government estimates that between 200,000 and 500,000 people in the U.K. identify as transgender. Among those, some 5,500 have been legally a...
Decor

Lauren Luyendyk Shares Home Decor Tips From Remodel With Arie

She’s got the eye! Bachelor alum Lauren Luyendyk (née Burnham) shared doable home decor tips exclusively with Life & Style. “We just moved into a new house a couple of months ago. So, we’re working on renovating the house we’re living in, and that’s a huge undertaking in itself,” Lauren adds about her and husband Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s new digs in Scottsdale, Arizona.  They’ve been busy making the gorgeous house their dream space. “I guess the main living area where everyone hangs out the most,” the season 22 contestant, 28, explains about which area of their abode is her favorite. “Right now, ours isn’t as zen as I would like it to be, so it’s not my favorite right now. So, I guess I would say our bedroom is my favorite place to hang out in because I feel like it has the best calming p...
Kitchen

Kitchen Extensions London – Large & Small Kitchen Extension

Atomic Build specialises in kitchen extensions and other creative building projects. Our talented team understands every aspect of home design and construction, with our integrated and considered approach ensuring high quality outcomes. If your current kitchen is unable to meet your growing needs, we can expand your usable space and give your kitchen a new lease of life.  Kitchen Design & Renovation We offer a tailored approach to all aspects of kitchen design and construction, providing bespoke solutions that enable unprecedented quality and finesse. There are many ways to extend your kitchen and upgrade your quality of life. Before we begin construction, our expert consultants will visit your home and provide you with valuable advice about every part of the process. Whe...
Interior

Interior Designer Salary | PayScale

The average salary for an Interior Designer is $49,309.Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationFind your market worth with a report tailored to youNegotiate your pay with confidenceWhat Do Interior Designers Do?Most of the time, interior designers work for home or office builders. However, they may have their own businesses. Interior designers must be able to create a space that is aesthetic, functional, and safe. They work to enhance the quality of living or working environment. They must make sure that living or working spaces have appropriate colors, lighting, and decoration. They must follow their client’s instructions. They must be good listeners and must be able to attend to the specific ne…Read moreInterior Designer TasksPlan, design, and furnish interi...
Interior

JoJo Fletcher and Etsy Just Launched an Exclusive Home Collection

To help you enjoy the last days of summer, Etsy has teamed up with home renovator and TV personality JoJo Fletcher to launch a gorgeous, limited-edition home collection. Fletcher, who's slated to temporarily replace Chris Harrison as host of The Bachelorette, collaborated with 15 Etsy makers to create modern home pieces that seamlessly transition between backyard patios and cozy living rooms. © Danielle Sabol / Etsy JoJo Fletcher, who was just named the temporary host of 'The Bachelorette,' teamed up with Etsy to create a home collection with pieces that'll help you enjoy the last days of summer. Launching today, the collection features hand-dyed decorative pillows, handmade ceramic tableware, fun cocktail party dice, and colorful glass straws. With years of experience transform...
Decor

15 pieces of Animal Crossing decor you can own in real life

15 pieces of Animal Crossing decor you can own in real life— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.In addition to landscaping your island and bonding with villagers, one of the best parts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is definitely decorating your home. While you start out living in a humble tent, the game provides ample opportunities to build, expand, and customize a real house—then fill it with all sorts of furniture, decorations, and accents!If you’re anything like me, your Animal Crossing home is more cohesive in its design than your real-life living space, but I’m here to help you change all that. The following are 12 pieces of Animal Crossing furniture that you can buy in real life, bringing yo...
Home improvement

Politics creates economic illusion in Houdini’s hometown

Scott Rice sits in his living room watching a Fox News Channel interview with President Donald Trump in Appleton, Wis., Aug. 20, 2020. Nothing can shake Rice's faith that Trump will save the U.S. economy, not seeing businesses close or friends furloughed, not even his own hellish bout with the coronavirus. But in Appleton, a city of 75,000 people along the Fox River, the health of economy isn't judged on jobs numbers, personal bank accounts or union contracts. Instead, it's viewed through partisan lenses, filtered through the facts voters want to see and hear, and those they don't. ...
Furniture

More than 1,100 pounds of marijuana seized at US-Canada border in furniture truck

PORT HURON, MI – A truck that supposedly was carrying office furniture was found to have more than 1,100 pounds inside it at the U.S.-Canada border. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron conducted an examination of a truck Monday, Aug. 17, that’d reported it was carrying furniture to destinations across the state of Michigan. Officers uncovered more than 1,114 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed packages concealed in cardboard boxes and loaded onto wooden pallets inside the truck, per U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Detroit Field Office, which covers all ports of entry throughout Michigan, has reported a significant increase in narcotics seized since essential travel restrict...
Decor

Modern Portland homes on the market: See-through walls frame the scenery

Architects Pietro Belluschi and John Yeon are considered the pillars of the Northwest Regional modern style, having introduced the spare design in Portland in the 1930s and 1940s. But there have been others who progressed Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of building to blend with the environment, to live with nature, not from it.They employed native wood, rough stone and glass to achieve elegance.Belluschi described his work as being freed from “artificial standards,” “architectural pretense” and “superficial culture.”In this week’s real estate gallery, we look at new modern homes on the market with see-through walls that frame the scenery.A glass-wrapped house on Northwest Royal Boulevard near Forest Park was designed by William/Kaven Architecture studio in Portland to have such a strong c...
Bathroom

Challenges: Bathrooms Evolving

Bathrooms have certainly come a long way from the crescent moon carved in the door of the quaint (if scented) privy out on the south forty, and the communal tub by the kitchen fireplace! © Provided by Lake County Record-Bee (Photo courtesy of Robert Boccabella) Function can include beauty — even in our most personally pragmatic Interior space! Time passed, and in many of the stately old Victorian homes, the “evolved” bathrooms consisted of several small rooms in close proximity; one for the water closet and commode, one for a sink with counter and cabinets and one for the bathtub!   Of course, there were variations on those themes and configurations, in order to accommodate all the functions of ablution at that time in history. The logic applied then, and the design ratio...
Home improvement

6 renovations to boost your home’s value

If you’re considering selling your house, you have to think about it from a buyer’s perspective. You may walk through the rooms and be reminded of all the happy times you’ve had in the home, but a prospective buyer will be looking at it more critically. You want the property to measure up so it sells fast at a great price. © MoneyGeek 6 renovations to boost your home's value A great way to do that is to invest in home improvement projects that will increase your home's value, but you may want to upgrade your home even if you don't plan to sell anytime soon. A renovated space may also be more comfortable and satisfying to live in, which is a big consideration if you plan to stay in the home for years to come. Load Error No matter your reason for renovating, you're not al...
Paint

Soothing, Neutral Paint Colors Were the Jumping-Off Point for This Bedroom Update

Molly Goddard and her husband, Joel Jeffery, know a thing or two about bedroom comfort. The couple run the brand Desmond & Dempsey, which sells luxurious pajamas that are hand-painted, super cool, and incredibly cozy. But despite all their knowledge of bedroom loungewear, Molly and Joel needed a refresh in their actual bedroom decor. So they called in an expert from Farrow & Ball for a color consultation. Via Zoom, the couple walked through the space and their vision. Molly tells us just how the small updates made a major impact.  “Our bedside tables are our own,” says Molly. “Mine is always a mess, overflowing with magazines and trinkets. Joel’s has a single book and lamp. It was really important to us that it felt as good as it looked.” Clever: How did the project come together?Molly: Li...
Interior

Lacey’s German Butcher Unveils Renovated Shop

LACEY, NJ — Heidi Daly, an owner of the Forked River German Butcher Shop, experienced the most hectic period of her working life during New Jersey's coronavirus outbreak. But the situation also gave the shop an opportunity.The German Butcher recently reopened its interior with a renovated shop. New additions include a hot food bar with hot meals to go. They also added a barista station with bakery items, bringing a mom-and-pop coffee shop vibe to the local favorite."We’ve always dreamt about making changes," Daly told Patch. "But we never really had the opportunity to do it because we were always so busy and had too much going on."Then New Jersey's coronavirus lockdown began.The German Butcher closed its interior mid-March, updating its business model on the fly to curbside service and onl...