When the weather cooperates, there are few meals more pleasant than those you can enjoy in your own backyard. The fresh air and hot grill have a way of conjuring a vacation mood — even if you are only grilling up a quick weeknight dinner. Get inspired to make over your grilling zone for luxurious outdoor dining with these 13 ideas.
MIPOW PLAYBULB™ Bluetooth Speaker Smart LED Light Bulb.
It is a LED light bulb, not only with traditional bulb shape, but also can absolutely replace the traditional one. It is more energy saving and durable, suitable for most standard E27 lamp socket.
But rather than only a LED light bulb, it is also a Bluetooth speaker.
It uses the newest low energy Bluetooth V4.0 to achieve real time data transmission for smooth music listening.
So it’s can communicate with most Bluetooth devices for music playback. And Bluetooth Smart Ready devices for light control.
Nixing ready made for readily imaginative, these homeowners fashioned kitchen islands after their own hearts
For the My Houzz series, we visit and photograph creative, personality-filled homes and the people who live there. Sometimes working with professionals but most of the time going strictly the DIY route, these residents take clever and unexpected approaches to home design.
The heart of many of these homes is the kitchen, of course. And the heart of the kitchen is often the island. Whether using reclaimed materials from their own construction sites, refashioning vintage furniture or discovering clever Ikea hacks, the My Houzz homeowners we’ve featured have built their islands to suit very individual lifestyles and tastes. Here are 20 great examples.
The one thing we can all be thankful for come the summer months is the technological wonder that is air conditioning, yet there were plenty of natural solutions to beating the heat back in the day.
Colorful kitchen appliances are popular again, and now you’ve got more choices than ever. Which would you choose?
Those who survived the invasion of avocado-green and harvest-gold appliances in the 1970s are still trepidatious about using strong color on kitchen appliances. In the 1980s we clung to white and sometimesblack, and sometime during the 1990s, stainless steel took over as the must-have finish for appliances. Next we started to hide the appliances, camouflaging refrigerators and dishwashers with panel fronts that matched the cabinetry.
In typical fashion, now things are swinging back. Home cooks are proud of their appliances and want to make them stand out. Once only offered by a few companies, a wide range of appliance color options are now being offered by many manufacturers.
Keep knife marks in their place and make dicing and slicing more convenient with an integrated butcher block or cutting board
Last weekend I caught my husband as he was about to slice some cheese. With a butcher knife. On the coffee table. Using only the parchment paper in which it was wrapped to protect the surface. Yeah, I know. I caught him as he was cutting the cheese. Hilarious. Although it certainly wouldn’t have been if he’d left knife marks on the coffee table.
And yet I think there are probably a lot of homes in which a careless or harried cook has inadvertently left knife marks on a table or countertop. Fortunately, adding an integrated cutting surface can be an effective preventative measure, particularly in small or modern kitchens, where leaving the board sitting out creates clutter. Because why use the coffee table to slice up a snack when the kitchen island is one big butcher block?
With that in mind, here are eight integrated cutting surfaces to help keep knife-mark accidents at bay.
Don’t let your desk space be an afterthought – whether it’s hidden away or on display, here are some ways to integrate it seamlessly
Creating an office in an open-plan room is a great idea. Not only does it give your space an extra function, it forms a dedicated area for work projects, paperwork and bills – prone to spread around the house if not restrained! Whether you slot a study into an alcove, house it in a bay, or create a separate zone, make sure you choose colours and furniture that complement the rest of the room for an effortless look.
Find inspiration from these show-stopping bathroom designs that ignored the rules to make their splash
With a complete bathroom overhaul becoming one of the most popular projects for homeowners, designers are rising in arms against traditional designs and looking for more ways to create a wet space to suit every need – whether that’s installing a toilet in the shower, adding an unconventional bathtub or flipping the whole concept of the ‘bath room’ on its head.
Take a look at these 18 rule-bending bathrooms.