Shipping container homes are popular. But are they really less expensive & easier to build than other houses? Some good & bad things about these tiny homes.
Now you can easily connect your TV to your broadband connection via power-line networking. The technology to make a solid connection between your computer and television is much easier now thanks to the HomePlug 1.0 Standard that was agreed upon by the worldwide companies that matter.
Take a virtual tour of the 2011 net-zero concept home that was on display at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Builder Online, KB Home, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia combined their talents to create a cutting-edge net-zero home that is bringing concepts into the homebuilding industry.
The Prodigy home automation controller is a great way to set up control of all of the functions of your media room, including the tv, sound system, Blu-Ray player, lights, and more.
Can you believe that someone has invented a table saw with a safety system that senses skin and stops the blade in no time flat! It’s called SawStop and if you’re into woodworking, you owe it to yourself to check out this cool invention.
Fishing wires through your walls for sconces can be frustrating, to say the least. FlatWire is an invention that gives DIYer’s the opportunity for professional retrofitting results. Is it worth the added expense, though?
If you have a large space that needs a lot of air flow, look no further. These fans are the world’s largest and will get the job done in commercial, industrial and residential settings. Innovative design puts Big Ass Fans in the forefront of moving large amounts of air in an efficient manner for a more comfortable environment in which to work and live.
Thinking about going all out and buying a magnetic induction cooktop. Things you should know before taking the plunge by buying the most innovative cooking appliance on the market (and the most expensive).
Refrigerated wall ovens, by Connect IO, are one of the most intelligent kitchen appliances ever engineered. Operates via standard touchtone phone or internet browser from anywhere on planet Earth. it also has a user-friendly touch screen interface to get the ball rolling.
The HGTV 2008 Green Home has some great design features that anyone can incorporate into their next home building project to make their homesite a more sustainable one.
Forward-thinking Mellow Mushroom in Knoxville is on top of the curve by harnessing the sun’s energy with a solar panel array on their roof. It’s the very first restaurateur to do so in Knoxville. This post also provides everything a homeowner needs to know about generating your own clean energy.
Watch this video showing a new spray-in custom home insulation system called Spider. You won’t think insulation is boring anymore after watching this. Technical data available and more.
DIY Network’s Paul Ryan tells us about some hot kitchen trends in an exclusive, one-on-one interview on The Fun Times Guide To Homebuilding.
Thinking about moving soon? Here’s a great little resource that has already scoped out some of the top cities in the United States.
The New American Home for 2007 is all about cutting-edge energy efficient home building ideas, techniques, materials, design and technologies. Here are a few of the highlights.
Pictures and information about a ThyssenKrupp Access installed residential elevator in this Charles Meng-built home at Lost Mountain.
Residential elevators are gaining popularity as an amenity for seniors, the disabled and in multi-story luxury homes. It’s easy to see why that is true.
Insuladd is an insulating paint additive product that has been available since 1996 that WILL reduce your heating and cooling bills substantially and only costs 6 cents per square foot. It can be mixed with ordinary house paint or can be used in commercial applications. It was developed by NASA to help insulate buildings in close proximity to launch sites. It is safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly so what’s the catch…none that I could find.