Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.See More
Stop stressing about that mess. Take rooms from chaotic to controlled in less than a weekend's time with these 15 storage solutions.
The wall next to your desk can hold more than a calendar. Expand storage space with hanging paper organizers, penholders, and mail catchers. Taking these items off the work surface gives you more space to complete tasks and cross items off of that never-ending to-do list.
Transform a wall into a kid's art center by covering an area with chalkboard paint. Add a magnetic strip for detachable marker and crayon tins and an upper shelf for messier crafting supplies. Open frames attached to the wall showcase the child's latest paintings or chalk drawings.
Effortlessly locate the perfect seasoning to your meal with proper labeling and clear containers. The uniform jars easily fit in square storage boxes inside the drawer to prevent tipping or spilling. Use colored labels to separate spices into further categories, like cooking or baking.
Find a new use for antique shop scores. A plate, cake stand, and small bowl keep makeup, brushes, and jewelry close at hand for busy mornings. Increase the structure's stability by dropping a dollop of glue on the bottom of each item and fastening the piece to the plate.
Deck out a window shutter with S hooks and buckets to hold office and craft supplies. The stacked horizontal slats allow you to adjust the hooks and arrange all of your items to the perfect reaching height.
Tired of tangled chains and misplaced makeup? Repurpose ornate picture frames into jewelry and cosmetic storage with a fresh coat of paint, roll of cork, and sheet of magnetic chalkboard. Push small S hooks into the cork to hang necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Stick magnetic strips to the bottom of makeup containers to secure them onto the chalkboard.
Stop searching for misplaced bobby pins, tweezers, and nail clippers. Attach a magnetic strip to a wall or the inside of a cabinet door to quickly access those easy-to-lose metal items.