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Little Luxuries: Floor Warming | 2019 Idea House

Warming Up the TOH 2019 Idea HouseGut renovations offer the opportunity to rebuild smarter and more efficiently. Here at the Idea House, we wanted to create comfort zones in key areas, and didn’t want to risk cracking or compromising the tiled surface.DITRA-HEAT directly incorporates uncoupling technology with electric floor warming. (What is uncoupling? We’re glad you asked. An uncoupling membrane is installed between the subfloor and the tile, and is designed to absorb any substrate movement, eliminating the major cause of cracking and delaminating of the tile surface.) Available in rolls or sheets to accommodate various room sizes, DITRA-HEAT uncoupling…

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Top 20 Best New Home Products | Home Tech

Top 20 Best New Home Products | Home Tech 6 × 5. SUREFEED MICROCHIP PET FEEDER CONNECT 5. SUREFEED MICROCHIP PET FEEDER CONNECT Sure PetcareTrack and manage your cat’s eating habits with this latest addition to the expanding ecosystem of Sure Petcare products—like the SureFlap cat door—that only activate for the cat with the correct microchip.$253 (including required hub); Sure Petcare 7 × 6. SYMFONISK TABLE LAMP 6. SYMFONISK TABLE LAMP IKEAKeep an eye on IKEA’s growing, well-priced smart home offerings, like this table lamp that doubles as a Sonos Wi-Fi speaker.$179; IKEA 8 × 7. CIRCLE 2 WITH HOMEKIT…

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Object of Desire: Once Milano x Liberty of London

Object of Desire: Once Milano x Liberty of London - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate…

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Frugal Happy: Drywall, Flooring and a Loft

Editor’s Note: This post is one of a series by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee, a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are turning their 1963 suburban house into an all-electric, zero-net-energy home. They chronicle their attempts at a low-carbon, low-cost, and joyful lifestyle on their blog Frugal Happy. This post was written by Wen. All photos courtesy of the authors. This is the second installment of our massive catch up to bring our posts up to the present(ish) date. While each of these topics deserves its own detailed post, we unfortunately don’t have time to do them…

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Ceilings Are Crucial Elements in The Design and Acoustics of Commercial Spaces

Ceilings have become crucial elements in the design and acoustics of many commercial spaces. If you haven’t looked up lately, you may want to take a gander. The unrelenting, albeit functional, grids of two-by-two acoustical panels that have comprised many commercial ceilings are being replaced with open plenums, colorful baffles, ceiling clouds in varying shapes and sizes, and perforated wood and metal panels, among other interesting, aesthetically pleasing materials. “We have more tools in the tool box,” says Anthony Colciaghi, principal with architecture and design firm Francis Cauffman. “You can really influence the fit and feel of a space when…

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Open Plenums Gain Popularity, but be Careful

While open plenum spaces have gained popularity, they’re not a panacea, nor can they be used everywhere. For instance, they can’t be used in many healthcare settings, Barnes says, noting that open ceilings “would have lots of places for dust and microbes to hide.” Acoustics is another concern. In a traditional closed ceiling, the acoustical ceiling panel typically does a decent job of absorbing sound. With an open plenum, that acoustical line of defense is lost. For instance, designing an open plenum in a reception area that already has a hard-surface floor could make it difficult for employees at the…

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