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Best Home Security Cameras 2020

When it comes to protecting your home, sometimes a simple alarm system isn’t enough. By adding one or more security cameras to your system, you can get more comprehensive protection for your home. Since there are so many options available, it can be challenging to determine which home security camera is right for you. The This Old House Reviews team put together a guide to the best home security cameras of 2020 to help make your purchasing process slightly easier. Home Security Cameras Guide 2020 Arlo Pro 3 SimCam 1S AI Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Wyze Cam Pan RemoBell S…


10 Easy Pieces: Modern Glass Coffee Tables

The allure of a glass coffee table is the lightness brought into a living space. Rather than a solid block in the center of the room, a translucent tabletop allows for more visual flow. Here are our favorite glass coffee tables, ranging from classic furniture designs to new, accessibly priced options. Above: Designed by Le Corbusier for Cassina, the LC10-P Low Table has chrome legs but comes in a range of frame options with a glass top; $1,655 at Hive Modern. Above: The Faye Toogood Element Table made up of a glass top floating on three elements is available from…


Laminate Flooring Guide: Underlayment & Installation

Laminate flooring has come a long way since its introduction to US markets in the 1980s. An engineered product, it’s designed to work with specific underlayment and trim components. Sold in planks that are typically about 3 feet long, 5 to 7 inches or more wide, and 7 to 12mm thick, laminate flooring’s dimensions are usually given in a mix of imperial and metric numbers that hark back to its European origins. What is Laminate Flooring? Composed of four or five layers joined under pressure, laminate flooring is one the most popular DIY flooring choices. One way to be sure…


How Renewable Energy Could Emerge on Top After the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is slowing the growth of renewable energy for now, but long-term prospects are still very strong. This Nova Scotia wind farm produces enough energy for more than 10,000 Canadian homes. Photo courtesy Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA / Flickr. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, renewable energy was growing steadily—but still not fast enough to meet the Paris Agreement’s carbon reduction goals, let alone to make the further strides needed to keep climate change from spiraling out of control. Now, the virus-induced economic shock is likely to slow the expansion of wind, solar, and other clean power sources,…



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A London Designer’s Apartment Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother)

After earning an architectural interior design degree from the prestigious Inchbald School and working for two design firms in London’s Chelsea, Lonika Chande felt ready to strike out on her own. What she needed was an initial solo project to show what she can do. That commission came from Lonika’s mother, Lucy Dickens, an artist (and great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens), who dabbles in real estate: she and Lonika’s stepfather had bought a one-bedroom fixer-upper in Hampstead that they wanted to overhaul as a high-end, long-term rental. The place needed a top-to-bottom renewal: scroll to the end to see the…

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