Check Into a Room

How To : Select the right wall color for your room

Choosing which paint is right for your room, is easier than it is today than in the past. Instead of just using paint swatches to help determine what color your room should be, buying paint samples from the store is a great way to see quick results. There are some other method ...more

How To : Get a hotel upgrade

Okay, Mr. Thrifty, you reserved the least expensive hotel room that you could. But your inner Donald Trump doesn’t want to settle for low-frills. Go ahead, it never hurts to ask. Watch this video to learn how to get a hotel upgrade. Step 1. Check rewards program Before you b ...more

How To : Use Hotel Room Safety Tips

Check out this instructional video to learn how to use hotel room safety tips. Make your vacation or business trip uneventful when it comes to staying safe in your hotel. Check out these tips for keeping you, and your stuff, safe when you're sleeping away from home. Hotel Room ...more

How To : Get rid of ugly scars

Scars can make you feel self conscious. Luckily, there are steps we can take to reduce their appearance without surgery. So, avoid the operating room and check out this video - its full of useful tips for hiding and eliminating your scars. You Will Need • Silicone gel or shee ...more

How To : Stop laughing in inappropriate situations

Have you ever found something funny in an awkward situation? When you feel a laugh coming, it can sometimes be hard to avoid. Check out these steps to stop your laugh before it gets you in trouble. There are times when laughter is not called for. Because your charm may not be ...more

How To : Cast a fishing rod

Fishing is relaxing, but not if you hook yourself because you couldn’t cast a reel! You Will Need * A body of water * A bobber * A sinker * A fishing rod Step 1: Attach the bobber and sinker Attach the bobber to the line six to eight inches from the tip of the rod and attach ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/04 - 04/10)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

News : A Glossary of Essential Photoshop Tools for Beginners

So, you just bought Photoshop. It's time to familiarize yourself with the rudimentary tools. Let's start at the very beginning! File: That’s your picture! It’s called a file because that’s how it exists in the digital world, as a file on your CF card, your flash drive, your h ...more

News : Tiny Apartment Shapeshifts into 24 Different Rooms

Space is tight (not to mention expensive) in Hong Kong. What's the solution? Architect Gary Chang has come up with an ingenious design: a small, 344 sq. ft. "accordion" apartment that can transform into 24 different rooms, simply by employing the use of sliding panels and wall ...more

How To : Book the best hotel room for your money

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to book the best hotel room for your money. You've spent all year saving up for your dream vacation. The last thing you want is to end up in a hotel room that ruins the whole trip. You Will Need * Time to research * A computer with inte ...more

How To : Get rid of mice

If you see a mouse in your house, don’t kid yourself—his entire extended family has moved in with him. Reclaim your home, once and for all. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to get rid of mice. You Will Need * Snap traps or glue boards * Peanut butter and/or choco ...more

How To : Become an interior decorating minimalist

Minimalists are the opposite of pack rats. Whereas pack rats thrive on the philosophy of "more is more," minimalists belive emphatically that "less is more." And if you're a decorating minimalist, that means using the fewest decorative objects possible to achieve a satisfying ...more

How To : Make a big pink heart out of balloons

In this video we learn how to make a big pink heart out of balloons. Start out with one side being a cuboctahedron. If you don't know how to make this, try checking out previous videos to make the shape. Once you have done this, you will use another balloon to connect and make ...more

How To : Check for square

Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates several ways to check for square to make sure your jobs turn out right. What is square? Are they talking about a framing square? No, they are indicating the all the corners in a project are 90 degrees. There is a way to check your o ...more

How To : Drain water quickly in Terraria using sand

If you want to drain a body of water in Terraria, check out this video to learn a clever trick that uses sand to drain water quickly. Give yourself more room to build and craft in Terraria by draining water using sand.

How To : Build an underwater room in Minecraft

There's a lot of evidence that suggests that life can be better down where it's wetter, and in fact, it's hotter under the water. If you'd like to move under the sea, in Minecraft at least, check out this video to learn how to build an underwater room.

How To : Freeze wet paint rollers to save paint

If you've ever embarked on a room makeover mission all by your onesie (or with a nice buddy), then you know that when it comes to repainting a room, you generally have a lot of paint left over in your roller that you don't know what to do with. Check out this video to learn h ...more

How To : Take a Car Trip with Children

Planning the Trip Get lots of brochures Send for brochures of the places you will be visiting. Make a travel book with the brochures to get the grandchildren and their families excited. The best place to contact for these brochures are the Visitors Bureaus or the Chamber of ...more

How To : Change a light switch in your room

Warning! When dealing with electrical wires, makes sure you always turn off the power before you do anything. There is no room for error since you can become severely injured in the process. Anyways, if you're looking to change an old switch with a new one or a new type of sw ...more

How To : Paint a wicker chair easily

Paint can do wonders to not only walls in a room, but certain furniture items as well. In this case, wicker chairs. These may be a bit more difficult to prep and paint since there are so many little cracks and openings that you have to get. So check out the tutorial above from ...more

How To : Make beautiful flower arrangements

Flowers are great for adding color and beauty into a drab and boring room. There are many ways to make a beautiful flower arrangement. Some of the needed items include, flower, some storage units and an imagination. So check out this tutorial on what you'll need and how to mak ...more

How To : Make covered hangers with spare fabric scraps

Covered hangers are great for your clothing. They help to maintain the shape and texture of your dresses, plus they look nice! Check out this tutorial and use old scrap fabric to cover ordinary wire hangers and make them look expensive and stylish. This is a great idea for a g ...more

News : Tipping cheat sheet

I just found out that I might be expected to tip all the vendors... on top of the exorbitant fee they charge! Sigh... Here is a great tipping cheat sheet courtesy of theknot.com. When you're already dipping deep into your (or your parents') savings for so many wedding expense ...more

News : Rotating Kitchen Makes One Huge Mess

Remember the room with a rotating view? Dutch artist Zeger Reyers brings us an equally interesting installation, created for the exhibition Eating the Universe at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany. The kitchen has been rotating since November 27th, 2009, and will continue to ...more

How To : Replace your carpet

In this home improvement video segment, the Janes help Jane-in-training Jeryl replace the carpet of her family room with easy-to-install carpet tiles. Wall-to-wall carpet can be very difficult to install and is usually left to professionals. Carpet tiles are a more manageable ...more

How To : Find cheap (or free) places to crash on vacation

Why waste your vacation dollars on pricey hotel rooms when there are cheaper – and sometimes free – alternatives? Watch this video to learn how to find cheap (or free) places to crash on vacation. You Will Need * Friends * Friends of friends * Hostels * Convents and monaster ...more

How To : Make and use baffles to control sound quality

Check out this instructional audio video that demonstrates how to control the sound of your room with something called Baffles. Sound travels through vibrations in the air. When these vibrations leave your mouth, they travel over a thousand feet per second in a million directi ...more

How To : Make a tile mosaic

Want your room to have some Mosaic tile style? Check out this how-to video! With just a few sheets of paper and some glue you can transform a boring bedside table into a fabulous mosaic showpiece! Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this video activity tutorial ...more

How To : Install a flat jamb interior door

Announce your arrival home in style by stepping in via a brand new door. Whether you're tired of your old one or it "fell" off during a particularly heated argument, installing a new door helps to instantly update a room. Check out this construction video to learn how to inst ...more

How To : Prepare the perfect steak

Check out this how-to video to prepare the perfect steak. First of all, you will want to bring the whole steak up to room temperature. This video recipe shows you how to cook a restaurant quality steak in the comfort of your own home and for a quarter of the price! Don't be p ...more

How To : Hang a wall sconce

Let there be light! Brighten up a room by hanging a beautiful wall sconce. Check out these tips on how to mount and wire a wall sconce.

How To : Make paint from cactus juice and lime

Check out this explanation of a paint making process using prickly pear cactus juice and type-s lime. Umber oxide is hydrated and added for earthen color. Paint is applied to the ferrocement/papercrete battery room dome.

How To : Stick a beer bottle to a wall without glue or gum

Check out this how-to video and see how you can park a beer bottle in the corner of a room. It looks as if the beer bottle is hanging on the wall. This is a very cool beer bottle trick, just be careful not to damage the paint. There's not gimmick to the trick in this instructi ...more

How To : Check into a hotel in Spanish

Here are 10 Spanish phrases to help you not only find a hotel room but to find one with all of the amenities you want. Subtitles are included for help with pronunciation.

Holiday Project : Origami Christmas Trees

Thanksgiving. It's sadly over. But happily replaced by the Christmas season! My apartment complex is already full of the Christmas spirit. Wreaths are tacked up on wooden doors, windows contain strands of bright and colorful lights, and there's even a few nearly decorated con ...more

How To : Make Rosemary Sage Pork Roast with Hubert Keller

Ingredients 3 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt 1 cup granulated sugar 1 3 to 4 pound pork roast 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon fresh sage 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons extra v ...more

How To : Take a nap at work

Can you barely keep your eyes open at work? So bored you could sleep through the entire day? Seinfeld's George Costanza built a bed under his desk, but we'll tell you how to be a bit more subtle. Here's some tips on how to get a some quick shut-eye at work. You Will Need: • ...more

How To : Get rid of weeds

A perfect, green lawn and colorful flower garden are worth your time and effort. Don't let weeds ruin your hard work. You Will Need * Water * Garden tools, such as a trowel, fork, or hoe * Mulch or lawn seed * Herbicide * A bag for recycling compost * Black plastic bag or tarp ...more

How To : Calibrate your HD TV like a pro

Check out Systm's calibration lesson to make your HDTV a great as it was intended. PCMag's HDTV expert, Robert Heron, teaches us top notch HDTV calibration tricks using tools anybody can afford! HDTV is supposed to be your window into the high fidelity video, but if you have ...more

PAX Prime : A Video Game Convention That's Actually Fun

There are a lot of fantastic video games out there. Indie Games Ichiban's bread and butter is making sure that you steer clear of the bad ones and embrace the good. But really, the biggest goal here is to help everyone have more fun. To that end, today a game is not recommende ...more

How To : Naked On Facebook Verses WonderHowTo Worlds

Now that I am jumping full swing into WonderHowTo Worlds here... I can see why this is platform is much better for socializing... With Facebook, you might as well flash your naked self for all to see, because there isn't much left to know about you. I was wondering this morni ...more

News : The Best Places to Play Scrabble Online

There's nothing better than playing a game of Scrabble, feeling the smooth wooden tiles in your hand and savoring the heavy fumes of cardboard, cheap wood and plastic as you rearrange the letters on your rack into the perfect word. You try to keep a straight face while you wat ...more

Photoshop Project : How to Use Layers Creatively

Difficulty Level: Moderate Photoshop Skills Photoshop isn't just for zapping zits and adding freaky colors to sunset pictures! You can use it for fun, altered-reality pictures, too. If you have a tripod and some friends, you can combine many exposures as separate layers and u ...more

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