Renovation

How To : Plan bathroom renovations on a budget

Times are tight, but no one deserves to stare at an old, fugly bathroom day after day. If you simply can't stand the hot pink paint the previous owners left on the walls anymore or your linoleum floor is falling apart, check out this video to learn how to plan bathroom renovat ...more

News : Motel Room Renovation

first you have two people rent out two rooms right on top of each other using fake names. then you wait until like 1 o clock in the morning and cut a hole in the floor of the room.once that is complete you go to the front desk and tell the manager that you cant sleep because o ...more

How to Make a Jacob's Ladder : Chained Lightning

In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet accurate demonstration of the "rising ionized gas" principle. In other words, a transformer, two metal prongs and lots of evil laughter. Remember those large "towers" in the background of Frankenstein movies with a "lig ...more

How To : Install a sliding glass cabinet door

Cabinets that open straight out and shut to close make so much ruckus, especially when you've got someone who's angry in the house. Sliding doors, meanwhile, are super chic, classy, and easily draw open and close without a fuss. Not to mention that most sliding cabinet doors a ...more

How To : Easily cover screws and nails using drywall mud

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cover screws and nails with drywall mud during drywall installation. Users will need a taping knife tool. Apply the drywall mud over the screw or nails and use the taping knife to flatten the mud over the screw or nail. Use the knif ...more

How To : Remove a tile from your floor or wall

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remove a tile from a floor or wall. Begin by marking the tiles with a hammer and punch. These marks are used as guidelines for the drill. Create an X shape with the markings. Now use a drill to drill through the tile holes, but not ...more

HowTo : Build an Air-Powered Star Trek Sliding Door

Live in the future (à la Star Trek, circa 1966) with uiproductions' pneumatic air-powered sliding door: "I always wanted a piece of Star Trek and the Disney Monorail in my house, and one thing they have in common is that they both have automatic sliding doors. It would be the ...more

Exclusive : Inside Magic Leap's Secret Headquarters

The long guarded veil of mystery surrounding Magic Leap for years was finally lifted last year when the company revealed its Magic Leap One device. But even now, as the company releases new apps and high profile partnerships, the company itself remains something of a cipher. ...more

How To : Remodel your kitchen without spending a fortune

Get the look of a pricey kitchen renovation—without the cost. All it takes is a few smart upgrades. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to remodel your kitchen without spending a fortune. You Will Need * Paint * Stainless steel contact paper * New appliance doors * ...more

How To : Create an elegant kitchen backsplash

In today's edition of the DIY Network, you will learn how to create an elegant backsplash for your kitchen. This backsplash looks lovely and is made from recycled glass tile - so it's eco-friendly! In this renovation tutorial, hosted by Fuad Reveiz and Paul Ryan, you will lear ...more

How To : Use Dap Foam sealant and 3.0 Weather seal caulk

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to seal gaps in houses using DAP foam sealant DAP 3.0 Weather seal caulk. The DAP products are designed to meet the tough standards demanded for professional window & door installations while effectively sealing large cracks, gaps and ...more

How To : Do simple home repairs

improvement and repair tips such as how to repair drywall or sheetrock, how to float drywall, how to replace door trim, and how to fix a window in this free home renovation video guide series. Part 1 of 14 - How to Do simple home repairs. Do simple home repairs - Part 2 of 14. ...more

How To : Renovate your basement

You can turn your basement into a warm cozy room to hang out in. In this how to video, home improvement expert Danny Lipford explores the advantages and hurdles of basement renovation.

How To : Plan and build the kitchen of your dreams

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and is as individual as you are. No matter what your ultimate goal, there are several initial steps you will take to begin remodeling your current kitchen, regardless of its size or shape. By staying involved all along the way - from de ...more

How To : Renovate your home to be eco-friendly

Get tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly, especially if you plan to renovate it. Attention all brownstone daydreamers (if you're eco savvy that's a plus)! Pulse follows green builder Blake Holden as he turns a dilapidated Brooklyn brownstone into a vintage green ho ...more

News : Silicon Valley Big Shots Courted by Ford & GM

The driverless competition is heating up as Detroit automakers attempt to woo tech talent away from some of Silicon Valley's biggest players. Bloomberg reports that there here are currently 5,000 job openings in software and electronics product development in the Motor City a ...more

How To : Remove & replace warped vinyl siding on your home

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remove and replace vinyl siding. Users will need a siding removal tool (zip tool). Insert this tool beneath the bottom edge of the overlap and pull down while sliding the tool horizontally. Remove the nails underneath and simply pul ...more

How To : Tile a bathroom floor with Home Depot

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tile a bathroom floor with Home Depot. Home Depot is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. Tiling a bathroom floor can be difficult and can look awful if installation is done incorrectly. I ...more

How To : Cut tile with a tile saw

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut ceramic tiles with a tile cutter. Ceramic tile cutters are used to cut tiles to a required size or shape. The tile cutter does not require too much pressure when cutting. The tile cutter used in this video is for simple and basi ...more

News : UC Berkeley Team Commands Drone Fleet with HoloLens

User interfaces for computers have evolved over the years, from the introduction of the keyboard and mouse on the personal computer, to touchscreens on mobile devices, to natural voice recognition. However, the same cannot be said for robots or drones—until now. There are two ...more

How To : Put up a plaster ceiling

Doing some DIY-style renovations on your home? How about that ceiling? Need to retouch or put up a plaster ceiling? In this Storyteller video, learn about the nuts n bolts of putting up a plast ceiling and how to go about accomplishing this with your own two hands!

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