Charles Acosta's Blog Posts

10 Technologies Reshaping The Bedroom To Version 20

Ideally the bedroom is a dedicated domain for sleep – a calm, quiet, and peaceful oasis in our otherwise busy, loud, and stressful lives. But as goes with most everything in our WiFi connected

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Find Out Why Everyones Going Crazy Over This Motionactivated Under Bed Lighting System

There are a million different things you can do with all of the LED light strips out there these days, but most of them are a bit silly. LED lighting is so cheap that it’s popping up everywhere,

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Creative Ideas For Covering Breaker Boxes Other Unsightly Electrical Panels

Breaker boxes and electrical panels are necessary items and it's a bummer when they stick out like a sore thumb in a space you've worked hard on to look nice. Creativity and, in some cases, your

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10 Tips For Patching Drywall

Before you paint a wall you have to prepare the surface, which inevitably involves patching. It's one of the most important steps. But sometimes it takes more than just a can of spackling and a

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Gardens Are Getting Smaller So How Are Homeowners Adapting Their Outdoor Space

Even though gardens are becoming smaller, there are ways that modern homeowners are trying to make the most of the space that they have. If you're one of those people who feel as though your garden

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20 Patios And Gardens To Inspire Your Next Outdoor Space

There is nothing better than having a bit of nature at home, waiting for us to enjoy on the weekends, after vacations, or on the return home from work or study.However, it should also be made clear

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9 Ingenious Tricks To Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

With the average bathroom remodel tapping in at nearly $18,000, we wouldn't blame you for throwing in the (bath) towel on retiling your loo in onyx and marble or installing a gold-plated claw-foot

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These 15 MidcenturyModern Dcor Pieces Make Us Want To TimeTravel

Midcentury-modern décor will never go out of style, and we're not mad about it (though it does have us a feeling a little mod). With clean lines, geometric shapes, handsome, moody colors, and

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6 Smart Doorbells To Watch Over Your Front Stoop

Unlike most of the smart doorbells we've reviewed, the RemoBell is exclusively powered by six AA batteries. It's a fine buzzer, but I'd expect it to do more for $199/£155/AU$265. Specifically, it

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10 Amazingly Simple Garden Ideas Everyone Should Know

Gardening is fun and functional, creating a beautiful outdoor haven that you can enjoy with friends, family or neighbours. With a little effort, you can make your garden a truly beautiful space in

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Couple Traded Lawn For More Naturefriendly Landscape

In spring of 2014, Wendy and Lee Hadovski decided it was time to do their part and save water. They had two motivations: One was to reduce their water bill, and the other was their concern about

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Experts On What NOT To Do When Youre Trying To Get A Mortgage

While buying a home is one of the most exciting and rewarding things you'll do in your life, it can also undoubtedly be one of the most stressful. This is due in no small part to the mortgage

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10 Ways To Use Color To Transform A Room

Color has a unique way of transforming a space when used creatively to draw attention or capture a mood. These 10 unique uses of color provide a template and inspiration for how subtle touches or

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Miami Rent Report What 2400 Gets You

Welcome to Miami’s Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount across various South Florida neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's

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Free Up Counter Space With These Small Kitchen Organization Ideas

 Is cooking and entertaining in your small kitchen difficult? A studio-size kitchen is a challenge to work in, but a few small kitchen organization ideas and a couple of hours of your time can

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THESE ARE THE 2018 COLOR TRENDS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR

We are officially halfway through 2017. Not totally sure how that happened, but we're here, and we're already pretty eager to see what 2018 has in store.Of all the design trends we look forward

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11 Easy Ways To Lower Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

Summer’s almost here, and with it will come rising electric bills as you fight to keep your home cool and take refuge from the sweltering heat.Luckily, there are many ways to fight astronomical

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Woodworking How To Build A Deck In One Weekend

Because decks are actually one of the easier things to craft yourself (with a bit of DIY and woodworking experience and the right rools) you can actually manage one in a single weekend quite easily.

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Paint Your Walls These 2 Colors If Youre Trying To Sell Your Home

Looks aren't everything - except, of course, when they are.Real estate giant Zillow scoured more than 32,000 photos from home listings to see how paint colors impacted average sales prices.What they

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DIY How To Build Your Own BBQ Area

If you're into woodworking and DIY, then this is certainly the home improvement guide for you…It's just about summer time here in South Africa, and we all know what that means: long, lazy days

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The Best Outdoor Furniture For Under 100

Anyone who has spent any amount of time shopping for patio, porch, or deck decor knows that outdoor furniture can cost as much as indoor furniture—and sometimes more. What gives? With furniture

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IKEAs Lowcost Smart Lights Get Alexa Google And Siri Voice Support

IKEA recently released its own line of Wi-Fi enabled smart lighting called Trådfri. While great value—prices start at just £15 for a bulb and dimmer—the Trådfri range was limited to use with

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19 Spectacular And Affordable Patio Ideas

If you ever wanted to make a change in your backyard or garden, but did not know where to start, we here at homify will give you 19 ideas that will delight you. Sometimes all you need is a little

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33 Classic Kitchens With Subway Tile

Subway tile can give a kitchen a classic vibe in a snap. Whether it's white or a more daring color, like cobalt, this tile design is suitable for just about any style of kitchen. Discover 33

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Remodeling Your Kitchen The Most Popular Appliances Finishes And Flooring

A lack of homes on the market coupled with soaring real estate prices is leading more homeowners to make the most of their current abodes, particularly the kitchens. And why not? It's often less

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5 Spectacular Living Rooms With Ideas To Copy

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the living room is probably the face because it's the room that is most frequented. Special attention needs to be paid to your furniture, colour scheme,

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You Can Get Four Of These Bestselling Home Security Cameras For The Price Of One Nest Cam

We love the Nest Cam, we really do. But as great as the quality is and as sleek as the interface is, $169 is a lot of money to spend on one camera. Actually, the Nest Cam is on sale for $165 on

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