Lowe’s Innovation Labs and Microsoft HoloLens: The Lowe’s Hologram Experience

Lowe’s Innovation Labs has partnered with Microsoft to launch the Lowe’s Hologram Experience. With this technology, customers are able to experience mixed reality as they view both real objects and digital hologram images through the headset, taking the guesswork out of home improvement. Customers are able to use gestures to interact with their environment and easily drop Lowe’s products into the space.

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Pros and Cons of Aluminum Carport and Patio Covers

Aluminum carports and patio covers have become a popular and attractive home improvement. The product itself has been in use for years. As a light weight and durable material, aluminum can be a great alternative to stick built or steel structures. Features, colors, and styles have evolved over the years to give homeowners many choices. Today we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these popular aluminum structures.


1) Durability – My parents have been living in the same house for over 30 years. Their patio cover was installed in the late 1960s, and is still standing and functional. This product will stand the test of time with little more than a cleaning once a year. Most companies engineer their units to withstand wind and snow loads. As a result, baring natural weather disasters, your patio cover or carport should give you years of use.

2) Attractive – As …

Small Bathroom Makeovers: Pedestal Sink Installation (Step-by-Step) — by Home Repair Tutor

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Small bathroom makeovers help transform an old bathroom, and today we install a pedestal sink.

The bathroom I’m working on today is over 120 years old. It needed a makeover badly.

But I wanted to get a pedestal sink and faucet that matched the style of the home. American Standard shipped me their Retrospect sink and Portsmouth faucet. It fits the style of the bathroom.

The first thing to do with a pedestal sink is to check for studs in the wall. Pedestal sinks should be attached to studs or framing using lag screws. If you don’t have either in the location where the sink will go you’ll have to add wood blocking behind the drywall.

This video doesn’t tackle wood blocking but basically you’ll add a 2×6 or 2×8 in the wall using decking screws. Then you can drywall over the blocking and attach the sink to …