How to Install a Media Room Projector Screen

Installing a projector screen in your home can provide the perfect spot for things like family movie night, watching the big game, or streaming your new favorite show. You can have a functional screen in your home in just a few simple steps.

Step 1 – Choose a Location

First, pick a place for your projector screen. You’ll want a spot that features comfortable sitting areas for easy viewing. Avoid choosing a space directly in front of a window that receives abundant sunlight, as extended exposure to sun can damage the screen.

An easily darkened room like a basement is the best option, as the picture on projectors looks best when used in a dark setting.

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Step 2 – Decide How to Mount the Projector

There are two main types of projector mounts—ceiling and wall—so decide which works best for you. The ceiling might seem like more work, but

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Flex Spaces, Informal Rooms More Popular Than Ever, Says NYC Architect

New York City Architect Nancy Ruddy—and her husband and business partner John Cetra—started the CetraRuddy global design firm in 1987. The guiding principle, they said, was that architecture should “engage the urban fabric while enriching the human spirit.”

Among their biggest projects are the soaring One Madison tower and the Tribeca celebrity hot spot that is 443 Greenwich Street. They’ve also designed 67 Livingston Street, a Silverback Development project in Brooklyn Heights, in the borough they call home.

Among their most recent projects is Hamilton Cove—a three-tower collection of 573 luxury rental residences along the Lincoln Harbor waterfront in Weehawken, New Jersey.

We caught up with Ms. Ruddy to discuss changing buyer and developer tastes, how to make a house a home, and more.

More: A Master of Kitchens, Closets and Bathrooms Talks Luxury—and Changing Tastes

Mansion Global: How are things for your firm? Have projects been paused?

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Garage conversions: the ultimate guide to costing, planning and designing your garage conversion

Garage conversions are a cost-effective way to add more space. You can add up to 10 per cent to the value of your home and gain valuable extra living space that’s less prone to planning complications. Plus, if have a double garage, you could convert just half the space. Doing so means you will gain living space and continue to benefit from a parking space. 

Garage conversions also mean you won’t lose any garden space like you would with an extension. Better still, converting a garage is significantly cheaper than extending a house – expect to pay anything from £5,000 upwards – and much more affordable than moving house. 

In this three-page guide, we look at how to cost, plan and design your garage conversion for the best possible results.

How much do garage conversions cost?

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Garage conversion costs are significantly lower

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30 Extremely Charming Pink Living Room Design Ideas


Due to the excessive and compulsive “pink” stereotype statements that this color is gender exclusive and immature for a functional living room, many people feel skeptic to choose this soft and chic shade as a main tone in the living room. However, luckily there are plenty of bold interior designers and homeowners that have applied pink in the living room and let it gloom in its best light, so all of the misconceptions and stereotypes are proudly broken. Pink is a fabulous color, it’s soft, charming and modern, perfectly appropriate for creating a pleasant living room interior with charming and modern visual appearance. Besides, the pink color palette is immensely wide and sumptuous, so you can choose from baby light pink for creating a shabby chic feel to hot fuchsia pink for creating a modern and stylish living room. Anyway, in order to give pink a chance we gathered this

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21 Super Awesome Video Game Room Ideas You Must See!

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Video game themed rooms are super cool. Lets face it, whether you are young or old, you have probably enjoyed playing a certain video game at one point or another in your life. Having a video game theme room is great for the kids and can be great for adults too!

Video game themed rooms, if done right, can add a certain level of playfulness and seriousness to that one room you designated for a good time, all the time!

Check out these 21 video game themed rooms that totally nailed the look they were going after!

1. Make you own Mario Question block shelf via My SuperMarioBoy

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2. Chain Chomp Cat Bed by Catastrophic Creations

3. Video Game Room Ideas Gamer Vinyl Decal via Amazon

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4. Super Mario Shelves and Warp Pipe Table Via busydoor.com

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5. Games Room Cushions Via

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How Painting Wood Paneling Will Change Your Life

There is simply no reason you must live perpetually with a dated wood kitchen if you don’t want to. Or live in a dark, wood-paneled den just because your home contains one.  And, no, you don’t have to rip the wood paneling out.

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Pull Up a Comfy Chair and Read This Post

You need to lighten up your life by painting wood paneling in your home. I know, I know:  your husband says “No way, Jose!” Men have lots of reasons for leaving wood in its natural state as I expounded upon in my post, “Why Men Fear Painting Wood.”

Men Think Wood Paneling is Sexy, But It’s Not

 

My clients spent 16 years with dark, dated wood cabinets and wood paneling in their kitchen and adjoining den. Because their Nashville home is a 1970’s ranch, they honestly believed that they had no other choice but to live in that

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Recessed Lighting Layout Tips You Need to Know Now

Recessed lighting layout tips can help your style your living room like this one.

Sure, it will illuminate your home. But there’s so much more to it than that. To take full advantage of what recessed lighting has to offer in terms of both functionality and aesthetic charm, it’s essential to get the layout just right. And we have some lighting layout tips you should know before you begin.

Recessed lighting is a light fixture that’s installed into the hollow area of a ceiling. And to be completely forthright, getting the layout of your lighting just right will take a bit of research and simple calculation on your part. Never fear, though, we’re going to help walk you through exactly what you’ll need to know and how to get that information so that your lights shine perfectly!

Start By Defining Your Goal

Before you start, you need to define what goal you have in mind for your recessed lighting. For example, you will need

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Modern & Contemporary Living Room Furniture

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A modern sofa or sectional is a key element in any living room. A modern contemporary sofa or sectional gives you a place to rest after a long day, as well as a space to relax with your family, friends, and guests. Contemporary living room furniture, like modern sofas, sectionals, loveseats, futons, and living room sets, are made in many different designs with high-quality upholstery. You can choose from a variety of upholstery materials that coordinate well with the other items in your home. If you prefer soft fabrics, then a natural cotton or chenille might be the best option for your home. For those who want to make a more dramatic statement in their front room, linen, faux leather, and twill are also materials that will add a modern twist to your home. All of these materials are wrapped into modern contemporary sofa designs that feature clean lines, natural

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100 Gorgeous French Doors to Open Up Your Space (WITH PICTURES)

Design your home to make a lasting first impression with the use of charming French doors. These doors are found in homes on both an exterior or interior level. Whether French doors are in the original architectural design or you are repurposing your current doors or windows, you will find the addition of French doors to serve many delightful purposes for your home. French doors come in an array of styles. You will find stained wood options and painted distressed wood styles. Metal structures and doors are also available in most locations. The style of the doors holds an option of windows and placement. Door styles intricately hold numerous options. Some doors are made of all glass where as others have a smaller window design. The choice of design is determined by the style of the home and the purpose of the doors.

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How to Decorate those Empty Corners! Learn to beautifully fill a corner

We’ve all had it happen to us at one time or another.  We finally get a room furnished and think it’s “done” and then it happens…that lonely and empty corner catches our eye and suddenly, looks as if it needs to be filled!  It always seems that once a room is furnished, it’s the blank spaces that grab our attention.  Sometimes empty corners are necessary to give our eyes a break and keep the room from feeling too crowded, but other times, they just feel…well…empty.  Even if you don’t have room to fill the corner with a large piece of furniture, there are still ways to decorate it on a smaller scale so that it looks complete, but without taking up too much space.  Here are some creative ideas to decorate an empty corner!

Here are 6 small-scale ideas to decorate an empty corner to make it feel more connected

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