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Everyone loves a makeover, right? Don't know about you, but I can't resist anything kitchen or bath-related. This week we have a bunch of new links to share that showcase some beautiful DIY room improvements and renovations. Enjoy!
Giant "iPhone," anyone? This TV-sized, wall-mounted computer (pictured) super-sizes the touch-screen technology and cool design of the iPhone and places it right in the hub of the home. Online recipes, email, weather reports, iTunes -- all easily accessible while the homeowners are making dinner. Its creator kindly shares his process with anyone who'd like to recreate it! – Judd Studio Engineering [via DIY Blog]

Ready for a dose of makeover envy? Then check out this gorgeous $967 kitchen revamp. These DIY'ers turned their kitchen from monotonous to magnificent ... on a very tight budget! They refinished the cabinets themselves, installed new countertops, and opted for bright green tiles that really pop. – This Old House Speaking of budget kitchen redos, I love how brilliantly homeowner/blogger Kasmira used paint to update her room and, in particular, to cover up some very 80s-looking sunflower stencils. The space looks so warm and inviting after being repainted with "Golden Cricket" by Behr. – Cincinnati Cape Cod

Behr's "Golden Cricket" refinishes this kitchen. Photo: Cincinnati Cape Cod

Hmm. Where to put the microwave? It's an important kitchen reno decision. Hint: the key is finding a spot that's convenient yet unobtrusive. Houzz serves up a handy slideshow of 14 sumptuous kitchens with well-placed microwaves. Look and learn! – Houzz

Sometimes you have to change course on a renovation. Such was the case for blogger Leah and her husband. Hoping to restore their bathroom to its original black and pink-tiled glory, they eventually let go of the dream after paint stripper damaged the tiles. But they salvaged the situation nicely, refinishing the room in clean white wainscoting. – Storybook Ranch

River pebbles in resin enhance this bathroom. Photo: HGTV

Steal this idea: river pebbles buried in a smooth resin shell make for a fabulous bathroom backsplash and countertop. Get inspired by this and other new backsplash designs, including the latest use of mosaics and colorful tile, in a new HGTV slideshow. – HGTV

Kids getting in the way of your DIY'ing? ReadyMade suggests encouraging their interest. Here's a list of 10 ideas for including the kids in DIY work, letting those little ones learn all about houses and home repair. – ReadyMade [via Charles & Hudson)

Contain clutter and annoying cables: build a wall-mounted charging station for your electronic devices using an inexpensive ledge shelf. You know, the kind used to display framed photos. Cables can be wound up and secured inside the shelf's hollow interior. Not only does it look attractive, you'll also regain precious kitchen counter space. File this one under "Why didn't I think of that?!" – Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful [via LifeHacker]

  • emma

    cool, i want to try this out for a video set! have a look at this for a video: london fashion week 2010 what do you think?

  • annabel

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