‘Kitchens’ book helps readers do remodel work

Give your kitchen a new look on a shoestring budget with the ideas in “Do It Yourself Kitchens.”

The book, from the editors of Better Homes and Gardens’ Do It Yourself magazine, focuses on more than 20 kitchen makeovers achieved on budgets ranging from less than $500 to about $10,000. Sprinkled in are lots of tips and ideas, along with instructions for do-it-yourself projects such as tiling a backsplash or creating a concrete countertop.

The book also offers guidance on buying appliances, cabinets and other kitchen elements.

“Do It Yourself Kitchens” is published by Wiley and sells for $19.99 in softcover.

Wireless kit cleans up clutter — and components still connect, work

Peerless Industries’ HD Flow Wireless Multimedia Kit lets you do away with the cables that connect your TV to components such as DVD players, cable boxes and video game consoles.

Instead, you connect those components to a transmitter that sends video and audio signals wirelessly to the TV up to 131 feet away. The signal can travel through walls, doors or other obstructions, so you can hide the components in a closet, cabinet or other out-of-the-way spot. Your remotes can still be used to operate the components.

The kit streams 1080p, 60-hertz video and 5.1-channel digital audio from devices including Blu-ray and DVD players; satellite, DVR or cable boxes; video game consoles; media services; VHS players; and computers. With the purchase of additional receivers, you can stream those signals simultaneously to up to four TVs, monitors or projectors.

The kit has a suggested retail price of $388.98 and is available at Best Buy and online at Amazon.com, Buy.com, Peerless-AV (peerlessconsumer.com) and Markertek.com. More information is at hdflow.com.

– From news service reports