Timothy Dahl Articles by: Timothy Dahl

The Smart Home Big 3: Google Nest, Apple HomeKit, Samsung

The Smart Home Big 3: Google Nest, Apple HomeKit, Samsung

Three players have emerged as leaders in the smart home space. Who among them will come out on top or will it be an upstart?

Inside a Chicago Woodshop – Untouched for 65 Years

Inside a Chicago Woodshop – Untouched for 65 Years

Last year we visited the Butler Street Foundry, a metal shop located on the Southside of Chicago in the shadow of Comiskey Park. We met the owner, John Lamonica, at a Craftsman event and besides being an artisan metalworker he also works closely with kids and inspires them to learn […]

Buy and Sell, Baby and Kid Gear on Built by Kids Classifieds

Buy and Sell, Baby and Kid Gear on Built by Kids Classifieds

We just launched a Craigslist alternative on our partner site, Built by Kids. It’s a safe and friendly place to buy and sell, baby and kids gear with your neighbors and community.

A Primer on Window and Door Styles

A Primer on Window and Door Styles

Window and door styles are as varied as ever. Make sure you are aware of the terminology when you are shopping, so you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Stay Warm with a Heated Camo Hoodie

Stay Warm with a Heated Camo Hoodie

Stay warm on the lake or in the blind with this heated camo hoodie from Milwaukee Tool

Selecting the Right Glass Types and Window Materials for Your Replacement Windows

Selecting the Right Glass Types and Window Materials for Your Replacement Windows

If you’ve come to the realization that you need to replace some or all of the windows in your home, you may be surprised by the myriad of options available.

Wagner FLEXiO 890 Sprayer Review

Wagner FLEXiO 890 Sprayer Review

This new HVLP sprayer system from Wagner is a perfect companion for any home improvement painting project.

Convert Your Circular Saw into a Table Saw

Convert Your Circular Saw into a Table Saw

If you’ve got a corded circular saw in good condition but is gathering dust, convert it into a table saw by building one from scratch.

The Internet of Things Will Change Your Home Forever

The Internet of Things Will Change Your Home Forever

In the future, every appliance and device in your home will be connected. Imagine the possibilities!

Fall is Here, Time to Winterize Your Home

Fall is Here, Time to Winterize Your Home

Temperatures are falling quickly and before you blink the first winter storm will hit your home. Before that happens you need to take steps to ensure your home is properly winterized and that starts with making your home energy efficient.

5 Tips for Living in a Small (Rental) Bathroom

5 Tips for Living in a Small (Rental) Bathroom

Since most of us start our day in the bathroom, here are 5 tips for making the most out of that space.

Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Gas Grill Review

Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Gas Grill Review

Full-sized grilling in a grill designed for smaller spaces. The gas Patio Bistro is a perfect travel-sized gas grill that offers infrared heat.

13 Eye-Popping Woodshops

13 Eye-Popping Woodshops

Any tool junky will be envious of these gorgeous woodshops

Behind the Scenes of Lowe’s Fix in Six Vines

Behind the Scenes of Lowe’s Fix in Six Vines

The Lowe’s Vine channel and #LowesFixinSix campaign is one of the most popular, and we got a sneak peak at how they are made.

Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools

Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools

Pumpkin carving can be less of a chore by tackling it with your power tools.

Staples Connect Home Automation System

Staples Connect Home Automation System

Staples has entered the Smart Home market with their Staples Connect Home Automation System

Win a Deck/Patio Rescue It! Prep Kit from Olympic

Win a Deck/Patio Rescue It! Prep Kit from Olympic

We’re offering a Prep Kit Giveaway that will include up to three gallons of Rescue It! and up to 2.5 gallons of Olympic Deck Cleaner as well as a $25 Lowe’s gift card.

Save Your Deck or Concrete Patio with Olympic Rescue It!

Save Your Deck or Concrete Patio with Olympic Rescue It!

With the proper preparation, this 100% acrylic coating fills wood and concrete cracks up to ¼″ deep and is a great product for the restoration of a worn deck or patio.

Protect Your Exterior Wall with a Fresh Coat of Paint

Protect Your Exterior Wall with a Fresh Coat of Paint

Olympic ICON exterior paint is a great choice for outdoor DIY painting projects. It’s self-primer, low-VOC and UV protection properties make it a winner.

SOAPSEAT Brings Innovation to the Reviled Soap Dish

SOAPSEAT Brings Innovation to the Reviled Soap Dish

SOAPSEAT never fills with water so it keeps your soap from getting soft and gross. This increases the soap’s useful life and saves you money.

Fountain Puts Home Improvement Experts In Your Pocket

Fountain Puts Home Improvement Experts In Your Pocket

Fountain is a mobile app (iOS only for now) that connects you to an expert over video chat – in five minutes or less!