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Tool Crave: The Tools Behind the Talent

Tool Crave: The Tools Behind the Talent

Where makers, artists, DIYers, and builders, share a peek into their workshop and toolbox and show us what tools they love and covet.

International Builders Show (IBS) + K/BIS 2015

International Builders Show (IBS) + K/BIS 2015

All of our photos from IBS and K/BIS

Go Cordless with the Dremel VersaTip Soldering Torch

Go Cordless with the Dremel VersaTip Soldering Torch

Cut the cord and use this soldering torch for your next hobby endeavors.

The Dremel VersaFlame is the Compact Torch You’ve been Seeking

The Dremel VersaFlame is the Compact Torch You’ve been Seeking

Get your fire on with this compact torch from Dremel that has up to 75 minutes of burn time.

World of Concrete

World of Concrete

If you love tools, trucks and heavy equipment you would love this show.

GreenIQ Manages Your Lawn and Garden Watering Schedule So You Don’t Have To

GreenIQ Manages Your Lawn and Garden Watering Schedule So You Don’t Have To

Your Smart Garden Hub can be controlled from any device across every platform.

Keurig Coffee Maker Meet GE Refrigerator – A Match Made in Heaven

Keurig Coffee Maker Meet GE Refrigerator – A Match Made in Heaven

For the first time ever, you can now brew hot coffee from the convenience of your refrigerator thanks to a partnership between Keurig and GE.

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

Raise the Height of Your Backyard Wall by Adding a Fence

Raise the Height of Your Backyard Wall by Adding a Fence

Our backyard is great but has one drawback. The side wall facing the street is only 4’10” in height so the average person walking can see into our yard and jumping the wall is quite easy. There have been quite a few break-ins in our neighborhood and many of them […]

Clopay Goes Mod Squad

Clopay Goes Mod Squad

See the newest contemporary garage doors from Clopay at this year’s Builder’s Show as well as on display at The New American Home.

CES 2015

CES 2015

Photos from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

One Grillbot to Rule Them All

One Grillbot to Rule Them All

Set it and forget it. Clean your grill without picking up a brush.

How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Don’t throw away your Christmas tree. Recycle it and put it to good use.

The InstaBoost Jump Starter Makes the Perfect Stocking Stuffer

The InstaBoost Jump Starter Makes the Perfect Stocking Stuffer

This car battery jump starter does much more than just start your car.

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.

How To Protect Your Home During An Ice Storm

How To Protect Your Home During An Ice Storm

Now that winter weather is here, you may find yourself in the midst of an ice storm. Besides creating incredibly hazardous driving conditions, ice storms are also dangerous because it doesn’t take much ice accumulation to bring down tree branches, power lines and cause other damage to property. Although you […]

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.