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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.

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