DIY City Guides

DIY City Guide: Vancouver, Canada

DIY City Guide: Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Canada is full of amazing Victorian homes and the city has the do-it-yourself resources to build and maintain these fine works of art.

 

Smart Home

Smart Homes are Coveted by Home Buyers

Smart Homes are Coveted by Home Buyers

When eyeing the purchase of a home, more buyers will expect smart home technology — connected lighting, temperature control, remote-access security, smart locks — to already be installed.

 

Safety

How to Choose and Install a Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

How to Choose and Install a Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

Smoke alarms are required by law in every home, but not all smoke alarms are created equal. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.

 

Featured Articles

Woodturning is a Skill any DIYer can Learn

Woodturning is a Skill any DIYer can Learn

Woodturning is one of the easiest ways to get started in woodworking. Tools are affordable and minimal and the results are instantaneous.

Olfa Makes the Best Utility Knives Money Can Buy

Olfa Makes the Best Utility Knives Money Can Buy

Nothing is sharper or more functional than an Olfa utility knife.

Testing the Newest Husqvarna Battery Powered Outdoor Power Equipment

Testing the Newest Husqvarna Battery Powered Outdoor Power Equipment

While at the Husqvarna Silent City event in Antwerp, Belgium, I had the amazing opportunity to try out the majority of the new line of commercial and residential lithium-ion battery powered lawn care tools, right in the center of the public city park.

Save Energy and Money by Switching to a Propane Gas Powered Water Heater

Save Energy and Money by Switching to a Propane Gas Powered Water Heater

Here are some tips and a quiz for determining if it’s time to upgrade and replace your current water heater.

Timber Frame Home Construction is Gorgeous

Timber Frame Home Construction is Gorgeous

Timber frame home building is a beautiful construction material that offers many benefits.

Cub Cadet XT Enduro Series Riding Mower Review

Cub Cadet XT Enduro Series Riding Mower Review

If you’ve got a large lawn that needs taming and are in need of comfortable riding mower to accomplish the task, look no further than the Cub Cadet XT Enduro Series.

Kitchen Countertop Pricing and Materials Guide

Kitchen Countertop Pricing and Materials Guide

Refer to this helpful guide for pricing and material options when choosing your kitchen countertops

Craftsman Makecation: Brooklyn, New York

Craftsman Makecation: Brooklyn, New York

Two-days of making and building stuff in Brooklyn, New York. Yes please!!! Thanks Craftsman Makecation

Pets Drive Home Upgrades across the Country

Pets Drive Home Upgrades across the Country

The dog and cat gear that American’s buy is a $58B industry and it’s starting to creep into pet owners home buying and remodeling decisions.

Milwaukee 46″ Rolling Tool Storage Chest & Cabinet Review

Milwaukee 46″ Rolling Tool Storage Chest & Cabinet Review

This new tool storage chest from Milwaukee lives up to the tradition of durable and functional tools that are built for the trades.

Husqvarna Debuts Latest Tech at Silent City Event in Antwerp

Husqvarna Debuts Latest Tech at Silent City Event in Antwerp

Husqvarna unveiled several new lawn care and forestry products (both practical and concept) equipped with cutting edge technologies.

How to Choose and Install a Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

How to Choose and Install a Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

Smoke alarms are required by law in every home, but not all smoke alarms are created equal. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

Scare your neighbors with these easy to make Halloween silhouettes.

LLumar Window Film Saves Energy and Your Furniture

LLumar Window Film Saves Energy and Your Furniture

We love natural light in our home but not the extra heat and fading from UV rays. See how we preserved the light while we reduced the heat and UV rays. 

Fall Home Checklist

Fall Home Checklist

Early fall is the best time to evaluate the condition of your home and prepare for the coming winter months. Here’s a list of problems areas and what to do.

Mad Men Set Design: Behind the Scenes

Mad Men Set Design: Behind the Scenes

Go Behind the scenes and on the Mad Men Set for both New York and California.

Char-Broil Digital Electronic Smoker Review

Char-Broil Digital Electronic Smoker Review

This digital smoker from Char-Broil takes the hassle out of smoking so you can focus on the food.

A Week with the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD

A Week with the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD

For the GMC DIY Challenge we took home a Sierra 2500HD for a week. Here’s what we liked.

Don’t Delay on Your DIY Projects

Don’t Delay on Your DIY Projects

Get them done and enjoy your weekends.

GMC DIY Challenge

GMC DIY Challenge

We battled against two teams of amazing DIYers and builders for the chance to win the inaugural GMC DIY Challenge.

Wolverine Introduces CarbonMAX – A Safety-Toe for Everyone

Wolverine Introduces CarbonMAX – A Safety-Toe for Everyone

The new athletic design is built for lasting comfort for everyone from industrial construction crews and mechanics to household handymen and DIYers.

Build a Rolling Lumber Rack to Fit Full Sheets of Plywood Plus Cut Offs

Build a Rolling Lumber Rack to Fit Full Sheets of Plywood Plus Cut Offs

As your passion for woodworking grows, so will your supply of plywood and lumber cut-offs. This rolling lumber rack should accommodate most avid DIY woodworkers and fit nicely into the corner of their workshop.