Looking to DIY? Check out these websites

18 Jul

Whether you’re a serious do-it-yourselfer, need some information on how to complete a honey-do, or just want to save a little money on a home repair, check out some of these D.I.Y. sites for what you’ll need to get it done yourself.

Ask The Builder (Link to http://www.askthebuilder.com)

Their slogan is, “Do it Right, Not Over.” The expert tries to tell you the simple facts. Some jobs are easy, but others may be very difficult. He has decades of hands-on experience in every aspect of residential construction and can tell you the truth about the complexity of different tasks.

BobVila.com (Link to http://www.bobvila.com)

You probably know Bob Vila from three decades on TV. He hosted a variety of shows including This Old House, Bob Vila’s Home Again, Bob Vila, and Restore America with Bob Vila. The site includes DIY improvement projects, bulletin board, reviews on new designer tools, and a useful tip library, which make the site an excellent site for any DIY homeowner.

DIY Network.com (Link to http://www.diynetwork.com)

From the makers of HGTV and Food Network, DIY Network’s programs and experts answer questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. The experts on DIY Network help people with how-to project instructions for homes and landscapes.

DIY Repair and Home Improvement Forums (Link to http://www.diychatroom.com)

This is a community of DIY obsessives who love to share their knowledge and experience in the areas of home repair and improvement. A great place to post your topic and get excellent replies from homeowners who have done it themselves.

Do It Yourself (Link to http://www.doityourself.com/)

This site was established to provide consumers with unbiased home improvement and repair information in a community environment. With comprehensive how-to content, features, interviews and community forums, the site makes it easy and fun to tackle even the most complex home improvement projects.

Forums for the Chaotic Home (Link to http://gardenweb.com/forums)

This is an Australian site, and originally a gardening site, but has grown to be a useful website covering all home topics including DIY, craft ideas and hobbies.

Green Upgrader (Link to http://greenupgrader.com)

If you’re interested in living a more environmental lifestyle, this site may be for you. Being green doesn’t have to be difficult and it shouldn’t be overwhelming. The site provides you with options that can help you live a greener life. The goal is to make sustainable living accessible to everyone, and the site provides information about interesting and novel products, recipes, tutorials and how-tos, green ideas and sustainability news.

Home and Garden Television (Link to http://www.askthebuilder.com)

A menagerie of home remodeling programs and articles. The site is arranged by room and also includes a large selection of craft and decorating programs. This is a great resource for accumulating home improvement ideas and learning generally what is required in any DIY project.

This Old House Online (Link to http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh)

This easy to navigate site offers expert advice on home improvement, remodeling, upgrades, tools, and products. You’ll find ideas, photos, how-to videos, and step-by-step projects on every room in your house and more.

Lowe’s and Home Depot also offer advice on home improvement projects on their websites. Other sites that you might check for information include Wikihow, eHow, YouTube and Pinterest.

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