The Best Websites to Help You with DIY Home Improvements
Why hire someone else when you can do it yourself? DIY home improvement will save you money, and it’s fun! It’s also difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing, but there are tons of online resources to help you with everything. Here are the best websites to check out.
No matter what project you’re taking on, whether it be a minor household fix-it issue or an entire home renovation, the DIY Network has an arsenal of information to help you. It has wide, comprehensive catalogs of DIY instruction and information in the categories of painting, windows and doors, floors, decorating, remodeling, electrical, plumbing, bath, kitchen, outdoors, and rooms. There’s nothing that’s not covered. All the advice is offered from professionals, and there are hundreds of DIY how-to videos that show you exactly how to complete the projects you’re taking on. Also offered are tons of tips and articles on how to save money and ideas for cool new projects.
Builder Bill is an experienced contractor who has built an incredibly helpful reference website for everything construction and home improvement. One of the coolest features is an illustrated gallery of construction terms – perfect for visualizing every item you need. There are also sections that give you incredibly handy hints, tips, and instruction for working with most different types of materials, including concrete, roofing materials, and steel, and for doing tons of different projects, including building a deck, staircase, new bathroom, and hurricane-proof foundation. This is an excellent resource for DIY-ers.
Sometimes you have a question about a DIY home improvement project that you just can’t find an answer to. The DIY Chatroom is a collection of forums on which you can post questions, answer questions, and interact with professionals and other DIY-ers. Just about everything is covered in one forum or another, including HVAC, pest control, interior decorating, roofing, tools, green construction, and much, much more. No matter what you’re interested in, you can learn a lot about it here. The forums are very active, so there is constantly new content and people willing to help you out.
This is another comprehensive website where you can find articles and videos to help you with DIY home improvement. There are active forums where you can discuss projects with other amateurs and professionals alike. In the shopping section, you’ll find price comparisons and reviews to help you get the best deal on the things you need to complete your endeavors. Join the Did It Myself community, and when you’re finished you can show off your work.
If you want advice from “The Dean of Home Renovation and Repair Advice,” check out Bob Vila’s website. The famous home improvement guru has a very helpful website that can assist you in DIY projects all around the house. From appliances to floors to outdoors, there are advice articles, forums, and videos to help you out. There are product comparisons, and a link to find a contractor near you, just in case you find that your DIY project needs a little professional help.
About the Author: Jessica Vance is a writer and decoration professional who works for an Arizona tile store. She often writes and helps give advice to others on getting help with various home improvement projects.
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