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Ten Best Home Improvement and DIY Sites


Whether you are faced with a fix it emergency or are wanting to plan a future home improvement project it is worth being prepared with accurate information. I have several home improvement books that I bought years ago that I still refer to from time to time but I have found the Internet offers the widest and most comprehensive instructions I can find. With no further introduction needed here are my favorite home improvement and DIY sites.

DIY Network – This companion site to the TV network offers thousands of pages of easy to follow instructions as well as an extensive video library.

Handyman USA – This site covers everything from automobiles to gardening to wallpaper. They also offer a Handyman listing in case you can’t do it yourself.

Home Tips – Don Vandervort offers plenty of tips as well as a searchable forum.

DIY Chatroom – If a project has you stumped visit this site to search their forums or post a question for their large online community to answer.

Instructables – This fun site breaks the mold of usual offerings by providing DIY information on everything from food to tech to how to make a Gene Simmons Destroyer costume. Seriously.

5min – If short video presentations are more to your liking this is the site for you. They say they have “tens of thousands of videos across 20 categories and 140 subcategories.”

DIY Ideas – No list like this would be complete without mentioning the Better Homes and Gardens DIY site.

Ask the Builder – Tim Carter has been answering home improvement questions for years and shares them on his website. The article comments left by readers usually add value to the project being discussed.

This Old House – After 30 years of restoring old houses on the TV show this site has quite a bit to offer. I like the tool review section.

Bob Vila – It would be some kind of a DIY sin to omit Bob from the list. The former host of This Old House shares his home improvement expertise with articles and videos and provides a reader Q & A forum.

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