Got a leaky faucet, painting that needs to be done or other home repairs you want to do it yourself? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s economy more and more families are doing home repairs on their own. Its expensive to hire someone to do some of the basic and practical home repairs you can take care of yourself.
Well start those power tools and paintbrushes! Here are some of our favorite DIY home repair sites to get you going on that home improvement project. Whether beginner, intermediate or advanced – you’ll find tips and suggestions to make that project a bit easier.
DIY Home Improvement Information
This site is practical and easy to read. We learned how to install a new faucet with the tool belt diva. Detailed pictures each step of the way help you understand what parts to pay attention to and what you should expect to see. Lots of basic home repair tips in many categories.
Do it yourself at http://www.doityourself.com/
This site has more of a magazine style to it. Fun weekend projects help you realize the easy improvements you can make to your home in short time. There are ways to improve just about every room in your home and even the outdoors.
Do it yourself at http://www.diynetwork.com/
The Dollar Stretcher – Home and Auto
At this site you’ll find ways to save money on home and auto improvements. This entire site, The Dollar Stretcher, is dedicated to helping you save money in all kinds of ways. Stories are submitted by people like you who have found a solution and experts sharing great tips.
Do it yourself at http://www.stretcher.com/HomeAuto/index.cfm
Many people know (and adore) Bob Villa, the home repair expert seen on television. Well he’s got a great do it yourself home repair website with lots of tips. One of our favorite articles? Protecting Your Roof During a Hurricane. There is a free newsletter you can subscribe to. This site will appeal to newbies and more advanced DIY home repair fans.
Do it yourself at http://www.bobvila.com/
We bet you’re surprised to see You Tube listed as a place to go for home repair help. Well You Tube is one of the largest video sites on the ‘net. Type into their Search box the type of repair help you need and see what type of videos come up. Now some may be funny and you may need to search through a few videos to find exactly what you are looking for. But there are home repair videos on You Tube to help with your DIY projects.
Do it yourself at http://www.youtube.com
Many women feel a bit intimidated by the thought of DIY home repair. Well at Barbara’s Way, you’ll find projects explained step by step for beginner, intermediate and advanced DIYers. Barbara’s Way creates power tools especially for women. At her site you’ll find lots of encouraging information about how women can (and do!) DIY home repair all the time.