Spring is here, so now is the
time to shake off that winter malaise and tackle some new home-improvement
projects – whether it’s a fresh shade of paint on the walls or installation
of new countertops in the bathroom.
Follow quirky homeowner Sarah as she fixes up and
renovates her Atlanta home. A self-proclaimed diehard DIYer, she makes home
improvement a little more humorous than it should be. “I’m not going gray.
That’s just paint in my hair,” is her blog tagline. She tackles everything
from tiling over a concrete subfloor to building an outdoor fence. She
invites readers to join her in her DIY adventures and pick up some
interesting home-improvement tips and tricks, or even learn from her
The Family Handyman is the DIYer’s best friend,
offering a variety of print and digital resources for do-it-yourself
homeowners. Its forte is accurate and complete how-to instructions for
improving homes, yards and vehicles. As one reviewer wrote,
“TheFamilyHandyman.com is a very middle-of-the-road advice spot for home
remodeling topics that anyone can get into. They also have excellent
Established in 1995,
DoItYourself.com is the leading independent home-improvement and home-repair
website. It was named “One of the Top 50 Sites in the World” by Time
magazine. In addition to its broad list of DIY topics, it operates the most
active home improvement forums on the Internet.
Backyard Landscape Ideas provides ideas for landscaping
or designing your backyard. You will find a plethora of lawn-and-gardening
tips and advice. You can even find articles that focus on patios and plants
HammerZone covers a lot of the heavy stuff like
house-siding and foundation work that other home-improvement sites do not
cover. Site owner Bruce Maki patiently leads visitors step-by-step through
difficult topics like refinishing wood floors, installing ceramic tile,
framing, and installing windows. Bookmark this site if you ever plan to
remodel a house.
If you think you might find yourself tackling a
do-it-yourself project like changing out your kitchen countertops or
flooring, installing a wine rack, building a deck, installing a phone jack,
or making your own slipcovers, this is the place to go.
The mission of DIY on the
Cheap is to share creative ideas for home decorating on a budget. This blog
focuses on everything from bargain shopping and thrifting, to craft
projects, to furniture refinishing and other DIY projects. There are
currently two regular series on the blog: “Ask Five,” where blog owner Erin,
a 30-year-old Southern transplant originally from Indiana, periodically
conducts quick five-question Q&A interviews with experts in home decor,
crafting and “DIY”; and “Frugal Friday,” where a list is shared of
hand-picked bargain-priced home decor items that she comes across each week.
This site features everything from furniture makeovers to building an
affordable toddler bed.