The concept of doing it yourself sounds very appealing but just where are you supposed to gather all of those creative ideas from? If you’re into DIY & Crafts, you may be browsing the internet for a hot topic. Many of our readers have enjoyed various DIY posts that we have previously featured, so we thought we’d provide this list to help it easier for you to locate great crafts and DIY projects.
Among some of our most well-received DIY’s were the DIY Pallet Herb Garden and the DIY Outdoor Movie Screen. You can read this post to learn how it works. The Movie Screen is the perfect excuse to huddle up around the fire in the patio – check it out! Doing it yourself provides a certain sense of self-satisfaction, a personal accomplishment if you may. The feeling of looking back at your creation once it’s complete. The sweet smell of success! Here are The Best Places to Get DIY and Fixer-Upper Information to help you spruce up the house!
Where to Find DIY & Fixer-Upper Information
1.) This Old House
Punch in www.ThisOldHouse.com into your browser and instantly find tons of great information. DIY & Crafts projects that will help you fix up your house are located under the “How-To + Repair” tab on the top of the page. Under this section you will be able to browse topics ranging from exterior to interior, simple upkeep to plumbing and HVAC. Our favorite of course is the Patio sub-category that shows you things like How -to install a patio, create an open-air dining room, and how to lay brick!
Houzz.com is an incredibly powerful tool that is browsed by thousands of people that are more than happy to give advice or provide recommendations. The Houzz community is one of the most helpful groups of individuals on the net and Patio Productions can attest to that. Don’t worry about feeling ashamed about your home; most Houzzers log-in to talk with others who share their passions! The Discussion section on Houzz allows you to ask any question you want. Simply describe your dilemma to the group and be amazed at the number of people who are willing to chime in and help you solve the problem.
Sometimes you go through a project that has a small trick that will make everything go incredibly smooth. Ever thought, “I wish somebody would’ve told me that before!” Well, Houzz is the place to do it and there is a tight-knight community or people who are ready to pass along their knowledge and experience. Houzz is also open to businesses and professionals who want to get involved and do something positive. Patio Productions is a proud member of Houzz. Stop by to visit us on Houzz to see what it’s all about!
3.) Fine Homebuilding
This is a hidden gem that every homeowner should check out. Regardless of your experience or background knowledge in construction, this can help you save time and money. At FineHomeBuilding.com there are categories dedicated to How to, tool guides, design, and of course a gallery full of inspirational pictures. As their slogan implies, this is the place you go to “Design Build & Remodel!” If you need a little input or advice, Fine Home Building also has a very convenient live forum that allows you to chat with other DIY and Home Improvers.
YouTube is one of those online sources that you may have written off as a silly site that is used to catch the latest Beyonce video, Lady Gaga’s new wardrobe, or funny home videos. Not so fast. Youtube is a great resource for DIY information, not only because it is a highly visual user-uploaded sharing platform, it is being used by businesses too. This means that you can find how-to video’s from pro’s that really know what they’re talking about and not just somebody that cooked something up in the basement (yikes!).
It’s hard enough to read an instruction manual to put a bed together. It’s always much easier when you can watch somebody do it before your eyes. It’s a proven fact that people retain information in different ways. Some tend to be auditory (meaning they learn by listening) while others are visual (meaning they can understand things clearer by seeing). If you’re a visual learner, YouTube can be one of the best resources for you to follow. Simply punch in a search and find thousands of uploaded videos that you can try out yourself!
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Whether you’re a Weekend Warrior or you’re looking to gut your entire home, all of these sites have an incredible amount of DIY an Fixer Upper Information. Take some time to get familiar with them and play around with each site until you feel comfortable. It’s guaranteed that you will learn something new! Be sure to stop by and check out our How-To Section to find some of our past favorites!
About this Post
This post was written by Cheryl Khan, an aspiring gardener and self-proclaimed designaholic. She enjoys reading, writing, and singing songs in the car while headed to work! Get in touch by sending her a tweet @SuperInteriors!