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Is your home in need of some updating and are you looking for some inspiration? While you could certainly binge-watch some HGTV or go through all of those home decor magazines, you may need a bit more hands on instructions, as well as some motivation. Never fear, this list of creative and helpful websites can guide you through to the perfect updated home.
Why foot the bill hiring a contractor when you can learn how to do those projects yourself? The DIY Network is full of practical and comprehensive advice for those who are new to the DIY game. Search for topics or peruse through all of the current trends for inspiration. The DIY Network has hundreds of how-to videos that can walk you through any project step by step.
This Old House
Based on this website's name, you may think that it’s geared solely towards those who are renovating historic homes, but it offers so much more. If you’re in the process of renovating an older home, you can find pertinent information on maintaining the historical and structural integrity of your home while completing projects. In addition, though, they also offer new and trending topics, ideas, and how-to guides to help you with any updates you need.
Bob Vila offers a plethora of information from gardening tips to tool buying guides. The website offers a how-to center for those that are in need of instructions, a tab for inspirational ideas, as well as a forum to connect with other DIYers. The information is endless – learn how to get rid of bedbugs, what the best charcoal to use for grilling is, how to create a system to collect rainwater… you name it, he’s got it.
Part of the Reader’s Digest family of publications, Family Handyman is a great resource for anyone who’s looking to update their home. This website has something for everyone, whether you’re a professional contractor or a novice to DIY projects. The page has a section for professionals, a DIY University, a section to learn about upcoming smart home products, as well as a camping section.
If you’re looking for retro design tips, check out Retro Renovation. This website is geared towards helping you find products as well as design inspiration to update and decorate your home in a mid-century or vintage style. They also address safety issues that may be found in older homes such as asbestos, lead paint, or electrical issues.
Young House Love
If you’re a fan of comparing before and after photos, Young House Love is the perfect site for you. Long time renovators Sherry and John Petersik share their personal experiences as well as their successes and failures of their multiple home renovations. The site has an extensive DIY section with over 3000 projects to choose from as well as helpful tips that range from decorating to home maintenance.
Whether you’re looking for design inspiration, renovating ideas, or fun and creative DIY tips, you’ll find what you need by perusing the sites above. What websites inspire your inner interior designer?