Guest Blogger #730, Entry #1705, October 9, 2012
Home remodeling has never been an inexpensive proposition. The materials alone can be pretty pricy, and when you throw in the cost for a contractor and his crew to get the job done, even simple upgrades can bust your budget. It is for this reason that many homeowners turn to DIY resources when looking to get rid of outdated architecture and décor, fix structural and cosmetic problems, and beautify their homes according to their own sense of style. Whether you want to tear down peeling wallpaper, fix a leaky faucet, or install an entirely new kitchen, complete with counters, cabinets, appliances, and fixtures, you can find guidebooks to help you out. But you might be seeking help of a more visual nature, in which case tutorial videos could be just the ticket. However, you might not have the first idea where to find the reliable resources you’re looking for. So here are just a few websites that feature home improvement videos that are sure to have you hammering and sawing like a pro in no time, saving you tons of money on your remodel.
You’ve no doubt heard of Home and Garden Television. And if you’re interested in remodeling, home décor, and landscape design you’ve likely watched some of their many entertaining and informative programs, such as Color Splash, Curb Appeal, Design on a Dime, Devine Design, Extreme Homes, and House Hunters, just to name a few. And while you can certainly head to the network’s website to check out past episodes of your favorite shows for inspiration and advice, you might be equally excited to learn that site is rife with photo and video tutorials for DIY projects by room. You’ll get tips and tricks not only for getting down and dirty with your power tools, but also advice on décor after the sawdust has settled. This comprehensive approach to remodeling your home will give you the knowledge you need to complete your upgrade from start to finish.
This Old House.
This title is most often associated with host Bob Vila, who offered practical tutorials on home renovation via video for nearly thirty years (although he only hosted this particular show for ten years before moving on to other programs). But you don’t have to pull your VHS tapes out of mothballs to access the step-by-step instructions offered by the show. Thankfully, This Old House has made the leap to the online arena, offering how-to videos for upgrading every area of your home.
Less well-known than the other two names on this list, Hometime also has its roots in television with a show that airs on PBS. Chock full of tutorial articles and videos, this website is sure to please DIY enthusiasts looking for some help. And you can also watch show highlights and check out the schedule of upcoming air dates in order to get some inspiration from the TV program that spawned this handy resource site.
While watching tutorial videos won’t necessarily make you the same caliber of carpenter, plumber, or electrician as a pro, you will get the knowledge and advice you need to move forward with all kinds of home upgrades on your own, which is a great boon for the homeowner on a budget. And the content is easy to search and access (no need for BestVideoDownloader services to get started on your renovations). So what’s stopping you from making your home the best it can be?
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