Contributed by Korina Rossi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Before the age of the internet, home improvement projects were a solitary pursuit, and finding like-minded homeowners was happenstance.
But the recent explosion in the blogosphere means that there are hundreds of sites dedicated to every kind of home improvement.
Here are the top 10 home improvement blogs:
At Addicted2Decorating, you’ll find a colorful and eclectic realm of decorators who rescue and re-upholster furniture, create their own knick-knacks, and put monochromes to the curb.
Cottage Magpie is a beacon of hope for those of us who live in drab planned communities or subdivisions proving that you can make your home unique. Creating that quaint cottage ambiance can be as easy as adding candles, gingham tablecloths, and country furniture.
Time to take out your hard hat and heavy tools because the guys at Home Construction and Improvement post how-to guides on installing insulation, adding walls, and pouring concrete for your new porch.
Apartment Therapy features decorating ideas for the rich in taste, but poor in square footage apartment dweller. The photo gallery of apartment makeovers shows that chic rugs, modern lampshades, and bold colors of paint can give your apartment a new dimension.
Moonworks wants to help you make your home green and energy efficient by improving the insulation in your home and adding landscaping to keep your home cool in the summer.
5. Chic Tip
Chic Tip features architecturally modern house designs decked out in eco-friendly electronics, appliances, and plumbing. If you want your house to look as modern and sleek, consider chrome bathroom lights, muted colors, and clean lines for your minimalist furniture.
Young House Love focuses on the travails and joys of a young family as they build the house of their dreams on a limited budget. Follow them as they choose kiddie furniture and find their green thumbs.
3. Jetson Green
Jetson Green spotlights the most innovative products at the head of the green revolution: sustainable materials, solar powered technology, and computer systems that control every part of your house.
2. Ask Mason
Mason, a home designer for Remodel Richmond, has an active blog where he answers questions about almost every aspect of home improvement. If you’re in a pickle with your roof or countertops, drop Mason a line.
1. DIY Guides
If you’re dithering over a home project that might be too large for you, why not start with small projects? DIY Guides post handy projects that require only a few hours and will teach you the rudiments of home improvement.