Beyond DIY: Where can I get educated on becoming a better renovator?
October 5, 2010 1:30 PM Subscribe
I've been renovating my house for about a year (and spent my childhood doing this stuff with my dad), and I'm starting to think that I really like this work. Where can I go for almost-but-not-quite-pro-level classes and hands-on education in stuff like residential wiring, conforming to code, hanging drywall, landscaping, etc?
posted by m_lazarus to home & garden (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Phoenix, AZ and I'm really hoping that there's something I can do in-person, because I feel like I've gone as far as the Internet and DIY Network can take me.
My local community college offers classes, but all but the most basic ones require that you apprentice with the state builder's association, and so I don't think it's intended for people like me. I definitely have thought about this as a someday-maybe career change, but for the moment I just want to dig deeper, learn more, and make my house kick even more butt.