DIY home improvement blogs
March 11, 2005 8:05 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend any frequently-updating blogs that cater to first time home owners/buyers, mostly geared towards DIY repairs and upgrades?

Maybe something like a blog version of ReadyMade magazine, but less hip, and focused more on practical jobs.
posted by nitsuj to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Check out it's more for people who are undergoing heavy renovations, but it's got a lot of good hints in there because the owners are doing it themselves and have spent a LOT of time finding internet resources. Just about anything, from finding a new front door to building a laundry chute, is in the archives.
posted by SpecialK at 8:18 AM on March 11, 2005
posted by caddis at 8:36 AM on March 11, 2005

I really like this guy's website:

It's not a blog, but it's a "website" that has a lot of useful info on doing home repairs.
posted by mildred-pitt at 9:38 AM on March 11, 2005

The guy from Brownstoner is blogging the renovation of his new house, which--get ready for this--is a brownstone. I like his main blog, generally, although I don't know if the reno stuff is applicable to other types of houses.
posted by audrey the bug at 12:32 PM on March 11, 2005

Apartment Therapy often blogs about their projects. You can also email Maxwell for help, he often posts questions and open threads for all to help out with.
posted by scazza at 3:25 PM on March 11, 2005

Although the world of HouseBlogging is just ramping up, there are quite a few homeowners who post their work online. Also, there a few quality forums that give excellent advice.

Fine Homebuilding's Breaktime is home improvement nirvana, IMHO. They've saved me more than a few times. A group of professionals and DIY'ers who really care about doing a quality job.

Old House Web Forum is a good group as well.

American Bungalow forum attracts some quality DIY folks, and they are happy to help with advice and counsel (even if you don't have a bungalow.)
posted by jeanmari at 6:31 AM on March 14, 2005

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