DIY Home Improvement Resources

Painting on DIYNetwork.com
If you need to learn about painting for your home, DIYNetwork.com shows you how to do it. It provides videos on various techniques, such as crackle finish. and it has features with specific steps on multiple painting projects, such as painting a laminate countertop, how to strip and refinish a midcentury-mod credenza, how to paint a fabric chair, distress furniture, paint kitchen cabinets, over paneling, a front door, how to paint a garage floor with epoxy, make drip-paint pots, make chalk-style paint, and much more. There is a separate article that will teach you the basics of painting before you start your project. A lengthy article explains which home improvement projects can increase the value of your home in case you want to sell it.

Outdoor Fire Pits—Tips & DIY Resource Guide
If you like the idea of having an outdoor fire pit, check out the list of resources and how-to's posted here. The instructions would be helpful for a person looking to enhance their backyard or lakefront property. Find out how to install a steel fire bowl, fieldstone or an economical version with manhole blocks. Helpful tips, such as checking with your local municipality before installing your fire pit, and safety precautions all fire pit owners need to keep in mind are also included. Campfire recipes and suggestions for homemade fire starters complete the information posted here.

Auto Body Bumper Repair - How to Fix a Plastic Bumper
Find out how you can perform a plastic bumper repair yourself. This site provides clear, step-by-step instructions to follow. A detailed list of materials needed is provided and you will be guided through the entire process, from washing the area, stabilizing the crack and applying the filler to the affected area. Following the instructions can help a vehicle owner complete the repair over a weekend in an economical manner. For bumper repair Los Angeles, see Westwood Auto Body, providing expert service and conveniently located on the West side on Westwood Blvd. just north of Olympic Blvd.

Make Your Own Indoor Wall Fountain in Six Easy Steps
If you have admired wall fountains in office and other people's homes but didn't think you could ever build your own, this site will make you think otherwise. Get the help you need to plan your own work of indoor art, which you may be able to complete in as few as 60 minutes. A helpful list of tools is provided, along with some helpful suggestions for making the project run more smoothly. Please note that you will still need to review the instructions that come with the unit you select carefully before starting to assemble it.

Interiors and Sources Shares Information About Architecture and Design
Visitors to the online home of Interiors and Sources magazine can check out the offerings from this publication, which is billed as, "Your source for innovative design solutions and intelligent strategies." The print version focuses on important interior design and architectural matters affecting commercial and residential properties. Goodies available here include news, access to archived articles, a newsletter and an interior design video talk show. Information about featured products, conferences and upcoming events is also provided.

John Bridge Offers Advice About Ceramic Tiles
If you want to learn more about tiling or share some of your knowledge with like-minded folks, surf over to the John Bridge Tile Forum. One section is set aside for advice (newbies are encouraged to visit there), and others focus on cleaning, restoring and sealing tiles. Professionals can hang out in the forum set aside for them, and the photos of DIY projects make for interesting and inspirational viewing.

Need Kitchen Remodeling Ideas? Visit this Site First!
Before you start remodeling your own kitchen, be sure to check out the expert advice offered on this site. There are five major elements you need to consider before starting work on this space: cabinets, tiles, lighting, floor coverings and counter tops. Browse through the selection of informative articles and be sure to sign up for the e-mail newsletter and free samples. Referrals to professionals are also provided here.

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