Planning to build a deck or fix that leaky roof this summer? Driving
all over town for the right deal on the right parts can be
Luckily, the Web has made it possible to plan and shop
for your next home improvement project from the comfort of your
favorite chair. The following sites offer tips and suggestions on
everything from which tools to use to how to finance your project.
Helps you find a professional contractor or designer in your area,
lists stores and resources on the Internet and offers money-saving
tips on remodeling your home's exterior (porches & sunrooms, roofing,
windows, decks, etc.) or interior (basements, fireplaces, faucets &
sinks, closets, skylights, etc.).
Check out sample home plans and ask for advice from the experts.
This site also helps you find a reliable contractor or architect in
your area and walks you through the process of establishing a
SierraHomes Home Designs
Use SierraHome's tool dictionary and home design calculator to find
the right equipment and estimate how much a project will cost. This
site also sells home improvement software and numerous how-to guides
on plumbing, wiring, house structure, yard structure, decks and more.
Homeowner's Remodeling Price Guide
Helps you create a realistic budget for your home construction
project and verifies contractors' estimates. This site provides an
easy-to-use estimating tool and identifies important legal matters to
consider before you begin your project.
This site is all about real people and real projects. Buy storage
systems, Black & Decker Products, safety products, videos and more.
This Old House
Take a look at current and future projects of this well-known home
remodeling show. This site also provides information on the
products, suppliers and services used by the host and his crew.
While actual online ordering will not be available until this fall,
Home Depot offers numerous home improvement tips, guidance and
Check out our Home Improvement category for tips, tools and much more.