5 Websites for DIY Inspiration


Online Inspiration for DIY Projects

It’s easy to get caught up dreaming of home improvement projects when looking at Pinterest or Houzz. There are so many beautiful rooms and gorgeous yards. But not all of us have unlimited budgets at our disposal and contractors at our beck and call.

If you’re interested in rolling up your sleeves and taking a do-it-yourself approach to your home decor, you may find that the results help save you a ton of money and are incredibly rewarding.

If you’re looking for some DIY inspiration, here are some great websites to check out:

Apartmentthereapy.com has been around since 2007 and is the web’s most popular resource for DIY projects. You’ll find tutorials, inspiration galleries, photo home tours, and more.

DIY inspiration

Manmadediy.com specializes in rustic, industrial and (you guessed it) masculine DIY ideas. You’ll learn how to build shelves from old belts and 2X4s or make a desk out of an old door.


Vintagerevivals.com is a great site if mid-century modern is more your style. You’ll get some tips on how to capture that Mad Men look.

Vintage Revivals

Brightnest.com combines the DIY spirit with important home maintenance tips, and even reminds you when you need to complete a task, like replacing smoke detector batteries.

DIY inspiration

Thedesignconfidential.com is one of the more complete online DIY resources. It has illustrated instructions and complete material lists for hundreds of projects. The handier you are, the most useful this site will be.

DIY websites

Do you have any favorites we’ve missed here? We’d love to hear from you.

About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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