Home Improvement

Web Resources

 

Angie's List

Commercial website that allows members to search for contractors in various categories such as roofing, plumbing, cleaning, etc. Provides ratings for contractors in their database, made by other Angie's List members who have used them.  

 

BHG.com

Better homes and gardens online.  Decorating tips and advice.

 

Colorjive.com  

Sign up for a free Colorjive account, and you can upload a photo of your house, "paint it," and save up to three different versions. The tool does not render small details well, but is fairly easy to use. With the free version, you can email a copy of your work.  More features are available for an annual fee.

  

DIYNetwork.com

Commercial website with articles on "do it yourself" home improvement projects.

 

EnergyStar.gov

Provides information on making your home more energy efficient.

 

This Old House

Browse the How-Tos sections for home improvement articles on topics A-Z.  

 

Magazines

*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

 

Better Homes and Gardens (Monthly)

 

Consumer Reports (Monthly)

 

Country Living (Monthly)

 

Family Handyman (Monthly)

 

Fine Homebuilding (Bi-monthly)

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