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DIY or Not is the resource you need to start your next project with confidence and finish like a pro.

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Project Metrics

We provide you with metrics to determine whether the project is right for you.

Detailed Instructions

Our expert DIYers lay out a how-to guide for you to follow.


We give you the answers you need while in the middle of your project.


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About Gene and Katie Hamilton

Gene and Katie reside in St. Michaels, Maryland, and have spent years teaching themselves the ins and outs of do-it-yourself projects. Early on in their marriage, they were astounded at the costs of having a professional come out to do simple projects. With a little trial and error, they took on more projects of various sizes.

They’ve dedicated their lives to sharing their expertise in DIY home improvement to give readers the knowledge and ability to handle projects on their own. In 1987, they started a syndicated newspaper column called Do It Yourself or Not, leading to the development of Their expert advice is still sought after and the site remains a favorite of home improvement enthusiasts worldwide.

Gene and Katie have always happily shared their wealth of knowledge by writing 20 books on home improvement and founding HouseNet, the first website on the topic, which became a popular AOL channel.