How To DIY

| Last Updated: October 25, 2021

Are you considering a DIY project but aren’t sure how to get started or even if you can do this on your own? Well, you’ve come to the right place. DIY or Not is here to provide detailed instructions along with pictures to help you out in the process.

You can also find guides to help you with determining what to consider when designing spaces for those who are a bit older.

From the simplest projects like making hangers slide easier to more complicated tasks like installing a gas water heater or putting in a deck awning, we have a variety of guides for you to use.

Our many how-to guides take you step-by-step through installing a weathervane and adding shelves and a rod to your closet, which are easily accomplished in a few hours or less, and others like choosing what type of flooring for your attic which take longer. No matter what project you want to undertake, it is beneficial to know what it entails and the associated costs to be sure you’re ready.

We also have many cost comparison guides to help you decide whether it’s worth it to do it yourself or if you should hire a professional.

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Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.