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The internet is a great resource from which you can learn many a new skill. DIY is no different, and if you’re trying to learn how to do something new there are plenty of places you can look. Many websites offer video tutorials ranging from how to lay wooden flooring, right through to fitting your own kitchen. If you already have some DIY skills, you should easily be able to learn a few new tricks to help you on your way. I thought it would make for a pretty interesting blog post to list some of the very best resources for DIY tutorials.

You Tube Video Tutorials

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You Tube is a great place to start when looking for video tutorials. There are literally thousands of videos giving you tips on how to do almost anything. By simply visiting the website and searching for the job you are looking to do you should be able to find plenty of information. However, the downside of this website is that there is no quality control so you’ll never know how trust worthy the information you’re getting is. I’d recommend exercising some common sense as it should be fairly obvious which videos offer the best information. Usually, the best ones are shot in high quality and go into a good amount of detail.

DIY Forums

There are plenty of forums online full of useful conversations from people looking for the same information as yourself. Forums are great because not only can you search for the information you need, you can also get involved and ask specific questions. Many of the longstanding forums have active experts who are more than willing to pass on their knowledge. Try getting involved in a few different forums and see what you can come up with. If you’ve never done this before, you’ll probably be surprised at how helpful some people are willing to be.

DIY Blogs

As with forums, the internet is home to many DIY blogs. To find the best ones start by searching Google for ‘DIY Blog’

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or ‘Plumbing Blog’ or anything else depending on your requirements. Many blogs are written by enthusiasts who want to share their knowledge, and most bloggers are usually more than happy to answer specific questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, try leaving a question in the comment section and see if you get a response.

DIY Websites

If you can’t find what you need from any of the above suggestions, you might want to try finding specific DIY websites. There are some really good websites out there that publish a vast amount of articles and tutorials on every aspect of home improvement. Quite often, these websites will also have a blog and a forum so could serve you well as a ‘hub’ of information.

It goes without saying that all the advice you receive online should be treated with a certain degree of caution. If there’s anything that could compromise your safety (such as electrical work) then it’s probably far more sensible to call an expert.

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  1. Wayne
    November 6, 2011

    DIY is a great way to save but be sure to have an electrician help as problems in this area can be dangerous.

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