Home Improvement Resources (03)
Do It Yourself Network - Home Improvement
This is a very thorough site that includes how-to information on a wide variety of home improvement topics. Instructional topics include doors, electrical systems, fences, exteriors, kitchens, lighting, plumbing and painting. Also includes simple "kits" that take you through short projects with step-by-step instructions. Theme projects are featured as well, like "home sports center" and "urban kitchen."
8 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Fire Pit Designs for Any Backyard
If you think that all outdoor fire pits are alike, you would be mistaken. Check out designs that would be suitable for a terrace, as well as a concrete square and an option for building an outdoor fire pit out of materials available in the Northeast. Bricks and paving stones can be used to build a fire pit that looks like a bonfire, or you could get creative and build an outdoor entertainment area that looks like a pirate's cove. Sandstone, paving stones and natural stones can also be used to create an outdoor fire pit.
Old Home Enthusiasts' Online Supplement to Old House Journal
The online compliment to Old House Journal, the oldest how-to magazine dedicated to preserving historic homes. The site offers historic home plans for sale, and allows users to view its Old House Restoration Directory of more than 2,000 companies offering historic home preservation products and services. In addition to its bulletin board, the site enables owners and fans of old homes to buy, sell or swap real estate and other old-home items online. But perhaps the site's best feature is found under the "Preservation How-To" tab, which makes instantly accessible the entire set of Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings briefs prepared by the National Park Service to aid in recognizing and resolving common preservation and repair problems prior to beginning the work. Key links include the Restoration and Renovation Exhibition and Conference information site.
You Can Build Your Own Tabletop Water Fountain
Not only can a tabletop fountain in your home or office bring an element of beauty to the space, but it can help to reduce stress! While you can buy one that is ready-made, when you decide to choose the elements for your fountain and assemble them yourself, you get the extra satisfaction of knowing that comes with creating a thing of beauty. All you need to make a unique indoor fountain that will reflect your personal style is a container, a water pump,
tubing, some filler (rocks. pebbles, crystals, shells, etc.), and some green plants. You can also add figurines to give your masterpiece a unique signature.
Home Improvement, Conventions, Free Tips
The National Exhibitions & Communications Group, Inc. provides demographic marketing services and operates produces California and Utah's original longest running 3-day Home Remodeling and Decorating Shows. The site features event date and locations, as well as free home improvement information. A home improvement how-to page highlights the basics of home enhancement from fixing leaking pipes and installing doorbells to installing ceiling tiles and replacing water heaters. The virtual home improvement convention center allows visitors to view websites of the many exhibitors that showcase their materials at NEC's home shows.