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Your Definitive Resource for Do It Yourself Home Improvement

The Web is a wonderful place for home sites. If you have a question, no doubt you can get it answered on the Web – somewhere.

But as helpful as the Internet is, it can also be overwhelming! Gathered here for your Internet pleasure is a list of helpful home sites – the cream of the crop, the best of the best. This list is just what you need for all of your home decorating, gardening, repairing and storage projects. Enjoy!

Home Organizing

Home Management

OnlineOrganizing.com
OnlineOrganizing.com has everything you need to get your life in order. There are free tips, the best selection of organizing products, referrals to professional organizers near you, two free monthly newsletters and more!

FlyLady.net
The flylady system consists of keeping your sink shining, dressing to your toes and flywashing (a form of e-mail brain washing). Wildly popular with a large group of loyal flybaby followers, Flylady, also known as Martha Cilly, will help you get your home and life in order.

OrganizedHome.com
This site has wonderful articles, tips and – best of all – tons of free printable sheets to help you organize your home and family. This site is well taken care of and updated often, and it shows in its usability.

Storage Solutions

ClosetMaid.com
This place has the answer to your storage problems. You can design your own closet, find a professional installer or ask a professional interior designer about your own storage dilemma. Plus, it's very user friendly.

Organize-Everything.com
This site has products to organize every room in your house, from your kitchen to your bathroom to your home office. Be prepared to stay a while. There is a lot to see!

General Do It Yourself

Projects

Do It Yourself Network
This is the Internet version of the Do It Yourself television network, and it has information on almost anything you want to do yourself. From decorating and design to garden and landscaping, this is a one-stop, do-it-yourself shop.

DoItYourself.com
This massive site for do-it-yourselfers includes videos, information on projects and a community forum. Their wide variety of how-to information includes decks, windows, brick and masonry, sunrooms and hundreds of other choices.

HGTV.com
The granddaddy of do-it-yourself project sites, this one cuts across all categories with do-it-yourself projects for the crafter, the gardener, the interior decorator and the budget conscience. If you want to do it on your own, you can find out how at this site.

Home Maintenance

AllAboutHome.com
This site has a whole list of home repair tips, safety tips and more, including how to prepare for a disaster. And if moving is in your future plans, this site also provides moving tips and check lists.

NaturalHandyman.com
This site proclaims that it is a feast of home repair, help, humor and encouragement – and it really delivers! Their goal is to help you find the information you need to do the needed repairs or to find a handyman for you. From blocked toilets to tips on hiring a contractor, this site has almost everything you need.

MasterHandyman.com
This is the site of Master Handyman Glenn Haege. You can find tons of information here for the homeowner, from articles on mold in the home to Glenn's Gadgets. There is also a list of product recalls for the tool fanatic. An easy, on-site search engine helps you find what you are looking for, and if you get bored, you can try Glenn's favorite recipes for drunken chicken or turkey marinade!

Gardening

Design

GardenGuides.com
Do you want to build a rock garden? Do you need to figure out how much mulch to use? Would you like to talk with gardeners from around the country? GardenGuides.com is the place to go! The only problem with this site is that you might spend more time here than you're spending in your garden!

RebeccasGarden.com
Rebecca's Garden is a wonderful television show about all things garden, and her site is the same. If you go to her garden planning pages, you will find many interactive activities to help you plan your dream garden, from finding your "zone" to 88 preplanned garden designs.

Plant and Garden Care

GardenWeb.com
The strength of this Web site lies in its active community of gardeners from all over the country. If you have a question on the care of any type of plant, somebody here will know the answer or be able to point you in the right direction.

ICanGarden.com
This site is a charming mix of garden articles, well-run forums, information and live chats. If you get tired of all that good information and want to fantasize for awhile, you can always go take a look at Donna Dawson's worldwide garden tours. Incredible!

GardeningLaunchPad.com
This site is a launch pad to all of your plant and gardening care needs. They feature 4,831 links and promise that 95 percent of them are content links, not commercial links. You can't ask for much more than that!

Gardening Supplies

VG.com
This site has stuff you didn't even know you needed! From seed starting solutions to pots and planters, you can find all of your garden supply needs here. Where else could you find a hammock to extend the life of your coil hose? You have to see it to believe it!

Burpee.com
No list of garden supply sites would be complete without Burpee, America's favorite garden catalog. Many garden fanatics browse through the Burpee catalog all winter, waiting for spring. You can do the same at this one-stop garden shop online!

My-Garden-Supplies.com
From ponds and waterfalls to patio furniture, this site points you to some of the most unique and lovely merchandise on the Web. As a bonus, you get tips, facts and informational articles on using whatever garden supply you choose.

Home Decorating

Walls

WallCoverings.org
This is the official Web site for the Wall Coverings Association. They offer many tips on hanging, cleaning and caring for your wall coverings. They also offer a myriad of links to other wall coverings sites.

BenjaminMoore.com
If you would rather paint than wall paper, you are going to love this site. You can actually view the color of paint you like on a wall before you purchase it. The search locater helps you find the Benjamin Moore paints nearest to you, and they also have a how-to section that gives great tips on quality, low-stress painting.

Floors

WoodFloorsOnline.com
If you have or want wood floors, this is the place to go. Learn the types of wood floorings available, styles and trends and how to care for problem areas.

CapelRugs.com
If you are in the market for rugs, this is the place to go. From contemporary to traditional and from knotted to braided, this site has your rug waiting.

KidCarpet.com
If you want something special for your children's rooms, you'll find it here. These high-quality carpets with educational designs are also extremely stain resistant for easy cleaning.

Decorating and Design

DecoratorSecrets.com
If you're thinking of redecorating your home, don't do it without heading here first. They have ideas galore and plenty of how-to information. You'll find tips on choosing the right colors and a whole section on frequently asked decorating questions.

HouseBeautiful.com
They really do have almost everything you need to make your house beautiful. You'll find room makeovers, antiques, interactive windows and more. This site has one idea after another.

Window Coverings

EverythingForWindows.com
They call themselves the most complete window decorating site, and they very well could be. They have tips for measuring your windows, decorating ideas and installation. Whether you are looking for curtains or blinds, they'll probably have what you need.

CountryCurtains.com
This is a beautiful site that shows you just what a window can be! They have a section that offers advice and support on choosing and hanging your curtains. Plus, their online catalog is stunning!

Accessories

Pier1.com
No list of home accessories is complete without Pier 1. Not only do they have everything under the sun, but thesite is almost as fun to visit as the store is! They boast a bridal registry, sales and events and even a clearance area.

AvalonGarden.com
The link may say garden, but there is so much more to the site. Lovely things, like copper andiron sets, unique mail boxes and some of the most beautiful door knockers you have ever laid eyes on, make this Web site a must-see.

Trends-N-Treasures.com
If you are looking for home decor items, it doesn't get any better than this. They have stunningly beautiful accessories for very reasonable prices. Some of their items include European tapestries, lamps and lighting and candles and accessories.

Furniture

Furniture.com
Not only is this site one of the most extensive furniture sites on the Web, it's also a storehouse for design and style advice. The online magazine has numerous articles on home decorating that will help you furnish every room in your home.

AshleyFurniture.com
From bedroom furniture to dining rooms sets, this site makes looking at furniture a joy – with no high-pressure sales! Once you are finished drooling over all the lovely furniture, you can search to find the dealer closest to your home.

Thomasville.com
Thomasville has some of the loveliest furniture you can buy, and their Web site showcases it beautifully. Easy to navigate and wonderful to look at, their site is a must-see for anyone interested in purchasing home furniture.

DoItYourself.com
This massive site for do-it-yourselfers includes videos, information on projects and a community forum. Their wide variety of how-to information includes decks, windows, brick and masonry, sunrooms and hundreds of other choices.

HGTV.com
The granddaddy of do-it-yourself project sites, this one cuts across all categories with do-it-yourself projects for the crafter, the gardener, the interior decorator and the budget conscience. If you want to do it on your own, you can find out how at this site.

Home Maintenance

AllAboutHome.com
This site has a whole list of home repair tips, safety tips and more, including how to prepare for a disaster. And if moving is in your future plans, this site also provides moving tips and check lists.

NaturalHandyman.com
This site proclaims that it is a feast of home repair, help, humor and encouragement – and it really delivers! Their goal is to help you find the information you need to do the needed repairs or to find a handyman for you. From blocked toilets to tips on hiring a contractor, this site has almost everything you need.

MasterHandyman.com
This is the site of Master Handyman Glenn Haege. You can find tons of information here for the homeowner, from articles on mold in the home to Glenn's Gadgets. There is also a list of product recalls for the tool fanatic. An easy, on-site search engine helps you find what you are looking for, and if you get bored, you can try Glenn's favorite recipes for drunken chicken or turkey marinade!

Gardening

Design

GardenGuides.com
Do you want to build a rock garden? Do you need to figure out how much mulch to use? Would you like to talk with gardeners from around the country? GardenGuides.com is the place to go! The only problem with this site is that you might spend more time here than you're spending in your garden!

RebeccasGarden.com
Rebecca's Garden is a wonderful television show about all things garden, and her site is the same. If you go to her garden planning pages, you will find many interactive activities to help you plan your dream garden, from finding your "zone" to 88 preplanned garden designs.

Plant and Garden Care
GardenWeb.com
The strength of this Web site lies in its active community of gardeners from all over the country. If you have a question on the care of any type of plant, somebody here will know the answer or be able to point you in the right direction.

ICanGarden.com
This site is a charming mix of garden articles, well-run forums, information and live chats. If you get tired of all that good information and want to fantasize for awhile, you can always go take a look at Donna Dawson's worldwide garden tours. Incredible!

GardeningLaunchPad.com
This site is a launch pad to all of your plant and gardening care needs. They feature 4,831 links and promise that 95 percent of them are content links, not commercial links. You can't ask for much more than that!

Gardening Supplies

VG.com
This site has stuff you didn't even know you needed! From seed starting solutions to pots and planters, you can find all of your garden supply needs here. Where else could you find a hammock to extend the life of your coil hose? You have to see it to believe it!

Burpee.com
No list of garden supply sites would be complete without Burpee, America's favorite garden catalog. Many garden fanatics browse through the Burpee catalog all winter, waiting for spring. You can do the same at this one-stop garden shop online!

My-Garden-Supplies.com
From ponds and waterfalls to patio furniture, this site points you to some of the most unique and lovely merchandise on the Web. As a bonus, you get tips, facts and informational articles on using whatever garden supply you choose.

Home Decorating

Walls

WallCoverings.org
This is the official Web site for the Wall Coverings Association. They offer many tips on hanging, cleaning and caring for your wall coverings. They also offer a myriad of links to other wall coverings sites.

BenjaminMoore.com
If you would rather paint than wall paper, you are going to love this site. You can actually view the color of paint you like on a wall before you purchase it. The search locater helps you find the Benjamin Moore paints nearest to you, and they also have a how-to section that gives great tips on quality, low-stress painting.

Floors
WoodFloorsOnline.com
If you have or want wood floors, this is the place to go. Learn the types of wood floorings available, styles and trends and how to care for problem areas.

CapelRugs.com
If you are in the market for rugs, this is the place to go. From contemporary to traditional and from knotted to braided, this site has your rug waiting.

KidCarpet.com
If you want something special for your children's rooms, you'll find it here. These high-quality carpets with educational designs are also extremely stain resistant for easy cleaning.

Decorating and Design

DecoratorSecrets.com
If you're thinking of redecorating your home, don't do it without heading here first. They have ideas galore and plenty of how-to information. You'll find tips on choosing the right colors and a whole section on frequently asked decorating questions.

HouseBeautiful.com
They really do have almost everything you need to make your house beautiful. You'll find room makeovers, antiques, interactive windows and more. This site has one idea after another.

Window Coverings

EverythingForWindows.com
They call themselves the most complete window decorating site, and they very well could be. They have tips for measuring your windows, decorating ideas and installation. Whether you are looking for curtains or blinds, they'll probably have what you need.

CountryCurtains.com
This is a beautiful site that shows you just what a window can be! They have a section that offers advice and support on choosing and hanging your curtains. Plus, their online catalog is stunning!

Accessories

Pier1.com
No list of home accessories is complete without Pier 1. Not only do they have everything under the sun, but the site is almost as fun to visit as the store is! They boast a bridal registry, sales and events and even a clearance area.

AvalonGarden.com
The link may say garden, but there is so much more to the site. Lovely things, like copper andiron sets, unique mail boxes and some of the most beautiful door knockers you have ever laid eyes on, make this Web site a must-see.

Trends-N-Treasures.com
If you are looking for home decor items, it doesn't get any better than this. They have stunningly beautiful accessories for very reasonable prices. Some of their items include European tapestries, lamps and lighting and candles and accessories.

Furniture

Furniture.com
Not only is this site one of the most extensive furniture sites on the Web, it's also a storehouse for design and style advice. The online magazine has numerous articles on home decorating that will help you furnish every room in your home.

AshleyFurniture.com
From bedroom furniture to dining rooms sets, this site makes looking at furniture a joy – with no high-pressure sales! Once you are finished drooling over all the lovely furniture, you can search to find the dealer closest to your home.

Thomasville.com
Thomasville has some of the loveliest furniture you can buy, and their Web site showcases it beautifully. Easy to navigate and wonderful to look at, their site is a must-see for anyone interested in purchasing home furniture.

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