April 3, 2015

17 of the Top Home Industry Websites

Many of the biggest names in the home industry have created must-visit websites that include everything a home improvement, DIY, or home decor enthusiast could ever ask for.

Whether you’re looking for quick project ideas, design inspiration, professional & expert help or you just want to stay up to date on current trends, you can’t go wrong with any of the websites collected in the list below.

Here are 17 of the top home industry websites.

The Apron Blog by Home Depot

http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/

Home Depot’s Apron Blog includes home improvement and DIY projects for every room of the house. Inspiration and home style ideas are also featured throughout.

A large number of guest authors from prominent home improvement websites regularly contribute as well.

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The Apron Blog by Home Depot

Apartment Therapy

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

Apartment Therapy aims to connect homeowners with valuable resources and community to help them design and organize their homes.

The website covers all areas of home improvement, design & décor in great depth featuring how-to articles, before & after photos, do-it-yourself ideas, videos, and more.

Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram

Apartment Therapy

Bob Vila

http://www.bobvila.com

Bob Vila is a famous name in the home improvement space and his website includes extensive project ideas, tips, and inspiration for all areas of the home.

You will also find an in-depth How To Center that provides guides on everything from painting to landscaping.

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Bob Vila

DIY Network

http://www.homebuildercanada.com/

The DIY Network is a television channel and online resource for home improvement and do-it-yourself information.

The Home Improvement section of the website includes how-to guides & videos, as well as ideas & inspiration based on room and task, such as lighting or plumbing.

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DIY Network

HGTV Canada

http://www.hgtv.ca/blog/

A sister to the DIY Network, HGTV Canada is also television channel and online resource for homeowners.

The websites focuses more on home improvement inspiration and ideas instead of in-depth how-to projects, but it touches on all areas of the home including indoor and outdoor.

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HGTV Canada

Houzz

http://www.houzz.com/

Houzz can be described as a ‘visual community’ that prominently features home design and décor photos from professionals and enthusiastic homeowners alike.

The ‘Find a Pro’ feature also makes it easy to find home improvement professionals in your area.

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Houzz

Porch.com

http://advice.porch.com/

Porch.com is a service that helps homeowners find the top professionals in their area for home improvement projects or repairs.

The website also features an in-depth photo gallery for design inspiration and the blog aims to inform and inspire homeowners with advice and project ideas.

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Porch.com

Charles & Hudson

http://charlesandhudson.com/

Charles & Hudson covers design, DIY, the Internet of Things, and home improvement topics.

Featuring tool reviews, interviews with industry experts, factory tours, and DIY resource lists curated by major city.

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Charles and Hudson

HGTV USA

http://www.hgtv.com/

Similar to the Canadian website, HGTV USA offers extensive home improvement and design ideas.

The website includes an inspiring photo library, and a ‘Design & Decorate’ section that highlights ideas for specific rooms, seasons, and even holidays.

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HGTV USA

Build Direct

http://blog.builddirect.com/

Build Direct is an online supplier of home improvement materials and products. Their blog offers home design and décor ideas & inspiration.

A number of series are featured as well, including infographics, a ‘color pallete of the week,’ and lists of the top interior designers in major cities.

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TBuild Direct

This Old House

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/

This Old House is a television show, magazine, and website that focuses on remodeling projects for older homes.

The website includes in-depth resources, how-to guides, and inspiration ideas for all types of home improvement and remodeling projects.

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This old house

EiEi Home

http://www.eieihome.com/

EiEi Home connects local home improvement companies with homeowners seeking professional repair or renovation services.

The Articles section offers home renovation ideas and inspiration by featuring design & décor examples, photos, and stories.

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EiEi Home

Lowe’s Canada – Projects & DIY Toolkit

http://www.lowes.ca/articles/projects–diy-toolkit_a1019.html#inspiration-tab

The website of Lowe’s Canada features a Projects & DIY Toolkit section that offers home improvement inspiration, buyer’s guides, and how-to resources.

The resources emphasize multimedia, with videos accompanying many of the guides and articles. Industry experts are prominently featured as well.

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Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Creative Ideas

http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/blogs

Lowe’s Creative Ideas curates articles from some of the top DIY bloggers to provide homeowners with a wide variety of project ideas from many different perspectives.

Authors range from individual enthusiasts to award winning influencers with topics on gardening, handyman projects, and design & décor.

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Lowe’s Creative Ideas

Remodeling

http://www.remodeling.hw.net/

Remodeling’s website includes renovation industry news, trends, how-to articles and project inspiration & ideas.

The website also includes a number of industry resources including annual lists of the top 50 remodeling companies across North America and remodeling ROI reports.

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Remodeling

Hoss

http://www.hossmagazine.com/

Homeowner’s Simple Solutions (or HOSS) is a website and online magazine that features construction, renovation, and décor ideas & inspiration.

Also featured are tool buyer’s guides and contributions from industry experts & celebrities.

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Hoss

Martha Stewart

http://www.marthastewart.com/

Martha Stewart’s website covers all areas of the home from cooking to crafts and home keeping.

The website also features an in-depth home decorating section that shares ideas and inspiration for every area of the home including offices and garages.

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Martha Stewart

We’d love to hear your thoughts! What’s your favourite website on the list? Are we missing anyone that you would like to recommend? Please leave a comment below!

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