In a recent post, James provided his guidance on how to get started on a DIY home improvement project. You can read the full post here. One of his suggestions was to gain as much knowledge as you can at the beginning of a project. Although Google is always just a click or voice command away, some DIYers still like to have a specific resource in their hand or on their device that they can easily reference as they go. Below you’ll find a listing of DIY resources in book or electronic format. For readers in the metro Richmond area, we’ve found some of these resources in the local library systems. We’ve also found the same resources available on Amazon if you want to own your own copy. For those who like an electronic format, there are some great resources listed below that are free with a Kindle Unlimited membership. is a good place to find used DIY books and it won’t matter so much if the paint gets spilled on them or not!  These resources can be a starting place for you and keep in mind, on any project, you can always reach out to DCI for any home improvement project question by using the Ask James feature.

Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself: DIY Ideas

Local Libraries Links

Chesterfield County

The Handbuilt Home

Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement

Local Libraries Links

Chesterfield County

Richmond City

Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects: The How-To Guide for Building 35 Projects in Stone, Brick, Wood, and Water (Creative Homeowner) Step-by-Step Instructions for Stylish Lawn & Garden Improvements

Local Libraries

Chesterfield County

Free E-books with Kindle Unlimited

Home Organizing: Simple Solutions For Cleaning, Decluttering and Organizing Your Home

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff Kindle Edition

365 Day of DIY: 1000 Pages With Amazing Crafts (DIY Household Hacks, DIY Cleaning and Organizing, Homesteading)

Remodel – Without Going Bonkers or Broke: A Home Improvement Primer Kindle Edition

It’s April and Mother Nature is in full comeback mode. Get a head start now with books on how to dust and declutter, dig garden beds, put the phone down to play outside, and do better for our planet.

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