Is Your Leicester Home A DIY Disaster? Get Help Here

If you’ve got wonky shelves or pictures that you keep meaning to put up but haven’t got around to doing, are your DIY skills holding you back? Can’t tell a drill bit from a screwdriver head? We feel your pain.

Knowing how to do basic DIY is a huge help, especially if you’re about to move home or you’ve been avoiding specific tasks for ages.

Before you start anything, it’s essential to have the right tools. Get yourself to a local hardware store and speak to an expert about what you need (try not to get upsold fancy equipment you’re never likely to use). Also, DO NOT attempt any electrical or plumbing work – those are jobs for professionals.

Ready to get drilling? In this quick read, we look at some of the best DIY tips and tutorials the Internet offers.

The Carpenter’s Daughter 

Run by Vikkie Lee, her blog and YouTube channel are dedicated to all things DIY. Her website offers everything from fitting blinds, fixing kitchen door hinges and (errr) restoring a narrowboat. Her work is excellent for beginners and those who are more established with a glue gun and saw.

DIY Basics

This YouTube Channel is dedicated to beginner DIY projects and offers numerous videos advising which tools you will need, how to paint your front door and how to repair and clean grout. It’s a goldmine of info for a novice and worth scrolling through.

DIY Doctor 

Run by tradespeople, this site offers many tips and tricks about home projects you can do yourself. It’s not the most accessible site to navigate but keep digging, and you’ll find nuggets on subjects like carpentry, kitchen fitting and ways to tackle dampness and mould.

DIY Fans (Facebook Group)

If you prefer a more interactive approach to your DIY woes, get onto Facebook and search for “DIY Tips”. You’ll find loads of groups where members share their projects and advice on how to get those home projects underway. DIY Fans is an excellent group with daily updates.


If you want to brighten up old pieces of furniture or add some wow to boring flatpack buys, then Instagram is the place to go. There are thousands of home renovation accounts that you can get inspiration from. Some great ones to look at include @our_bears_home@ikeapaxhacks and @joannecondon.


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