Eight Twitter Feeds Every Homeowner Should Follow
Picture this: you’re looking for a fun little home improvement project to tackle over the weekend. You click on over to Google, type in “home improvement tips” and get 34,500,000 results! Where do you even start?! At Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Louisville, we know how hard it can be to narrow the search for quality home improvement and inspiration tips, so we’ve done the work for you. Check out these eight Twitter feeds every homeowner should follow. They’re filled with great ideas to help you keep your home safe, fully functional, and looking fabulous! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for all of your home restoration needs.
DIY Network – Fun, affordable DIY projects
“If you are thinking kitchen remodel, add character, go green and save money with salvaged items.”
Looking to freshen the paint in your kitchen? Is there a tile loose in your bathroom? The DIY Network has directions for successfully completing all of these projects and hundreds more. Its Twitter feed is full of inspiring ideas. One recent tweet suggests creating a mosaic patio, while another links to a list of flowers that bloom in the summer so you can add pops of color to your front yard. @DIYNetwork is the perfect place for homeowners looking for a daily dose of inspiration!
ENERGY STAR – Energy (and $$$) saving tips
“Try it Tuesday: Plug your electronics into power strips and turn the strip off when not in use.”
You might be expecting your energy bill to shoot through the roof this summer once your air conditioner is on a constant hum. Luckily, @ENERGYSTAR is here to help you cut back on energy costs! This Twitter feed has great practical tips for homeowners—a recent one explained (complete with an interactive tool) how to update the settings on a programmable thermostat to save money. @ENERGYSTAR tweets also include fun energy-saving ideas for families and interesting fast facts!
Safety at Home – Home safety help
“Is your backyard safe for outdoor entertaining? Double check here! #SummerSafety”
Did you know that Americans grill approximately 3 billion meals per year? That’s just one of the facts you’ll learn on Safety at Home’s Twitter feed—along with how to stay safe while you’re doing the grilling! Check out these practical home safety tips to help keep you and your family injury-free and having fun all summer long.
Bob Vila – DIY master!
“Gutter basics: Avoid water intrusion in your home with the right storm drainage system.”
You may be familiar with Bob Vila—he’s hosted numerous TV shows over the past 30 years and calls himself the “dean of home renovation and repair advice.” Well, he’s spot-on with that description! The @BobVila Twitter feed is chock-full of great advice: everything from creating a soothing outdoor environment to reorganizing your kitchen to choosing the right countertop materials. Plus, there are tons of great kid-related projects to choose from. Have your kids been pestering you for a sandbox? Learn how to make one here!
Garden Know How – For all your backyard needs
“#gardening article: Wild Strawberry Weed Control: How To Get Rid Of Wild Strawberries http://bit.ly/J7aqmL”
If you feel more at home in your backyard than inside your house, you’ll definitely want to check out the Garden Know How Twitter feed! @Gardenknowhow offers great tips for growing certain types of plants, planting inspiration, pest control and managing plant diseases. Got a question that isn’t answered on the feed? No problem—just ask them! If you want to know how to grow a Mexican Sunflower or how frequently to water potted plants, @Gardenknowhow is the feed for you to follow!
Cindy Dole – Giveaways and DIY inspiration
“Who says a historic home can’t also be green? Check out the updates on this 100 yr old beauty. If they can we all can!”
Cindy Dole is the host of the Home Wizards radio show in Los Angeles and a DIY master! Her Twitter feed, @CindyDole, gives great advice about everything from de-cluttering your garage to properly cleaning your grill to attracting Monarch butterflies to your garden. She also offers giveaways and is very responsive to readers’ questions. If you need some DIY advice or inspiration, @CindyDole is your source!
The Money Pit – Saving you $$$ on all your home projects
“Proper pool fencing is the key to the ‘layers of protection’ strategy to preventing pool accidents.”
Radio hosts Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete of The Money Pit are here to answer your home improvement questions! @moneypit shares tips and tricks to help you spruce up your house without draining your bank account. Recent tweets include how to redo your shower without retiling, how to choose replacement windows and how to correctly plant a shrub. The links include both the audio segments and transcripts, so you either can listen or read based on how you best like to absorb information.
This Old House – Old house projects galore!
“Home Inspection Nightmares http://buff.ly/Lj8b1C Have a look. IF YOU DARE.”
Is your house, well, old? Then you don’t want to miss the tweets from @ThisOldHouse (the account of the magazine and television series of the same name)! The feed offers advice and tips specifically geared towards older homes. Whether you need to install a ceiling fan to escape the heat or want to create an outdoor dining space, you’ll be inspired and assisted by these timely tweets!