Home Improvement

Library Resources

Circulating Collection
Below are examples of some of the home improvement materials in our collection.  Please ask the Reference Librarian if you would like 
assistance finding information on this topic.

Home improvement information from the makers of Reader's Digest.

Explains how informed consumers should approach their home improvement project.

Teaches readers how to improve, repair, and renovate their homes.

Web Resources

Angie's List
Commercial website that allows members to search for contractors in various categories such as roofing, plumbing, cleaning, etc.  Provides ratings for contractors in their database, made by other Angie's List members who have used them.  

Better homes and gardens online.  Decorating tips and advice.

Sign up for a free Colorjive account, and you can upload a photo of your house, "paint it," and save up to three different versions. The tool does not render small details well, but is fairly easy to use. With the free version, you can email a copy of your work.  More features are available for an annual fee.
Commercial website with articles on "do it yourself" home improvement projects.

Provides information on making your home more energy efficient.

Browse the How-Tos sections for home improvement articles on topics A-Z.  

Buy original art by not-as-yet famous artists online.

Buy print reproductions of original artwork by not-as-yet famous artists.

See also our Gardening page.

*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

Better Homes and Gardens (Monthly)

Consumer Reports (Monthly)

Country Living (Monthly)

Family Handyman (Monthly)

Fine Homebuilding (Bi-monthly)