Do-it-yourself with community help
Curbly is a community of people who are into DIY home projects. Members show off completed projects, share tips and know-how, and all the while, save money on contractors.
It's a young and growing community. Members have a profile area where they can post blog-like entries of their DIY projects. Posts range everything from decorating tips to money-saving DIY plumbing tutorials!
Among my favorite posts are:
- How to renovate a $3 garage sale table
- Making an easy, cheap photo wall
- Upcycling your old LPs into kitchsy bowls
There is also a questions area where members post questions for the community to answer. You can find solutions to problems like where to hang Christmas stockings with no mantle, how to light up a dark living room, and where to find large, inexpensive wall art.
The brains behind the operation are two people we can identify with. Bruno Bornsztein has spent the last three years fixing up his first home, and wanted a place where "people can celebrate all the hard work they put into their homes." Ben Moore is an apartment hopper who's "always looking to do more with less, add style without hassle."
Their vision is more than a boon for fixer-upper home owners, it's a place where people are inspired by each other's projects and creativity.
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