In this day and age, the easiest way to learn how to do something is to watch a video on YouTube. You can find informational and how-to videos on practically anything, including home improvement. These shows provide inspiration and practical tips on sprucing up your home. If you’re looking for step-by-step directions or nitty-gritty information, YouTube is the way to go.
Below, you’ll find 12 of the most popular home improvement channels on YouTube. Many of these specialize in a few different things, so you should be able to find whatever sort of channel you’re looking for.
1. The Old House
This is one of the oldest home improvement brands. They used to have a TV show, however, they switched to YouTube in June 2006. They post about one video a day, so you can learn tons of things on their channel. They go over nitty-gritty information like drywalling your walls or fixing your plumbing, as well as aesthetic stuff like design and furniture placement.
You’ll also find information about choosing the best home improvement products and similar topics.
2. Lowe’s Home Improvement
We all know that Lowe’s is a go-to store for home improvement products. However, they also have a YouTube video where they go over a variety of home improvement topics. They post roughly two videos a day, so their channel is full of videos.
You can find information on how-to videos and DIY projects. They go over both complicated tricks and simple tips, so it is suitable for practically all skill levels. There is also information on landscaping and lawn care, as Lowe’s sells many landscaping products.
Just as the name suggests, the HouseImprovements channel uploads videos involving various home improvement topics. For the most part, they produce DIY videos, which are designed to help people at a variety of different skill levels. This is a somewhat new channel compared to those we’ve discussed so far, as they’ve only been around for about 10 years.
They also have fewer videos, uploading only one new video every other week or so. However, their videos are very well done, which is why we’ve ranked them so high on this list. If you need to learn how to do something around the house, one of their videos is the best way to go.
4. The Home Depot
Home Depot makes very high-quality videos with professional editing and scripts. They discuss many DIY topics, including step-by-step videos and inspirational videos. Many of their videos include advice on how to save a bit of extra money on your projects.
Home Depot posts videos very often. They post about three videos a week, so they cover many different topics. This is one of the best home improvement channels on YouTube.
5. Matt Risinger
While this channel is only made and run by one person, it is one of the better options. The whole channel focuses on educating the average person on “Building Science.” The channel focuses on practical DIY topics, and many videos go step-by-step. Some videos are inspirational, primarily when the videos focus on the host’s crew and the work they do.
They post about two videos a week. They discuss complicated stuff, like framing, as well as simple home repairs. If you’re a professional or a DIYer, this channel is perfect for you.
6. Paint Life TV
The Idaho Painters focus mostly on painting, as you might expect. They cover tips and hacks for everything involving painting, including drywalling, sheetrock repairs, removing wallpaper, and some basic carpentry tutorials. They’ll teach you how to paint like a professional and help you save money in the process.
They also cover topics like airless paint spraying and removing wallpaper with a steamer. They have everything you need to make your walls how you want them.
7. Home RenoVision DIY
Home RenoVision DIY has quite a bit of information on their channel. They are dedicated to helping watchers learn the tricks and tips professionals often use. They show you how to renovate practically anything. They focus on teaching all the trade skills you may need to know to DIY stuff around your home.
They produce about one video a week. They are newer and have only been around since 2016.
8. Fix IT Home Improvement Channel
This channel goes over many, many different topics. The host offers straightforward DIY information, including replacing lawn mower filters and choosing the best heavy-duty degreasers for your projects. He even discusses mouse traps and how to use them efficiently. He goes over fundamental DIY projects, so he is the perfect person to watch for beginners. He is straightforward to understand and doesn’t add fluff to his videos.
He posts about 2-3 videos a week, depending on their length. Most of his videos are short and quick to watch. While he is a DIY channel, he discusses essential house maintenance topics as well.
9. Efficiency Matrix
The Efficiency Matrix is all about reducing your carbon footprint through DIY. They cover decently complex topics, so we recommend them for advanced DIYers who want to reduce their home’s energy use. They discuss topics like air conditioning and remodeling homes to be more energy-efficient.
They are based in Australia, so some of their information may not be useful if you live elsewhere. Still, they cover many topics other channels don’t touch, so they belong on this list.
10. The Handyman
This channel follows a handyman who does home repairs and shows you how to do them yourself. He deals with many mess-ups, where homeowners have tried to DIY but messed up the project. In this way, he also shows you how not to do things.
His videos may be best for those who are doing home repairs, as that is what most videos are cover. The frequency of videos varies by quite a lot. It just seems to depend on the jobs the channel owner is doing at the moment.
11. DIY Network
This is a professionally-run channel that posts videos about once a week. They post everything from creative projects to step-by-step guides. They are one of the fastest-growing digital networks, but they do not post much on their YouTube channel.
Today, much of their channel is interviews with their TV stars and the occasional full episode. If you like the DIY network on TV, you may like their YouTube channel as well. However, this channel is a bit lacking in practical information. It is most inspirational and add-on to their various TV series. This is one reason we rated it lower than many of the other professional shows on this list.
12. Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford
This channel goes over things that the average homeowner might need to know. They discuss how to hang a shower curtain from the ceiling and get rid of rust on handrails. They may occasionally discuss more complicated topics, like how to prevent a wooden floor from creaking. However, all the topics are what homeowners would typically be interested in.
The host also goes into some of the design elements, such as hiding a bathroom trashcan. Everything is relatively straightforward and broken down step-by-step.
There are many different home improvement YouTube channels currently producing content. With YouTube, you can find step-by-step instructions and inspiration for just about everything. However, some channels are better than others. Stick to high-quality channels to ensure you’re getting the right information.
With 12 different channels on our list, you should be able to find just about everything you’re looking for.
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Pete has been working in the trades since high school, where he first developed a passion for woodworking. Over the years, he has developed a keen interest in a wide variety of DIY projects around the home. Fascinated by all sort of tools, Pete loves reading and writing about all the latest gadgets and accessories that hit the market. His other interests include astronomy, hiking, and fishing.
As the founder of House Grail, David’s primary goal is to help consumers make educated decisions about DIY projects at home, in the garage, and in the garden.