A curated list of YouTube channels that are exceptional at mentoring homeowners in a wide range of home maintenance and home improvement topics. 

Given that homeowners need access to a wide range of knowledge to manage and care for their homes effectively, we have curated a list of “Best YouTube Channels to Help Homeowners Learn”. To be clear, this is NOT a list of channels that primarily focus on advanced DIY home improvement projects.

Though we love and respect channels that tackle complex projects, our aim is to provide less intimidating sources that can help homeowners quickly assess situations that often arise, solve these issues or get them pointed in the right direction. We also feel that these channels are especially contagious and make learning about home maintenance and improvement fun and engaging.

The embedded videos will give you a flavor of what each channel offers and the unique approach of each host. Enjoy!


 

DIY Hip Chicks

The mission of DIY Hip Chicks is to help homeowners understand basic tasks that help them problem solve everyday issues. The channel is about helping you save money, stress and time when taking care of your house. Though an experienced trade professional, Beth Allen, the host, shows empathy for her audience with patience, passion and knowledge to cover any topic thoroughly, big or small. Beth also reminds her viewers that these tips are also valuable to impart on your children.

Why We Like This Channel

It is focused on helping homeowners build confidence, while consistently demonstrating the power of easy-to-understand tips. Example topics covered of interest include: assessing Garage Door issues; tips on buying caulk; and Home Depot vs Lowes.

Example Video

Home Depot vs Lowes – A DIY Expert Goes Shopping


 

Build with Ferguson

Build with Ferguson (formerly Build.com) provides videos to help homeowners plan major home improvement and design projects, including project ideas and design inspiration.

Why We Like This Channel

Because of Build.com’s focus on ecommerce, a good amount of their video content has the mission of educating homeowners with easy-to-understand information to help them make well-informed purchase decisions. In particular, their Glad You Asked series answers “How to Choose” questions for many important home features such as: kitchen faucets; bathroom sinks; bathtubs; bar faucets; etc.

For those wanting to learn more about interior design styles, their Design Lab series offers unpretentious explanations of popular design styles like Modern Farmhouse, Industrial, Maximalism and Mid-Century Modern.

Example Video

Choosing a Kitchen Faucet


 

Everyday Home Repairs

Though the host of Everyday Home Repairs transparently discloses that he is “not a professional carpenter, electrician, plumber, or any other skilled professional”, he is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys sharing lessons learned from repairing his own home, as well as managing a few of his rental properties.

Why We Like This Channel

Lots of to-the-point, no-frills, helpful content that addresses common tasks that homeowners face on a daily basis. The host, Scott, is gifted at clearly explaining how he approaches and completes the tasks at hand.

Example Video

How to Build Storage Shelves | Easy Build


 

FIX IT Home Improvement Channel

The FIX IT Home Improvement channel provides videos on home improvement projects and products for home and garden. The host, Jacy Elsesser, was a real estate investor for over 20 years, with extensive experience remodeling properties in the Chicago area. He developed his teaching skills by training his employees and homeowners in the hardware stores he owned for over 10 years.

Why We Like This Channel

Jacy provides brief, but highly relevant topics that are extremely helpful for homeowners as they address a wide range of maintenance and improvement challenges encountered throughout the seasons. His videos are also an easy way to discover new products.

Example topics that we like include: How to Replace a Mailbox without concrete; Animal Repellent for Gardens and Plants; Patching a Hole in Drywall; Fastest Way to Pick Up Leaves; Indoor Air Quality Monitor; and Landscape Lighting for Steps.

Example Video

Patch a Hole in Drywall – Wall Repair Patch


 

Gates’ Wildlife Control

This lovable and fascinating channel chronicles the daily experiences of Gates’ Wildlife Control, a Toronto-based, full service wildlife removal company. The company is owned and operated by Brad Gates, who has been in business since 1984, and now works with his adult daughter. They pride themselves in always using humane methods, effectively repairing entry holes, and preventing future incidents by animal-proofing other susceptible areas. It is hard to imagine a more grateful group of customers, both human and animal!

Why We Like This Channel

Gates expertly handles each situation calmly and confidently, with sincere empathy for both the homeowners and animals. The camera work, audio comments and editing are excellent, providing a good overview of each situation, even when dealing with hard-to-reach areas.

Example Video

Mother Fox Returns for Her Babies


 

Home RenoVision DIY

Home RenoVision DIY is dedicated to helping homeowners learn the skills and tricks of the trade to take the fear out of renovations. The host, Jeff, is a retired General Contractor with over 25 years of experience renovating and flipping homes, with a passion to empower homeowners.

Why We Like This Channel

You get to see project details and hear transparent, expert opinions not available in popular, commercially produced home improvement shows. Whether you are planning to do actual DIY work or not, the content can help you make well-informed planning decisions for your projects.

Example Video

Soundproof: What Works And What Doesn’t!


 

Steve Ramsey’s Woodworking for Mere Mortals

Steve Ramsey’s Woodworking for Mere Mortals is targeted towards beginners who want to learn woodworking on a limited budget without a lot of workshop space. His promise is that you can learn how to set up a woodworking shop for under $1,000. This channel is especially well-suited for anyone interested in turning woodworking into an enjoyable hobby.

Why We Like This Channel

First, we really like that he targets “Mere Mortals” in his channel’s name, as there are just too many woodworking DIY channels on YouTube for experts and advanced craftspeople. Second, he understands how intimidating the basics can be for non-professionals. Here are representative topics covered: What kind of screw should I use?; 5 Woodworking Shop Essentials; and 18 Things Every Beginning Woodworker Should Know.

Example Video

5 Things About Wood That New Woodworkers Need to Know


 

Yard Coach

Yard Coach is a relatively new channel, but we can tell that it has great promise. The mission of the channel is to provide DIY landscape guidance to homeowners to help them be more self-reliant and to save a “boatload” of money in the process. The host, Coach Matt, is a retired landscape professional with over 20 years of experience working with homeowners.

Why We Like this Channel

Yet another example of a highly-seasoned professional starting a second career on YouTube, by passionately sharing a wealth of knowledge and experience to help others. Whether you are interested in taking on a DIY landscape project or not, Coach’s content will help your landscape planning process to clarify your needs, budget and maintenance expectations.

Example Video

Averting Water Damage Using Proper Landscape Drainage


 

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