DIY Classes and Workshops for Home Buyers

Renovate Your New Home

Congratulations on becoming a first-time homeowner! You finally have a place that is truly your own, and as a first-time home buyer we know you have plenty of home remodel plans ahead.

Older homes are the most popular option for first-time home buyers, and these diamonds in the rough usually come with small and large home improvement needs. Whether you are planning small projects like painting the front door or repairing torn window screens or planning a larger kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel, Family Handyman DIY University has the online classes and workshops to help you finish the job correctly. So, tackle tiling a new kitchen backsplash or plumbing project with professionalism and the confidence that your work will increase your new home’s resale value.


The most popular projects for first time home buyers are kitchen remodels. With these online courses, you will learn how to give your kitchen a quick upgrade and modern look with a new sink and faucet. Make your kitchen your own by adding a new tile kitchen backsplash with all of the tricks you need to know to do the job with the quality of a professional. And if you feel ready to tackle a larger DIY kitchen model project, learn how to build custom kitchen cabinets with one-on-one assistance from a professional.


Another popular home renovation project for first-time home buyers is the bathroom remodel. Remodeling a bathroom can add value to your new home as well as upgrade a dated bathroom to a modern oasis. Quickly update the look of a bathroom by replacing tub or shower caulk - with advice from our experts, your DIY caulk replacement will look clean and professional. Or learn basic plumbing skills and be ready to tackle bathroom plumbing updates. If you are comfortable with larger DIY projects, you can even learn how to remodel your bathroom with one-on-one instruction from one of our great instructors.


Painting a room, removing popcorn ceilings, removing old wallpaper and easy carpet repairs are quick DIY methods to renovate a home from dated to modern. But, as a first-time home buyer, if you are tackling a project like walls or ceilings that make such a large impact on your home’s appearance, you want to make sure you are painting or updating with the best tips and tricks from the professionals. These easy finishing courses will not only improve the value of your home but will make it a better place to live.


Whether you are a first-time homeowner or not, you understand the importance of curb appeal. Many projects that increase curb appeal also help to maintain the home. Learn how to make targeted gutter and house siding repairs that will save money and keep the homes exterior visually appealing. And don’t forget your lawn. A lush lawn requires year-round maintenance to keep it green and weed free. And painting a front door is a quick way to add curb appeal and put your own stamp on your home.