Getting Started

The best way to get to know the site is to click on the buttons in the toolbars. A brief description of the buttons is located on our About page. Take some time to explore and get a feel for what HomeRefurbers.com is all about.

What All Can I Do Here at HomeRefurbers.com?

Showcase Your Projects

HomeRefurbers.com is an online community where home refurbers (of all levels of ability) showcase their work. To do this, you post your finished creations in the Projects section as well as write about current projects in progress in your Blog.

Share Experiences

You can talk about your experiences, your goals, your inspirations, your challenges, your tips and tricks, and so much more in your personal Blog. You may post individual blog entries and if you wish, you can connect blog entries of the same topic into an ongoing series. Some current blog series are over 20 entries long and have developed in mini books.

Help & Seek Help From Others

In the Forums section, refurbers post their questions and tips about techniques, tools, and resources. If you have a question, any question, this is where to go. You can search through information already posted or start new discussions as needed.

These are eight main forums on the HomeRefurbers website:

  • Skill Sharing
  • Tools & Hardware
  • Safety Talk
  • Designing
  • Sweating for Bucks
  • Trade & Swap
  • Break Time
  • HomeRefurbers.com Site Feedback

Skill Development

HomeRefurbers, of all levels, continually challenge each other and themselves to try new techniques and to take their skills to a new level. Suggestions for alternative methods and materials will be found in project and blog discussions, and in the forums. Feel free to share your ideas, remembering to keep your input constructive and supportive.

The opportunity to learn and grow also takes place during Challenges and other special events that take place throughout the year.

How do I introduce myself to the other HomeRefurbers?

HomeRefurbers.com is like a big family and it's nice to get to know a little about each member. Here are some tips to introduce yourself to "the family".

My Account

If you haven't already done so, when joining the group, fill out the information on your profile by clicking on "My Account" in your personal toolbar, which is located near the top of the page.

You may choose to have your nickname displayed on each of your posts or your real name. Professionals, in particular, may choose to use their real name to help promote their business. For your signature, you may have a personal website that you would like displayed. Be sure to use the "http://" in front of the address to make it a live link.

(Note: you may edit the content at any time, just be sure to SAVE the changes when you are completed.)

Blog It

To introduce yourself you can post your first blog entry telling members about your journey and what your interests are. (See "Posting Your Own Content" for more information)

Showcase One of Your Projects

Jump right into it by showcasing your work by posting a Project or two... or three... or four... (See "Posting Your Own Content" for more information)

Post Comments

You can start your HomeRefurber experience by commenting on others' Projects and Blogs. (See "Reading and Commenting" for more information)

Post a Question

Perhaps you are here because you have some questions. Head over to the forums and post your question there. (See "Posting Your Own Content" for more information)

DISCLAIMER: All views and comments posted by members are not necessarily those of HomeRefurbers.com or of those working on the site.

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