App of the Week - DIYZ

App of the Week - DIYZ (Source:

If you’re anything like us, there’s a back-log of home improvement projects you want to tick off your to-do list: Fix that pipe. Install that backyard fire-pit. Replace the banister.

So what’s the problem? From finding the right materials to getting reliable instructions to avoiding injury during the job, DIY can be truly daunting. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a trustworthy, expert guide over your shoulder for all of your home improvement projects?

That’s where DIYZ comes in.

Promising to help you “do it yourself, do it wise,” DIYZ is a handy, all-in-one app for anyone looking to tackle a home project, large or small. Just choose your project from a wide array of categories, including electrical, plumbing, and exterior, and DIYZ will provide detailed instructions and how-to videos, broken up for your convenience.

Even more exciting for the true amateurs (i.e, geeks like us), DIYZ will automatically connect you with a professional advisor to answer your specific how-to questions and help you understand the scope of your project. Don’t know how to get started? The app also gives users a breakdown on the practical difficulty and pricing of different projects, and provides a list of materials and tools – with the incredible option to purchase those items through the app itself.

Want to get “wise” before your next big project? DIYZ is available to download for both iOS and Android devices.

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