What Makes Us Tick…
If you're like many of us, the idea of taking on home improvement projects might seem beyond your realm. You may have convinced yourself that you don't have the skills, you're not physically able, or that home improvement is just too scary. Well, we're here to let you know that you can change your home on your own. You can take on any home improvement task, and you can turn the house you live in into a home you'll love.
Ladies, you don’t have to be a Jack to be a Jack of all trades. You can Be Jane.
And once you tackle home improvement, then life improvement and even world improvement are just around the corner.
That’s right. At Be Jane, we believe that when women gain the confidence to enhance their homes, they also become inspired to remodel their lives and from there impact the lives of those around them.
That’s why Be Jane is more than just the women’s home improvement community. We’re the women’s home power portal!
Once Upon a Time…
We envisioned an online neighborhood where women of all ages and DIY skill levels could find the inspiration, information and encouragement to change their homes. So we created a dynamic community for all women, be they beginners who have never picked up hammers, weekend do-it-herselfers, or professionals in the industry.
Be Jane offers an ever expanding range of home improvement articles, tips and tricks, videos, tutorials and how-to guides. We're here as a resource for you to turn to whether you're in the planning stage or knee-deep in plaster and having an "Ai yai yai, what have I done?!" moment (and trust us, we've been there).
What differentiates us from other DIY sites is our focus on home improvement from a woman's perspective. No, that doesn't mean that we're all about pink. It means that we not only show you the "how-to" that gets the project done in a way that's relatable and easy to follow, but we also focus on how that project will enhance your life—or, what we like to call the "why-to."
Building the Jane Community…
Be Jane continues to grow with your help. No matter how big or small you may think your project or experience is, know that your story—whether it's a spark of inspiration (like the faux finish you put on your bedroom walls), a relatable issue that begs to be told (such as your dealings with the rude tile guy), or that sense of empowerment you felt from doing it yourself—is worth telling. After all, there might be a Jane out there who just needs some words of encouragement to get through her project. Whatever you have to say, we want to hear from you!
Vision for the Future…
As you may have noticed, we've recently relaunched our new website with a new look and design, more DIY projects and community features, and novel inspirations for becoming empowered Janes in our homes, communities, and world. We’re expanding our reach to include a breadth of information, social networking tools, services and user generated content across multiple home channels, including Home Improvement, Home Decor, Home Buying, Home Building, Finance, Mommy Jane, and Going Green. We want to be the place where you plug in and get charged, fueled with ideas and encouragement to extend the full reach of your Jane power.
Be Jane is here to lead you to the next level of positive change and self expression, so get ready for some powerful motivation and mobilization. Remember: Do-It-Yourself doesn't mean you have to do it alone! BeJane.com is part of the Builder Homesite, Inc. family of home sites. ABOUT BUILDER HOMESITE, INC.
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