Sagging ceiling? Broken balusters? Holes in the plaster? Wood frame or brick, inside and out, from basement to attic: no matter what type of house, no matter where the repair, Popular Mechanics gives the do-it-yourselfer the know-how needed to do the work. Wall construction, window replacements, room conversions, decorative molding, glass cutting, masonry: all this and more receives in-depth attention, with advice on tools and illustrations for guidance. The magazine's unmatched experts provide crucial information on the typical components of a house, on how to identify a loadbearing wall, on aligning mismatched floors, and on how to obtain approvals for major renovations. Whether the job is small (installing hanging blinds) or large (attaching new siding), this guide has it covered!