Home Improvement for Dummies

Home Improvement for Dummies

Book - 1998
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All home improvements don t require a contractor. Installing a smoke detector, painting a room, and unclogging a sink are all home improvements. In fact, doing the job yourself is often cheaper and always more rewarding. There s no mystery to home repair. The most important tool you need to make home repairs is know-how to fix the problem at hand and to buy the other tools and hardware you ll need!

Home Improvement For Dummies is a whole-house repair manual for everyone from fledgling do-it-yourselfers to seasoned handymen and women. This anybody-can-do-it approach will help you with a repair that needs fixing right away or get you started on a project you ve been planning. This book is for you if you need advice on these topics and more:

Painting and decorating Carpentry Plumbing and electrical Outside repairs Building shelves Tiling Insulating Calculate how much a repair will cost you, and know when to hire a pro. With clear illustrations that walk you, step by step, through projects, Home Improvement For Dummies helps you: Refinish and stain wood Repair squeaky stairs Install floor tiles Improve your home s energy efficiency Maintain and upgrade plumbing Install an outdoor sprinkler system Install a ceiling fan Maintain central air conditioning and heating

Whether you just have a few pesky projects you want to fix quickly or you want to become a home-improvement expert, this easy-to-follow guide gives you everything you will ever need to know. A helpful appendix is packed with online resources that let you network with other do-it-yourselfers.

Publisher: Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide ; [New York, N.Y.] : [Wiley Pub., Inc.], [1998]
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780764550058
Branch Call Number: 643.7 H182H
Characteristics: xxvi, 428 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Katie


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