Item description for Home Improvement for Dummies(r) by Gene Hamilton & Katie Hamilton...
Overview This handy guide provides readers with the knowledge they need to tackle routine home repairs--complete with two-color illustrations for guidance. Step-by-step instructions walk readers through such major tasks as plumbing, electrical repair, and carpentry projects. 300 illustrations.
Publishers Description 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 decoratingCarpentryPlumbing and electricalOutside repairsBuilding shelvesTilingInsulatingCalculate 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 woodRepair squeaky stairsInstall floor tilesImprove your home's energy efficiencyMaintain and upgrade plumbingInstall an outdoor sprinkler systemInstall a ceiling fanMaintain 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.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2002
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764550055 ISBN13 9780764550058
Availability 0 units.
More About Gene Hamilton & Katie Hamilton
Gene and Katie Hamilton write the syndicated "Do it Yourself . . . or Not?" newspaper column and are authors of For Dummies guides to carpentry, painting & wallpapering, and plumbing.
Gene Hamilton currently resides in the state of Maryland.
Reviews - What do customers think about Home Improvement for Dummies?
Home Improvement for Dummies Dec 31, 2000
My recommendation would be to not buy this book. Unless you mostly want to read about how to hire a contractor. There are a few books out there much better for the weekend do it yourselfer then this.
A good primer Oct 20, 1998
Having just entered into home-owning (versus apartment-dwelling) I've embarked on a crash course in home improvement. So far, this book has been a good resource, especially in terms of =illustrating= what I'm supposed to do. I need the visual cues to understand how part A is supposed to fit into part B and so on. This is one book I think I will be referring to often.