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Beginner's guide to DIY & home repair : essential DIY techniques for the first timer / DIY & home repair Beginner's guide to do-it-yourself and home repair Do-it-yourself and home repair Jo Behari & Alison Winfield-Chislett. - 159 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Updated and revised edition of The girl's guide to DIY : how to fix things in your home without breaking your nails, originally published in 2011 by New Holland Publishers. Includes index.

Part 1: Before you begin ; One step at a time ; A short guide to house construction ; Time to gear up ; Building materials: a primer ; Basic skills to master -- Part 2: Projects. Organization & storage ; Walls & ceilings ; Doors & windows ; Kitchens & baths ; Flooring ; Furniture ; Exterior DIY.

If you are frustrated by your own inability to handle a repair, or resentful of having to pay someone to take care of simple home maintenance, you've come to the right place! Owning a home can be expensive. Throw maintenance costs into the mix and it's enough to feel buried by cost after cost. Data from Buildfax states that home repairs have increased by thirty percent in just five years! Most Americans are not prepared for or expecting these types of additional costs. Being prepared can help homeowners save money and ease your financial burdens. This practical handbook was created to solve this very dilemma. Full of expert advice, Beginner's Guide to DIY & Home Repair provides first-time homeowners and renters with the basic skills and guidance you need to get the job done. It features easy instructions for all the home DIY basics, from painting and wallpapering to simple plumbing, changing a lock, using power tools, fixing a squeaky board, and much more. "Houses can be a daunting issue to the uninitiated and when undertaking repairs, you need to be confident of your decisions," says Behari. "In this book, Alison and I will act as your DIY and home repair whisperers. You'll feel empowered to take on your next home project!" This ultimate reference guide for the DIY novice offers help for anyone who has a busy working life but still wants to make their home look good--without spending a fortune!

9781580118286 1580118283

2019014652


Dwellings--Maintenance and repair--Amateurs' manuals.
Do-it-yourself work.
HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / General.
Do-it-yourself work.
Dwellings--Maintenance and repair.


Handbooks and manuals.

TH4817.3 / .B45 2019

643/.7